Learning Japanese: Sentence Format (I)

I do not what kind of grammar terminology should I use for it, but I am trying my best to show the difference of sentences and how to use this sentence format.

Note:

Compare –
1. a)  あの 人 は 山田さん です。[Ano hito wa Yamadasan desu] (That person is Mr Yamada)

 b) あの 眼鏡 を かけて いる 人 は 山田さん です。[Ano megane o kakete iru hito wa Yamadasan desu] (That person who is wearing glasses is Mr Yamada.)

— So  かけて いる means “is wearing”. [かけます → かけて、います → いる]

2. A: 吉田さん は どの 人 ですか。[Yoshidasan wa dono hito desuka] (Which one is Mr. Yoshida?)

 B: 新聞 を 読む いる 人 です。[Shimbun o yomu iru hito desu] (The one who is reading newspapers now)

More examples:

1. 帽子 を かぶって いる 人 です。[Boushi o kabutte iru hito] (The one who is wearing the hat)

2.白い 靴 を 履いて いる 人 です。[Shiroi kutsu o haite iru hito desu] (The one who is wearing the white shoes).

3. 会議 で 意見 を 言った 人 は 田中さん です。[Kaigi de iken o itta hito wa Tanakasan desu] (The one who gave opinion inside the meeting is Mr Tanaka) 

4.スキ 旅行 に 行かない 人 は 雪さん です。[Suki ryoukou ni ikanai hito wa sukisan desu] (The one who does not go for skii trip is Ms Yuki)

6 Comments

  1. Scott Thong said,

    May 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Hiya! I found Classical’s blog through some other blog which covers global warming. Been commenting regularly when I feel I have something to say.

    I’m from Ipoh original, then Penang to study, now Johor Bahru to work. Read my Johor Crimes category, and you’ll see that I don’t have a good impression of the state…

  2. michelle said,

    May 29, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Scott:
    Glad you are here. I see, you are interested much in global warming issue?
    I stayed in JB once, in 1994, just one year high school (wonder do you know SEngku Tun Aminah, next to EC), and then my sister wanted me to go back to Kedah. Well, she gave the same reason as you wrote lor – high crime.
    Now mentioning about high crime, i tried to look for the crime statistic in the state breakdown, at least to compare all the cities in Malaysia.

  3. May 29, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    http://pressposts.com/Education/Learning-Japanese-Sentence-Format-I/

    Submited post on PressPosts.com – “Learning Japanese: Sentence Format (I)”

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  5. Samantha Arches said,

    February 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Honestly, I don’t get it.. Is the translation the same order as the original sentence?? I’m sorry for bad grammar

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