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Secrets of Japanese with George Trombley

Veteran language learner and author of 9 Japanese, and 4 Korean textbooks teaches Japanese and shares hints to improve your listening comprehension, and culture understanding of Japanese.

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Episode 25 - Sentence Pyramid #2 - Working with JANAI

In this lesson Kanako sensei and I go through our second Sentence Pyramid focusing on JANAI.

19mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 24 - More Compound Words... this episode is nearly a disaster!

Yukari and I ... well I lose control in this episode but we somehow get through the newest compound hiragana words.

31mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 23 - What is a Sentence Pyramid and How Can it Help Learning Japanese?

My lovely Japanese wife joins us to talk about a new innovation in learning Japanese (hype!) called a "Sentence Pyramid" where we slowly ramp up the complexity of a sentence by making small changes.

23mins

24 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 22 - Some of the History Behind The Best Selling Japanese Textbook on Amazon

In this episode I want to share with you how Japanese From Zero! text book series came into existence and talk about a devastating turn of events that happened today for our business.

41mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 21 - Learning Simple Japanese Sentences and The First Compound Hiragana

We begin to learn some basic sentences while also learning some of the compound hiragana in this episode.

15mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 20 - The Best Order To Learn Japanese and Other Learning Techniques

Many students ask about which order they should learn Japanese. This and some other issues will be tackled in this episode of "Secrets of Japanese!"

27mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 19 - Let's Learn Japanese Pattern #3, "Is A B?" and "A is B"

We will learn our first Japanese particle today to mark topics!

24mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 18 - Japanese Words That Use MA MI MU ME MO and RA RI RU RE RO

Let's learn a ton more important Japanese words!

17mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 17 - Asking Simple Questions in Japanese | PATTERN 002

In this episode we learn how to ask basic sentences and answer them in Japanese! We are lucky to have our special co-host, Kanako sensei, to help.

13mins

18 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 16 - Words That Use The HA HI FU HE HO Hiragana and More!

This is a re-upload due to initial issues with the episode. Today Kanako sensei is back and we are learning about the next three word groups. Soon we will know all of the hiragana!

32mins

18 Apr 2021

Rank #10