Lean Japanese with TPRS. I will teach you to speak Japanese easily and automatically Effortless Japanese way. Text on the Blog http://effortlessjapanese.blogspot.com/
Lean Japanese with TPRS. I will teach you to speak Japanese easily and automatically Effortless Japanese way. Text on the Blog http://effortlessjapanese.blogspot.com/
Want to Improve your Japanese Listening Skill? Then this podcast is for you! Asuka, a qualified Japanese teacher, provides you graded listening exercises so you can pick up the proper exercise to practice.
Rank #1: Unit 1 – 03.
“どこ” and “いくら” Unit1-03 Audio
Rank #2: Unit 1 – 04.
What time is it now? Unit1-04 Audio
Welcome to JLA, Japanese Listening Advanced!! Enhance your Japanese ability by listening to real, natural Japanese conversation. You can check script and learn new words and phrases which you might not find in dictionary! Listen to the sound, check the script, and learn advanced Japanese!!!Follow us on twitter or facebook too, so that you can find scripts too!
Rank #1: Japanese Listening (Advanced) new episode Vol.34 Buddhism.
Japanese Listening (Advanced) new episode is there! Listen to the real, natural Japanese conversation with script!
Rank #2: Japanese Listening (Advanced) new episode Vol20 Curry.
Japanese Listening (Advanced) new episode is there! Listen to the real, natural Japanese conversation with script! ** This episode is actually not new for everybody. I re-uploaded one of old episodes.
TalkingFlashcards.com — The Learn-a-Language-Fast Podcast! Learn Japanese Fast! Our program is the fastest and best method to learn Japanese! We teach listeners common words and phrases in Japanese, repeated several time to improve retention. TalkingFlashcards.com — the Learn-a-Language-Fast Podcast! Learn Japanese! Topics include learning how to tell time in Japanese, how to order food in Japanese, counting in Japanese, and other conversational Japanese to help you communicate during your travel to Japan. Our free Japanese lessons are great opportunities to listen and learn Japanese, and our use of rhythm and repetition will get you to speak Japanese in just minutes! Learning a foreign language and learning Japanese has never been so easy! Start learning the Japanese language!
Rank #1: MONTHS OF THE YEAR.
MONTHS OF THE YEAR JanuaryichigatsuFebruarynigatsuMarchsangatsuAprilshigatsuMaygogatsuJunerokugatsuJulyshichigatsuAugusthachigatsuSeptkugatsuOctjuugatsuNov juuichigatsuDecjuunigatsuThe post MONTHS OF THE YEAR appeared first on talkingflashcards.
Rank #2: Counting 11 – 97.
Counting 11 - 97After you have learned to count to 10 in Japanese, there is a pattern that emerges as you learn higher numbers. This Podcast illustrates these patterns to easily teach you to count double-digit numbers in Japanese! NumbersRomaji11juu-ichi12juu-ni13juu-san14juu-yon15juu-go20ni-juu31san-juu-ichi42yon-juu-ni53go-juu-san64roku-juu-yon75nana-juu-go86hachi-juu-roku97kyuu-juu-nanaThe post Counting 11 – 97 appeared first on talkingflashcards.
The Ultimate Study Guide to Passing the JLPT in Less Time and With Less Pain.
Rank #1: JLPT BC 135 | Adding Grammar and Vocabulary Back In.
