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Beginner Lesson #130 - Change of Plans

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Today's lesson gives you a lot of potential! That is, it completes the introduction of the potential form for all Japanese verb classes by covering the potential form of the irregular Class III verb kuru. Today's conversation takes place between a superior and his subordinate, showcasing the aspect of multiple politeness levels in the same Japanese conversation. Stop by JapanesePod101.com after tuning in, and be sure to leave us a post!

Cheat Sheet to Mastering Japanese #4 - If A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words, How Much Does a Video Cost?

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Here at JapanesePod101, we pride ourselves on our fun and effective audio podcasts. We couldn’t really fit the word “video” into our company name, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t boast an impressive selection of video language lessons too! In fact, for you visual learners out there, these video lessons may be the key to your language learning success. In today’s Cheat Sheet lesson, we’re talking about the power of videos. Want to learn how to write? Are quizzes your thing? Want to see Japan for yourself? Listen to today’s lesson to hear about all the benefits of learning with videos.
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Japanese Vocab Builder #51 - Fourth of July in the United States

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we've made it even better! In each lesson, you'll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you'll learn words and phrases for Fourth of July in the United States. Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! 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 Grammar Video - Absolute Beginner #8 - Using the Japanese Verbs Arimasu/Imasu

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Welcome to JapanesePod101.com's Learn Japanese Grammar Video Series-Absolute Beginner. Over twenty-five video lessons, we will teach you the absolute essentials of Japanese grammar using a powerful combination of audio and video. Each audio grammar explanation is enhanced with motion graphics so you can follow along visually every step of the way. Are you ready for an all-new way to learn Japanese grammar and expressions? Join us for our Learn Japanese Grammar Video Series at JapanesePod101.com! JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese. In this video lesson, you'll learn how to use the crucial verbs arimasu and imasu to talk about existence. Are you ready to learn even more Japanese? Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources, including other great videos like this one, audio podcasts, review materials, applications, and more. Leave us a message while you are there!

Prototype Lessons #3 - Words of the Week for November 1, 2014

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Word of the Day widget is a listener favorite, and now we've made it even better! In each lesson, you'll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the week's Word of the Day widget, plus sample sentences. Join us for Japanese Words of the Week! In this lesson, you'll learn the words and phrases introduced in the week ending November 1, 2014. 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!