Mastering Upper Intermediate Grammar

70 Lessons • 19 Hours, 58 Minutes
Your vocabulary is huge, but are you still relying on the comfortable beginner-level grammar patterns? Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
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1
Spare Me the Japanese Negativity!
Learn about the negative markers -zu and -nu
20 Minutes • Audio
2
Fate Works In Mysterious Ways in Japan
Learn about the sentence expressions ni, sa, and wa
18 Minutes • Audio
3
I Hope That's the Last Bear Attack in Japan
Learn about the usage of dake, nomi, and kiri
17 Minutes • Audio
4
Japanese Bears Only Attack Because They're Hungry
Learn about the usage of the Japanese words koso and -ba koso
15 Minutes • Audio
5
You Might be Transferred to China Even If You Speak Only Japanese
Learn how to use the Japanese words sae, sura, and made
19 Minutes • Audio
6
It's Complicated in Japan
Learn how to use the the Japanese suffix -ppoi and the auxiliary adjective rashii, meaning "-ish" or "-like
18 Minutes • Audio
7
Follow This Fundamental Japanese Rule
Learn how to use the Japanese suffixes -teki, -fū, -sei, -kei, and -ka
21 Minutes • Audio
8
Murderous Tendencies are Revealed in Japan
Learn how to use the Japanese suffixes -gachi and -gimi, which both indicate tendency
18 Minutes • Audio
9
A Japanese Lesson That's Filled With Useful Tips
Learn how to use the Japanese suffixes -darake, -mamire, and -zukume
18 Minutes • Audio
10
A Sightseeing Trip to a Japanese...Factory
Learn how to use the Japanese words ten and men, meaning "in terms of"
20 Minutes • Audio
11
Should you Take a Gift to the Japanese Research Lab?
Learn about the usage of the auxiliary verb beki, meaning "should"
17 Minutes • Audio
12
It Might be Hard to Pass This Japanese Exam
Learn the difference in usage between the Japanese auxiliary verbs -nikui, -zurai, and -gatai, all meaning "difficult to"
17 Minutes • Audio
13
Is There Any Possibility of You Passing This Japanese Exam?
Learn the usage of the Japanese auxiliary verb -eru or -uru
15 Minutes • Audio
14
In Short, This Lesson Will Teach You Japanese Paraphrasing
Learn the Japanese expressions that we use for summarizing or rephrasing what someone else has said, such as ii kaeru to, tsumari, yōsuru ni, and so on
15 Minutes • Audio
15
People Probably Wouldn't Vote for the Bonbon in the Japanese Election
Learn the usage of the Japanese auxiliary verbs -mai and -yō, which express the speaker's conjecture
21 Minutes • Audio
16
I'd Rather Be Safe than Sorry During an Earthquake in Japan
Learn the usage of the adverbs mushiro and kaette, which mean "rather"
21 Minutes • Audio
17
In Your Opinion, are Ugly Japanese Vegetables Safe to Eat?
Learn useful expressions for stating your opinion, such as omowareru, iu made mo nai, and to iu yori wa
19 Minutes • Audio
18
Ever Been in an Absolutely Unbearable Situation in Japan?
Learn three similar Japanese phrases: tamaranai, shikata nai, and naranai
18 Minutes • Audio
19
The More You Know, the Harder the Decision in Japan
Learn the usage of ni shitagatte, ni tsurete, and -ba -hodo in Japanese
21 Minutes • Audio
20
Getting Caught in a Japanese Lie
Learn the usage of -to dōji ni and totan in Japanese
21 Minutes • Audio
21
Being Right and Wrong At the Same Time in Japanese
Learn the usage of to tomo ni and to narande in Japanese
21 Minutes • Audio
22
Make Sure you do a Decent Job of Reading Those Japanese Instructions
Learn the difference in usage between roku ni -nai and roku na -nai in Japanese
19 Minutes • Audio
23
Japanese You Need Just in Case
Learn about talking about hypothetical situations
15 Minutes • Audio
24
Is this Japanese Unlike You?
Learn about talking about actions that are contrary to that person's nature
15 Minutes • Audio
25
Watch Your Japanese Get Better and Better!
Learn about understanding train announcements
16 Minutes • Audio
26
You're Not Finished Until You Read This!
Learn about expressing that an action is completely finished
16 Minutes • Audio
27
A Match Made in Heaven
Learn about expressing that one thing is the best match for the other
13 Minutes • Audio
28
In Terms of Japanese Lessons, This One's Awesome!
Learn about expressing one's opinions
13 Minutes • Audio
29
It's One Thing After Another!
Learn about expressing a situation where one thing happens right after another
15 Minutes • Audio
30
You Better Have a Good Reason!
Learn about expressing a conclusion one has reached
16 Minutes • Audio
31
You'll Never Guess What Happened!
Learn about explaining a situation using "wake"
17 Minutes • Audio
32
A Lesson Made Just For You!
