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For Beginners to upper beginners of Japanese. New episodes every Thursday.

ใŠ้ก˜(ใญใŒ)ใ„ใ—ใพใ™๏ผ 

Since we are just getting started with this, would you mind leaving a review on iTunes (or wherever you subscribe to it)? It would be a BIG help.

ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™๏ผ

You can use any of the above apps or listen right here by choosing an episode below. Not all above are active. I'll update with links as soon as I get them.

Improve your vocabulary, listening, and pronunciation skills with shadowing and repetition. Each week, we will break down a useful vocabulary word and example sentence. Use the sentence break-downs to fully understand the Japanese.

September 17, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

The first three episodes have been added to a feed. I will add iTunes and other links shortly. The next few episodes are posted here, but we will release them once a week via the feed. Makoto+ members can click on the link below each episode for a page with the show notes.


We would love to hear your feedback. Do you like the format? Do you have any suggestions or recommendations for changes?


Here is the iTunes feed: (more coming soon)
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thejapanesepage-com-beginning-japanese-phrases/id1531696557


Looking for the other podcast?

Yumi's Nihongo no Tane has a few episodes now! Click here to view the index page. For upper beginners to intermediates.


Here are the first six episodes. Once they have all been released via the feed (and have their own pages here), I'll delete this.

1

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ๆ•ฃๆญฉใ•ใ‚“ใฝ
a walk; a stroll

ไปŠๆ—ฅใใ‚‡ใ†ใฎๆœใ‚ใ•ใ€ๆ•ฃๆญฉใ•ใ‚“ใฝใซ่กŒใ„ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚่ฟ‘ๆ‰€ใใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚‡ใฎ็Šฌใ„ใฌใŒใปใˆใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

Audio for the example sentence only:

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Click for Ro-maji and English

Click for Vocabulary / Show Notes


2

ไปŠๆœใ‘ใ•
this morning

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ไปŠๆœใ‘ใ•ใฏใ€ๅฐ‘ใ™ใ“ใ—ๅฏ’ใ•ใ‚€ใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€‚

Click for Ro-maji and English

3

ใฟใๆฑใ—ใ‚‹
miso soup

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ไปŠๆ—ฅใใ‚‡ใ†ใฎๆœใ‚ใ•ใ”ใฏใ‚“ใฏใ€ใฟใๆฑใ—ใ‚‹ใจๅต็„ผใŸใพใ”ใ‚„ใใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใŠใ„ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€‚

Click for Ro-maji and English

4

ๆœ‰ๅใ‚†ใ†ใ‚ใ„
famous

ๅฝผๅฅณใ‹ใฎใ˜ใ‚‡ใฏๆœ‰ๅใ‚†ใ†ใ‚ใ„ใชๆญŒๆ‰‹ใ‹ใ—ใ‚…ใงใ™ใ€‚

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5

้ณฅใจใ‚Š
bird

ไปŠๆœใ‘ใ•ใ€้ณฅใจใ‚ŠใŒใใ‚Œใ„ใซ้ณดใชใ„ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

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6

ๆ˜ ็”ปใˆใ„ใŒ
movie

ใใฎใ†ใ€ๅคœ้…ใ‚ˆใ‚‹ใŠใใใพใงๆ˜ ็”ปใˆใ„ใŒใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

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Kat66
Kat66
8 days ago

Awesome!!!! I love all of if. I didn’t understand lots of the Japanese, but that’s the whole point isn’t it because we’re learning. I like that you break the sentences down into smaller vocab and explain things rather than just have the straight translation of sentences.
I also love that you have the sentences in Japanese with furigana, plus romaji and English. I flicked back and forth between all of it and it really helped me learn a tonne in a very short space of time.

C Badger
C Badger
Reply to  clay
7 days ago

I’ll echo Kat66’s comments and thank Stephen for this great idea and the Japan Shop for implementing it.
I’m a little muddled however. Will ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใฎใŸใญ and the Beginning Japanese Phrases podcasts be accessed through this site (only) or do we need to subscribe through iTunes, for example?

