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Easy Japanese: Grammar Lessons | NHK WORLD-JAPAN

You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. Japan's only public media organization NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with podcast. nhk.jp/lesson

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Lesson 21: NAI-form verbs

Key phrase: No, not really. / IIE, SOREHODODEMO / NAI-form verbs / Sound Words: Shouting with glee

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4 Sep 2017

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Lesson 17: Adjective + SÔ

Key phrase: What is your recommendation? / ___ WA CHOTTO / Adjective + SÔ / Sound Words: Silence, Forming a line

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24 Jul 2017

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Lesson 18: TE-form verb + SHIMAIMASHITA

Key phrase: I'm lost. / TE-form verb + SHIMAIMASHITA / Sound Words: Panicked, Moving around

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31 Jul 2017

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Lesson 15: TE-form verb + IMASU

Key phrase: They are sleeping. / MASHÔ / TE-form verb + IMASU / Negative form of adjectives / Sound Words: Sleeping

10mins

10 Jul 2017

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Lesson 25: Command form of verbs

Key phrase: Get under the desk. / YÔ DA, YÔ DESU / Difference between the particles WA and GA / Command form of verbs / Sound Words: Shaking

10mins

2 Oct 2017

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Lesson 16: TE-form verb can connect sentences

Key phrase: Please go up the stairs, and go to the right. / TE-form verb can connect sentences / How to use the particle NI / Sound Words: TONTON

10mins

17 Jul 2017

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Lesson 19: Past form of adjectives

Key phrase: I'm glad. / Past form of adjectives / Sound Words: Camera

10mins

21 Aug 2017

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Lesson 24: NAI-form verb + DE KUDASAI

Key phrase: Please don't use them. / Words to indicate time points / NAI-form verb + DE KUDASAI / Sound Words: Dissatisfaction

10mins

25 Sep 2017

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Lesson 20: ARIMASU: a verb meaning possession

Key phrase: Have you ever sung Japanese songs? / ARIMASU: a verb meaning possession / TA-form verb + KOTO GA ARIMASU / Sound Words: Train

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28 Aug 2017

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Lesson 26: Volitional form of verbs

Key phrase: Let's do our best next time. / ___ N DESU / DESHITA / Volitional form of verbs / Sound Words: Crying

10mins

9 Oct 2017

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Lesson 23: Passive expression

Key phrase: I was scolded by mother. / ___ MASEN DESHITA / Passive expression / Sound Words: Cleaning-up

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18 Sep 2017

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Lesson 22: How to change adjectives to adverbs

Key phrase: I’m late. / A counter for minutes / TE-form verb + WA IKEMASEN / How to change adjectives to adverbs / Sound Words: Anger

10mins

11 Sep 2017

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Lesson 43: How to use DESHÔ

Key phrase: Why do you think it is? / How to use DESHÔ / Sound Words: Sounds for correct or incorrect answer

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12 Feb 2018

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Lesson 40: Three groups of verbs

Key phrase: My head throbs. / Onomatopoeia + SHIMASU / Three groups of verbs / Sound Words: Chilling, Nausea

10mins

22 Jan 2018

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Lesson 41: Expressions of ability or potential

Key phrase: I was able to go to the campus festival, and it was fun. / Expressions of ability or potential / Sound Words: Feeling refreshed

10mins

29 Jan 2018

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Lesson 42: ICHIBAN

Key phrase: I wonder which is the most delicious. / ICHIBAN / Sound Words: Hunger

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5 Feb 2018

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Lesson 39: Symptoms

Key phrase: I think you have a cold. / Symptoms / TO OMOIMASU / Sound Words: Coughing

10mins

15 Jan 2018

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Lesson 38: Honorific expressions

Key phrase: Understood. / Honorific expressions / Sound Words: Hardly standing up, Feeling dizzy

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8 Jan 2018

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Lesson 37: How to cite examples using TARI

Key phrase: I watched Mt. Fuji, ate sushi, and so on. / ___ WA DÔ DATTA? / How to cite examples using TARI / Sound Words: Fatigue

10mins

25 Dec 2017

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Lesson 36: NAI-form verb + NAKEREBA NAIRIMASEN

Key phrase: I have to study. / Seasons / NAI-form verb + NAKEREBA NAIRIMASEN / Sound Words: Wind

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18 Dec 2017

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