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  • Should I become a Japanese interpreter? - Ask a Teacher #117

    Should I become a Japanese interpreter? - Ask a Teacher #117

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    In this Japanese Ask-a-Teacher LIVE we answer the following questions: Q1. Are robots considered animate or not? Q2. Do you recommend being a Japanese interpreter? Q3. What is the difference between ~たい、~たがる、 and ~てほしい Q4. Can you briefly discuss KANSAI d

  • Speaking Casual Japanese [Part 3] TA forms - Japanese From Zero! Video 54

    Speaking Casual Japanese [Part 3] TA forms - Japanese From Zero! Video 54

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    [Course 2 Lesson 9] Japanese From Zero! This is the final part of the Speaking Casual Japanese set of videos. Please tell me you ACTUALLY watched the other 2 videos or you will most likely end up saying SUKI DA NO or SUKI NO or something stupid like that.

  • Speaking Casual Japanese [Part 2] - Japanese From Zero! Video 53

    Speaking Casual Japanese [Part 2] - Japanese From Zero! Video 53

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    [Course 2 Lesson 9] Make sure you have watched part 2 of a 3 part series on Speaking Casual Japanese. The casual endings change depending on which part of language is used such as an adjective, a verb, or a noun. And on top of this the ending changes base

  • Speaking Casual Japanese [Part 1] - Japanese From Zero! Video 52

    Speaking Casual Japanese [Part 1] - Japanese From Zero! Video 52

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    [Course 2 Lesson 9] Casual Japanese is an important part of speaking Japanese. However there are rules that must be followed. This is part 1 of 3 but video 52 of the larger series teaching Japanese. I assume you understand what has already been taught! Le

  • Ouch!!!!! That hurts! - Japanese From Zero! Video 51

    Ouch!!!!! That hurts! - Japanese From Zero! Video 51

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    [Course 2 Lesson 8] The word for "ouch" in Japanese also means "it hurts" and it's an adjective which makes things sometimes confusing. In this video we try to clear it up! Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I)

  • How to say "not yet" and "still" in Japanese - Japanese From Zero! Video 47

    How to say "not yet" and "still" in Japanese - Japanese From Zero! Video 47

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    [Course 2 Lesson 6] This is a pre-lesson of what is coming up with the word まだ. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by George Trombley and Yukari Takenaka ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ PATREON:

  • Japanese family and referring to people - Japanese From Zero! Video 48

    Japanese family and referring to people - Japanese From Zero! Video 48

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    [Course 2 Lesson 7] Family members in most languages require a lot of memorization. It's certainly not my favorite topic, but it is important. So... let's get through them! Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I)

  • Stop being authoritative about something when you have no clue! - Random George

    Stop being authoritative about something when you have no clue! - Random George

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    It seems people love to show what they know. They become the authority on this particular topic suddenly despite limited actual understanding. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by George

  • Suggestive Invites - Japanese From Zero! Video 45

    Suggestive Invites - Japanese From Zero! Video 45

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    [Course 2 Lesson 5] ** REUPLOAD ** Using the negative conjugation of Japanese verbs plus the question marker we can make a "suggestive invite" out of any Japanese verb. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book

  • Should I learn to write the Kanji?? Why not?? - Random George

    Should I learn to write the Kanji?? Why not?? - Random George

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    I often speak a lot during the live streams. Sometimes interesting things happen and this I felt was a good section to release as a "random George". Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by G

  • Living in Japan and the Great Wall in China - Random George

    Living in Japan and the Great Wall in China - Random George

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    During live streams I talk a lot. Sometimes these things are MAYBE worth putting out on a day where other videos aren't scheduled. Don't look for inspiration or Japanese learning... it's just random George. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japan

  • Stop Speaking other Languages!! - Random George

    Stop Speaking other Languages!! - Random George

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    Sometimes I talk 1 on 1 with people in the live stream. This particular video shows me exploding on a member of YesJapan.com "Norsk". Norsk speaks and is studying MANY languages at once. He was using other languages CONSTANTLY after being asked not to so

  • Counting Living Things - Japanese From Zero! Video 39

    Counting Living Things - Japanese From Zero! Video 39

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    [Course 2 Lesson 4] We learned in a prior lesson how to count a variety of object types. Now let's look at how to count people and animals in Japanese. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written b

