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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! As a child in Japan, it would have been your dream to meet Santa Claus. Now that you’re a father, you love seeing your own child’s delight in Santa Claus and watching his imagination run wild at Christmas. But what if you’re on an airplane heading east from Japan on Christmas Eve, you look out the window, and you really do see Santa Claus? In this lesson, you’ll learn about the usage of koto in -koto o owabi itashimasu and -koto ga aru. Our Japanese conversation takes place on an airplane and is an announcement from a pilot. The speaker is a pilot and therefore will be speaking extra-formal Japanese. You’ll also learn about what the Japanese call a “jet coaster.” 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! After a solid few weeks of studying for the Japanese proficiency exam, you think you’re ready to check in and see how much you’ve progressed. You work hard on the Japanese practice test, and you even finish with time to spare, so you’re feeling pretty confident. Of course, your friend was in the room taking the practice test too, and you inevitably discuss the test in Japanese while you’re walking out of the library where the exam was administered. Your friend asks you in Japanese, “How did the test go?” You respond in Japanese, “Well, some parts were harder than I expected, but I thought a lot of it was easy. How about you?” Your friend replies in Japanese, “Well, about the same, I guess. That one question about the Japanese ships was pretty difficult.” You inquire in Japanese, “What ships? There was a question about ships?” Your friend tells you in Japanese, “Were we taking the same test? Yes, it’s true that ships were on the test…it was part of a reading comprehension question.” You reply in Japanese, “That’s troubling. Maybe I’m not as prepared as I thought!” Your friend says in Japanese, “Don’t worry yet! I might be mistaken.” You sigh and tell your friend in Japanese, “You’ve been outdoing me on tests since elementary school. Why will this one be any different?
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese JLPT lesson will tell you what you’ll find in question two of the reading comprehension section of the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam. In this lesson, we’ll review the some of the Japanese expressions that appear most frequently on this exam. Investing some time in this Japanese lesson is sure to pay off! 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! When your roommate arrives home from the Japanese grocery store, you ask him in Japanese, “Why on earth have you bought so much food? That’s three times what we eat in a normal week!” He responds in Japanese, “Would you believe it if I told you I had a tapeworm?” You tell your roommate in Japanese, “That’s disgusting…do you? Is it catching?” Your roommate laughs and tells you in Japanese, “No, I’m just preparing my stomach.” You inquire in Japanese, “That sounds ominous…preparing it for what? Do I need to evacuate our apartment?” Your roommate explains in Japanese, “No…I think I’m going to enjoy an eating contest, and I need to stretch my stomach so I can fit in more food. Did you know that a Japanese person has won New York’s hot-dog eating contest the last few years?” You reply in Japanese, “No…that is disgusting. Enjoy your food. I’m going to hit the gym for both of us to make up for everything you’re about to eat.”
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Lower Intermediate lesson will show you how to use two Japanese nominalizers that work magic in the Japanese language. Before you scoff at us, they really do: these little Japanese words can turn verbs, adjectives, and even whole Japanese sentences into Japanese nouns. Hocus pocus! 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!
What do you like? Saying what you like and don’t like is critical to your survival in a foreign country. Japan is no different. But did you know that we can use the same grammatical pattern to express things that you are good at and bad at doing? It’s true. And it couldn’t be easier! Today we will learn the attributive use of the particle ga in Japanese. It sounds like a mouthful, but you’ll be surprised how useful it is. We’ll learn to express likes, dislikes and abilities. It’s a very important Japanese grammatical construction, so you don’t want to miss this Beginner Japanese lesson!
Have Fun and Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! In today’s lesson Maki and Mari are getting hungry just as they stumble across a mabodofu restaurant. It just might be time to eat some delicious, spicy Chinese food! We have three grammar points: suru koto ga aru, shita koto ga aru, and using the volitional with tto. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!