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Say Hello in Japanese No Matter What the Time of Day

Learn how to greet someone both formally and informally

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Absolute Beginner #25 - Do You Remember the Japanese Grammar You’ve Learned in this Series?

Absolute Beginner Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you get home from your Japanese language class, you find your roommate packing her suitcase. This is a surprise to you: she hasn't told you that she's planning to travel. When you inquire about her plans, she tells you that she's going on vacation for a week. Then she asks you whether you can take care of her dog while she's gone. You tell her that you'd be happy to and ask when she's leaving: she's getting on a plane in an hour! In this lesson, you will review some of the different grammar points we have covered throughout this Japanese series. Our conversation takes place between three distant family members. Because they are not close relations, they are speaking formal Japanese. 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!

Absolute Beginner #24 - What’s the Japanese Word for This?

Absolute Beginner Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Whenever you go out to eat in Japan, you feel a slight wave of panic. Of course, that's because the first time you went out to eat in a Japanese restaurant, you felt adventurous and ordered what all your Japanese friends ordered. When it came to the table, your mouth was on fire...and you weren't able to put the flames out for many more hours. Now, you're careful to confirm what is in every Japanese dish is on the menu before you order it. In this lesson, you will learn how to ask what something is in the Japanese language. Our conversation takes place at between three distant family members who are eating together at a restaurant in Japan. Because they are not close relations, they are speaking formal Japanese. 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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Absolute Beginner #23 - Hoping for a Lucky Streak in Japan

Absolute Beginner Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Wherever you go in Japan, your lucky number, thirteen, has been coming up lately. At the Japanese grocery store, your bill totaled thirteen hundred yen. When you watched television, number thirteen on the Japanese soccer team scored a goal. And when you got your tickets for a play, you were seated in row thirteen, seat thirteen. You think the universe is trying to tell you something: maybe you need to go to a casino and bet some money on the number thirteen in roulette!  In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about going places in Japanese. Our conversation takes place at between three distant family members who are deciding where to go. Because they are not close relations, they are speaking formal Japanese. 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!

Absolute Beginner #22 - Do You Drink Japanese Beer?

Absolute Beginner Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you get home from work, your spouse is waiting for you in your Japanese apartment. Since your spouse works from home, your spouse has not talked to anyone in Japanese all day. So as soon as you walk in the door, you're met with a barrage of questions in Japanese: How was your day? What did you do? Did you go out for lunch? What do you want to do tonight? Finally, you stop your spouse and ask her a question: whether she will let you have some peace and quiet! In this lesson, you will learn how to ask questions in Japanese using -masu ka. Our Japanese conversation takes place at a supermarket in Japan between three distant family members; since they are not close, they are speaking formal Japanese. 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!

Absolute Beginner #21 - Do You Eat Sushi in Japan?

Absolute Beginner Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! After Japanese class, your friends invite you to join them for dinner. Eager to make some new acquaintances while you're studying in Japan, you happily go along. Little do you know that their regular hangout is a Japanese sushi restaurant near campus. When you arrive and see the Japanese word for sushi on the restaurant's door, you start to panic: you can't eat sushi because you're allergic to seafood! Hopefully this Japanese restaurant's menu will offer something vegetarian that you can eat! In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about doing an action in Japanese. The conversation takes place between three family members at one family member's home. Because they are distant family members, they are speaking formal Japanese. 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!