I’ve got a good start on the first book of Game of Thrones (氷と炎の歌１). It has been a lot of fun because I really like that particular story. I think there are a lot of people that will probably find it way too difficult to struggle through. For me though, it is interesting to see how it got translated because it seems like the author has done a decent job in converting the book to Japanese.It is definitely not a book to learn with, at least for the faint of heart. It is pretty much purposely written to be difficult to read. The author uses a lot of rare kanji and uncommon words for obvious reasons. He wanted to convey the feeling of a fantasy novel and some of the descriptions are quite difficult to fully understand even in my native language.Something that I have never seen before this book was the author’s way of translating certain key terms that are important to the series. He created a new word out of kanji that symbolizes what he wants to convey but then has katakana furigana of the original term.For example, for the Night’s Watch, which is a name of a group of guardians in the book, the author writes 冥夜の守人 (lit. guard people of the dark night), but to the side it has the furigana ナイツ・ウォッチ. This makes for an interesting blend that keeps the fantasy tone but clarifies what is actually being talked about.Another thing I noticed was the use of brackets to emphasize certain key words. For example, the Night’s Watch lives near a place simply called ‘the wall’ in English. In Japanese the author uses 壁 (kabe), which means wall, but then he puts <> brackets around it for emphasis so that you know it’s not just some wall but the wall.I haven’t had a lot of experience with this kind of formatting. Has anybody else read something like that before?Dual ReadingSo I have the English kindle version of Game of Thrones that I read awhile ago. Since it is in kindle format I can easily pack it with me. So I have been making use of it lately to help me better understand the Japanese translation of the book.Also, I have an uncommon interest in seeing how things are expressed in different languages so I like to see what is kept, what gets removed, what gets added so to speak. No language can perfectly relay a scene to someone, and that is actually one advantage of writing, because you have to use your imagination to fill in the gaps, making reading a more personal experience than say movie watching.But, having the same text in two different languages also has the benefit of being great for language learning of course. And basically what I have been doing is reading 3 or 4 pages in English than reading 3 or 4 pages in Japanese. The two books match up fairly well so far so I can get the meaning of what is going on without having to look up a lot of words.This helps me out a lot because I have a hard time guessing about the overall scene of a piece of writing and so getting an overview of it before I read really helps everything slip into place. And it makes reading go a lot faster with just the right amount of struggle to come up with certain words.I do still take the time here and there to save words that I want to practice later. These are mostly uncommon but interesting words to know like decapitation, which is probably not going to appear on the test but just interesting to know.I’m thinking about taking a similar approach to Harry Potter, because I have the English kindle book, I just need the Japanese one. I’d like to combine it with the audiobook as well for some extra practice.Squeezing in grammar and vocabularyI’m starting to spot check more and more grammar recently. I want to avoid going into it very deep and boring myself with it, but I want to do some regular review so that I have it over-learned by the time I reach the July test.As I’ve said a few times before though, The N1 grammar section is not as cut and dry as that of other levels of the test. You really need to know small nuances, and really pay attention to detail. I’ve been trying my best to notice and take note of interesting usage that I see, but other than that I don’t see how you can really be 100% prepared for that section other than just using Japanese and being corrected a lot.I’ve also tried my best to bulk up on difficult vocabulary before the coming test. Last test, there were some words that I recognized but couldn’t use very well. I’d like to take some extra time with vocab and try to binge on as much as I can before the test, so that I can again over-learn what I need to pass.I will need to improve my reading comprehension and actually concentration. I have a lot of trouble keeping focused through the more boring pieces of the test. What seemed to work for N2 for me was reading a lot of old pre-N tests. Although the questions and style are a little different, they are still great practice.I’ll be cracking open a few of those over the next couple of weeks to see where I stand. Another issue is taking a practice test. Although I’ve found the N1 practice tests to be all over the map in terms of being the correct level. For instance, I’ll ace one then turn around and fail another.How about you?We are heading into the final 2 months before the July test. Are you ready? How are you preparing? Let me know in the comments.
Rank #2: JLPT BC 131 | The Smell of Coffee in Japan.
When I first came to Japan, I was, like so many others, fascinated by the vending machines. I mean there are vending machines absolutely everywhere in Japan. And they will vend absolutely everything from soda to fried noodles. One of them that I saw sold bouquets of flowers, which could come in handy for that late night craving of flower giving.But, one of the most ubiquitous kinds of vending machines of course are soda machines. And most of them carry some kind of canned coffee. Some machines actually only carry coffee. And during one of my early days here, when I would try absolutely anything and everything within an arm’s length, I purchased a black can from a machine. It was when I first came here and I couldn’t read anything, so it could have been motor oil for all I knew.As it turned out it was straight black coffee. And it was ice cold. No creamer, no sugar, no milk, straight. I almost spat it out and threw the can away. Cold black coffee? Are you mad? Who drinks that?Now, 10 or so years later, I sometimes drink cold black