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Learn Japanese w/ Manga Sensei

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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!

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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!

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129 Ratings
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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!!

Awesome!

By TayER1029485736 - Feb 06 2019
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I love this podcast, breaks it all down so well! Learning so much

iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
116
6
2
1
4

Great podcast

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

Awesome!

By TayER1029485736 - Feb 06 2019
Read more
I love this podcast, breaks it all down so well! Learning so much
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Learn Japanese w/ Manga Sensei

Latest release on Oct 02, 2019

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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!

Rank #1: Learn Japanese: Color

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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.

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music by Gizmo

Apr 12 2018

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Rank #2: Learn Japanese: My Favorite Anime for Learning Japanese.

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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.)

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Apr 03 2018

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Rank #3: Learn Japanese: The 5 Most important words

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If you are going on a trip to Japan for your first time and you only could learn thses five words, I would recommed these five. Good luck.

Sumi masen
Wakari masen
Arigatou
Jya-ne
Shitsure shimasu

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discovernihongo.com
music by Gizmo

Apr 13 2018

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Rank #5: Learn Japanese: No Moto De のもとで

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While mostly written in hiragana, this advanced grammar point is about explaining how and what something is predicated upon or under. This is a more advanced grammar point but there should be no worries in intermediate speakers picking this up if they understand grammar points like No Tame Ni etc.

May 22 2018

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Rank #7: Learn Japanese: Days

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This may be a somewhat simple episode, but don't worry all you advanced speakers out there we will have more advanced stuff coming up this week. However, this is a great starter lesson in learning how to say things correctly and understand the power of time periods in Japanese.

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May 07 2018

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Rank #8: Learn Japanese: Ni Iku に行く

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When you want to say that you or someone else is going to or went somewhere, the simplest way is to say:

Noun (the target location) にいく (ni iku)

The に particle indicates direction, and the verb いく means go.

Jul 03 2018

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Rank #9: Learn Japanese: Doumo どうも

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The first thing people tend to say to you once they hear you speak Japanese is "Domo Arigatou Mr. Robato..." Which if never funny. I mean really please stop. However, This super hard to translate word is today's topic.

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manga-sensei
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4cCe3zLkyxJxn97PVpJbZW?si=_cdm8yq9StGUuChtOPY4SA

Sep 11 2018

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Rank #10: Learn Japanese: Iraira いらいら

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Today is the last day of this installment of the Onomatopoeia series. I hope you have found it helpful. We will be doing this again soon, but until then, I hope this week has helped you improve your fluency and increased your fluidity.

Aug 03 2018

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Rank #11: Learn Japanese: Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu よろしくお願いします

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After more than 300 episodes I have avoided this word because of the various meanings. Today we are going to keep it simple and talk about Yoroshiku in regards to introducing yourself. Just rememnber to bow.

Jul 19 2018

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Rank #12: Learn Japanese: Ijo 以上

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As we continue to talk about 以, it is important to know there are two particular grammar points that use it that are a little outside of the traditional use as a time and space marker. Here are some examples and lessons on those particular points.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWw?view_as=subscriber

Nov 29 2018

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Rank #13: Learn Japanese: Time pt. 1

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It is time! The podcast has shifted and we are now doing the podcast episodes on a weekly theme. This week's theme is time. Also today our comic finally launched! yahoo! Check it out and more at manga-sensei.com

May 02 2018

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Rank #14: Learn Japanese: How Are You?

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This week we are going to be talking about more words that may have more meanings, or more ways to say it than you originally thought. Today we are talking about "How are you?" and the many different ways to say it.

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Medium: https://medium.com/manga-sensei
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themangasensei/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manga-sensei
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4cCe3zLkyxJxn97PVpJbZW?si=_cdm8yq9StGUuChtOPY4SA
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWw?view_as=subscriber

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #15: Learn Japanese: Zara wo enai ざるを得ない

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ざるを得ない (zaru wo enai) expresses that even though something is undesirable you have no choice but to do it. ざるを得ない is more of a written or formal style and isn’t commonly used in informal speech. It usually correlates with the English “no choice but to”, “nothing to do but”, “can’t help but ”, and “have to”. The more common informal form is しかない.
[verb BI ざるを得ない]

Jul 14 2018

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Rank #16: Learn Japanese: Hello

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This week we are going to be talking about more words that may have more meaning, or more ways to say it than you originally thought. Today we are talking about "Hello" and the many different ways to say it.

