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Manga Sensei breaks down complicated Japanese grammar and simplifies it so that anyone can understand it in 5 min or less every Monday through Friday.
Join us and learn the world’s best language. On the weekend we also get to interview master Japanese speakers, teachers, language hackers, Japanese businessmen, and translators to give you the tips and tricks that everyone, from the first day Japanese learner to the advanced speaker can all learn from.
This podcast is great for people studying for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), people interested in Japanese grammar and semantics, masters of the trade who might want to learn something new, or just want to get started. We got you.
Today we are talking more about the word Hoh, and the phrase Hoh Gah Ih. This is almost always used with past tense. “It’s better if you…”
Today we talk about when Yori is used, how it’s used, and when to use it by itself. There are multiple versions of Yori and I go over differentiating between them.
Hou Ga and Yori
Today we’re going over two different grammar points, which are Hoh Gah and Yori. We use these in contrast to each other or in a phrase. I explain how to use both of these and how to distinguish between them.
Auxiliary Word Beki
Today we’re talking about a very similar word to Hazu, which is Beki. This word is often paired with Dah, such as Beki-Dah with the accent going downward on Dah.
Hard Musts vs Soft Musts
Today I will talk about the word “Hazu.” This is basically the first and most simplistic of the musts or shoulds in Japanese. I give examples and definitions.
Appropriate and Unique Responses
It can often be difficult for new and even intermediate Japanese speakers to come up with the appropriate response to certain questions and sentences, so today I am going to provide you with a few unique responses you can use that will help you sound more fluent and native.
I want to learn Japanese so badly and I am finally learning it. I appreciate you teaching us this language. Arigato!
When I started this podcast, I was confused by the complexity of the topics of each episode. However, this changed after starting over with the 30-day challenge; from there, Sensei John builds up your knowledge and understanding of Japanese little by little, in 5 minute increments that don’t waste your time nor insult your intelligence. I HIGHLY recommend this podcast for any new speakers or anyone trying to revisit Japanese.