Beginner Level Articles
|Kanji: 十 juu ten||
5 + 5 = +
|Kanji: 九 kyuu nine||
Don't confuse this one with 力 chikara (power)
|Kanji: 八 hachi eight||
If you have studied katakana, you will notice this looks like "ha." So HAchi = 8
|Kanji: 七 shichi seven||
A diagonal line through a "L" means "7."
|Kanji: 六 roku six||
A picture of a man stretching his hands and legs is the character for "6."
|Japanese Reader Collection Volume 1: Hikoichi with MP3s by Clay & Yumi Boutwell|
|Kanji: 五 go five||
This is modern art. 五is an artist’s impression of the number 5. [Well, it kind of looks like the number!]
|Kanji: 四 yon four||
Think of two little legs dangling in a FOUR sided box.
|Kanji: 三 san three||
Three lines = 3
|Kanji: 二 ni two||
Two lines = two, logical!; a little harder, but don’t run for the aspirin yet!)
|Kanji: 一 ichi one||
And so begins your kanji journey and it couldn’t get any easier! (...and believe me it won’t!)
|Body Idioms Part I||
|Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 12||
|Japanese Idiom 朝飯前 child's play; cinch; no sweat; piece of cake||
朝飯前 - child's play; cinch; no sweat; piece of cake
|Japanese Dialogues: At the Restaurant||
Japanese Dialogues: At the Restaurant. Click Here.
|Japanese Dialogues: Meeting and Greetings||
Japanese Dialogues: Meetings and Greetings. Click Here.
|Japanese Dialogues: Directions to the Library||
JAPANESE DIALOGUES: Directions
How do I get to the library from here? More...
|本物 or 偽者？||本物 honmono (the real thing) and 偽物 nisemono (a fake) are opposites. But there is a third word: 偽者 nisemono - an imposter. Click here for More...|
|Gitaigo & Giongo||Sound words for expressing tiredness. More...|
|Feelings and Emotions||Feelings and Emotions with audio.|
|Love Words in Japanese||Love words in Japanese--Common ways of expressing one's love and other fun stuff. More...|
|Can You Really Learn Japanese Online?||
Occasionally, you may hear of books, websites, or snake oil salesman claiming you can learn Japanese online painlessly and in a short time. But is it true? Can you really learn Japanese online?
The answer is, yes and no.
|Can Anybody Learn To Speak Japanese?||
You don’t have to be born in Japan to learn how to speak Japanese. The truth is anybody can learn to speak this intricate, beautiful language. You may never rid yourself totally of your accent, but anyone who puts in the time and effort can become fluent.
|iPhone Application: Common Japanese Proverbs||
Common Japanese Proverbs iPhone app
25 proverb lessons and extensive notes.
|iPhone Application: JLPT N5 Vocabulary||
JLPT N5 Vocabulary iPhone app
Over 1400 sound files, many with notes, quizzes, and flashcards. More...
|Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 10||
|iPhone Application: 101 Japanese Idioms||
Our second iPhone application RELEASED!: 101 Common Japanese Idioms
Over 300 sound files, extensive notes.
|iPhone/iPad Application: Japanese Phrases||
Our first iPhone application: a Beginning Japanese Talking Word & Phrase e-book
Download the free version and let us know what you think! The Paid version comes with a $5 coupon good at theJapanShop.com.
|Hand Idioms Part II||