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List of い-Adjectives Part 1 A list of common beginner level -i adjective vocabulary words grouped by the categories: Temperatures, Amounts, Sizes, and others with examples and mouseover readings.
The Year The Seasons and Month names in Japanese. Mouseover to see the reading.
Golden Week
kikitorino renshuu koinobori Download PDF and MP3
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- 2 MP3s (regular speed and a slow version)
- 5 page PDF with text, text with furigana, glossary, translation explanation and some comprehension questions.
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Koinobori
kikitorino renshuu koinobori Download PDF and MP3
Download Text with Furigana
- 2 MP3s (regular speed and a slow version)
- 5 page PDF with text, text with furigana, glossary, translation explanation and some comprehension questions.
- Free!
幕末 - Words About the End of the Edo Period

幕末 - End of the Edo Period Vocabulary

Love in Japanese Some important vocabulary words related to love
Useful Around the House Words Vocabulary lesson with useful around the house words. With sound and flash
Long, Useless Words Long strings of kanji better expressed in katakana
Vocabulary at the Post Office A few common vocabulary words at the post office with sound
Murphy's Law in Japanese A few important Murphy's Law statements in Japanese
防 -proof Japanese word study 防 -proof
うるさい Fussy

Study on うるさい Fussy

Word Studies

Japanese Word Studies

折り紙つき certified to be good The etymology of 折り紙つき certified to be good
語源 J Etymology 語源 gogen - Japanese Etymology articles
New Years Day Words A few important words and customs for the Japanese New Year
A Blizzard of Snow Words Learn several useful vocabulary words relating to snow
Japanese Traditional Songs Japanese traditional songs
Japan has many, many traditional songs. I would like to have a look at many different traditional songs, but for now let's look at a few children's songs.
Easy to Flub up Words Easily mistaken words both for the native English speaker and native Japanese speaker.
Studying Japanese with the Bible

Use the Bible to improve your Japanese!

The Planets in Japanese
Japanese Lesson on how to say the planet names in Japanese.
Animal Names Vocabulary List
For beginners: Learn a few common animal names in Japanese.
Atsui! Hot, Hot, Thick
1 Minute Japanese: Sometimes different kanji are used for the same pronunciation to show a shade of meaning. Today we will look at the four kanji for あつい atsui and try to clear up some confusion.
Three Japanese Proverbs about Food
Three Japanese proverbs about food: Hana yori dango - Food over Flowers E ni Kaita Mochi - Can't eat a painted cake Bushi wa kuwanedo taka youji - Even if a samurai hasn't eaten he holds his toothpick high.
Basic Colors in Japanese
Japanese Beginner's Conversation - Say Again?
もっとゆっくり話してください。
motto yukkuri hanashite kudasai
Please speak a little slower.

もう一回話してください。
mou ikkai hanashite kudasai
Please say that again.

分かりません。
wakarimasen.
I don't understand.

Japanese Beginner's Conversation - Feelings with a 'shii'
Japanese Beginner's Conversation - Feelings with a 'shii'
Four very common beginner level Japanese words to describe feelings.
How to Tell Time in Japanese
How to tell time in Japanese
Sick Japanese Part II
More advanced words related to being sick in Japanese
Directions in Japanese
Basic directions in Japanese with audio and video

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