coffee with my meal at Mos Burger or grab a can from the convenience store without even thinking about it. I acquired the taste pretty early on actually, and I’ve come to realize that there is a lot of coffee in Japan.From little cafes to the big mainstream places, it is a part of Japan. And it was a part of Japan even before the chief mate on the Pequod showed up. There is even a style of making coffee named after Kyoto. A slow 8-16 hour brewing process that this kindly bearded man will explain for you:MainstreamAt the beginning of the 80s, the Japanese coffee shop Doutor opened its doors for business. They were seen as a quick cafe that salarymen could duck into on their way to work to pick up a sandwich and a cuppa before heading into work. They are still the most common coffee shop in Japan, with somewhere around 1400 locations including its offshoots.They offer a good combination of a light sandwich and a good blended coffee. They also have a few seasonal drinks, but it is primarily a simple, to-the-point kind of cafe without all the thrills of other coffee shops.If you were wondering where the word Doutor came from, it’s the Portuguese word for ‘doctor’. Apparently, the name comes from the street name that the founder stayed on while working on a Brazilian coffee plantation.Speaking of strange names for coffee shops, the coffee shop named after the chief mate of the Pequod, the ship that went after Moby Dick, made its inevitable way to Japan in 1996. Amazingly, Starbucks mostly kept its style and menu when it came over. I would say the big difference is a smaller selection of coffees and a bigger and better-stocked sweets selection.As with a lot of trendy places from overseas, it was an immediate success. Doutor felt the pinch of competition and responded with a look-alike, called Excelsior Cafe. It apparently looked so much like Starbucks, including the color scheme and the old logo, that Starbucks promptly sued them.Excelsior Cafés are still around today though and yes they still kind of look like Starbucks Cafés.Other than mainstream coffee shops, there is an immense variety of canned coffee flavors available. A perennially favorite seems to be cafe au lait, a French mixture of coffee and milk. What’s amazing is that in winter, these drinks are served hot from the vending machine. That’s actually why they are canned, so they don’t burst open.A new trend of late has been coffee at convenience stores. It seems like somebody would have thought about it why before now, but over the last 2 years or so, Lawson, a popular convenience store chain, has started carrying all sorts of coffee drinks for reasonable prices. And it is pretty well-brewed.It really pales in comparison to the kind of coffee you get in the States at convenience stores. There it seems to be more of a raw commodity, like gasoline or milk. It’s generally pretty tasteless and over-heated. The convenience store coffee here is quite nice.AlternativesThere are plenty alternatives to the mainstream options of course. For example, there is a recent trend of cat cafes, where you go and have coffee with a few feline friends. There is even an owl cafe in Namba here in Osaka, where there are several owls in cages hanging out in the cafe. That one seems a little cruel to be honest, but interesting none the less.Out in the countryside, there are plenty of cozy little cafes that serve their own variety of sweets and coffee in unique handmade mugs. I went into one place that had an all-wood interior and a nice view of a Japanese garden. So, it might be something you want to add to your to-do list if you are visiting.I feel in some of these local cafes it is almost like coffee drinking has replaced tea ceremony. The interiors are homy and the coffee is served with real sugar cubes that don’t look they came off an assembly line somewhere. The whole experience is a lot more peaceful than the ram and jam of trying to squeeze into an urban Starbucks.Adapting New TrendsI feel like coffee in Japan is just another example of Japan’s take-it-and-twist-it way of adopting something. Not a lot of trends seem to come out of Japan. There aren’t a lot of new inventions that change the world or spark a new trend. Instead, Japan seems to take a lot of things and give them a little twist.The obvious example here is the car industry where Japan has excelled and has actually created a whole new kind of engine, the hybrid. But, you can see other examples in things like housing which I mentioned last month. New houses are inspired by Western tastes, but modern houses have their own style all of their own.Thinking outside of the box never really gets the applause that it does in other cultures. Instead, there is more of focus on perfection and adhering to standards. The hunger for innovation has been dulled from the days when Sony came out with their groundbreaking Walkman.I hope the hunger grows again. It would be interesting to see a chain of green tea cafés worldwide.Are you a coffee aficionado?Have you tried some interesting cafés in Japan? Do you have a crush on Tommy Lee Jones? Tell me about it in the comments below.Photo by Miki Yoshihito
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Rank #1: Learn Japanese: Color.
This week we have been breaking down things that new learners of Japanese have problems with. Today we continue that by breaking down exactly how to help with colors, which can be quite confusing. Manga-sensei.comdiscovernihongo.commusic by Gizmo
Rank #2: Learn Japanese: My Favorite Anime for Learning Japanese..
What Anime Do I watch and what Manga do I "MANGA SENSEI" read? Listen to find out!(Sorry about the late posts on these episodes. Somehow they didn't upload and post. I had no idea.) music by gizmomanga-sensei.com
Learn Japanese with teacher Yoshiko, as she teaches you the basics of Japanese. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Japanese to get by on a holiday or business trip to Japan, or just to impress your Japanese-speaking friends and colleagues. Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
Rank #1: Lesson 01 - One Minute Japanese.
In lesson 1 of One Minute Japanese you will learn how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Japanese. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Japanese at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com.
