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In this video, you'll learn 20 of the most common words and phrases in Japanese.
Hi everybody, my name is Risa.
Welcome to The 800 Core Japanese Words and Phrases video series!
This series will teach you the eight hundred most common words and phrases in Japanese.
Ok! Let's get started! First is…
1.
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(inu)
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"dog"
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dog
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その家には二匹の犬がいる。
(Sono ie ni wa ni-hiki no inu ga iru.)
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"There are two dogs in that house."
(SLOW)
その家には二匹の犬がいる。
2.
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(neko)
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"cat"
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cat
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屋根の上で猫が寝ている。
(Yane no ue de neko ga nete iru.)
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"A cat is sleeping on the roof."
(SLOW)
屋根の上で猫が寝ている。
3.
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ハムスター
(hamusutā)
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"hamster"
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ハムスター
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ハムスター
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hamster
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ハムスターは昼間寝るのが好きだ。
(Hamusutā wa hiruma neru no ga suki da.)
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"Hamsters like to sleep during the day."
(SLOW)
ハムスターは昼間寝るのが好きだ。
4.
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暖かい
(atatakai)
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"warm"
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暖かい
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暖かい
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warm
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セーターを着ると、暖かい。
(Sētā o kiru to, atatakai.)
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"It's warm if you put on a sweater."
(SLOW)
セーターを着ると、暖かい。
5.
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(ame)
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"rain"
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(SLOW)
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rain
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雨が道路に降り注いでいる。
(Ame ga dōro ni furisosoide iru.)
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"The rain is falling on the street."
(SLOW)
雨が道路に降り注いでいる。
6.
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トマト
(tomato)
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"tomato"
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トマト
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トマト
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tomato
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トマトは78円です。
(Tomato wa nana-jū hachi-en desu.)
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"A tomato is 78 yen."
(SLOW)
トマトは78円です。
7.
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いちご
(ichigo)
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"strawberry"
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いちご
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いちご
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strawberry
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いちごのケーキはおいしい。
(Ichigo no kēki wa oishii.)
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"Strawberry cakes are delicious."
(SLOW)
いちごのケーキはおいしい。
8.
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さくらんぼ
(sakuranbo)
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"cherry"
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さくらんぼ
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さくらんぼ
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cherry
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さくらんぼが食べたい。
(Sakuranbo ga tabetai.)
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"I want to eat cherries."
(SLOW)
さくらんぼが食べたい。
9.
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子ども
(kodomo)
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"child"
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子ども
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子ども
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child
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あの子どもはかわいい。
(Ano kodomo wa kawaii.)
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"That child is cute."
(SLOW)
あの子どもはかわいい。
10.
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友だち
(tomodachi)
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"friend"
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友だち
(SLOW)
友だち
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friend
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7時に友だちと会う約束をしました。
(Shichi-ji ni tomodachi to au yakusoku o shimashita.)
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"I made arrangements to see my friend at seven."
(SLOW)
7時に友だちと会う約束をしました。
11.
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大人
(otona)
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"adult"
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大人
(SLOW)
大人
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adult
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二十歳になりました。もう大人です。
(Hatachi ni narimashita. Mō otona desu.)
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"I turned twenty. I'm an adult now."
(SLOW)
二十歳になりました。もう大人です。
12.
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自転車
(jitensha)
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"bicycle"
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自転車
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自転車
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bicycle
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僕は、自転車で駅まで行く。
(Boku wa, jitensha de eki made iku.)
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"I get to the station by bicycle."
(SLOW)
僕は、自転車で駅まで行く。
13.
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(kuruma)
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"car"
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(SLOW)
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car
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この車は小さいです。
(Kono kuruma wa chiisai desu.)
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"This car is small."
(SLOW)
この車は小さいです。
14.
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バイク
(baiku)
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"motorcycle"
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バイク
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バイク
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motorcycle
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僕は、バイクに乗るのが好きだ。
(Boku wa, baiku ni noru no ga suki da.)
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"I like riding motorcycles."
(SLOW)
僕は、バイクに乗るのが好きだ。
15.
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スクーター
(sukūtā)
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"scooter"
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スクーター
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スクーター
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scooter
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スクーターが買いたいです。
(Sukūtā ga kaitai desu.)
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"I want to buy a scooter."
(SLOW)
スクーターが買いたいです。
16.
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ボート
(bōto)
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"boat"
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ボート
(SLOW)
ボート
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boat
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ボートを借りよう!
(Bōto o kariyō!)
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"Let's rent a boat!"
(SLOW)
ボートを借りよう!
17.
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クラゲ
(kurage)
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"jellyfish"
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クラゲ
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クラゲ
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jellyfish
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クラゲが水の中をふわふわ泳いでいる。
(Kurage ga mizu no naka o fuwafuwa oyoide iru.)
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"The jellyfish are bobbing in the water."
(SLOW)
クラゲが水の中をふわふわ泳いでいる。
18.
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ロブスター
(robusutā)
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"lobster"
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ロブスター
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ロブスター
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lobster
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ロブスターはとても高い。
(Robusutā wa totemo takai.)
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"Lobsters are very expensive."
(SLOW)
ロブスターはとても高い。
19.
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かに
(kani)
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"crab"
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かに
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かに
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crab
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かにが二匹、岩の上を歩いている。
(Kani ga ni-hiki, iwa no ue o aruite iru.)
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"The two crabs are walking on a rock."
(SLOW)
かにが二匹、岩の上を歩いている。
20.
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(kame)
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"turtle"
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turtle
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亀は一万年生きると言われています。
(Kame wa ichi-man-nen ikiru to iwarete imasu.)
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"Turtles are said to live for 10,000 years."
(SLOW)
亀は一万年生きると言われています。
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words.
See you next time!
またね!(mata ne!)

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May 5th, 2020 at 06:30 PM
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Practice here & get feedback! Pick 1 word from this core list and come up with a sentence. Post the sentence in the comments below to get feedback from our learning community.

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December 17th, 2020 at 05:30 PM
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Hi Mandy,


Thank you for posting. ❤️️

Yes, this is a new series, so there are more episodes to be released! 😄


Please stay tuned!

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Lena

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Mandy
December 14th, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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Thank you very much for making these videos! They help a LOT! However, since there are 20 core phases and words in each lesson, with 10 lessons in total, the grand total number of words and phases covered in this series is 200. I am a little bit confused with the "800 core words and phrases" in the title of this series. Could you let me know where to find the other lessons? Or are they still under production? ありがとう ございます!❤️️