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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
真実 the Truth
真実

truth
宇宙人 alien, space man
宇宙人

alien, space man
お世辞 flattery, kissing up
お世辞

flattery, kissing up
Volume 5: The Great いらず Collection Today we will look at a few set or idiomatic phrases using いらず don't need.
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 5
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I like pizza. ピザが好きです。 piza ga suki desu.
I like hamburgers. ハンバーガーが好きです。 hanba-ga- ga suki desu.
I like spaghetti. スパゲッティーが好きです。 supagetti- ga suki desu.
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 4
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ピザが食べたいです。 piza ga tabetai desu. I want to eat pizza.
スパゲッティー が食べたいです。 supagetti- ga tabetai desu. I want to eat spaghetti.
ハンバーガーが食べたいです。 hanba-ga- ga tabetai desu. I want to eat a hamburger.
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 3
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何か飲みたいですか? nanika nomitai desu ka? Would you like something to drink?
はい、何か飲みたいです。 hai, nanika nomitai desu. Yes, I would you like something to drink.
Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 2
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何か飲みたいです。 I want something to drink. nanika nomitai desu.
何か飲みたいですか? Would you like something to drink nanika nomitai desu ka?
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
Vocabulary at the Post Office A few common vocabulary words at the post office with sound
Word Studies

Japanese Word Studies

Jagariko Lesson: Can't eat enough as a Giraffe Learn Japanese through Snacking--Clay's favorite Japanese snack, Jagariko
New Years Day Words A few important words and customs for the Japanese New Year
カタカナ語 Interesting Pronunciations A look at a few unusual (to the beginner) pronunciations of katakana-ized English.
A Blizzard of Snow Words Learn several useful vocabulary words relating to snow
Kansai Ben A little about the Kansai dialect
Japanese Dialects

Japanese Dialects

The Various Degrees of Politeness A short example of the various levels of politeness
The Yubikiri Song

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