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Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 9
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日本 nihon Japan
日本語 nihongo Japanese language
日本人 nihonjin - Japanese person
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 8
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ねこがすきです。 neko ga suki desu. I like cats.
にほんごがすきです。 nihongo ga suki desu. I like Japanese.
一寸法師 The Inch-High Samurai Issunboushi
Traditional Japanese story Issunboushi The Inch-High Samurai Traditional Japanese Story. Hiragana and very basic Japanese is required. Online e-book with Audio.
Japanese Online Word and Phrasebook with Audio beginner Japanese vocabulary
Bubbles しゃぼん玉
Sakura さくら Japanese traditional song Sakura with audio and explanation
When I Become a First Grader
List of な-Adjectives A list of common beginner level -na adjectives with mouseover readings.
List of い-Adjectives Part 2 A list of common beginner level -i adjective vocabulary words grouped by the categories with mouseover readings.
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.
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 7
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趣味は何ですか?shumi wa nan desu ka? What is your hobby?
趣味は映画をみることです。 shumi wa eiga o miru koto desu. My hobby is watching movies.
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 6
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趣味は何ですか? shumi wa nan desu ka? What is your hobby?
趣味はカラオケです。 shumi wa karaoke desu. My hobby is karaoke.
Kanji Introduction There are about 2000 kanji needed to be literate in Japan. But in reality, knowing just a couple hundred will allow you to read most anything with the aid of a dictionary. Very few foreigners have mastered kanji. Could you be one of them?
Kanji Stroke Order Basic rules for the stroke order of kanji.
舌切りすずめ The Cut-Tongue Sparrow
Traditional Japanese story Shitakiri suzume The 舌切り雀 story is a traditional Japanese folk tale about a kind old man, his mean wife, and a sparrow. Hiragana and very basic Japanese is required. Online e-book with Audio.
Chapter One Frank and the Obaasan Chapter one: Frank contemplates his two options before his spaceship crumbles to pieces. With Video, Audio, and vocabulary/grammar explanations
Frank's Vocabulary All the vocabulary for the Frank and the Obaasan Chapters.
Frank and the Obaasan Japanese Lessons A TJP Original Beginning Japanese Reader with Audio
While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien loses control of his spaceship and plummets to Earth; Fukui, Japan to be precise. Lacking Essential repair materials, Frank must learn the earthlings language and find earth equivalents of the materials needed to repair his ship.
Time Squares: Speaking About Duration Japanese does not have an entirely consistent pattern for speaking about units of calendar time: days, weeks, months, and the like. For example, “last week” is sen-shu ; “last year” is kyo-nen . However, when written, many concepts are represented by the same kanji . For this reason, this article has been organized into conceptual units so that these basic connections between the spoken and written language can be understood.
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男らしい Manly
男らしい
manly, like a man, masculine
刀 Japanese Sword
Japanese Sword

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雪だるま Snowman
雪だるま
snowman
位置について、用意、ドン! Get ready, set, go!
位置について、用意、ドン!
Get ready, set, go!
Golden Week
kikitorino renshuu koinobori Download PDF and MP3
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内気 Shy, Bashfulness, Timid
内気

shy, bashfulness, timid
世界一 World's best
世界一

Worlds best
雪男 Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot
雪男
Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot
変身 metamorphosis, transformation
変身
metamorphosis, transformation

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