Website: https://manga-sensei.com/
Medium: https://medium.com/manga-sensei
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themangasensei/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manga-sensei
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4cCe3zLkyxJxn97PVpJbZW?si=_cdm8yq9StGUuChtOPY4SA
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWw?view_as=subscriber

Sep 17 2018

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Rank #17: Learn Japanese: Ni Tai Shite に対して

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Oct 30 2018

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Rank #18: Learn Japanese: Kodoasaur RE

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This week we will be going over what I commonly refer to as the Kodoasaur, or the sounds Ko, So, A and Do that make up a large part of Japanese grammar. If you would like to learn more about this and other grammar points as we go in depth about this chart, check out our website at manga-sensei.com

Also, you can find the kodoasaur here: https://www.discovernihongo.com/home/ko-so-a-do-%E3%81%93-%E3%81%9D-%E3%81%82-%E3%81%A9

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #19: Learn Japanese: Slang (Because You Asked)

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While this week we have been talking about greetings I have had alot of people requesting that I teach a little bit of colloquial slang, and though I am no native of Japanese, I am a grammarian and will grant your wish. With that in mind these slang words work around the greetings theme and I find quite fun to use. Enjoy.

Jun 08 2018

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Rank #20: Learn Japanese: Guzen 偶然

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Continuing our talk about Japanese onomatopoeia and how they are created and used. Being able to understand the form and function of the individual parts of Japanese phonology and sentence structure will be a great help to all learners, at least that’s what I think.

Jul 31 2018

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I Hate Direct Translations | Wo Toushite | Through

Sep 11 2019

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Tanoshimi Ni Shite Imasu | I Can't Wait | How To Speak Real Japanese

Sep 10 2019

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Zutto - The Entirety of a Time Period | Intermediate Japanese

Aug 31 2019

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I Make Mistakes | Learn Japanese | Japanese Grammar

Aug 30 2019

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Wo B2 Kudasai | Please do ____ (verb) | Beginner Japanese Grammar

Aug 29 2019

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Vector Verbs (Part 5) | Learn Japanese | Japanese Grammar

Aug 27 2019

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Vector Verbs (Part 4) | Learn Japanese | Japanese Grammar

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In today's episode, we are covering the second part of 'vector verbs', which covers how to make vector verbs more polite. If you haven't listened to the last three episodes which are part 1, 2, 3 of vector verbs, listen to those before this one.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWw?view_as=subscriber

Aug 26 2019

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Vector Verbs (Part 3) | Learn Japanese | Japanese Grammar

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In this episode, we cover 'kureru', another vector verb that is essential to Japanese. It is important to learn how to use the proper way to say 'give' in Japanese with the pair verbs 'ageru' and 'kureru'. If you haven't listened to the last two episodes which are part 1 and 2 of vector verbs, listen to those before this one.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/manga_sensei
30 Day Challenge: https://manga-sensei.com/30days/
Field Guide: https://manga-sensei.com/product/30-day-challenge-field-manual/
Website: https://manga-sensei.com/
Medium: https://medium.com/manga-sensei
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themangasensei/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manga-sensei
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4cCe3zLkyxJxn97PVpJbZW?si=_cdm8yq9StGUuChtOPY4SA
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWw?view_as=subscriber

Aug 23 2019

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Vector Verbs (Part 2) | Sashi-Ageru | Japanese Grammar

Aug 22 2019

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Vector Verbs (Part 1) | Ageru | Japanese Grammar

Aug 21 2019

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Introducing Manga Sensei Season 2

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It's Official: Manga Sensei Season 2
We are now launching Season 2, where we will dive deeper, go longer, gain more experience, make more mistakes, and learn more Japanese: This means more videos, more podcasts, more Instagrams, more Twitters, more Reddit, more Patreon, and more John Sensei.

We are Coming back Baby!
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/manga_sensei
30 Day Challenge: https://manga-sensei.com/30days/
Field Guide: https://manga-sensei.com/product/30-day-challenge-field-manual/
Website: https://manga-sensei.com/
Medium: https://medium.com/manga-sensei
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themangasensei/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themangasensei/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/manga-sensei
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4cCe3zLkyxJxn97PVpJbZW?si=_cdm8yq9StGUuChtOPY4SA
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyhPCVFsM_0D0YtoFFlkWw?view_as=subscriber

Aug 21 2019

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iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
116
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2
1
4

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!!

Awesome!

By TayER1029485736 - Feb 06 2019
Read more
I love this podcast, breaks it all down so well! Learning so much