Shio Yuzu Classic Tanrei Ramen, chicken broth made with various seafood, kombu seaweed, and vegetables with balanced chicken oil.

What a fantastic bowl, glad that they will be opening a shop in Portland this year.

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Tokyo SkyTree, Japan by John Gillespie *do not delete text


AKB by hans-johnson
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AKB Akihabara, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan —- AKB 日本国 東京都 秋葉原

anonymous asked:

can you talk about TA-form?

Sure, but before talking about TA-form, i think it would be useful to some readers to talk about Verb form & Verb group type first for a more basic reader

Verb Form
In English we have plurals. When we say ORANGES, the additional S means that there is more than 1 orange.
In similar ways, in Japanese, the verbs have many kinds of forms, one of them is Ta-form. The form affect/give more information about the meaning of the word.

Here’s some basic forms and its purpose:
TABERU is dictionary form : to eat (very casual)
TABEMASU is masu form : to eat (polite use)
TABENAI is nai form : to not eat (negative of dictionary)
TABETA is ta form : ate (action has been done)

Verb Group
The different type of forms have different formula for different type of group. 
There are 3 groups. Group 1 called Godan, Group 2 called ICHIDAN, and Group 3 is IRREGULAR group

1.Godan literally means 5 steps , it means that the last kana in the word change to the 5 vowel forms (A , I , U, E, O) . Since it change to different forms when conjugate, it require a bit of memorization. 
*Its kinda similar like when you need to memorize the word change in English (eat -> ate -> eaten / see -> saw -> seen)

Ex: Yomu (to read)
Yomu / Yomi-masu / Yoma-nai / Yome-ru / Yomō

2. Ichidan literally means 1 step, the verb only have one form and doesn’t change when you conjugate it. 
*Its kinda similar like the “-ed” word in English (ask -> asked/ boil -> boiled )

Ex: Taberu (to eat)
Tabe-ru / Tabe-masu / Tabe-nai / Tabe-rareru / Tabe-ro

3. Irregular verb
There are only a few of irregular verb and you just need to memorize and get used to it.

Some basic irregular verb you will often encounter:  
Iku (to go), suru (to do), kuru (to come)

Alright, that’s all the basic of verb conjugation. Now Finally, to the Ta - form…

Learning verb conjugation requires a mastery of Hiragana. If you’re still working out to read hiragana, it’s best to skip the section below until you’ve mastered hiragana and learned the easier verb form like masu/nai. 

The た-form, is used to express that the action has been completed, something has been done. In たべた, it means, he/she/it already ATE.
The た-form can be used alone or combined with another word to express a more complex things. such as -たり (conjugation used when giving examples of many actions) 


た - Form Formula
If you already know how to conjugate て - Form , た - Form is easy.
Just change て –> た and で –> だ and you’re done! Wohoo!!

If you don’t know how to conjugate て - Form … well… let’s learn it together!

The Formula
To learn Japanese form formula easier, we need to use KANA instead of romaji. So it is best that you master the Hiragana first. Since in conjugation, the important thing to notice is LAST KANA. Last Kana is the last Japanese alphabet in the word. 
in verb よむ (to read), the last kana is む. In およぐ (to swim), its

With this formula below, you can conjugate from other type of form. 
The masu form last kana use I-row 「いきぎしちにびみりい」
While the dictionary last kana use U-row 「うくぐすつぬぶむるう」

When you try to conjugate from masu form , for example, かきます. You know the last kana is き. Or from the dictionary form, かく, The last kana is く. You see… only the vowel change. Now that you know its from the K-row, you can use the K-row formula to conjugate. I hope it make sense… 

GROUP A ———————
Last Kana U 「う」
Last Kana T-row「たちつてと」
Last Kana R-row「らりるれろ」

–> change the last Kana into little つ and add た
(言う) い –> いった
(立つ) た –> たった
(帰る) かえ –> かった

GROUP B ———————
Last Kana M-row「まみむめも」
Last Kana B-row「ばびぶべぼ」
Last Kana N-row 「なにぬねの」

–> change the last kana into ん and add だ
(読む) よ –> よんだ
(遊ぶ) あそ  –> あそんだ
(死ぬ) し  –> しんだ

GROUP C ———————
Last Kana K-row & G-row 「かきくけこーがぎぐげご」

–> change the last kana to い and add た for K-row / だ for G-row

(書く) か –> かいた
(脱ぐ) ぬ –> ぬいだ
(話す) はな –> はなした

GROUP D ———————
Last Kana S-row「さしすせそ」

–> make sure the last kana become/is し and add た
(話す) はな –> はなした

*Above formula is for Godan. For Ichidan, simply add た from the stem form. 

(食べた) たべ
(見た) み
(教え) おしえ

**For irregular verb, you need to memorize it… 

Oh my… its very long… But i hope it will be clearer for the basic reader. 
Hope this helps!! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

We’re planning to build a grammar section and it is currently under development, might take a few weeks but we’ll publish it soon!
Please look forward to it! 楽しみにしてください~


Kyoto near Kiyomizudera by Marco Togni *do not delete text


Nakagin Capsule Tower Stream by Sandro Bisaro