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Arrogance in learning a language
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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! A casual conversation that lasts for more than an hour. A cup of tea in the Japanese teahouse and some good laughs. A stroll at dusk to her place. Telling each other what a nice time it was before saying, “Goodnight” in Japanese. It was all so promising, so nice. So you decide to ask her out. The words never come easy. Why is it so hard to ask someone out? You hem and haw, stutter a little, and say something that, in your own mind, sounds like a little kid. Not at all like the sophisticated, articulate person that you hoped to sound like. Her first excuse - no money - you deflect instantly. You are offering her the ticket of a lifetime for free! Then comes the killer, the unassailable excuse - she has, “Something else to do.” That’s funny…you could have sworn she just told you, “I am free next weekend” in Japanese. Hmmm…
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson is about “being.” Japanese, like many languages, has a complex grammar around the verb, “to be.” It may be complex, but it’s among the most commonly used verbs in Japanese. You’ll learn a good chunk of the verb, “to be” in this Japanese Newbie lesson. 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! This is our first Sights & Sounds Lesson. We snapped photos from around Tokyo and based stories on them. There are 27 lessons in this series, so we hope you enjoy them! In today’s lesson we’re talking about one of Naomi’s favorite sweets, kurēpu. Our conversation takes place in Harajuku, one Tokyo’s many fashion hot spots. Our grammar point is using negative verb endings with ka to make friendly invitations in formal or informal Japanese. This lesson was recorded when Noami first joined us, so after listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave Naomi a post!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! “What are you doing tonight? Would you like to see a Japanese avant-garde country and western band with me?” “No thanks, I’m going to see a Japanese movie tonight.” “How about you?” “Nope, I’m going to a Japanese restaurant with a friend.” Seven more times you ask and get the same answer, “Sorry, busy.” And so it goes. Are all your acquaintances in Japan busy or? Or could it be that you are the only one who likes Japanese country and western music. Nah. How could anyone not be fascinated by the complex mixture of the Japanese musical scale combined with the foot-stomping patterns of country western rhythms and the heart-rending poetry of the lyrics? Well, some people just have no taste. The important thing is that everyone seems to be “going” in Japan…and that means you too – thanks to Japaneseod101.com!
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson really extends and polishes your Japanese sentences. The power of a couple of Japanese particles and some Japanese verbs and nouns will have you saying things in Japanese that you would never have guessed just a short time ago. How did you learn so quickly. It’s the sophisticated learning methods of JapanesePod101.com, of course. 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! Today we have a conversation between two colleagues. One guy says he came across 2 tickets to a Seiji Ozawa concert. The other guy is a big fan!! Typically, these tickets are really expensive and hard to get. We’ll learn how to invite people to do things using the polite -masen ka construction. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and leave us a post!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Two co-workers are planning a business lunch a supagetti-ya (spaghetti restaurant) during the busy Tokyo lunch hour. They discuss kinds of pasta before trying to get a seat at Ms. Okada’s favorite local restaurant. Let’s see if there’s room for them, then stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!