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Japanese Phrases for Travelers

Japanese Phrases for Travelers

Learn Japanese online. With our podcast, learning Japanese is easy. | How to Learn Japanese Fast So, I’ve been living in Japan for close to 5 months now and unfortunately haven’t picked up nearly as much of the language as I’d hoped. I’ve got the greetings down and can order simple food but anything past that (let alone a conversation) is out of the question. I thought that since I was living with a Japanese girl and working at a Japanese company the language would come naturally. That hasn’t been the case, so I’ve decided that some studying/learning might be a good idea. I’ve come up with a plan to learn basic conversational Japanese in the next 3 months. So, here’s my plan Learning how to speak Japanese - Memorize the 100 most common words (Approximately 50% of all written words in Japanese) - podcasts for the commute - Human Japanese app (iphone and computer) - practicing on co-workers, housemate, randoms, etc. Japanese Word Memorization I’ve got a list of 100 words and a little mini notecard flashcard thingy. Learn Japanese Podcasts Human Japanese (computer and iPhone app) Mitchell

Learn Japanese Language Free and Easy Learn Japanese | (Audio) by Learn Japanese Learning Japanese is easy with a little help from Manga University! If you're a fan of manga and anime, you probably have had this thought at least once: "I wonder if I can learn Japanese?" And why wouldn't you? So you pick up a textbook at your favorite store but quickly lose interest; while the book seems to be informative, it's certainly no fun compared with a good manga. Where do I begin? Kana de Manga sample Click to enlarge Kanji de Manga is an award-winning Manga University series created to make learning how to read and write Japanese as fun and easy as picking up your favorite comic. 100% authentic Japanese manga at your fingertips Kanji de Manga sample After you've mastered kana you're ready to take on the meat of the Japanese writing system: kanji. But wait, there's more! Sound FX sample Manga University has worked hard to craft both Kana de Manga and Kanji de Manga to teach you the same material you would learn in a traditional Japanese-language classroom.

Resolutions for Learning Better Japanese in 2008 The New Year is a great time to break disgusting habits and set impossible resolutions…at least, it’s a great time to try to do those things. Most people come out from the rubble a couple of weeks later still smoking, drinking, or using Japanese words in English sentences, but everyone at least gets a little bit closer to their goal. By setting goals and attempting them, you are gaining valuable experience, even when you fail miserably. With the coming of the New Year, I thought I’d help you set some goals and break some habits. Habits To Break: 1. The Problem: For some reason, it’s tough for a lot of people to get that Japanese accent down. The Solution: It’s time to go back to your hiragana sheet and relearn your kana. 2. The Problem: You know what I’m talking about. The Solution: Stop being lazy! 3. The Problem: Writing your kanji in improper stroke order is sloppy and bad. Resolutions: 1. Most people think that drama is the stuff of soppy middle-aged housewives. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Free Japanese Lessons - Hiragana - The Japanese Alphabet (Hiragana Chart) - Learn to speak the Japanese language online for free! Want audio on this lesson? Register for our Members Area and get audio for Hiragana - The Japanese Alphabet. It's FREE! The first step to learning the Japanese language is to learn the alphabet. Or, at least, to learn the sounds that exist in the language. There are absolutely no "tones" in Japanese like in many other asian languages and there are only 2 exceptions within the alphabet which will be explained later. There are 5 vowels in Japanese. Here is a Printable Hiragana Chart (PDF - get Adobe Acrobat Reader). Exceptions: 1. Click here if you'd like to know why these two exceptions exist. Note: You probably noticed in the chart above that there are 2 characters pronounced "zu" and 2 characters pronounced "ji". Some people wonder why "yi", "ye", "wi", "wu", and "we" are missing. For more help on the subject of Kana (Hiragana and Katakana)...