Hope everyone is doing great, and we wish you all have a wonderful year 😄
Today, we would like to make an announcement regarding the price change for the Second Craic lessons.
From March 1, 2023 the membership fee for the Second Craic will go up from €8.75/lesson to €10.75/lesson. (For Second Craic Semi, it will change to €12/lesson.)
When we started this service, we wanted to set the price as minimum as possible so many learners could join us. Thus, we didn’t take into the account of Patreon’s service fees which is 19% in total… We are happy to have been covering the cost, but honestly speaking, we can no longer afford doing so. we need to make the change to get as close as the break even point at this stage.
This is just an advance notice and we will announce you again before we actually change the membership fee in March 2023. Thank you for your understanding.
We have come across an exception おきます (to happen) this time.
Following the logic we have gone through, the verb おきます should belong to Group 1 as the final vowel sound is い before ます. Therefore, おきます in masu form should become おく in dictionary form.
However, it somehow belongs to Group 2...Therefore, おきます in masu form becomes おきる in dictionary form.
Although such exceptions are rare, unfortunately, some of them are often used in our daily conversations.
The exceptions at JLPT N4 level are such as the following:
おきます (to happen) かります (to borrow and rent) あびます (to be poured from above) おります (to get off and get out of) たります (to become enough) すぎます (to pass) おちます (to drop) そんじます (to know)
By the way, if you learn verbs in dictionary form first, you can avoid such exceptions. By looking at verbs in dictionary form negative (also know as ない form), you can distinguish more accurately and that is why books such as Genki series introduce dictionary form first.
Is masu form first or dictionary form first? It's a chicken and egg debate among Japanese teachers :)
[ ますフォームで覚える動詞 ] 動詞 Group 2 の例外
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Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Hope you are doing well. 😁
We are now looking for part-time English teachers (both online & face-to-face). If you are interested in teaching English to Japanese learners, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information. 😊
1) English level (Native, Business level, TOEIC/TOEFL score, etc…) 2) Teaching Experience (if any) 3) Where you live (*If it’s the Kanto Area in Japan, please tell us if you can teach face-to-face lessons.)
Your personality is more important than your experiences or skills. Masa can guide you with the teaching techniques/knowledge even if you don’t have any teaching experiences. 😄