  • The very useful MOU - Japanese From Zero! Video 46

    The very useful MOU - Japanese From Zero! Video 46

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    [Course 2 Lesson 6] The Japanese word MOU has 3 distinct usages depending on which words you combine it with. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by George Trombley and Yukari Takenaka ★★★★

  • Japanese RU verbs are a bad naming convention - Japanese From Zero! Video 35

    Japanese RU verbs are a bad naming convention - Japanese From Zero! Video 35

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    [Course 2 Lesson 2] Skip to 13:49 to bypass the introduction. In this video I address criticism that I received on a video against the concept of RU verbs. I added a self introduction to help let people know who I am. My goal is to show that I am not a ca

  • Japanese Location Words PT 2 - Japanese From Zero! Video 37

    Japanese Location Words PT 2 - Japanese From Zero! Video 37

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    [Course 2 Lesson 2 Part 2] We continue working with Japanese location words. Follow us (me?) on Twitter to get advanced warning of a live stream start http://www.twitter.com/yesjapan. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://

  • Japanese Particle Shuffle - Japanese From Zero! Video 44

    Japanese Particle Shuffle - Japanese From Zero! Video 44

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    [Course 2 Lesson 5] Japanese particles are really important to knowing the meaning of a sentence. In this video we show just how much the sentence can change just be changing the particles using the same four Japanese words. Learn Japanese Online: http://

  • Japanese Particles Review - Japanese From Zero! Video 43

    Japanese Particles Review - Japanese From Zero! Video 43

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    [Course 2 Lesson 5] We have learned quite a lot of the main Japanese particles. Let's take some time to review what we already know. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by George Trombley a

  • Verbs that use WO - Japanese From Zero! Video 42

    Verbs that use WO - Japanese From Zero! Video 42

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    [Course 2 Lesson 5] The Japanese object marker was introduced in course 1 lesson 10. Now we will learn other verbs that can require the object marker to mark the object they are affecting. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (ht

  • Multiple ways to say the same thing - Japanese From Zero! Video 41

    Multiple ways to say the same thing - Japanese From Zero! Video 41

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    [Course 2 Lesson 4] As you learn more Japanese you will learn that there are multiple ways to say similar things without any impact on the overall meaning. This lesson reviews some of the ways we already know how to do this. Learn Japanese Online: http://

  • Connecting sentences with SOSHITE - Japanese From Zero! Video 40

    Connecting sentences with SOSHITE - Japanese From Zero! Video 40

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    [Course 2 Lesson 4] We already know how to say AND when saying a list of words. Now let's see how to say "AND" to start a related sentence. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by George Tro

  • Singling out items with どの group - Japanese From Zero! Video 38

    Singling out items with どの group - Japanese From Zero! Video 38

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    [Course 2 Lesson 3] You can't say "THIS CAR" or "THAT DOG" using これ or それ. Instead we must use this new こそあど word group. In this video we introduce our resident Japanese helper Shiori. I will push the Shiori help button whenever a Japanese opinion will he

  • Ask-a-Teacher #87 - Are Japanese People Racist?

    Ask-a-Teacher #87 - Are Japanese People Racist?

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    Are Japanese racist? No one asks this question but George answer this question. They aren't but George explains it. Q1. Why do some words change pronunciation when connected to other words? Q2. When meeting Japanese kids in person what are some good ways

  • Ask-a-Teacher #86 - How do I make my name in Japanese?

    Ask-a-Teacher #86 - How do I make my name in Japanese?

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    Q1. What exactly does ある mean when it's used before a noun? Q2. Why is it that in casual conversations that people add and extra て to the て form of verbs? Q3. How do I make my name in Japanese? Q4. Do you have any methods for learning everyday conversatio

  • Japanese Location Words PT 1 - Japanese From Zero! Video 36

    Japanese Location Words PT 1 - Japanese From Zero! Video 36

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    [Course 2 Lesson 2] This is a straight forward concept. We will continue to use the Japanese existence verbs いる and ある in this lesson. Many people ask about the schedule for live streams. I don't have a schedule that I follow. Maybe eventually I will. Ple

  • Ask a Teacher #85 - When did you decide you absolutely needed to learn Japanese?

    Ask a Teacher #85 - When did you decide you absolutely needed to learn Japanese?

