1. In the 3rd video George answered the question of how do you think about mamichan? The answer is 'kawaii to omoimasu. " As kawaii is a na adjective , I think the format should be 'da to' before omoimasu. Or I am missing something here?
2. I am glad that I have finished 2 books but I still find it difficult in reading Japanese 'word by word'. I can manage to read a passage( so much fun in reading Japanese letter vertically in the previous lesson, quite impressive!); but I do need to pronounce the individual hiragana and katakana alphabets to get the words. Even simple words like 'Tokyo and tabemasu.' Any suggestion is welcome. Thanks.
Tks Thanks for the reply. The alphabets are of paramount important. However I think we need the kanji characters to do the grouping of phrases and clauses (most of the time the alphabets are chained together without punctuations ) ; and that time will come in progressing to a higher level in grasping more kanji words. Can't imagine a student in finishing elementary school has to know nearly 10k kanjis! Most probably romanjis too! すごいです！