53 episodes

A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese.

Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats.

The episodes can be enjoyed in any order.

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A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese.

Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats.

The episodes can be enjoyed in any order.

--
Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript and a list of key vocabulary.
www.TheJapanesePage.com/makoto

    Nihongo to Tane 53: 手 hand| Japanese Immersion

    Nihongo to Tane 53: 手 hand| Japanese Immersion

    What do one's hands reveal about who you are and how hard you work? Yumi explores this thought after videoing her own hands playing the piano.


    Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-53


    習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing


    For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/


    Take a quiz on this episode here:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-53


    If you are a Makoto+ member, you can find the transcript, English translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF for printing:


    https://MakotoPlus.com/podcast-nihongonotane-53-m


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    Nihongo to Tane 52: 習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing| Japanese Immersion

    Nihongo to Tane 52: 習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing| Japanese Immersion

    Rather than trying to intellectually understand something, first try doing it. Eventually, your mind will catch up with your body. That's the idea behind the Japanese saying, 「習うより慣れろ」 (narau yori nareru).


    In today's podcast, Yumi explains her thoughts on this subject.


    Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-52


    習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing


    For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/


    Take a quiz on this episode here:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-52


    If you are a Makoto+ member, you can find the transcript, English translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF for printing:


    https://MakotoPlus.com/podcast-nihongonotane-52-m


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    Nihongo to Tane 51: セミ Cicadas| Japanese Immersion

    Nihongo to Tane 51: セミ Cicadas| Japanese Immersion

    Noisy and seemingly everywhere, the Japanese semi are a big part of Japanese culture. Listen as Yumi explains how semi act as a kind of clock, and how the Japanese love nature.


    Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-51


    セミ Cicadas


    For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/


    Take a quiz on this episode here:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-51


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    https://MakotoPlus.com/podcast-nihongonotane-51-m


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    • 3 min
    Nihongo to Tane 50: 台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention| Japanese Immersion

    Nihongo to Tane 50: 台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention| Japanese Immersion

    Listen as Yumi compares her experience in Japan and in Florida regarding hurricanes and typhoons.


    Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-50


    台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention


    For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/


    Take a quiz on this episode here:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-50


    If you are a Makoto+ member, you can find the transcript, English translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF for printing:


    https://MakotoPlus.com/podcast-nihongonotane-50-m


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    • 3 min
    Nihongo to Tane 49: 質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention | Japanese Immersion

    Nihongo to Tane 49: 質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention | Japanese Immersion

    質実剛健 shitsu jitsu gouken: 質実 shitsu jitsu (simplicity; plainness) + 剛健 gouken (vigor; sturdiness) – to do things sincerely with fortitude and vigor but not pretention.


    Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-49


    質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention


    For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/


    Take a quiz on this episode here:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-49


    If you are a Makoto+ member, you can find the transcript, English translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF for printing:


    https://MakotoPlus.com/podcast-nihongonotane-49-m


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    • 4 min
    Nihongo to Tane 48: カラオケ Karaoke | Japanese Immersion

    Nihongo to Tane 48: カラオケ Karaoke | Japanese Immersion

    Have you ever done karaoke? Listen as Yumi explains the proper way to enjoy karaoke in Japan.


    Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-48


    カラオケ Karaoke


    For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/


    Take a quiz on this episode here:


    https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-48


    If you are a Makoto+ member, you can find the transcript, English translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF for printing:


    https://MakotoPlus.com/podcast-nihongonotane-48-m


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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

H.B.P ,

Fun way to learn

The podcast along with the transcript and supplementary materials on the website are super helpful. A fun way to learn without a traditional text book.

Oji John ,

Effective Reinforcement

Yumi’s unhurried delivery makes these podcasts easy to digest. Perfect for “shadowing” practice. Each episode has a sensible amount of new vocabulary and kanji. Not overwhelming. Use the transcripts to practice reading. I’ve been an intermittent customer of TheJapanShop for several years. I keep coming back!

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