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    (When do we go live?) TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com.yesjapan This is from the series of videos shot in 2012 that I neglected to edit and upload. More to come! In this series YOU set the topic of what we talk about. Q1. Which ZU (ず or づ) is the right hir

  • The AND and the WITH particle - Japanese From Zero! Video 34

    The AND and the WITH particle - Japanese From Zero! Video 34

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    [Course 2 Lesson 1] BEFORE you comment, ask yourself a question. Is this video the 34th video I have watched in this series? If not... go back and watch those videos first. Because I will make fun of anyone who asks a question that I have already covered.

  • Using に with existence verbs - Japanese From Zero! Video 33

    Using に with existence verbs - Japanese From Zero! Video 33

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    [Course 2 Lesson 1] We are continuing our usage patterns for the Japanese existence verbs いる and ある. In this video we use the location marker に. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by Georg

  • Existence and IRU ERU verbs - Japanese From Zero! Video 32

    Existence and IRU ERU verbs - Japanese From Zero! Video 32

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    [Course 2 Lesson 1] The "to be" or "have" verbs for Japanese are taught in this video. Also the very important IRU/ERU verb conjugation formula is covered. REMEMBER this is a series and you should watch the prior videos before watching this one. Also try

  • From and Until Particles - Japanese From Zero! Video 31

    From and Until Particles - Japanese From Zero! Video 31

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    [Course 1 Lesson 13] NOTE: The example started with このでんしゃ... is actually not supposed to be in this video. We don't learn the どの word group until Course 2 Lesson 3. Sorry for the confusion! Now that we know how to say time, we can add more power by using

  • Telling Time in Japanese Japanese From Zero! Video 30

    Telling Time in Japanese Japanese From Zero! Video 30

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    [Course 1 Lesson 13] Telling time in Japanese is absolutely necessary for living in Japan or just speaking in Japanese. In this less we get to combine our Japanese skills to make some great sentences. Learn Japanese Online: http://YesJapan.com Japanese Fr

  • Ask a Teacher #84 - What are some instantly friendly Japanese words?

    Ask a Teacher #84 - What are some instantly friendly Japanese words?

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    Today's questions get a bit heavy. NOTE: This video is from 2012, I have not gained weight, I was heavier in 2012. Q1. Is the polite passive (addressing someone with passive to be more polite) ever used outside of company or customer settings? Is it part

  • Ask-a-Teacher #83 - Can a Japanese adjective be two types?

    Ask-a-Teacher #83 - Can a Japanese adjective be two types?

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    This video is from a missing batch of about 50 Ask-a-Teacher broadcasts. They are from 4 years ago but you will learn some fun stuff. Here are the questions and notes from the show. Q1. Isn't はじめました only used when you first meet? Question Notes: はじめる - to

  • Time and Location Particles - Japanese From Zero! Video 29

    Time and Location Particles - Japanese From Zero! Video 29

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    [Course 1 Lesson 12] Most of you know this is a series. Please watch from Video 1 so you aren't behind the other students. In this video we cover Japanese Time and Location Particles. This video also helps us practice the new Japanese verbs taught in the

  • Basic Japanese Verb Conjugation - Japanese From Zero! Video 28

    Basic Japanese Verb Conjugation - Japanese From Zero! Video 28

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    [Course 1 Lesson 12] This is part 28 of a video series. PLEASE watch the entire series to avoid asking questions that have already been covered. If you are offended that I made this request... please refrain from asking ANY questions. In this video we cov

  • Japanese Counters - Japanese From Zero! Video 27

    Japanese Counters - Japanese From Zero! Video 27

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    [Course 1 Lesson 11] REMEMBER! This is a SERIES. Please watch from the beginning as I am assuming you have prior knowledge. In this video we learn 4 Japanese counters: いくつ なんこ なんぼん なんまい These videos are based on the Japnaese courses: http://www.YesJapan.c

  • Asking for Things - Japanese From Zero! Video 26

    Asking for Things - Japanese From Zero! Video 26

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    [Course 1 Lesson 10] Asking for things in Japanese introduces us to the super important object particle を. This particle will become one of the most used things in Japanese for you. 5 Japanese Courses on http://www.YesJapan.com based on the Japanese From

  • This, Next, and Last Dates - Japanese From Zero! Video 25

    This, Next, and Last Dates - Japanese From Zero! Video 25

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    [Course 1 Lesson 9] Making "floating dates" such as "this week", "next month" etc will be very useful when speaking Japanese to your Japanese friends. 5 Japanese Courses on http://www.YesJapan.com based on the Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book s

  • Days of the week and Years - Japanese From Zero! Video 24

    Days of the week and Years - Japanese From Zero! Video 24

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    [Course 1 Lesson 9] These basic concepts in Japanese will be used throughout your entire Japanese speaking life. Continue to review and get these basics firm in your brain so that once we start moving into bigger concepts you don't struggle on the basics.

