Japanese Lesson 18 (Adverbs and Animals)

Duration: 30 mins

In this 18th lesson we will explore the Japanese adverbs, vocabulary list about animals and finally farewell phrases. We will be using both vocabulary and grammar to ensure that you know how to use the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Japanese Classes.


In addition to adjectives, adverbs are very essential. This includes adverbs of time ", frequency, manner and place. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "yesterday", "always", "quickly", "here" etc. Adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs.

Below is a list of 30 adverbs that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Japanese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Adverbs List in Japanese

Adverbs Japanese
Alreadyすでに [sudeni]
Immediatelyすぐに [sugu ni]
Last night昨夜 [sakuya]
Later後で [atode]
Next week来週 [raishuu]
Now今 [ima]
Soonもうすぐ [moosugu]
Stillまだ [mada]
This morning今朝 [kesa]
Today今日 [kyou]
Tomorrow明日 [ashita]
Tonight今夜 [konya]
Yesterday昨日 [kinou]
Yetまだ [mada]
Anywhereどこでも [doko demo]
Everywhereどこにでも [doko ni demo]
Hereここ [koko]
Thereそこ [soko]
Almostほとんど [hotondo]
Alone独りで [hitori de]
Carefully丁寧に [teinei ni]
Quickly速く [hayaku]
Really本当に [hontooni]
Slowlyゆっくり [yukkuri]
Together一緒に [issho ni]
Veryとても [totemo]
Alwaysいつも [itsumo]
Never決して [kesshite]
Rarelyまれに [mare ni]
Sometimes時々 [tokidoki]

Let's put some of the adverbs above into full Japanese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Japanese Adverbs in a Sentence

English Japanese
Do you like it here?あなたはここが好きですか? [Anata wa kokoga suki desuka?]
See you later!あとで会いましょう [Ato de aimashoo]
Thank you very much!どおもありがとう [Doumo arigatou]
I really like it!それ、本当にすきです。 [Sore, hontou ni suki desu.]


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Vocabulary List about Animals

Here is a list of 25 words related to farm and wild animals as well as insects. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to talk about pets you have in the house or farm.

Animals List in Japanese

Animals Japanese
Animal動物 [doubutsu]
Bear熊 [kuma]
Bird鳥 [tori]
Butterfly蝶々 [chouchou]
Cat猫 [neko]
Cow牛 [usi]
Dog犬 [inu]
Donkeyロバ [roba]
Eagle鷲 [wasi]
Elephant象 [zoo]
Farm農場 [noujyou]
Forest森林 [sinrin]
Goat山羊 [yagi]
Horse馬 [uma]
Insect昆虫 [konchuu]
Lionライオン [raion]
Monkey猿 [saru]
Mosquito蚊 [ka]
Mouse鼠 [nezumi]
Rabbit兎 [usagi]
Sheep (plural)羊 [hitsuji]
Snake蛇 [hebi]
Spider蜘蛛 [kumo]
Tiger虎 [tora]


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Daily Conversation in Japanese

Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Japanese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Japanese

English Japanese
Do you have any animals?あなたは何か動物を飼っていますか? [Anata wa nanika doubutsu wo katte imasuka?]
Do you sell dog food?あなたはドッグフードを売っていますか? [Anata wa doggu-fuudo wo utte imasuka?]
I have a dog私は犬を飼っています。 [Watasi wa inu wo katte imasu.]
Monkeys are funny猿は面白いです。 [Saru wa omoshiroi desu.]
She likes cats彼女は猫が好きです。 [Kanojo wa neko ga suki desu.]
Tigers are fast虎は足が早いです。 [Tora wa asi ga hayai desu.]
Bad良くないです [Yoku nai desu]
Happyうれしい    [Uresii]
Sadさびしい [Sabisii]
Thank you!ありがとう [arigatoo]
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")どういたしまして [Doo itasi masite]
Have a nice day!ごきげんよう [Go kigen you]
Good night!おやすみなさい [Oyasumi nasai]
Have a good trip!良い旅を! [Yoi tabi wo!]
It was nice talking to you!あなたとお話しして、よかったです [Anata ni ohanasi site, yokatta desu]

Fun Facts

Did you know? Commonly used adverbs constitute about 15% of sentences in Japanese. That means they should not be ignored because sooner or later you will need to use them.

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