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1
Why Learn Japanese?
Learn why you should learn Japanese
6 Minutes • Video
2
Introduction to Japanese Pronunciation
Learn a little about Japanese pronunciation
6 Minutes • Video
3
Introduction to Perfect Japanese Pronunciation
Learn about Japanese vowels and consonants
4 Minutes • Video
4
Top 5 Japanese Pronunciation Mistakes to Avoid
Learn the Top 5 Japanese Pronunciation mistakes to avoid
6 Minutes • Video
5
Perfect Pronunciation of The 5 Japanese Vowels
Learn the Perfect Pronunciation of The 5 Japanese Vowels
4 Minutes • Video
6
Perfect Pronunciation of Japanese Consonants – Group 1
Learn the Perfect Pronunciation of Japanese Consonants-Group 1
10 Minutes • Video
7
Perfect Pronunciation of Japanese Consonants – Group 2
Learn Perfect Pronunciation of Japanese Consonants-Group 2
9 Minutes • Video
8
Marking the Change in Japanese Pronunciation with Diacritics
Learn to Mark the Change in Japanese Pronunciation with Diacritics
10 Minutes • Video
9
Combining Sounds in Japanese with the Y Group
Learn to Combine the Sounds in Japanese with the Y Group
14 Minutes • Video
10
The Secret to Mastering the Japanese Long Vowel
Learn The Secret to Mastering the Japanese Long Vowel
8 Minutes • Video
11
Mastering the Small, Silent Tsu in Japanese Pronunciation
Learn how to Master the Small, Silent Tsu in Japanese Pronunciation
5 Minutes • Video
12
Perfecting Pitch Accent in Japanese
Learn to Perfect the Pitch Accent in Japanese
5 Minutes • Video
13
10 Hardest Words to Pronounce
Learn the 10 hardest-to-pronounce words
4 Minutes • Video
14
The 25 Most Common Phrases that We Use in Japan
Learn 25 phrases that are used every day in Japan
6 Minutes • Video
15
Introduction to Japanese Grammar
Learn a little about Japanese grammar
6 Minutes • Video
16
Past and Negative Forms of the Japanese Copula
Learn the past and negative forms of the copula desu
4 Minutes • Video
17
Using the Japanese Verbs Arimasu/Imasu
Learn how to use the verbs arimasu and imasu to talk about existence
4 Minutes • Video
18
Saying You Like (or Don't Like) Something in Japanese
Learn how to say you like and don't like something in Japanese using the adjectives suki and kirai
3 Minutes • Video
19
Introduction to Adjectives in Japanese
Learn all about the two types of adjectives, and how to use them
4 Minutes • Video
20
Negative Forms of Adjectives in Japanese
Learn how to make and use both types of negative adjective
3 Minutes • Video
21
Past Forms of Adjectives in Japanese
Learn how to make and use the past tense of i and na adjectives
3 Minutes • Video
22
Using Verbs in Japanese
Learn how to create sentences using present-tense verbs, as well as
3 Minutes • Video
23
Using Particles "e" and "de" in Japanese
Learn how to use the direction particle "e" and the location particle "de" sentences
3 Minutes • Video
24
Conjugating Formal Verbs in Japanese
Learn how to conjugate formal Japanese verbs to make polite sentences
3 Minutes • Video
25
Suggestions and Invitations in Japanese
Learn how to invite someone to do something politely in two different ways
2 Minutes • Video
26
Introduction to Informal Japanese Verbs
Learn how to use plain verbs for casual Japanese, and the difference between casual and polite speech
2 Minutes • Video
27
Negative Forms of Class 1 Japanese Verbs
Learn how to form and use the negative forms of class 1 Japanese verbs
2 Minutes • Video
28
Negative Forms of Class 2 Japanese Verbs
Learn how to form the negative forms of Class 2 verbs and make negative Japanese sentences with them
4 Minutes • Video
29
Negative Forms of Class 3 Japanese Verbs
Learn how to create the negative forms of the irregular Class 3 verbs suru and kuru
3 Minutes • Video
30
The -Te Form of Class 1 Japanese Verbs
Learn how to make the -te form of Class 1 verbs to give commands
4 Minutes • Video
31
The -Te Form of Class 2 and 3 Japanese Verbs
Learn how to make the -te form of Class 2 and 3 verbs to give more commands
3 Minutes • Video
32
Talking About Current Actions in Japanese
Learn how to talk about current actions using the -te iru / -te imasu construction
3 Minutes • Video
33
Making Requests in Japanese
Learn how to ask someone to do something using the -te kudasai construction
3 Minutes • Video
34
Asking Someone Not to Do Something in Japanese
Learn how to ask someone not to do something using -naide kudasai
2 Minutes • Video
35
Introduction to Japanese Writing
Learn a little about how to write
5 Minutes • Video
36
Which alphabet to use?
