12 Tips to use your Japanese IME better If you’re serious about learning Japanese, I’m sure you will eventually either want to or need to be able to type in Japanese on your computer. Typing in Japanese is done with software called an IME (Input Method Editor), which allows you to type Japanese phonetically (romaji) and have the your typing automatically converted to Japanese characters. You may have already set up your IME and have some experience using it (if not, please check out Greggman.com’s excellent guide to installing/setting up your IME). However, it’s common for foreigners to overlook some of the finer points of its usage. This article aims to provide novice IME users with an introduction to some of the intermediate and advanced features literally waiting at their fingertips, providing a basis for improved typing efficiency, problem solving and expanded usage. For this article I’ll presume that: Tip 1: Easy IME on/off toggle English Keyboards: ALT + Tilde. This is a very basic tip but one of the most important.
Learn Japanese with YouTube: 8 Channels You Don't Wanna Miss | FluentU Japanese Well, I guess it’s time to end this blog. There’s nothing left to write about. We’ve already given you our best tips. Like how you can make the most of language exchange. And what blogs, podcasts, anime, dramas, and TV series you should check out to learn Japanese. Actually – there is one more thing. YouTube. Yes, YouTube’s great for turning your brain off. But there are also tons of channels dedicated to helping you learn Japanese. Want me to prove it? Here are 8 awesome YouTube video channels that will set you on a course to Japanese success. Tofugu If you like to walk on the wackier side of life, then Tofugu is definitely for you. Situated among these slices of Japanese life are some Japanese language learning lessons. Bobby Judo Bobby Judo has a popular YouTube channel and it’s easy to see why. Some of the videos may not be suitable for absolute beginners, but for intermediates and advanced speakers, they provide some challenging opportunities as well as a way of checking progress. GenkiJapan
9 Awesome Japanese Podcasts for Accelerating Your Learning | FluentU Japanese Looking for great Japanese podcasts? Why waste any more time wading through low-quality, amateur work? We’ve already tracked down the best and brightest Japanese language learning podcasts available today! The Benefits of Listening to Japanese Podcasts They are created by people who are passionate about language learning and committed to giving you the resources and imaginative lessons you need.Hands down, spending time with podcasts is one of the best ways of improving your listening skills – this is something that books and flashcards cannot deliver.You can listen to them any time, any place and anywhere – on the long commute home, while you’re jogging around the park or soaping up in the shower. In this post, we’re going to go through some of the best Japanese podcasts for language learners out there. Spoiler alert: it has to do with FluentU’s great collection of authentic Japanese content. 9 Awesome Japanese Podcasts for Accelerating Your Learning News in Slow Japanese Learn Japanese Pod
Learn Japanese | Japanese Language School in Tokyo Plenty of free Japanese study materials for reading, writing and listening from MLC Japanese Language School in Tokyo. Feel free to use PDF, Flash and Audio formats to study grammar and vocabulary for conversation and JLPT preparation. How to start learning Japanese → Facebook Note Survival Japanese Basic structures Self-introduction Useful Daily Expressions etc. Hiragana and Katakana Master Hiragana - Free e-mail lesson Master Katakana - Free e-mail lesson Hiragana and Katakana tables Audio Kanji Kanji Level Check, Study Materials, Quiz, ListMaster Basic Kanji 120 - Free e-mail lessonBasic Kanji 320 What is JLPT? Level Check Study Plan Books How to apply JLPT N5 level N5-01 Numbers, Hour(s), Minute(s), Day of the week, Date and Month, ○△×, Family, Calculation, Season, Calculation, ...san/...kun/...chan, I N5-02 Ikimasu, Kimasu, Kaerimasu, "e" and "ni", "de", Listening practice N5-03 Arimasu/Imasu, 40 verbs, [place]+de/[place]+ni, Particles, Interrogatives, "Let's N5-06 Te-form, Please, I know.
