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FAQ: How do I type in Japanese?
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What does "wake" actually mean?
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Preparing some stock phrases
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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Well, you survived the first minute without making a fool of yourself with either bad manners or bad Japanese. Just take it one minute at a time and you’ll get through this. At least you remembered your Japanese manners and brought a gift for your girlfriend’s family. Now you must remember how to say it properly in Japanese, “It’s nothing, but I hope you like it.” Okay, they didn’t look at you in horror or burst out laughing, so maybe you said that right. The Japanese lessons must be working. “Thank you very much.” Looks like you got over the first hurdle. At least her mother doesn’t hate you. Her father asks AGAIN in Japanese, “How about a beer?” Why is her father pushing beer? Maybe that’s just his way. Better accept the offer. Hey, it is good beer. You reply in Japanese, “Thanks, it’s really good beer.” That’s two down and four Japanese family members to go… Her mother and her father seem to have taken a shine to you, now for the grandmother and siblings. Now what friendly Japanese phrases do you use on them? Any one of them could make your life miserable this weekend. You’ve got to get on their good sides…
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson is about Japanese family relationships. You will learn how to correctly use the Japanese words for mother, father, sister, brother, and others. It’s very important to know how to address people correctly in Japanese. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You know how it goes. You find a really nice girl, she speaks Japanese, and eventually she wants you to meet her family in Japan. This time it’s worse though. You have to go to her home for the weekend to meet the family so you won’t be able to exit gracefully after a couple of hours. You’re stuck for the entire weekend. Well, it’s now or never…you are already at her parents’ door. Boy, everyone’s here - mother, father, siblings, grandparents. Your girlfriend’s mother greets you politely in Japanese, “Nice to meet you. Come on in. Well, she sure picked a tall, good-looking one this time.” You know, that kind of talk from a girlfriend’s mother feels a little weird, especially the very first time you meet. Here comes her father…he grabs your hand firmly (looking you up and down) and asks in Japanese, “Hi. Want a drink? How about a fresh, cold beer?” Well, at least her father isn’t acting rough like something out of the movies, trying to scare you. Uh-oh, siblings. Those can be trouble. No telling what they’ll say. They take turns telling you in Japanese, “You must be the boyfriend. We hope you’re quieter and cooler than the last one. Maybe you’ll be nicer and last longer. Or not.” You hope her father has a good supply of beer. This could be a long weekend…
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson is about combining Japanese adjectives. The rules can be tricky; the Japanese adjectives must match in special ways. But with this Japanese adjective lesson, you’ll be ready for that weekend meeting the family. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! These past few days have been very trying for poor Agnes. She’s been sick and suffering from a lot of stress at work. But today she gets a phone call from her mother, so things are probably bound to turn around! It might seem like an easy grammar point, but sometimes it’s good to review the basics of daily Japanese, so for the last lesson of the year, we’re going to review mou and mada one last time. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Today a kid is playing video games before he finished (gasp!) his homework. His mother is non-too thrilled about the situation and willing to go to extreme measures to get the kid off the couch. Our grammar point is nai uchi wa, used to similar to English phrases using “until.” We’ll also look at the colloquial contraction of shite wa into shicha. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!
Today we come full circle with the best conversation (kaiwa) to date. Today’s lesson brings together this weeks work, so you don’t want to miss this one! Please see comments for more on speaking about family members or check out the PDF.