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Course 3 Expanded Guide

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Lesson 1: Masumi and I
counting time spans
The Basics
Why kanji are important
Listening for kanji
Different readings
Reading instinct
Time Spans
Short Dialogue
Chris calls Masumi
Using mae to mean "ago"
Counting Pages
Using han to say "half"
The difference between kore kara and ima kara
Writing Points
Numbers in kanji versus "1, 2, 3..."
Dates and Times
Hours, Days and Weeks
Months & Years
Verb Usage
modoru (to come back, return)
ganbaru (to do your best)
tomaru (to stay over, spend the night)
hataraku (to work)
hanasu (to speak, talk with)
Lesson 2: Mikami Sensei
by which means
The "by which means" marker de
Event frequency
The expense of something
The difference between doregurai and donogurai
Writing Points
Kanji combining to make jukugo
Verb Usage
kakaru (to cost money, to take time)
kaimono (o) suru (to shop)
harau (to pay)
Lesson 3: My Loud Mother
the TE forms
Changing verbs into the positive te form (the "do it" form)
Changing verbs into the negative te form
Sample conjugations into the te forms
Verbs that end in u
Making things polite with kudasai
Kanji Fun
Kanji and the planets
Phrase Usage
Cool Tools
The shortcut for making the positive te form (do it)
The shortcut for making the negative te form (don't do it)
The GREATEST cool tool for remembering the te and taforms
Lesson 4: The Concert
expressing opinion
Japanese quotation marks
The "quote and thought" marker to
The particle to with the verb iu (to say, tell)
The particle to with the verb omou (to think)
The particle to with the verb kiku (to hear)
When desu ends the sentence being quoted or idea
Using adjectives with iu、omou and kiku
Using nanimo
The question word dou
Did you think that Japanese had no plurals?
tachi after names
Writing Points
Memorizing hidari and migi stroke order
Which one is left and which one is right?
Verb Usage
omou (to think)
iu (to say)
matsu (to wait)
Lesson 5: Family Vacation
which is better?
The teimasu verb form
teimasu vs. temasu
This is better than that
Using yori alone
Using no hou ga alone
Saying "or" in Japanese using ka
Kanji Fun
The kanji of love
In the middle of something
Verb Usage
kotaeru (to answer)
Lesson 6: Old Friends
Japanese school
Culture Clip
The Japanese School Year
Turning adjectives into attributes
Stringing i adjectives in a row
Using teimasu to describe a state of being
Kanji Fun
Kanji on your body
Is it a leg or a foot???
Verb Usage
au (to meet)
asobu (to play)
sumu (to live, to reside)
chigau (to be wrong, be different)
hoomusutei (o) suru (to homestay)
arubaito (o) suru (to work part-time)
New Words
shiritsu vs. shiritsu
Lesson 7: Two Chickens
a Japanese tongue twister
Bird and Rabbit Counter wa
Position Counter ban
Showing order or rank in numbered items
Kanji Fun
Kanji tongue twister
Verb Usage
kau (to have an animal for a pet)
miseru (to show)
Lesson 8: The Music Teacher
starting and beginning
The difference between hajimaru and hajimeru
Phrase Usage
Ikutsu desu ka?
Writing Points
The science behind each kanji
Verb Usage
naru (to become, to be)
hajimaru (to start, begin)
hajimeru (to originate, start, begin)
owaru (to end, finish)
Lesson 9: My Birthday
wanting to do
Culture Clip
iyaringu vs piasu
What is nano?
Over and under an amount
The tai verb form (I want to...)
Wanted to..., don't want to..., didn't want to...
The formality of the tai verb forms
Verb Usage
suu (to smoke, to inhale)
suki ni naru / kirai ni naru
Lesson 10: Yumiko's Cavity
using TOKI
Using toki to say "when"
Using toki with nouns and い adjectives
Using toki with na adjectives
New Words
takusan (a lot, many)
hajimete (the first time)
dake (only)
Word Usage
takusan (a lot, many)
hajimete (the first time)
dake (only)
Lesson 11: Scott in Tokyo
NA adjectives
Short Dialogue
At a real estate office
Using na adjectives
na adjectives and the "one" pronoun
The very useful deshou
Verb Usage
tenkin ni naru (to be transferred)
sagasu (to look for, search for)
yaru (to do, to play)
hanaseru (to be able to speak)
Lesson 12: Atsuko's Letter
successive actions
Culture Clip
Dates of the emperor
One action after another
Verb Usage
dekiru (to be able to do, can do, make)
kawaru (to change, turn into)
Lesson 13: Amelia's Interview
the potential verb form
Changing regular verbs into the potential verb form
Changing いる/える verbs into the "potential verb form"
Conjugating the potential verb form
Particle Switch
Writing Points
What are kanji radicals?
Verb Usage
oyogu (to swim)
nakusu (to lose)
mitsukeru (to find)
mitsukaru (to be found)
gaman suru (to have patience, endure, bear with)