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Pre-Lesson A: Pronunciation Guide & The Basics
Understanding Japanese Phonetics
Why Learn Hiragana?
The Japanese Writing Systems
Correct Pronunciation
The beginning!
English VS Japanese Pronunciation
Normal vowels
Double vowels
Be careful!
Double consonants
Pronunciation Video
Cutoff and Whispered Sounds
Pre-Lesson B: Basic Counting
Zero to nine million
The Basics
Single numbers
The teens
The tens
Combining tens and singles up to 99
100's and 1000's
The 10,000 unit
Above 90,000
Some shortcuts
Culture Clip
More than one version for some numbers
Related Video
Pre-Lesson C: First Meeting
Self introduction and basic greetings
The Basics
Meeting new people
Saying ages in Japanese
Culture Clip
Where do I put my hands?
Phrase Usage
(name) to moushimasu.
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
Nansai desu ka?
(years old) desu.
Nansai ni miemasu ka.
(years old) ni miemasu.
Lesson 1: What is it?
Creating simple questions
The Basics
Welcome to Japanese Writing
Some History
Culture Clip
Using ~san for Mr., Mrs., etc.
Plurals in Japanese
Using desu to make a simple statement
Making a question using ka
The question word nani
Phrase Usage
Writing Points
Things to consider
Lesson 2: Which One?
Working with a topic
Culture Clip
Sushi and Sashimi
The topic marker
Using wa in a variety of sentences
The question words dore and docchi
Following the same pattern when answering
Using what you know to learn more
Writing Points
The dakuten
Writing ga (GA) the correct way
The different versions of ki (KI)
Cool Tools
ko-so-a-do patterns
Lesson 3: Who is it?
Showing possession
Culture Clip
Hey, Little Boy
Showing possession with the particle no
The question word dare
Using wa with dare
The particle ga
Phrase Usage
Sou desu.
Writing Points
The different versions of sa (sa) and so (so)
Lesson 4: Colors
Colors and using nouns to modify
Culture Clip
Green is Blue? みどりは あお
The "and" particle: to
Making nouns into adjectives
Using colors to describe
i adjectives
Writing Points
The double consonants
Which version of zu and zu should be used?
Lesson 5: Satoko and Yoshio
Likes, dislikes, and the 'one' pronoun
The particle ga with suki and kirai
Using janai to make things negative
The "one" pronoun
Lesson 6: Matsumoto's Computer
Negative adjectives and wanting things
Culture Clip
Using kun and chan
Making adjectives negative
The colors as negative adjectives
Wanting and not wanting
Tricky uses of the particle no
Writing Points
The topic marker wa
What is that circle?
The easy way to write fu
Lesson 7: Where is it?
Location and special emphasis
Using demo
The war between wa and ga
Using wa and が to stress
Using doko as the topic of the sentence
Lesson 8: The Calendar
Dates and past tense
Days of the Month
Culture Clip
Celebrating Christmas in Japan
Making sentences in the past tense
Saying complete dates
The particle ne
Writing Points
The Particle o
What about the particle wa?
Dates and Times
Days of the month
Cool Tools
The 4th and 8th day of the month
Lesson 9: New Year's Day
Days, weeks, and years
Days of the Week
Culture Clip
Japan's New Year にほんの おしょうがつ
Expressing the year
Next Friday, last March, etc.
Dates and Times
Days of the week
Lesson 10: Spaghetti Please
Asking for things
Culture Clip
Paper, scissors, rock game
Give me please (standard)
Give me please (polite)
The difference between kudasai and onegaishimasu
The particle mo
Writing Points
The correct way to write the compounds
At a restaurant
New [writing]
The rest of the Hiragana
Lesson 11: Counting Things
Various counting units
Counting things in Japanese
General / Abstract Objects ikutsu
Round / General Objects nanko
Long / Cylindrical Objects nanbon
Thin / Flat Objects nanmai
General / Abstract Objects ikutsu
Round / General Objects nanko
Long / Cylindrical Objects nanbon
Thin / Flat Objects nanmai
The counters and particles
Lesson 12: Party! Party!
Polite verb conjugation
Languages and nationalities
Conjugating verbs into the polite form
More verb conjugation practice
Location particles ni and e
Marking time and making questions
Using the verb wakaru
Lesson 13: Time, Time, Time
Start, finish, and telling time
O'clock -ji
Minutes -fun, pun
a.m. and p.m.
Half past
Using the particle kara
Using the particle made
Dates and Times
Cool Tools
5 minutes vs 10 minutes