Rank #2: Lesson 02 - One Minute Japanese (repost).
In lesson 2 of One Minute Japanese you will learn a few more useful words in Japanese which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Japanese at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Japanese is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
Hear interesting news and stories in slow, easy, clear Japanese
Rank #1: NISJ 326 – Funazushi-Intermediate and Advanced Japanese Listening.
Rank #2: NISJ 346 – The Japanese Who Go to Work Even During Typhoons.
An invitation to Japanese literature.
Rank #1: Essays in Idleness No.071.
Rank #2:  Things that make you feel nostalgic (枕草子 過ぎにし方恋しきもの).
過ぎにし方（かた）恋しきもの 枯れたる葵（あふひ）。雛（ひひな）遊びの調度（てうど）。二藍、葡萄染などのさいでの押しへされて、草子の中などにありける、見つけたる。また、をりからあはれなりし人の文、雨など降りつれづれなる日、さがし出でたる。去年（こぞ）の蝙蝠（かはほり）。 Dear subscribers of the audio feed : English version of this recording is available at website. The translation is from The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics) by Meredith McKinneyNot in the public domain.
Hi guys :) This is the podcast program for Japanese learners. We want to give you Japanese real conversations! Please have fun learning Japanese :)Twitter: @smalltalkinJPEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVocabulary List: https://smalltalkinjapanese.hatenablog.com/We would appreciate informing us of any questions, comments or requests you may have. We are really looking forward to hearing from you 😊✨
Rank #1: 31. 日本ではタピオカが大ブーム( bubble tea is the latest fad in Japan)！〜帰国と日本の流行(trend)について〜.
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Rank #2: 3. 日本の受験文化 〜Why do Japanese students eat KITKAT for the entrance exam?〜.
Vocabulary list:https://smalltalkinjapanese.hatenablog.com/entry/2019/05/25/025327Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkinJPYou can view the vocabulary list on our blog using the link above :) Also, we would appreciate your support on Patreon.Twitter (@smalltalkinJP)Thank you very much for listening!
Learn Japanese with Daily Podcasts from Tokyo Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at Japanesepod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever! Yoroshiku O-negai Shimasu!
Rank #1: Absolute Beginner Japanese for Every Day #1 - The 25 Most Common Phrases that We Use in Japan.
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Japan too, so why not give your Japanese an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Risa’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]
Rank #2: Introduction to Japanese #1 - Why Learn Japanese?.
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com’s new Introduction to Japanese video series! With this vibrant five-lesson series, we’ll introduce you to Japanese-from why you should learn this great language, to pronunciation, grammar, writing, and more.In this lesson, we’ll start from the beginning and tell you why you should learn Japanese! Visit us at JapanesePod101.com for more great [...]
Learn Japanese Pod is a podcast that teaches natural every day Japanese with fun audio dialogs
Rank #1: Podcast 02 (series 02) How to do a self introduction in Japanese.
In this podcast you'll learn how to a self introduction to your Japanese class mates on your first day of Japanese class
Rank #2: Podcast 26: Japanese verbs for daily life.
In this podcast you will learn useful verbs to describe what you do in daily life
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Japanese program, including news from Australia and around the world. - 世界やオーストラリアのニュース、インタビュー、特集、そしてコミュニティーの話題などを、SBSの日本語放送でお聴きいただけます。
Rank #1: Teaching English in Japan: the work experience but not as you know it - オーストラリアの若者がみた日本 JETプログラム帰国生たちの声.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in Japan? If you are young, healthy and have passion to teach English, there is a chance to go work and experience a way of life in Japan. - 「日本の文化が好きで、一度でも日本という未知の国に住んでみたい」－このような思いを持つオーストラリア人の若者は少なくありません。そのような若者が日本に行き、仕事をしながら生活できるチャンスがあります。
Rank #2: Director Shinzo Katayama talks about his film "Siblings of the Cape" - 映画「岬の兄妹」 片山慎三監督.
Japanese film director Shinzo Katayama talks about his first feature film Siblings of the Cape. - 「感動ポルノ」ではない、人間としての障害者を描きます。
The best way to learn how to speak Japanese naturally!
Rank #1: #144毎日（まいにち）について！.
Rank #2: #4何時ですか？について！.
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
Rank #1: Lesson 3.
Where is a restroom?
Rank #2: Lesson 4.
Teppei's Japanese Podcast.Learn Japanese with me.
Rank #1: #340やり続けるということについて！.
Rank #2: #351適当にやることについて！.