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1. Absolute Beginner #1 - Introducing Yourself in Japanese


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Posting in Japanese? Leave a translation. It's good practice and helps others.

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Practice making your own sentences here, and let us know if you have any questions! :)

avatar Amiko Gina

This video was really useful. Thanks a lot!

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Noah san,
Konnichiwa.
Do you mean writing in Japanese?
僕はノアです。 :smile:
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Noah

could you write boku wa Noah desu

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スターブロさん、
どういたしまして。 :innocent: :thumbsup:

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Stavros

奈津子さん,

ありがとう! :smile: :smile:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

スターブロさん、
こんにちは。 :smile:
I think it’s better to use エンジニア and say ケミカル・エンジニアです。
or, 化学技術者です perhaps.

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Stavros

私はスターブロです。

Also, if I wanted to say my occupation is Chemical Engineer would I write it like this: 技術者のケミカルです。?

avatar JapanesePod101.com

> hafid-san,
yes it is! Well done! :innocent: :thumbsup:

> Sreekar-san,
I’m not too sure if there were intonation variations…but if you feel there were
some differences, it shouldn’t be big differences. I checked the video, but
for me all sound pretty much same.
Don’t worry too much and just try to follow the native teacher’s demonstration. :wink:
As to ‘wa’, the particle は takes the special reading which is ‘wa’.
This is one of a very few exceptional readings of hiragana.
Hope this helps!

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Sreekar

One more question, why do we use a different ‘wa’ symbol when saying watashi wa… desu? As

avatar Sreekar

Just a question. I noticed while you said hajimemashite, you made a few intonations. Is it necessary to follow these intonations, or is that natural when speaking? Thanks in advance