Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hiragana: Lesson 25 - ‘の’ [no]


Today’s character is NOBITA!

Kaoko: Let's introduce our guest on today's lesson, here is NOBITA NOBI

Nobita: Ah, uh, こんにちは (Hello)!I'm Nobita Nobi (のび太野比), yoroshiku onegaishimasu (nice to meet you) !

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Tna: Ara? Nobita-kun ka? Why are you here? Posted Image

Nobita: Doraemon told me to go here. I don't know what's going on actually, but he said Shizuka-chan is here! Where's she? Where's she?

Tna: Shizuka-chan? Posted Image

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Nobita: Yeah, but why I don't see her??? Ano yarou, he must be deceiving me! Posted Image

Tna: Oi, Nobita-kun, listen to me! I think there are some misunderstandings Posted Image. I asked Doraemon to help us teaching today's lesson with some tools from his yōjigen-pocket (fourth dimensional pocket). But why did he send you here instead? Posted Image

Nobita: Doraemon? Teaching? He sent me? .... That means I replace him as a lecturer? Posted Image NOOOOO~ !!

*Nobita's ready to run away, but Kaoko blocked on his way*

Kaoko: Shikata ga nai yo (it can't be helped). Since you are here already, you should do something! Posted Image

Nobita: Me? Noooooo~ Posted Image

Kaoko: Hey, Nobita-kun, since your name begins with ’の’, maybe you can do something Posted Image... Nee, Tna-chan?

Tna: Sou, sou. Well, Nobita-kun, please write your name on the board! Posted Image

Nobita: Ano...

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Kaoko: Ara? Doushita no (what's the matter), Nobita-kun?

Tna: You do know how to write your name, right? 

Nobita: Eto... Ahahaha, yes sure! *cold sweat*

*Nobita walked to the board and tried to write down his name*

のび太 (のびた) 野比 (のび)

Kaoko: Good. Now please write down ten things begun with ’の’!

Nobita: Na-na-na-nani??!! (What?!) Posted Image

Tna: What's wrong? 

Nobita: Ah~ Ahehe iya (nope)... But mind if I go to the toilet first? *scratching head*

Tna: Dou, Kaoko-chan? (How’s, Kaoko-chan?)

Kaoko: Well, don't take too long!

Nobita: Arigatou~

Nobita immediately stepped out the classroom and he ran away to the opposite direction of toilet.

Tna: Ano yarou! Nigeta wa yo aitsu! ~ (He ran away!~)

Kaoko: Mattaku Posted Image Maa, I think we should continue our lesson without them...

Tna: Sou desu ne...

‘の’ is romanized ‘No’.

Words with ‘の’:
‘の’ at the beginning:

  • 伸ばす / ばす ([no]basu -> strecth; extent; lengthen)
  • 上る / ぼる ([no]boru -> climb; rise; ascend; go up)
  • 乗せる / せる ([no]seru -> to place; mention; accommodate)
  • 望む / ぞむ ([no]zomu -> hope; desire; wish)
  • 農夫 / うふ ([no]ufu -> peasant)
  • 飲む / む ([no]mu -> drink)
  • 残る / こる ([no]koru -> remain)
  • 残す / こす ([no]kosu -> leave)
  • 脳味噌 / うみそ ([no]umiso -> brains)

‘の’ in the middle:

  • ありまま (ari[no]mama -> truth; actually)
  • 絵具 / えぐ (e[no]gu -> paint)
  • 火のし / ひし (hi[no]shi -> to fire)
  • 昨日 / きう (ki[no]u -> yesterday)
  • 彼女 / かじょ (ka[no]jo -> she; girl friend)
  • 命 / いち (i[no]chi -> soul; life)
  • 祈る / いる (i[no]ru -> pray)
  • 不能 / ふう (fu[no]u -> inability; impossibility)
  • 実り / みり (mi[no]ri -> fruit)

‘の’ at the end:

  •  (a[no] -> that <far from the speakers and the listeners>)
  •  (do[no] -> which)
  • 附帯の / ふたい (futai[no] -> incidental)
  • 干物 / ひも (himo[no] -> dried fish)
  •  (ko[no] -> this)
  •  (so[no] -> that)
  •  / ほ (ho[no] -> sail)
  • 食べ物 / たべも (tabemo[no] -> food)
  • 飲み物 / のみも (nomimo[no] -> beverage)

‘の’ as Particle:
When nominalizing whole phrases, the no may function either as emphasis or as a question, depending on tone of voice. Similar to English, a falling tone denotes a statement, and a rising tone a question. Its use to mark statements tends to be more typical of feminine speech.

‘の’ as Possession Particle

  • 私の携帯 / わたしのけいたい (Watashi no keitai -> my celullar phone)
  • 車のトヨタ / くるまのとよた (Kuruma no Toyota -> Toyota the car (company))
  • 彼の作ったケーキはおいしかった / かれのつくったけえきはおいしかった (Kare no tsukutta keeki wa oishikatta -> The cake he made was tasty)

‘の’ as Verb (normalization)

  • 読むのが大好き。/ よむのがだいすき。(Yomu no ga daisuki -> I love reading)

‘の’ as Phrases (normalization)

  • もう、食べたの?/ もう、くるまなの?(Mou, tabeta no? -> Have you already eaten?)
  • 辞書なの?/ じょしょなの? (Jisho na no? -> Is it dictionary?)
  • 彼にもうあげたのよ!/ かれにもうあげたのよ!(Kare ni mou ageta no yo! -> I already gave it to him!)

Stroke order:
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Task: You shall write ‘ね’ 50 - 100 times in your textbook. And remember! Memorize the shape, the stroke order, the sound, the pronunciation (echo the sound of the character each time you write it down), etc.
And after you are done with that, write ‘な’, ‘に’, ‘ぬ’, ‘ね’ and ‘の’ one after each repetitively (な, に, ぬ, ね, の etc.) 50 times (100 if you have time).


  1. ^^ Welcome back, Kaoko-chan! I've been waiting for your lesons! Yay! Thank you for being active again.
    Next time, who will be your guest? I hope it's not Conan-kun. lmao.

  2. @Nga: You are very welcome, Nga-chan! Thanks a lot for welcoming me back :D I was happy reading your comment.
    In the lesson HA. We choose: Hakuba, Haibara, and Hatake Kakashi. We've done lesson HI with Hinata from Naruto as a guest. And lesson FU with none xD
    As for lesson HE, we are thinking if we could use Heiji xD
    Haha, of course not. The kana for Conan-kun already past. I am thinking if I should use him in Katakana KO, haha. :D Why, you don't like Conan? See you around later, my friend! We'll try our best to finish Hiragana as soon as possible so we can go on to next adventure :)
    Be sure to be with us till then!