Another day, another special online Japanese lesson from BondLingo. How are we all? Today we are going to be showing you all about のです and んです. This is a great little piece of grammar you can use to add some more flavour to your sentences and add the nuance of indicating reason behind doing something.
- 1 Using のです and んです to indicate reasoning
- 2 The definition of んです and のです
- 3 Creating んです and のです sentences with verbs and adjectives.
- 4 Let’s explore various example sentences with both のです and んです
- 5 A fantastic study technique you can use to take away and help you prace with のです and んです.
- 6 A small summary of the points covered in today’s lesson.
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Using のです and んです to indicate reasoning
We will break today’s online Japanese lesson down into 5 different segments.
- We will look at the definition of んです and のです to get a grasp on the fundamentals of what we are about to learn today.
- We will look at how to create んです and のです sentences with verbs and adjectives.
- We will explore various example sentences with both のです and んですto ensure you get confident and comfortable with the pattern.
- We will offer you a fantastic study technique you can use to take away and help you prace with のです and んです.
- We will review a small summary of the points covered in today’s lesson to make sure you haven’t missed anything vital.
Breaking the lesson down in this way will ensure that we cover everything in digestible segments. If you want to take a break after a segment, no problem.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s jump right into today’s online Japnese lesson on のです and んです and look at the definition.
The definition of んです and のです
A grasp on the fundamentals
So firstly lets establish that のです is a more polite form of んです. Using these different endings adds a sense of indicating reason in a sentence. Let’s have a look at an example to see the difference between using んです and のです.
Try and look closely here at the differences between these 2 sentences.
- 辛いです。= karai desu.
- からいのです。= karai no desu.
While 1) is just a factual thing, It’s spicy. 2) sounds more explanatory indicating a reason for something, perhaps the reason why you don’t want to eat something or why many people don’t like it.
So now we know the basic definition. Let’s have a look at forming sentences with them.
Creating んです and のです sentences with verbs and adjectives.
A closer look at the grammar
So let’s take a look at forming a sentence with のです and んです。
ONAKA GA SUITEIRU NO DESU
(Because ) I’m hungry
Here you could be explaining a reason as to why you maybe are busy or can’t go out etc.
All we did here is add のです to the end of a plain form verb. You can also do this in most tenses, past, continuous etc.
When it comes to using the more casual counterpary んです all you have to do is swap のです for んです like so.
ONAKA GA SUITEIRUN DESU
(Because ) I’m hungry
Let’s explore various example sentences with both のです and んです
Ensure you get confident and comfortable with the pattern.
Take a look at the のです and んです endings here.
In this first example the speaker is using an adjective followed by のです indicating that it is a little more formal.
anata wa yasashii no desu ne.
You're a pretty nice person.
In this example they are being a little less form as they are using んです.
anata ga warui no da.
You're the one to blame..
Here instead of です they are using だ to make it even more informal,
Kyou wa sugoku samuin da ne
Today it’s so cold ...
A fantastic study technique you can use to take away and help you prace with のです and んです.
Let’s put theory into practice
We now should be fairly confident with this form from today’s explanation. The next step is to start practicing with it to make sure you really master the form.
Firstly try to read through the example sentences featured within today’s lesson again.
After that try to translate the English version of the sentence back to Japanese without any help.
Once you are able to do this its time to start creating your own sentences, try to make around 6 – 7 per day for the next 5 days.
You should now have become familiar enough with the pattern to be able to push on and use んです and のです in your Japanese.
Remember that this is the most important part of today’s lesson, the practical application. Without this the information of today’s lesson will simply drift away out of your mind in a matter of weeks. Don’t let yourself down and start smashing it right now!
A small summary of the points covered in today’s lesson.
make sure you haven’t missed anything.
Let’s now have a look at a small summary to make sure that you haven’t missed anything.
のです and んです are used to indicate a reason .
のです is the more formal counter part of んです.
Remember to use today’s effective study technique to ensure mastery of the subject.
So guy’s that brings us to the end of today’s online Japanese lesson from Bondlingo. We really hope that you have enjoyed today’s lesson and have learnt something new to further you Japanese education. If you have any ideas for content that you would like to see in the upcoming lessons do not hesitate to get in touch as we would really love to hear your thoughts.