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Risa:
Hi everybody, today we are going to do top 25 nouns. Let’s go.
1. 問題(mondai) 問題(mondai) Problem
問題を解く(mondai o toku) 環境問題(kankyōmondai) 問題(mondai)
2. 質問(shitsumon) 質問(shitsumon) Question
質問をする(shitsumon o suru) ask a question 質問に答える(shitsumon ni kotae ru) answer the question 質問です!(Shitsumon desu!) あなたの好きな日本の言葉は何ですか?(Anatano suki na Nihon no kotoba wa nan desu ka?) What is your favorite Japanese word? 質問(shitsumon)
3. 店(mise) store
お店(o-mise) お気に入りのお店に買い物に行く。(O-kiniiri no o-mise ni kaimono ni iku.)
あなたの好きなお店はどこですか?何ですか?(Anata no suki na o-mise wa doko desu ka? Nan desu ka?) 店(mise)
4. 駅(eki) Station
東京駅はいつもたくさんの人がいる。(Tōkyoōeki wa itsumo takusan no hito ga iru.) 東京駅はどうやって行ったらいいですか?(Tōkyōeki wa dō yatte ittara ii desu ka?) How can I get to Tokyo station?
5. 水(mizu) water
水(mizu) お水を下さい(o-mizu o kudasai) Can I have a tap water? 水(mizu) It’s not tap water.
6. 意味(imi) meaning
その言葉の意味を教えて下さい(Sono kotoba no imi o oshiete kudasai) 意味(imi) 意味、意味をすぐに知りたがる(Imi, Imi o sugu ni shiritagaru.) どうして?(Dōshite?) Why どうして、どうして?(Dōshite, dōshite?) 意味(imi) 意味を教えて下さい。(Imi o oshiete kudasai.) どうしてー(Dōshitē.)
7. 写真(shashi) Picture
写真を撮る(shashin o toru) 写真を撮ってもいいですか?Shashin o totte mo ii desu ka?) チッチッチッチ(chitchitchitchi ) Selfie! フゥー!(Fū!)
8. 車(kuruma) Car.
In English...the last week I went to 秋葉原(Akihabara) and I saw lots of 痛車(itasha) 痛車(itasha) means not an Italian car. It means like uh..a lame car. Normally Otaku people is on that car.
9. 部屋(heya) room
部屋(heya) my favorite room is my room. I love to sleep. 部屋(heya)
10. 言葉(kotoba) word
言葉(kotoba) I like ありがとう(arigatō) 言葉(kotoba) word
11. 映画(eiga) movie
My favorite movie, I have lots of my favorite movie but I like グランチュリーノ(Guranchurīno) and I like Stand by me, シザーハンズ(Shizāhanzu)
12. 名前(namae) name
名前(namae) name. My name is Lisa. Nice to meet you.
13. 学校(gakkou) school
学校(gakkou) to play dodge ball in the playground.
14. 仕事(shigoto) work.
When I have to work. Oh I don’t wanna wake up! Ten more minutes!
15. 会社(kaisha) company
会社(kaisha) 会社(kaisha) company, company. Company 何があるー、わからないー(nani ga arū, wakaranaī), company.. There is a lot of companies in Tokyo.
16. 家(ie) House,
house... In future, I want to have a house near the sea and mountain in the nature.
17. 明日(asu) tomorrow.
I am going to meet with my friend tomorrow. Yay!
18. 昨日(kinō) yesterday.
I ate lots of avocado yesterday. Phew... アボガド(abogado)
19. 今(ima) now
今でしょ!(Ima desho!) 古いな、このギャグ。(Furui na, kono gyagu.) Now, now, now! Now, now, now! Now, now, now! 今(ima) Now. Now, now, now, now I am here.
20. 今日(kyō) today.
今日(kyō) Today is gonna be today da da da da.... Today is going to be the day that they are going to throw you back to you hey! 今日(kyō) today
21. 時間(jikan) time.
時間(jikan) We are running out of the time. In hurry!
22. みんな(minna) everybody.
Hello everybody. Somebody, everybody. Everybody knows but nobody really knows how to make it work or how to ease the hurt. みんな、これちょっと全部、歌にしちゃっていいかな。(Minna kore chotto zenbu, uta ni shichatte ii ka na.)
23. 人(hito) Person
Person, 人(Person, nin) 人(hito) He is a nice person. むず!(muzu!) あー、シンプル、シンプル(Ā, simpuru, simpuru) 人(hito) Person. I know a person who knows a person who knows a person.
24. 物(mono) thing
物(mono) 物(mono) おいしい物が食べたい。(Oishii mono ga tabetai.) I want to eat something delicious. I am hungry. 今何食べたいかなー。(Ima nani ga tabetai ka nā.) いっぱい食べたい物がある。(Ippai tabetai mono ga aru.) I want to eat Thai curry.
25. 事(koto) thing
事(koto) 事(koto) thing 昨日起こった事(kinō okotta koto) The thing happened yesterday. I need a one thing in the da da da one thing.
Thank you for watching top 25 nouns. I hope you enjoyed it. Bye for now. See you next time, thank you for watching. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Matthew
September 7th, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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I absolutely love when people are having fun when making a video. We get to see bits of their personality, which is wonderful.

ちょっと質問!Risa uses the reading あす for 明日. I did a quick search for the three different readings, and I got the general idea that あす is used more in “official communication,” like news reports or weather forecasts, while あした is more for daily conversation. I have a good understanding of みょうにち; I just want to see if you guys have any additional input on the contexts in which you’d use the other two readings. ありがとうございます!

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August 22nd, 2017 at 11:32 am
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Hi Savannah Johnston,
Thank you for your comment!

So do I…👍 It is said that hot summer ruins one’s appetite, but there are many things I want to eat still.

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Savannah Johnston
August 5th, 2017 at 10:20 am
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“What do I want to eat now? There’s so many things I want to eat.”

I think I feel a spiritual connection with Risa. XD

July 23rd, 2017 at 3:23 pm
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Hi Bren,

Thank you for your comment! The word ‘jikan’ is used for both ‘time’ and ‘hour’. However, ‘jikan’ is only used for the meaning of ‘hour’ when placed after a numerical number. For an example ‘three hours’ would be ’san jikan’. Otherwise, the word is often used to express the word ‘time’. This is how the two meanings can be distinguished based on the context of the sentence.

We wish you the best of luck with your further studies.

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Bren
July 7th, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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Hi guys! I have a question, “jikan” is supposed to mean “hour”…but here is “time”….so….which one is the meaning of “jikan”?

Excellent videos though, I’m glad I join here 😄

June 9th, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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Hi LatvianRiddler,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

We are always happy to receive constructive criticism, so we’ll forward your thoughts to the correspondent team that makes decisions about how to design our future lessons.

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LatvianRiddler
June 9th, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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Guys, respectfully, please remember that you’re supposed to be teaching us japanese… halfway through this video, she stopped giving examples sentences and started just making jokes in english. I’m all for having fun and keeping it lighthearted, but that’s not very helpful…

April 25th, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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Rahul-san,
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If you’re PC has recent OS (which I’m sure it does), it should come with
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Rahul
March 24th, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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Hello!
i want to know how to write in japanese in these comments.😞
can you suggest me something by which i an type in japanese in computer .
Thanks!😄

November 18th, 2016 at 10:45 am
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