Learn when to use the different alphabets
3 Minutes • Video
37
The Hiragana Vowels
Learn how to read and write the hiragana vowels, あ、い、う、え、お
12 Minutes • Video
38
The Hiragana K Column
Learn the Hiragana K column
11 Minutes • Video
39
The Hiragana S Column
Learn the Hiragana S column
11 Minutes • Video
40
The Hiragana T Column
Learn the Hiragana T column
11 Minutes • Video
41
The Hiragana N Column
Learn the Hiragana N column
9 Minutes • Video
42
The Hiragana H Column
Learn the Hiragana H column
14 Minutes • Video
43
The Hiragana M Column
Learn the Hiragana M column
9 Minutes • Video
44
The Hiragana R Column
Learn the Hiragana R column
9 Minutes • Video
45
The Hiragana Y Column and Digraphs
Learn the Hiragana Y column and digraphs
9 Minutes • Video
46
The Hiragana W Column Plus N
Learn the Hiragana W column plus N
10 Minutes • Video
47
HA or WA?
Learn why the hiragana 'ha' is sometimes read as 'wa'
2 Minutes • Video
48
How to Introduce Yourself in Japanese
Learn how to introduce yourself
14 Minutes • Video
49
How to Describe Where You're From in Japanese
Learn how to describe where you're from
14 Minutes • Video
50
How to Navigate Passport Control in Japanese
Learn how to navigate passport control
15 Minutes • Video
51
How to Exchange Contact Information in Japanese
Learn how to exchange contact information
17 Minutes • Video
52
Checking in at a Hotel
Learn how to check in at a hotel
26 Minutes • Video
53
Buying Items at a Register
Learn how to buy items at a register
14 Minutes • Video
54
Explaining Details about an Appointment
Learn how to explain details about an appointment
16 Minutes • Video
55
Greeting an Old Acquaintance
Learn how to greet an old acquaintance
18 Minutes • Video
56
Discussing Future Plans
Learn how to discuss future plans
17 Minutes • Video
57
Buying Tickets for Public Transportation
Learn how to buy tickets for public transportation
20 Minutes • Video
58
The Katakana Vowels
Learn the katakana vowels
11 Minutes • Video
59
The Katakana K Column
Learn the katakana K column
10 Minutes • Video
60
The Katakana S Column
Learn the Katakana S column
11 Minutes • Video
61
The Katakana T Column
Learn the Katakana T column
12 Minutes • Video
62
The Katakana N Column
Learn the Katakana N column
8 Minutes • Video
63
The Katakana H Column
Learn the katakana H column
11 Minutes • Video
64
The Katakana M Column
Learn the Katakana M column
8 Minutes • Video
65
The Katakana R Column
Learn the Katakana R column
8 Minutes • Video
66
The Katakana Y Column and More Digraphs
Learn the Katakana Y column and more digraphs
8 Minutes • Video
67
The Katakana W Column Plus N
Learn the Katakana W column plus N
11 Minutes • Video
68
How to Ride a Train in Japan
Learn how to ride a train in Japan
7 Minutes • Video
69
How to Visit Someone's House
Learn how to visit someone's house in Japan
9 Minutes • Video
70
How to Eat a Typical Japanese Meal at Home
Learn how to eat a typical Japanese meal at home
9 Minutes • Video
71
How to Use Chopsticks Properly
Learn how to use chopsticks properly
9 Minutes • Video
72
How to Take a Japanese-Style Bath
Learn how to take a Japanese-style bath
8 Minutes • Video
73
How to Finish Up Work in a Japanese Office
Learn How to finish up work in a Japanese office
10 Minutes • Video
74
How to Order Food at a Ramen Restaurant
Learn how to order food at a ramen restaurant
10 Minutes • Video