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Beginner S6 #3 - Finish Your Japanese Beans
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Have you ever taken part in setsubun, the Japanese traditions surrounding the seasonal transition from winter to spring? You haven't? Well, what a treat for you! But depending on your age, you better bring your appetite, because certain Japanese rituals base the amount you have to eat on how old you are. And you better finish eating, or else! (You'll find out what will happen in this Japanese lesson!) In this lesson, you will learn how to say "I've done something" in Japanese from a conversation set at home between a student and his host mother and brother. When he speaks with his mother, he uses formal Japanese, but when he speaks with his brother, he uses informal Japanese. You'll also learn about the Japanese customs surrounding setsubun. 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!
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Beginner Lesson S3 #19 - Time Capsule 3
Old Japanese friends are searching for their hidden time capsule. But there's one big problem......! Do you think it's still there after all these years? There is one sure-fire way to find out! Some details from today’s tale include: a fast food joint, big appetites, casual conversation, and one big problem. Our Japanese grammar point is -te shimau, used to show completed actions and undesirable results. This grammatical construction is used hundreds of times a day, so you really want to master this to become fluent in Japanese. 。
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Premium Lesson #21 - SS17: Lost Property
Learning Practical Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! You're in Japan. You lose your wallet. There's ¥15,000 and your ID in it. What do you do? Panic? Of course not, because you studied this lesson! After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post! 。
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Beginner Lesson S3 #10 - Unagi Road Trip 3
Learn Japanese on Your Own Terms at JapanesePod101.com! Today is our final chapter in the unagi story. It seems that having arrived in Japan, our slimy friends have found nothing better to do than play pachinko (what else would unagi do in Japan?). As we already introduced how to use shi hajimeru and shi oeru to describe beginning and finishing actions, we will now look at -te shimau, which is used to describe actions which are fully completely - often with a tinge of disappointment. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!
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Premium Lesson #8 - SS4: Sticky Situation
Have Fun & Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! In today's lesson, Maki-chan stepped in something outside of Harajuku Station. What was it? You'll just have to listen to find out. Our grammar point is useful when expressing unfortunate situations, it's none other than -te shimau. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!
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