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Learn Japanese w/ Manga Sensei

Learn Japanese language goodness every day, 365 days a year with Manga Sensei. Manga Sensei breaks down complicated Japanese grammar and simplifies it so that anyone can understand it in 5 min or less every Monday through Friday. Join us and learn the world’s best language. On the weekend we also get to interview master Japanese speakers, teachers, language hackers, Japanese businessmen, and translators to give you the tips and tricks that everyone, from the first day Japanese learner to the advanced speaker can all learn from.This podcast is great for people studying for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), people interested in Japanese grammar and semantics, masters of the trade who might want to learn something new, or just want to get started. We got you.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themangasensei/Twitter: https://twitter.com/themangasenseiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWwWebsite: manga-sensei.comよろしくお願いします!

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Learn Japanese language goodness every day, 365 days a year with Manga Sensei. Manga Sensei breaks down complicated Japanese grammar and simplifies it so that anyone can understand it in 5 min or less every Monday through Friday. Join us and learn the world’s best language. On the weekend we also get to interview master Japanese speakers, teachers, language hackers, Japanese businessmen, and translators to give you the tips and tricks that everyone, from the first day Japanese learner to the advanced speaker can all learn from.This podcast is great for people studying for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), people interested in Japanese grammar and semantics, masters of the trade who might want to learn something new, or just want to get started. We got you.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themangasensei/Twitter: https://twitter.com/themangasenseiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWwWebsite: manga-sensei.comよろしくお願いします!

More Hou

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Today we are talking more about the word Hoh, and the phrase Hoh Gah Ih. This is almost always used with past tense. “It’s better if you…”

Apr 06 2021

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More Yori

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Today we talk about when Yori is used, how it’s used, and when to use it by itself. There are multiple versions of Yori and I go over differentiating between them.

Apr 05 2021

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Hou Ga and Yori

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Today we’re going over two different grammar points, which are Hoh Gah and Yori. We use these in contrast to each other or in a phrase. I explain how to use both of these and how to distinguish between them.

Apr 02 2021

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Auxiliary Word Beki

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Today we’re talking about a very similar word to Hazu, which is Beki. This word is often paired with Dah, such as Beki-Dah with the accent going downward on Dah.

Apr 01 2021

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Hard Musts vs Soft Musts

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Today I will talk about the word “Hazu.” This is basically the first and most simplistic of the musts or shoulds in Japanese. I give examples and definitions.

Mar 31 2021

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Appropriate and Unique Responses

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It can often be difficult for new and even intermediate Japanese speakers to come up with the appropriate response to certain questions and sentences, so today I am going to provide you with a few unique responses you can use that will help you sound more fluent and native.

Mar 30 2021

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Dou

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This word usually indicates a question and today we will be diving into how to use this word and the difference between this word and another word similar to it.

Mar 26 2021

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The Adjective Hoshii

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Today we’re talking about another adjective that indicates desire, but alongside that showing of desire, we want to do it over a particular item. I talk about Hoshii Garu and Ga Hoshii.

Mar 25 2021

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Garu

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Today we are going to be going over Garu, which is over somebody else. In Japanese we often talk about area of information, which basically is who can say what. I cannot say that you like blue, but I can say I think you like blue. I give examples.

Mar 24 2021

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Auxiliary Adjective Tai

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This is when we take a verb and we attach an adjective part to the end. Like the word Nai. To not eat is Tabei Nai. Today we’re doing something very similar and talking about Tai.

Mar 23 2021

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Another Phrase Using Koto

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When using Kotoh it’s a nominalizer so everything before Kotoh is modifying Kotoh. Usually with verbs we’re going to see things ending in base 3 or base Tah, which is usually past tense or present tense. Today we’re talking about “Kotoh ni naru.” Naru is a non volitional act.

Mar 15 2021

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More About Koto

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Today I go more in depth into Kotoh. We go over the phrase “Kotoh gah, Dekidu.” Using phrases to simplify bigger ideas or sentences.

Mar 12 2021

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How to Express Have You Ever

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The phrase “Have you ever…?” is what we will be going over today. I explain how to ask this type of question and give examples.

Mar 11 2021

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Mono, Koto’s Twin

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Monoh is a physical thing, and used like when you say “It’s on the tip of my tongue.” This is used like Kotoh, but has to be used with tangible things rather than intangible things.

Mar 10 2021

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Tangible or Intangible Things; Koto

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Kotoh means thing, or what. In this episode I describe another way to overcome those moments when you can’t think of the right word or words to say. Instead of using filler words, this method has to do with describing the action or thing that you can’t think of.

Mar 09 2021

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-Ba Yokatta

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Today I will discuss this base 4 phrase. This base is a very simple if, having clause A and clause B, the two different parts of our sentences, being one contingent upon the other.

Mar 08 2021

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Full Review; Bases and Base 4

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I go over the various bases that we have talked about in previous episodes. I explain what base 4 is, how to use it more effectively along with the word “Bah.”

Mar 05 2021

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Ba Yokatta

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In this episode of Manga Sensei, John Sensei teaches us our first official Japanese phrase, Ba Yokatta. Before this, we have covered individual parts of grammar, but never whole phrases.

Feb 01 2021

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Base 4, Ba

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In today's episode, John Sensei gives us a review of the 4th base, Ba. We have covered bases 1-5 before and even gone into depth on specific bases.

Jan 29 2021

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Verbs, hajimeru

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This verb means to start. This is a unique verb because of how it is used with other verbs. I explain how and when it’s used.

Jan 26 2021

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僕は日本に行きました!

By SnoreAway - Feb 24 2020
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Great podcast! It helped me finally grasp Japanese! Keep you the good work. ありがとうございます!

Great podcast

By Jona Blocker - Mar 07 2019
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As a new learner I like the short length and focused topics...more!!