Learn about making reservation for a hotel
15 Minutes • Audio
33
This May be Impossible, but...
Learn about calling for help in an emergency situation
15 Minutes • Audio
34
Don't Rush It!
Learn about talking about some impossibility or difficulty
16 Minutes • Audio
35
We Can't Rule Out Any Possibilities for Japan!
Learn about expressing one's opinion
18 Minutes • Audio
36
Can You Become a So-called Japanese Expert?
Learn about expressing one's opinion
17 Minutes • Audio
37
All Your Efforts in Japan Will Be Worth it!
Learn about using the word, "kai" which means "worth someone's efforts to do something"
19 Minutes • Audio
38
Make an Impressive Japanese Wedding Speech!
Learn about making a speech at a wedding ceremony
16 Minutes • Audio
39
After This Review, Japanese Will Be Easier!
Learn about reviewing past grammar points
16 Minutes • Audio
40
This Japanese Review Has All the Right Ingredients!
Learn about reviewing past grammar points
18 Minutes • Audio
41
Japan Truly Has The People's Court
Learn how to use a conjunction to place a restriction on what came before it
17 Minutes • Audio
42
Tipping the Japanese Scales of Justice
Learn how to form a polite request in Japanese
8 Minutes • Audio
43
Do You Understand What I'm Telling You In Japanese?
Learn how to use certain phrases that you'll find handy in business situations
18 Minutes • Audio
44
There's No Chance You'll Find This Japanese Lesson Boring!
Learn how to say that something is impossible in Japanese
19 Minutes • Audio
45
Give Me Your Best Japanese Advice
Learn how to give someone advice in Japanese
7 Minutes • Audio
46
When I Offered My Japanese Proposal, They Applauded
Learn how you can say something happened in Japanese when someone else did something
19 Minutes • Audio
47
Subject to Your Agreement, We Have a Japanese Deal!
Learn Japanese expressions you can use to reach a conditional arrangement
18 Minutes • Audio
48
I Expected Something to Happen in Japan, But Not This!
Learn how to express that something is unexpected in Japanese when compared to something else
15 Minutes • Audio
49
I Cannot Agree with Your Japanese Opinion
Learn how to say that something might happen or that you might do something in Japanese
21 Minutes • Audio
50
There's No Point in Complaining Now in Japanese!
Learn how to say that something is "useless" or that "there is no point" to doing something in Japanese
16 Minutes • Audio
51
Even If You Plan Your Japanese Vacation Carefully, Something Will Come Up!
Learn the Japanese phrase that means "even if"
17 Minutes • Audio
52
There's No Way I Can Do Any More Japanese Work!
Learn how to say that something is not possible due to a bad situation in Japanese
13 Minutes • Audio
53
If You Come to Japan, Everything Will Be Fine
Learn how to solve a problem in Japanese
16 Minutes • Audio
54
Moving In Japan - The First Big Step 1
Learn about saying "something is not so — as [noun]"
19 Minutes • Audio
55
Moving In Japan - The First Big Step 2
Learn about explaining apartment equipment
20 Minutes • Audio
56
Moving In Japan - The First Big Step 3
Learn about asking to confirm something
20 Minutes • Audio
57
Life Styles of the Japanese Rich and Famous
Learn about formal way of saying "please let us do something"
18 Minutes • Audio
58
Moving in Japan - Preparing for the Big Day
Learn about calling a moving company to ask for an estimate
16 Minutes • Audio
59
Earthquake
Learn about describing where an earthquake occurred and how big it was
17 Minutes • Audio
60
Finding a Job in Japan 1
Learn about understanding a job advertisement
14 Minutes • Audio
61
Finding a Job in Japan 3- Read this to Land your Dream Job
Learn about talking about one's strengths at a job interview
17 Minutes • Audio
62
Finding a Job in Japan 4 - Learn to Ask Politely
Learn about expressing one's opinion
14 Minutes • Audio
63
Eye-popping Japanese Expressions
Learn about expressing that one does something for someone's sake
14 Minutes • Audio
64
Battle of the Classes 2 -This will Never Happen in Japanese!
Learn about saying that something can't or won't be done
12 Minutes • Audio
65
Battle of the Classes 3 - A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Learn about talking about what used to be
15 Minutes • Audio
66
Japanese Superstitions 2: One Japanese Expression You Must Use!
Learn about saying that one has no choice but to do something
12 Minutes • Audio
67
There is No Better Way to Learn Japanese!
Learn about expressing that someone is the only one to do a certain action
15 Minutes • Audio
68
Critical Japanese Phrases Part 1: Using "In Spite of"
Learn about expressing the idea of "in spite of" or "although"
15 Minutes • Audio
69
Critical Japanese Phrases Part 2: Using "Can Do No Better Than"
Learn about saying that something is the best choice
13 Minutes • Audio
70
Critical Japanese Phrases Part 3: Expressing Certainty
Learn about expressing confidence about something
15 Minutes • Audio