3 Replies ・ Started by animeetchi at 2018-03-06 00:06:42 UTC ・ Last reply by jakobd2 at 2018-03-09 03:39:27 UTC expressions i'm confused about the 'expressions'. When see that a word is a suru, na, no, noun i understand how they work or atleast i can readup about the grammar to find out how they work, their plane forms etc. but when i come accross somthing that is an expression like なければならない or 行けない I get stuck with thoughts of is it just a single word, or is it made up of more than one, if so what are they. (a kind of rolling effect). Is there a page that shows/teaches about what the 'exrpressions' are on this website? regards shaun. jakobd2 at 2018-03-06 04:08:53 UTC You could try reading about grammar, these expressions are normally explained in grammar books. A free website would be http://imabi.net and for example for the expressions you listed in your post, here is an explanation: http://www.imabi.net/must.htm animeetchi at 2018-03-07 09:08:06 UTC ah, thankyou for the suggestion. will look through them now. fingers crossed. jakobd2 at 2018-03-09 03:39:27 UTC If you want real books, these are probably the best out there that aren't textbooks. https://www.tofugu.com/reviews/dictionary-of-basic-japanese-grammar/ Log in to reply.