C Badger
C Badger
8 days ago

Love the idea of the podcast with transcript. Would it be possible to add a couple of questions in Japanese (True / False; multiple choice) to the transcript document, so that after listening and before reading, we could “test” our understanding of what we had just listened to?

markus.kolenda
markus.kolenda
8 days ago

As already told in my letter, I love that and Yumi is very good to hear and understandable in the audio. Ok, I only understood the part where she introduced herself, but with the transcript it was easy to find out what itโ€™s all meant.
Keep up your good work. Itโ€™s great.

francisatlas
francisatlas
10 days ago

I think Steven has a good idea for a natural Japanese topic (2 or 3 minutes)
I didn’t understand everything, but with a transcript it will be good.
Francis

Lotsachutzpah
Lotsachutzpah
10 days ago

Yumi San has a great DJ style voice . Seeds of Japanese is great definitely needs a transcript but listening to a very natural voice is useful

Don Doehla
Don Doehla
10 days ago

A podcast is an outstanding idea! The very best way to gain fluency in another language is to interact with authentic resources. As beginners, shorter phrases and lists of words are a great way to do this. Your phrases are great! Love the audio accompaniment. If I might, I would like to suggest a list of words that could be substituted into the sentences. For example, a very simple sentence frame could be: In the _____A_____, I like to ____B______ because it is _____C_____. In blank A โ€” morning, afternoon, evening… In blank B โ€” verbs of various kinds In… Read more »

OldBigDog54
OldBigDog54
11 days ago

I think this is a great idea. Improve listening skills and brush up on grammar, what’s not to like. I would like to see short children’s stories with narration and text, I think this would be a hit with subscribers, I am looking forward to this podcast. Keep up the good work.

OldBigDog54
OldBigDog54
Reply to  clay
11 days ago

Hi Clay, Thanks for the reply. Here is a link to the kind of thing I was thinking. Yumi has a nice speaking voice so I think it would be a hit.
https://youtu.be/tRBg-hJ2kSs

Lotsachutzpah
Lotsachutzpah
11 days ago

Very helpful and a quick fix if you are out and about. Great way to kickstart your Japanese immersion. Look forward to the app

francisatlas
francisatlas
11 days ago

Very good idea to make this podcast. Learning Japanese with simple stories is the best way.
Francis

tamayo.brian
tamayo.brian
11 days ago

Wow this is very useful!
Since I am trying to enhance my reading, I would like to get the option to hide the english translation and romaji by default, and just have a button to show it.

Jill Szutenberg
Jill Szutenberg
11 days ago

This is very useful. I particularly liked the way you picked up ไปŠๆœ from the second podcast at the beginning of the fifth podcast. That’s a good interval for reinforcement.

spulver
spulver
11 days ago

I like the idea very much and I believe in shadowing. My only points to add here are

  • I am not a friend of these commercial intro/outro. It gets annoying when you have to listen to it on and on.
  • It would be nice to have kind of autorepeat. I often use shadowing hand free.
  • The non plus ultra would be if I could control it with my watch. I still download a lot of audio content to iTunes to make it easy accessible.

Thank you very much for all the great material you offer on Makoto.
Stephan

dorkboycomics
dorkboycomics
11 days ago

These are great!!!
I have only listened to the first one (just got the kid in bed, and have to walk dogs), but would love if these are downloadable/available through the usual podcast places as I can download them and take them on the go, subscribe thru my podcasts app so would be super convenient to go that route. Great stuff!!

dorkboycomics
dorkboycomics
Reply to  clay
6 days ago

Thanks Clay ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s doing great! Sounds great! I used the link to get the podcast in my app, and the ads are fine/not intrusive at all. I’d be totally fine to listen to those to get the convenience of my podcast app when needed, and love the added transcripts and video etc when accessing on the computer! I especially liked the miso soup one as it added a few details of interest in english over simply talking about the sentence which I think is nice to mix it up. The odd related fact or interesting aspect related to Japan… Read more »

dorkboycomics
dorkboycomics
Reply to  clay
6 days ago

Sounds great! Thanks for all of the great work on all of this!!

Glory
Glory
11 days ago

The podcast feature is excellent. I’ll definitively be using them. I was taking Japanese classes before the pandemic and this is an excellent tool for practice. After all that is why I subscribed to Makoto. Thank you! Yoku Ganbattane!

Last edited 11 days ago by Glory
PauloGiovani
PauloGiovani
11 days ago

Hello!
I loved these features! It’ll help me, ’cause I’m a complete beginner and I want to test JLPT N5 level. So this audio files will help a lot. If you put some videos with transcriptions I’ll like it too.
Thanks, 
Paulo

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