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Beginner Japanese Course 2

A1-Beginner

A deeper introduction to the basics of Japanese. This course goes deeper into fundamental grammatical structures and patterns of the languages to better prepare you for a trip or life in Japan.

Long Time No See.

Life is busy, and even with modern technologies we often don't see a friend or acquaintance for a long time. When you unexpectedly run into these people on the street, make sure you know the proper greetings and questions to make your Japanese as slick as you are in these situations. ...

Topics: friends, greetings

How Much Is It?

You're at the store and you find the object of your dreams, but you have no idea how much it is. Learn how to ask how much it is, and how to respond when it's ever-so-slightly outside of your budget....

Topics: politeness, stores, shopping, prices

How Old Are You?

You think he's in his early 20s, but then he says he's a father? Or did he say grandfather? Wait, how old is this man?! Learn how to ask how old someone is and wish them happy birthday when the time comes. ...

Topics: age, birthdays, congratulations

What Are You Doing?

Eating food, going to school, watching a movie, talking with friends - people tend to do things quite often. Take your Japanese to the next level and learn how to use basic verbs with this lesson....

Topics: books, music, freetime, actions, weekend

Let's Go to the Beach

It's hot, it's the weekend, and the city is suffocating you. Where should you go? The beach of course! Learn how to invite people to go somewhere with you and how to politely decline. ...

Topics: politeness, beach, free_time, invitations

When Are You Going to Fukuoka?

You're making plans to go on a trip to Fukuoka, the beautiful metropolis of Southern Japan. Make sure you know exactly what day you're going so you don't miss your train and what to say to your friend when you depart....

Topics: time, fukuoka, travel, days_of_the_week

My Favorite Food

Food, one of the human race's great univerals - something that is treasured and loved by people from all across the globe. But not everyone likes the same things, do they? Learn how to say what food you do (and do not) like with this lesson....

What Is Tokyo Like?

Tokyo is the biggest city in the world, with a metro region population of approximately 37 million people. But what is it really like? Learn how a few of the neighborhoods of Tokyo while learning how to ask what something is like with this lesson....

Topics: Tokyo, cities, descriptions, neighborhoods, adjectives

Mount Fuji is a Famous Mountain.

A towering and nearly perfectly-conical mountain with a ring of snow around the top so picturesque that it almost looks painted on - why, it's Mount Fuji of course. Learn more about this icon of Japan and how to describe it in this lesson on な(na) adjectives....

What Are You Going to Do in Fukuoka?

You've made it to Fukuoka, the biggest city in Southern Japan and the nation's sixth most populous, but now what? What is Fukuoka famous for, and what should you do while there? Listen to this lesson to learn how to say where you complete actions....

Do You Understand Japanese?

Traveling abroad can be difficult, especially if you're in a country where a language other than your own is spoken. But how do you first ask people if they speak a language to make sure you don't embarass yourself? Find out in this lesson!...

Topics: politeness, asking_questions, languages, basic_conversation

Where Do You Live?

If you're a human being and you're reading this right now, there's a pretty good chance you live somehwere. But is it the same place as where you grew up? Learn how to identify your hometown and where you live with this lesson. ...

Topics: Tokyo, hokkaido, residence, hometown, sapporo, osaka, kansai