N5 L6 Reading Discussion

This is a discussion topic for the N5 Lesson 6 reading passages.

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妹が学校から帰ってくるからその前にスーパーに行きます。

Why is くる there when 帰る already has the idea of movement embedded in it?

There is no punctuation between から and その. How are we supposed to know which types of words can be strung together like that? Seems… Odd?

This conversation is using formal language. Is this normal between mother and child?

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Hey @linda0r !

There are families that use ます・です (polite forms), but overwhelming majority uses the short, casual forms.

In this case it would be more common and natural to use casual forms. We made this situation purposely use polite language for the teaching purposes mostly.

Cheers :slight_smile:

Thanks for the explanation. Helpful to know!
:mrs_claus:

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