Yep. The end of Minna no Nihongo is in sight! This week I am on Chapter 48 of 50. That means that the next book, which I referenced in a previous post, has about 3 weeks to get here from Japan if I am going to have it as soon as I might need it.
(Yes, I am even going to study the week of Christmas. There will be several extra people and dogs in my house at that time. I’ll probably need the excuse of having to study to get a little relief from the chaos. I did however, most my lesson that week from Saturday to Friday, since that Saturday will be Christmas Eve.)
So, my Cafetalk tutor assured that this lesson is 大切 but かんたん. Important but easy. I’m sure of the 大切 part, but sometimes かんたん is in the eye of the beholder. We’ll see.
The topic this week is causative verbs. Do you k now what causative verbs are? I had to look it up.
According to grammar.about.com: “In English grammar, a causative verb is a verb used to indicate that some person or thing makes (or helps to make) something happen. Examples of causative verbs include make, cause, allow, help, have, enable, keep, hold, let, force, and require. Also known as a causal verb or a causative.”
So, there it is.
This week I get:
I. Causative Verbs
II. N (person) & V (intransitive) causative
III. Usage of a causative
IV. V causative て-form いただけませんか
Hm. Maybe I should review transitive and intransitive verbs this week…
I’ve got the vocabulary done, so now it’s time to start the homework.