松本先生

arashi_sensei


「嵐」を聞きながら、勉強しましょう!

Let's study while listening to Arashi!


#2: Using すぎる to express "too much".
AS: 相葉先生
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Lesson difficulty: 2

EXAMPLE TAKEN FROM "HELLO GOODBYE" @ 00.39

考えすぎはもう体によくない
かんがえすぎはもうからだによくない
Thinking / too much / subj. / interj. / body / towards / not good
Thinking too much just isn't good for your health


To make this form, it's really simple!
Just take the ます form of any verb, take off the 「ます」 and add on the verb すぎる (to surpass, go over).


Don't worry about the verb from that すぎる is in up there, if you've not learnt it - all we need to know for now is how to join other verbs on to すぎる。 The only reason the verb ending is different is because we're talking about the act of thinking too much, rather than saying that anyone is actually thinking too much. I'm not going over stuff that complicated in this lesson!

In this case, the verb used in conjunction is 考える /考えます (かんがえる/かんがえます) - to think.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT すぎる
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#1: Using より for comparisons.
AS: 二宮先生
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LESSON DIFFICULTY: LEVEL 2


This is a relatively basic but important grammar point, and I've decided to go for it first because it's actually used in the title of an Arashi song.


言葉より大切なもの
ことばよりたいせつなもの

Words / compared to / important / thing
Something more important than words.


The most basic sentence to use より with is:
  • (1) は (2)  より (Adjective) です

This sentence pattern describes the quality/state of (1) in comparison to (2).

In the case of 「言葉より大切なもの」, if we put it into that structure, it would become.....


(この)ものは言葉より大切です
(This) thing / subj / words / compared to / important / is
(This) thing is more important than words


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READ MORE EXPLANATION OF より HERE.

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