Hey guys, how are you all? Today we are going to learn all about the basics, or rather, learn how to say “basic” / “fundamental in Japanese with Kihonteki 基本的. This is a really useful and impressive word for you to pull out in your conversations. We are going to be breaking down today’s lessons into the following 5 sections to make this as easy as possible for you to understand.
Learning all about the fundamentals!
- What is Kihonteki 基本的? We will learn all about it’s meaning and how it is formed.
- Let’s learn how to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adjective. An explanation with example sentences.
- Let’s learn how to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adverb. An explanation with example sentences.
- A powerful study technique to help you master Kihonteki 基本的. Become able to use Kihonteki 基本的 in daily conversation fluently.
- A summary of today’s lesson on Kihonteki 基本的, Let’s ensure we haven’t missed anything vital.
If you feel the need to skip ahead to a part of the lesson that grabs your interest please feel free to do so. However we feel that you will get the best understanding by going through the full thing. We will now start by looking at the definition of the word and learning about how it is formed.
What is Kihonteki 基本的?
We will learn all about it’s meaning and how it is formed
The noun “Kihon” 基本 means basic and could be used in a sentence like
Sore was kihon da
That is fundamental.
So what about when we add 的 teki?
You use this suffix to add to a noun to make an adjective that describes a characteristic.
You need to use Teki 的 after Kihon 基本 if you want to directly describe a noun as being fundamental or basic.
In this next section we will look at how this is applied as we make some adjective sentences with Kihonteki 基本的.
Let’s learn how to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adjective
An explanation with example sentences
So when we want to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adjective all we do is simple add な to Kihonteki 基本的, before the noun. For example:
Kore wa kihonteki na mondai desu
This is a fundamental problem
In this sentence the speaker is describing the problem (noun) as being fundamental.
In this next sentence the speaker is describing a meaning as being fundamental.
Sono kihontekina imi wa kawaranai
The basic meaning of it remains the same.
Try and think of sentences where you would use this too. We are now going to be looking at using Kihonteki 基本的 with adverb sentences
Let’s learn how to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adverb
An explanation with example sentences
If you want to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adverb you need to add に after Kihonteki 基本的. Take a look at this example:
Kihonteki ni Bukiyou na Hito Desu
Fundamentally he is a clumsy person
The speaker is using Kihontekini 基本的に to say the English equivalent of “fundamentally” in Japanese.
Kihonteki ni anata no iken ni sansei desu
Basically, I agree with your opinion.
In this example the speaker is saying that they “basically” agree.
Now we will look at a great technique that you can use to help you master this phrase!
A powerful study technique to help you master Kihonteki 基本的
Become able to use Kihonteki 基本的 in daily conversation fluently.
Now we are going to take a look at a great way that you can master Kihonteki 基本的 and be able to use it fluently within a matter of days. Start by writing down the sentences from today’s lesson and memorise them.
Then you are going to want to imagine yourself vividly using those sentences in specific situations that are relevant to you. That could be with a friend or teacher etc, someone you know.
Practice writing a few sentences a day using this and within 2 – 3 days you will have mastered this awesome phrase. This is a great little technique that you can carry over to a whole host of different study material too. This may be THE most important part of the lesson so be sure that you don’t skip it by any means. You will only get out from this what you put in. Don’t cheat yourself!
A summary of today’s lesson on Kihonteki 基本的
Let’s ensure we haven’t missed anything vital.
Here is a quick summary of today’s lesson to ensure that you haven’t missed any important information.
You use this suffix 的 Teki to add to a noun to make an adjective that describes a characteristic.
When we want to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adjective all we do is simple add な to Kihonteki 基本的, before the noun
If you want to use Kihonteki 基本的 as an adverb you need to add に after Kihonteki 基本的.
Remember to practice today’s study technique to help you become able to use this phrase fluently in your Japanese communication.
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