Japanese Stories Go to Tom Ray's home page. Go to the Tierra home page. I have translated these texts as my own way of studying Japanese. I have made them available on my web page primarily for other people studying Japanese (and also for Japanese people studying English), but also for those in the West who may not be familiar with these stories. Lesson 1: Hanyu Pinyin, Hello & Good Bye - chinese tutorial mandarin learnmandarin freelessons For a start, Hanyu Pinyin consists of the consonant sound （声母）and vowels （韵母）. We need both the consonant sound and the vowel to be able to read. There are 23 different consonant sounds to pair with the different vowels and we get many different characters. We also have 4 different tones so as to express different meanings of the characters. This is also what makes Mandarin difficult at times.
Let's Learn Japanese! To download a file click on the link below the image. It will then open in a new window and you can choose to save it to your computer or print it. There is one file at the bottom of the page containing all lessons. Hiragana Master Drill Course Outline Free online study program produced by an experienced native Japanese language teacher. Suitable for the very first step of learning the Japanese language. Goal The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter Discovery of Princess Kaguya The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (竹取物語, Taketori Monogatari?), also known as Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫, Kaguya Hime?, 赫映姫 or 輝夜姫), is a 10th-century Japanese folktale. It is considered the oldest extant Japanese narrative It primarily details the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya-hime, who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.
Rutgers Multi-Media Chinese Teaching System 1. Direction and location words: Direction word such as 上/下/左/右/前/後 /里边/面/外/旁/对/中 are often used in conjunction with suffixes such as 边/面/间. Together they form a location word (place word). For example: 上边/面 n. (at) the top, 下边/面 n. beneath 左边/面 n. (on) the left 右边/面 n. Les fiches d'apprentissage que j'utilise [en anglais] After 2 months of planning and composition (okay, so I did procrastinate quite a bit), I now understand how Moses felt when he descended Mount Sinai with the holy tablets. Behold, Nihonshock’s newly revised and much improved Japanese cheat sheet! This is a “cheat sheet” for the Japanese language. It is an attempt to condense and organize as many of the basic elements of the language onto one sheet of paper as possible. How do I use it?
rikaichan About Rikaichan is a popup Japanese-English/German/French/Russian dictionary tool for Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey. Features Simple to use, just hover the mouse on top of a Japanese word. Automatically de-inflects verbs and adjectives. Has an optional toolbar that allows you to manually type the word to lookup. Japanese Vocabulary for Adjectives When you begin to study Japanese vocabulary, no doubt you will come across the part on adjectives. This section is dedicated to the most common vocabulary for adjectives. Without adjectives you cannot describe things you see, give more information on objects, express your own feelings. Japanese people are in particularly more concern on personal feelings.
Hiragana Practice Exercises Posted by Tae Kim Fill in the Hiragana Chart Though I already mentioned that there are many sites and helper programs for learning Hiragana, I figured I should put in some exercises of my own in the interest of completeness. I've removed the obsolete characters since you won't need to know them. I suggest playing around with this chart and a scrap piece of paper to test your knowledge of Hiragana.
Japanese Tips I set about learning Japanese the hard way--with a stack of manga and novels and two dictionaries. Taking a language course would have been helpful, but as a graduate student in a completely unrelated field, I had neither the time nor the money for extra classes. This is not necessarily a page for those already studying Japanese in school, for I'm sure your instructors are much better resources. Rather, this is for those who simply want to read Japanese as a hobby or in preparation for future study. This guide does not cover basic rules or vocabulary that can be found in introductory texts available at most bookstores, such as conjugating verbs into the past tense or the difference between i- and na-adjectives. What I've collected here are grammar points, figures of speech, and alternate spellings that can be next to impossible to locate in a dictionary or whose literal definitions aren't clear enough to translate meaningfully into English.
Learn Japanese - Where Do I Begin By Namiko Abe Updated September 16, 2015. So you want to learn how to speak Japanese, but don't know where to start? This page will direct you to where you should begin. Below you will find lessons for beginners, writing lessons, information on pronunciation and comprehension, where to find dictionaries and translation services, information for travelers to Japan, audio lessons, culture lessons and articles about the culture of Japan. Take your time and review all the material available. Japanese Learning Resources This page is for all the Japanese learners out there. There are so many crappy (i.e. old, bad, or stolen) worksheets and such out there for learning Japanese. I wanted to compile a collection of high quality resources for people learning Japanese.
Learning Hiragana - Yoshida Institute Learning the two Japanese phonetic alphabets, hiragana and katakana, are key to learning basic Japanese. Each hiragana character represents a single vowel or consonant-vowel sound. In the chart below you can see all of the basic hiragana characters along with the closest sounding roman letters.