Okinawan Language Chart Compiled by Rich Boyden and Ricky Rose Edited by Rich Boyden & Frank Cantrell EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a very crude list of words collected from others' compilations and from informal conversations with speakers of the Okinawan language. It is not intended to be exhaustive or authoritative. Introduction Linguistically, the Okinawan language is related to Japanese, thought by scholars to have diverged between 800‑1400 years ago. Phonologically, the sound written in Japanese romaji as "e" is pronounced in Tokyo similarly to the "ay" sound in the English word "say" as in Naha, the sound is more like the "ee" in the English word "see." Grammar is also different. The following compilation of phrases includes mainly informal words; many of them are crude phrases. Categorized List of Grammar and Words Pronouns and People Greetings/Pleasantries/Conversational Tools Greetings/Pleasantries/Conversational Tools (continued) Descriptives Assorted Nouns, Counters Assorted Nouns, Counters (continued) Anatomy
Língua oquinauana/Vocabulário/Animais - Wikilivros Origem: Wikilivros, livros abertos por um mundo aberto. Animais[editar | editar código-fonte] Animais domésticos[editar | editar código-fonte] Artrópodes e anelídeos[editar | editar código-fonte] Mamíferos terrestres[editar | editar código-fonte] Pássaros e outros animais voadores[editar | editar código-fonte] Peixes, moluscos e cetáceos marinhos[editar | editar código-fonte] Répteis e anfíbios[editar | editar código-fonte] Genki – Self-study Room Self-study Room offers a variety of online materials to support your learning with Genki textbooks. *external links (Notice)If your computer is experiencing difficulties reading the scripts on this site, change the text code to “Japanese (Shift_JIS)” or “Automatic”. Culture Note Video Clips for Culture Note Video clips related to “Culture Note” columns in the Dialogue & Grammar section of Genki. Hiragana & Katakana Basic Charts By clicking each hiragana or katakana in the charts, you can see its stroke order and hear how it is pronounced. Hiragana Chart Katakana Chart Flash Cards In each set of exercises, 15 hiragana/katakana are shown one by one. Hiragana 1(a-so) Katakana 1(a-so) Hiragana 2(ta-ho) Katakana 2(ta-ho) Hiragana 3(ma-n) Katakana 3(ma-n) Listening Quiz Choose the character from the three options that represents the sound of hiragana/katakana you listen to. Hiragana Listening Quiz Katakana Listening Quiz Concentration Game Usagi-Chan’s Genki Resource Page Kanji Kanji Reading Practice KanjiAlive
I strongly encourage you to post any feedback, corrections or suggestions you may have about the guide in this forum, or talk to me directly via IRC (#Ammy@Rizon.irc) or MSN/WLM (j-pop_addict[at]hotmail.com) if you have any other questions about Japanese. Contents The idea here is to list a few categories of vocabulary which are absolutely essential to understanding Japanese. For the most part, that means how numbers and pronouns work. Not only are those critical in all languages, but the way they work in Japanese is very different from English, so a dictionary alone won't cut it. Japanese NumbersCounting WordsGrammatical VocabularyPronouns and Closely Related Words Interrogative Pronouns Personal Pronouns Semi-Personal Pronouns Impersonal Pronouns, Demonstratives and More MiscellaneousLess Simple Example Sentences Japanese Numbers Counting Words Now that you've seen basic numbers, we can move on to what makes Japanese number usage very different from English number usage: counting words.
Japanese Reading Practice For Beginners Of course, there are plenty of resource out there to help intermediate and advanced learners of Japanese to practice their reading. They can use any Japanese book, manga, blog, or website and study away to their heart’s content. For beginners, though, finding Japanese things to read that are at or around your level is a pain. There’s good reason that beginners don’t have as much to study with, though. Since it’s normally pretty hard for beginners to find reading resources (and because I get this email like every day, it seems), I thought it would be good to put together a list of resources for beginners to study with. Have fun! Japanese Children’s Newspapers You probably know about newspapers for adults, but did you know about newspapers just for children? Kodomo Asahi Heralding from the adult Asahi Shinbun comes “Kodomo Asahi,” a version of their newspaper made for children. Both are fairly basic, but of course the elementary school one is going to be a lot simpler. Visit: Kodomo Asahi
5 Grey Wood Stain Options - Angela Marie Made Are you looking for a grey wood stain to add a beautiful, gray finish to your wood project? Well, I personally love a weathered, gray finish on my DIY wood projects, but that involves a few steps to achieve and can’t be achieved with one stain color only (that I know of at this time). There are gray wood stain colors available on the market which can be used if you just want a simple gray stain. I’ve rounded up and tested out 5 grey wood stains that are both affordable and easy to find at your local home improvement store or online. Also, I know whenever I’m looking at stain options, I always want to see what the stain actually looks like on wood. I tested out all of these grey stains on pine wood. One more thing, if you are also interested in the more classic, brown stain colors, check out 10 favorite wood stain colors. Note, this post contains some affiliate links. Grey Wood Stain Options: 1. Classic Grey Stain by Minwax was one of my favorite gray stains that I tested. 2. 3. 4. 5.