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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅲ

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅲ Last time, we took a look at exceptions from the verb conjugation rules we learned in the previous lesson. In this lesson, Shiho will introduce the conjugation of the “te”-form, or “テ形”. The te-form is used for various grammar points in Japanese and it’s therefore crucial to […]

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅱ

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅱ Last time Shiho explained the very basics of verb conjugations in Japanese, including the three verb groups (u-verbs, ru-verbs, and irregular verbs) and how to conjugate each group from its “辞書形 (dictionary form)” to the masu- and nai-form. In this lesson Shiho reviews some of the grammar […]

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅰ

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅰ In the last lesson, Shiho revised some of her introduction to Japanese adjectives and showed you how to express adjectives in Japanese in the past tense. Do you remember the two ways to use “良かった”? In this lesson, Shiho will give an introduction to conjugating verbs in […]

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Introduction to using the particle “の”

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Introduction to using the particle “の” Last time you learned the basics about Japanese adjectives. This week Shiho took a look at the genitive particle “の” with which you can express possession and belonging using two nouns. Of course, there are other ways than “noun の noun” to use this particle, but let’s start with […]

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Introduction to using adjectives in Japanese Part 2

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Introduction to using adjectives in Japanese Part 2 Last time Shiho introduced the “の”-particle and its basic uses in Japanese. For this lesson, we return to “い”- and “な”-adjectives and how to express them in the past tense. Table of Contents [Revision] [過去形: Adjectives in the past tense: “い”-Adjectives] [過去形: Adjectives in the past tense: […]

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Introduction to using adjectives in Japanese

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Introduction to using adjectives in Japanese Last time you learned how to use demonstrative pronouns in Japanese. This week Shiho explained about the different types of “形容詞” (adjectives) and how to use them in Japanese. Do you know the difference between “い”-adjectives and “な”-adjectives? If not, prepare to learn! Table of Contents [Adjectives in Japanese] […]

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How to use demonstrative pronouns in Japanese

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How to use demonstrative pronouns in Japanese Last time you learned how to tell the date and time in Japanese. For this video and article, we are leveling up to take a look at “指示詞” – demonstrative pronouns in Japanese. As in most languages, demonstrative pronouns are something you will use fairly often, so try […]

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How to read the clock and tell the date in Japanese

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How to read the clock and tell the date in Japanese Last time we looked and numerals in Japanese and learned how to count up to 10,000. In this lesson, we look at reading the clock and telling the date in Japanese – so you can practice putting those numerals you learned last time to […]

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How to count and use numbers and numerals in Japanese

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How to count and use numbers and numerals in Japanese Here are some questions for you: “今日は何月何日ですか? (What is today’s date?)” “今何時ですか? (What time is it right now?)” “あなたは何歳ですか? (How old are you?)”  Can you answer any of these questions in Japanese? If not, watch our video and read our article on “数字”, Japanese numbers […]

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How to introduce yourself in Japanese

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How to introduce yourself in Japanese (Easy to detailed self introduction) Whatever your reason for learning Japanese, you will probably end up in a lot of situations where you need to introduce yourself. Therefore, we have compiled a few sentence structures, some vocabulary and other important points you can use for your own self-introduction. Table […]