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Japanese Phrase Lesson 9: Fun and interesting! 楽しい!おもしろい! – Review Notes

Today we learned the Japanese words for “fun” (tanoshii) and “funny/interesting” (omoshiroi). In this review, we will learn the negative and past tense of these words, as well as the word for “boring.”

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Number 1:

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★ Tanoshii means “fun.”

When used as an exclamation, it means “this is fun” or “I’m having fun!”

If you want to say that something is not fun, you can say “tanoshikunai.” Add “desu” to the end of the sentence to increase the politeness level.

If you want to say something was fun, you can say “tanoshikatta.”

If you want to say something was not fun, you can say “tanoshikunakatta.”

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Example 1:

日本語を勉強するのは楽しい!

Nihongo o benkyō suru no wa tanoshii!

Studying Japanese is fun!

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Example 2:

仕事は楽しくない。

Shigoto wa tanoshikunai.

Work is not fun.

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Example 3:

パーティーは楽しかった。

Pātī wa tanoshikatta.

The party was fun.

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Example 4:

パーティーはあまり楽しくなかった。

Pātī wa amari tanoshikunakatta.

The party was not very fun.

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Number 2:

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Omoshiroi means “interesting” or “funny.”

If you want to say something is not interesting or funny, you can say “omoshirokunai.”

If something is not interesting or fun, you can also use the word for “boring” – “tsumaranai.”

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Example 1:

この映画は面白い。

Kono eiga wa omoshiroi.

This movie is interesting/funny.

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Example 2:

この映画は面白くない。

Kono eiga wa omoshirokunai.

This movie is not interesting.

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Example 3:

 この映画はつまらない。

 Kono eiga wa tsumaranai.

 This movie is boring.

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Past tense forms:

omoshirokatta – was funny/interesting

omoshirokunakatta – was not funny/interesting

tsumaranakatta – was boring

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Conclusion:

Now you know how to say interesting – omoshiroi, and fun – tanoshii. We also learned the negative and past tense forms. You can use these words by themselves as exclamations, or in longer sentences as adjectives! To make the sentence more formal, just add “desu.”

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OMOSHIROI MANGA!

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