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Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Today’s lesson features a highly motivated student (maybe a little too motivated). He’s asking his teacher for some advice. So we’ll learn how to use shita hō ga ii to give advice and suggestion. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You walk into your home in Japan and see a pile of mail waiting for you on the counter! You love getting mail, so you eagerly tear into it. However, the first thing you open is a summons to be a citizen judge on the Japanese criminal court. You exclaim in Japanese, “I love doing community service, but this takes it to a whole new level!” You sigh and sink into the nearest chair, turn on the TV, and become lost in thought as you watch the Japanese news. Meanwhile your roommate hears you come in and you tell her in Japanese that you’ve been summoned to court. She asks in Japanese, “To court? What did you do?” You respond in Japanese, “Silly, I didn’t do anything! I’m serving as a judge in court.” She responds in Japanese, “You mean you hold someone’s fate in your hands? Ah, the power! Don’t let it go to your head!”
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Upper Intermediate lesson will teach you how to use a conjunction to place a restriction on what came before it. We’ll also give you more information about the Japanese citizen judge system! 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 wake up in a cold sweat in your Japanese bed. Maybe you’re just annoyed that you have to go to work at your job in Japan…or maybe you’re actually feeling ill? Either way, you decide to persevere and go to work. You take the Japanese train to the office, even though you’re a bit feverish. You try to sit far away from the Japanese person next to you so you don’t breathe on him, just in case you’re really sick. When you get to your office, the receptionist says to you in Japanese, “Good morning… Wow, you don’t look like you’re feeling well. Rough night last night?” You respond in Japanese, “Very funny…let me come over there and cough on you and we’ll see whether I’m hung over or really sick.” The receptionist responds in Japanese, “That’s gross. I don’t know why you sick people just don’t stay home from work so the rest of us don’t get sick!”
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Beginner lesson will show you how to describe how you are feeling in Japanese. We’ll also show you how to use a Japanese phrase to provide someone with an explanation in Japanese. You’ll feel better soon knowing this Japanese construction! 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’re about to meet a bunch of Japanese people for the first time, so you’re a bit nervous. You wonder whether they’ll be able to understand your Japanese. Maybe they’ll send you back for remedial Japanese lessons after they hear you! Your friend tells you in Japanese, “You should relax.” You respond in Japanese, “That’s easy for you to say…you’re not the one meeting a bunch of people who don’t speak your language.” Your friend replies in Japanese, “Are you seriously nervous? All you have to do is be on your best behavior, and you’ll be fine. Since you don’t know this group of people, err on the side of being extremely polite and a little more formal with your Japanese. If you do that, you won’t have any problems.” You tell your friend in Japanese, “In other words, now you’re telling me I can’t relax!”
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson will show you how to introduce yourself and others in Japanese in a polite, formal way. You’ll also learn how to express your nationality 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! It’s an odd feeling. Your mind seems to be playing tricks on you. You’re talking with your friends, and suddenly you realize you’re speaking to them in Japanese. You’re not thinking in another language. You remember learning your first Japanese words and how difficult it was to remember the Japanese sounds, words, and grammar. You were always going back and forth in your head between your language and Japanese. Now, you suddenly realize that you’ve made the transition; you’re thinking in Japanese. The excitement makes you think more ambitious thoughts. How many other languages could you learn besides Japanese? Italian, Greek, Russian? Your success is intoxicating, and your Japanese friends notice the odd look on your face. Concerned, they inquire in Japanese, “Are you all right?” You answer in your best Japanese, “I’m terrific, superlative even! I just realized I’m thinking in Japanese.” They look at you strangely and answer in Japanese, “Of course you’re thinking in Japanese; you’re speaking in Japanese.” But one of them looks at you knowingly and replies in Japanese with a wink, “I know just how you feel.”
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Particle lesson explains some of the uses of two of the ubiquitous Japanese particles o and ga. You’ll learn how to use them in several circumstances, and get some practice in using them. 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!