ばあちゃんが だいすきです。 Mariko loves her Grandma.
まりこは やまに いきます。 Mariko goes to a mountain.
まりこは じゅうすを のみました。Mariko drank juice.
おばあちゃんは いません。 Grandma is not there/here.
「しんかんせんは はやいね。」 “The bullet train is fast, isn’t it?”
In Alignment with the Senior Syllabus and the Japanese Language Proficiency Test:
Nが、すきです likes (N5 JLPT)
みたい appearance (N5)
plain form, including past tense (N5)
Cultural note from the author:
The importance of the extended family, particularly grandparents has traditionally been of great significance in Japanese society. Although this importance may be declining a little, it still exists strongly today. Since I was born, my grandma lived with us, and was always in my life. When I was a child, I used to say that she was the most important person in the world, thinking my mother’s time would come naturally after my grandma.
ISBN: 13: 978-0-6481178-0-3