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Intermediate Lesson #38 - My Tokyo Traveblogue - Day 3

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Learn intermediate Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Join Agnes as she starts her new life in the bustling city of Tokyo, Japan. Today, in day three of her traveblogue, Agnes is searching for a place to stay. Follow Agnes to the fudousanya, or real-estate agent, to enquire about finding a wanruumu. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com for the accompanying materials, and be sure to leave us a post!

Lower Beginner S2 #2 - What to Say When You Visit a Japanese Home

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You've just moved into your new Japanese apartment, and you're having a fridge delivered today. When the delivery drivers arrive with the big heavy fridge, you expect them to walk right in, so you go into the kitchen to show them where the fridge should go. When you turn around, you notice that they aren't behind you because they are taking off their shoes...while holding the fridge. Now that's impressive! In this Lower Beginner lesson, you'll learn appropriate words and phrases for visiting a Japanese home from a formal conversation between a teacher and a student. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you'll find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
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Newbie Lesson S2 #10 - Nihongo Dōjō - The Fortunes of Rain in Japan

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! The shopkeepers in Japan are often very polite and generous to customers. Sometimes that might lead to problems. It's not a good idea to give away your friend's or your colleague's favorite 28,000 yen umbrella. But come to think of it, how do you know an umbrella costs 28,000 yen? How can you tell it from any other umbrella in Japan? Maybe the handle is made of gold? Or maybe the struts are silver? The covering might be silk brocade? In any case, be sure to keep an eye out for the fancy possessions of your friends, colleagues, and even yourself in Japan. You probably don't want to sit idly by in Japan while anyone gives away your friend's 28,000 yen umbrella! Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson will help you over the rough spots. You know, those situations when you've made a mistake or insulted someone or stepped on someone's foot in Japan. You must know how to apologize in Japanese. Just as in English, Japanese has a number of ways to say, "I'm sorry." You'll learn several in this lesson as well as when to use them. Some are extremely informal and others are extremely  formal You'll learn a lot about apologizing in Japanese in this 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!

Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases #4 - Sharing a Song

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You'll learn more Japanese so you can chat to your Japanese friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. More importantly, you'll have fun while you're doing it! In this lesson, you will learn how to post comments about sharing music or videos. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are there!        

Japanese Words of the Week with Risa for Intermediate Learners #4 - Four-character Idiom with Numbers

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In this Intermediate lesson, you'll learn Japanese Four-character idiom with numbers. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find Japanese lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! How would you react if someone put you on the spot with a Japanese question? That's exactly what happens to Risa in this series...but it's for a good cause:  to help you learn Japanese! In each lesson of this fun and lighthearted video series, you'll learn five Japanese words and phrases. Join Risa for Weekly Words at JapanesePod101.com!