  • Past Tense DESHITA - Japanese From Zero! Video 23

    Past Tense DESHITA - Japanese From Zero! Video 23

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    [Course 1 Lesson 8 Part 2] Let's learn the first of 2 types ways to make past tense in Japanese. 5 Japanese Courses on http://www.YesJapan.com based on the Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series written by George Trombley and Yukari Takenaka ★

  • Months and Days of the Month - Japanese From Zero! Video 22

    Months and Days of the Month - Japanese From Zero! Video 22

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    [Course 1 Lesson 8] There are a lot of new unique Japanese number related words to remember in this lesson. Take your time and get it right. 5 Japanese Courses on http://www.YesJapan.com based on the Japanese From Zero! (http://yesj.us/I) book series writ

  • The BUT Connector - Japanese From Zero! Video 21

    The BUT Connector - Japanese From Zero! Video 21

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    [Course 1 Lesson 7] In this lesson we discuss the Japanese connector word DEMO. This word affects how the Japanese particle WA and GA are used. As a result it made sense to cover some rules on WA and GA in this video also. Keep your comments helpful! 5 Ja

  • Colors and Three Types of Adjectives - Japanese From Zero! Video 15

    Colors and Three Types of Adjectives - Japanese From Zero! Video 15

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    [Course 1 Lesson 4] This is #15 in a series of videos. PLEASE do not watch them out of order as we are BUILDING towards bigger grammar. I will come down hard on you in the comments and embarrass you if you ask a question that has already been covered. The

  • Making い adjective negative - Japanese From Zero! Video 19

    Making い adjective negative - Japanese From Zero! Video 19

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    [Course 1 Lesson 6] In this video we learn how to make い adjectives negative. This is NOT the same as using JANAI which can only be used for NA adjectives and nouns. I have decided to let the users of the channel decide whether the comments are beneficial

  • Locations and the DOKO word group - Japanese From Zero! Video 20

    Locations and the DOKO word group - Japanese From Zero! Video 20

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    [Course 1 Lesson 7] Here we learn another こそあど word group. This lesson also serves as an introduction to locations in Japanese. In course 2 we will learn more about using locations. When helping other learners in the comments always ask "Does my answer HE

  • The ONE Pronoun - Japanese From Zero! Video 18

    The ONE Pronoun - Japanese From Zero! Video 18

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    [Course 1 Lesson 5] In this short Japanese lesson we learn how to make the "one" pronoun. It's really simple but often not quite understood by beginners. Only approved comments to prevent "spoilers" who want to teach beyond the goal of the lesson. This on

  • Making things negative with JANAI - Japanese From Zero! Video 17

    Making things negative with JANAI - Japanese From Zero! Video 17

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    [Course 1 Lesson 5] In this lesson we learn how to make any noun and any NA adjective negative. Only approved comments to prevent "spoilers" who want to teach beyond the goal of the lesson. This only hurts the student who is just starting. 小さな親切、大きな世話 mea

  • Liking and Disliking - Japanese From Zero! Video 16

    Liking and Disliking - Japanese From Zero! Video 16

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    [Course 1 Lesson 5] Being able to say that you LIKE or DISLIKE something in Japanese is going to allow you to start having more interesting conversation. I will only be allowing approved comments since so many people want to post "spoilers" and try to pus

  • Subject Marker GA vs WA - Japanese From Zero! Video 14

    Subject Marker GA vs WA - Japanese From Zero! Video 14

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    [Course 1 Lesson 3] Japanese particles WA and GA can sometimes be confusing because they represent TOPIC and SUBJECT which sound like the same thing often. In this video we are going to try and set some ground rules that will help know when to use them at

  • Ask-a-Teacher #82 - What is the difference between KIMI and ANATA?

    Ask-a-Teacher #82 - What is the difference between KIMI and ANATA?

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    I make a lot of videos. I have recently discovered more than 50 unreleased videos that had yet to be edited. I am slowing releasing them to the channel. The one was recorded in 2012. We answer the following questions: 1. Which counter do you use when an o