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This is a podcast and website for studying Japanese

Learn Japanese Pod Alex Brooke

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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 38: Making a Suggestion in Japanese

    Podcast 38: Making a Suggestion in Japanese

    In this podcast, Ami and Alex teach you how to make suggestions to your friends in natural, fluent Japanese.

    Check out the dialogues and show notes to practice and improve your Japanese.

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    • 36 min
    Podcast 38: Just the Dialogues

    Podcast 38: Just the Dialogues

    In this lesson you will learn how to make a suggestion to your friends in natural sounding Japanese. It’s better to be indirect with your language as being too pushy can make you come off as being arrogant or rude. But don’t worry, we have you covered. Just check out the main dialogue and extra example sentences and you should get a good idea of how to give your ideas and advice to other people.

    Main Dialog 1 – Making a suggestion (Japanese)

    A: いや〜もうだめだ。

    B: どうしたの?

    A: 彼女と喧嘩したんだ。まだ怒ってるみたい。

    B: じゃあ、花でもプレセントしたらどう?

    A: そうだね。そうしよう。

    B: 彼女きっと喜ぶよ。

    A: わかった、じゃあ、そうしてみるよ。

    Main Dialog 1 – Making a suggestion (Pronunciation)

    A: Iyaa, mō dame da!

    B: Dō shita no?

    A: Kanojo to kenka shitan da. Mada okotteru mitai.

    B: Jaa, hana demo purezento shitara dō?

    A: Sō da ne. Sō shiyō.

    B: Kanojo kitto yorokobu yo.

    A: Wakatta, jaa, sō shite miru yo.

    Main Dialog 1 – Making a suggestion (English)

    A: Argh, this sucks.

    B: What happened?

    A: I had a fight with my girlfriend. It seems she’s still angry.

    B: How about giving her flowers as a present?

    A: Right. I’ll do that.

    B: I’m sure she’ll be happy.

    A: Got it. I’ll give that a try.

    Extra sentence examples:

    Example 1

    A: 頭痛いな。

    Atama itai na – I have a headache

    B: 薬飲んだらどう?

    Kusuri nondara dō? – How about taking some meds?

    A: そうだね。そうするよ。

    Sō da ne. Sō suru yo. – Right. I’ll do that.

    Example 2

    A: いいアイデアが思い浮かばないな

    Ii aidea ga omoi ukabanai na – I can’t think of any good ideas.

    B: 少しやすんだらどう?

    Sukoshi yasundara dō? – How about taking a break?

    A: そうだね。そうするよ。

    Sō da ne. Sō suru yo. Right. I’ll do that.

    Example 3

    A: 肩凝ってるな。

    Kata kotteru – I’ve got stiff shoulders

    B: マッサージ受けたらどう?

    Massaaji shitara dō? – How about getting a massage?

    A: そうだね。そうするよ。

    Sō da ne. Sō suru yo. – Right. I’ll do that.

    Example 4

    A: お腹が空いたな

    Onaka ga suita na – I’m hungry

    B: おやつ食べたらどう?

    Oyatsu tabetara dō? – How about having a snack?

    A: そうだね。そうするよ。

    Sō da ne. Sō suru yo. – Right. I’ll do that.

    Example 5

    A: 退屈だな。

    Taikutsu da na – I’m bored

    B: 映画みたらどう?

    Eiga mitara dō? – How about watching a movie?

    A: そうだね。そうするよ。

    Sō da ne. Sō suru yo. – Right. I’ll do that.

    • 1 min
    Podcast 38: Notes

    Podcast 38: Notes

    These are the PDF show notes for the Learn Japanese Pod podcast episode 38 “Making a suggestion in Japanese”.

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    Fun Friday 17: Ask us anything

    Fun Friday 17: Ask us anything

    In this Fun Friday edition of the podcast, Andy and Alex answer listener questions about living in Japan, its culture and tips on learning Japanese.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Podcast 37: How to use the verb kureru in Japanese

    Podcast 37: How to use the verb kureru in Japanese

    In this podcast, Ami and Alex teach you how to use the verb Kureru naturally in Japanese conversation.

    Kureru is a verb you can use to ask people to do things for you. It’s used casually between friends and family and very common in everyday conversation. Check out the podcast and show notes to learn how to use it naturally in conversation.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
663 Ratings

663 Ratings

humanRobots ,

A Keeper

There are a lot of choices when it comes to language learning podcasts and this is especially true for Japanese podcasts. If you are a native English speaker, this is a very educational podcast that is also fun to listen to. Sometimes I listen very intently to study but I also let it play in the background while I am cooking. This ones a keeper.

Eiji H ,

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Just a super fun podcast too listen to and learn at the same time with very realistic dialogue and people that have very entertaining chemistry- truly, a meccha hampanai podcast 😩💯

hello.its.joe ,

Fantastic for learning, hearing, drilling conversational Japanese!

What a terrific podcast. Alex and Ami are fun, engaging hosts and the conversations are always interesting. The repetition, breakdown, and drilling have helped me learn quickly, they’re clearly knowledgeable not just about Japanese but also about effective language learning methods. I get a lot out of the separate dialog-only episodes. My only complaint is I burned through all the old episodes and now I have to wait for more!

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