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This is a podcast and website for studying Japanese

    Podcast 01: Lesson – How to ask your friends to hang out in Japanese

    Podcast 01: Lesson – How to ask your friends to hang out in Japanese

    In this podcast, you will learn how to ask your friends to hang out with you in natural fluent Japanese. You can listen to the various dialogues that will help you drill useful phrases in Japanese so you can improve your listening skills and become more fluent.

    • 23 min
    Podcast 30: Talking about your plans for the year

    Podcast 30: Talking about your plans for the year

    In this podcast Ami and Alex teach you some useful phrases and dialogues to talk about you plans for the year in natural, fluent Japanese.

    For more podcasts go to http://learnjapanesepod.com

    • 45 min
    Podcast 30: Just the dialogues

    Podcast 30: Just the dialogues

    Talking about your plans for the year

    In this podcast you will learn how to talk about your New Year’s resolutions, your plans and goals for the coming year. Check out the main dialogue to learn natural phrases and vocabulary for this lesson.









    Vocabulary from the podcast











    新年の抱負

    Shinnen no hōfu

    New Year’s resolution





    日本語

    Nihongo

    Japanese (Language)





    上達

    Jōtatsu

    Improve





    本を読む

    Hon o yomu

    To read books







    Ato

    Also / As well / After that





    もっと

    Motto

    More





    読みたい

    Yomitai

    I want to read





    健康的

    Kenkōteki

    Healthy





    なりたい

    Naritai

    Want to become





    音楽活動

    Ongaku katsudō

    Musical activities





    頑張りたい

    Gambaritai

    I want to do my best





    やる気

    Yaruki

    Motivation





    なんでもできる

    Nandemo dekiru

    You can do anything





    よし

    Yosh(i)

    Let’s do this







    Main Dialog (Japanese)

    A: ね、新年の抱負はなに?

    B: そうだね。やっぱり、日本語を上達させたいからもっと本を読むよ。後、もっと健康的になりたいな。あみは?

    A: 私も本をもっと読みたい!後、音楽活動をもっと頑張りたいな。

    B: なるほどね。

    A: やる気があれば、なんでもできるよ。

    B: よし!

    Main Dialog ( Japanese pronunciation)

    A: Ne, shinnen no hōfu wa nani? 

    B: Sō da ne. Yappari, nihongo o motto jōtatsu sasetai kara motto hon o yomu yo. Ato, motto kenkōteki ni naritai na. Ami wa?

    A: Watashi mo motto hon o yomitai! Ato, ongaku katsudō o motto gambaritai na. 

    B: Naruhodo ne. 

    A: Yaruki ga areba nandemo dekiru yo.

    B: Yosh! 

    Main Dialog (English)

    A: Hey, what’s your New Year’s resolution?

    B: Well, let’s see. I guess I want to improve my Japanese and read more books. Also, I want to be more healthy. How about you Ami?

    A: I also want to read more books. Also, I want to go for it with my music. 

    B: I see.

    A: If you have motivation you can do anything. 

    B: Let’s do this!

    Grammar Drills

    Let’s drill a really useful phrase for talking about you goals for self improvement. Here’s the basic sentence structure:

    [The activity or goal] + [もっと頑張りたいな]

    I want to go for it (Lit. I want to try harder)

    Drill 1

    音楽活動をもっと頑張りたいな。

    Ongaku katsudō wo motto gambaritai na.

    I want to go for it with music

    Drill 2

    仕事をもっと頑張りたいな。

    Shigoto wo motto gambaritai na.

    I want to go for it at work

    Drill 3

    日本語の勉強をもっと頑張りたいな。

    Nihongo no benkyō wo motto gambaritai na.

    I want to go for it with my Japanese studies

    Drill 4

    運動をもっと頑張りたいな。

    Undō wo motto gambaritai na.

    I want to go for it for working out

    Drill 5

    ダイエットをもっと頑張りたいな。

    Daietto wo motto gambaritai na.

    I want to go for it for my diet

     

    Random Phrase of the Week

    This week’s random phrase is…

    奥が深い – Oku ga fukai 

    This means something like it’s hard than you think or it’s deep or there’s more than meets the eye. 

    Examples:







    * 日本語は奥が深い



    Nihongo wa oku ga fukai

    Japanese is a deep language / Japanese is a deep language

     



    * この本は奥が深い



    Kono hon wa oku ga fukai

    This book is deep / There’s a lot more to this book than meets the eye

     



    * 「七転び八起き」ということわざは奥が深い



    Nana korobi ya oki to iu kotowaza wa oku ga fukai

    The saying “fall seven times, stand up eight” is very deep in meaning.

    • 1 min
    Podcast 30: Notes

    Podcast 30: Notes

    These are the show notes for podcast #30 “Convenience store Japanese”. Download the PDF show notes to read about this lesson in more detail.

    For more podcasts video http://learnjapanesepod.com

     

    Fun Friday: Interview with Miku Sensei

    Fun Friday: Interview with Miku Sensei

    In this Fun Friday episode of Learn Japanese Pod, I interview Miku Sensei of Miku Real Japanese. Miku Sensei is a prolific creator of fun, educational Japanese language learning videos on Youtube and Instagram.

    She is an international traveler and linguist who speaks fluent English and Spanish. Through her travels she has discovered her own effective techniques for teaching and learning languages.

    In the podcast we talk about her journey to become a Japanese teacher and her advice on how to become more fluent in Japanese.

    • 56 min
    Podcast 29: Talking about your job in Japanese

    Podcast 29: Talking about your job in Japanese

    In this podcast, Ami and Alex teach you useful phrases and dialogues to help you talk about your job in natural Japanese.

    For more fun Japanese language podcasts visit http://learnjapanesepod.com

    • 53 min

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