Japanese Language Lesson Minna no Nihongo Chapter 8 Problem Section Part 4

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As part of the article which exists in Minna no Nihongo 1 book chapter 8 problem section part 4 in page 70, we are going to discuss on answering the question which is given. In the drill given to master some vocabulary in Japanese language, we have to answer several questions by choosing the available answers provided in the problem. The problem consists of question which is asking a state of a condition whether is true or not and it will be replied with an answer denying the condition by giving the exact opposite word or the antonym which is describing the a contradiction condition.

So, basically in the problem provided in Minna no Nihongo 1 book chapter 8 problem section part 4 in page 70, we have to assess the vocabulary which is described the condition in Japanese language and quickly choose the proper answer as the antonym of the vocabulary since the answer given will deny the condition specified in the question.

The Japanese language lesson in this article study on Japanese language vocabulary specifically antonym of an adjective. By knowing the meaning of a vocabulary which is in this context is an adjective we have to select the antonym of its vocabulary.

Below is an example of question and answer which will be would like in Minna no Nihongo 1 book chapter 8 problem section part 4 :

Kanji               :



Hiragana          :



Romaji             :

Sono resutoran de tabemono ga  oishii desuka。

… iie, (mazui) desu。

Meaning          :

 Is the food delicious at that restaurant ?

… no, it taste bad.

We have two vocabularies which is the opposite of both of them. The first vocabulary is ‘oishii’ which is translated as ‘taste delicious’ and the antonym is ‘mazui’ which means ‘taste bad’. Using the same concept, below are all of the answers of all the questions based on the above short conversation pattern which is given in the questions. The full questions can be seen in Minna Nihongo book chapter 8 problem section part 4 page 70 :


Kanji               :あした 暇ですか。 。。。いいえ、(忙しいです)。

Hiragana          :あした ひまですか。 。。。いいえ、(いそがしいです)。

Romaji             :ashita hima desuka. …. Iie, (isogashii desu).

Meaning          :are you free tomorrow ?.  ….no, ((I am) busy.


Kanji               : あなたの 会社は 新しいですか。 。。。いいえ、(古い)です。

Hiragana          :あなたの かいしゃは あたらしいですか。 。。。いいえ、(ふるい)です。

Romaji             :anata no kaisha wa atarashii desuka.  … iie, (furui) desu.

Meaning          :is your company is a new one ?.  … no, it is an old one.


Kanji                   :日本語は 難しいですか。 。。。いいえ、(易しい)です。

Hiragana           :にほんごは むずかしいですか。 。。。いいえ、(やさしい)です。

Romaji                 :nihongo wa muzukashii desuka.  …iie, (yasashii) desu.

Meaning              :is Japanese language difficult ?. … no, it is easy.


Kanji                   :あなたの うちは 大きいですか。 。。。いいえ、(小さい)です。

Hiragana           :あなたの うちは おおきいですか。 。。。いいえ、 (ちいさい)です。

Romaji                 :anata no uchi wa ookii desuka. … iie, (chiisai) desu.

Meaning              :is your home big ?. … no, it is small.

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