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Beginner Japanese I

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    1. Introduction to Japanese
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    Would you like to start learning Japanese? In this lesson, learn about the basics of Japanese grammar and levels of politeness with a very simple sentence.

    Would you like to start learning Japanese? In this lesson, learn about the basics of Japanese grammar and levels of politeness with a very simple sentence.

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    2. Expressing Past Tense in Japanese
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    Learning Japanese? This lesson introduces the formal and informal ways of expressing verbs in past tense using clear examples from popular TV shows.

    Learning Japanese? This lesson introduces the formal and informal ways of expressing verbs in past tense using clear examples from popular TV shows.

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    3. Negative Verb Forms
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    In this lesson, changing verbs from the past, present, informal, and formal in Japanese is made easy with dialog examples taken from popular TV shows.

    In this lesson, changing verbs from the past, present, informal, and formal in Japanese is made easy with dialog examples taken from popular TV shows.

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    4. Making Suggestions
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    Asking questions and making suggestions in Japanese can be very nuanced. In this lesson, review how to change a phrases meaning using grammatical markers.

    Asking questions and making suggestions in Japanese can be very nuanced. In this lesson, review how to change a phrases meaning using grammatical markers.

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    5. Using Aru and Iru in Japanese
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    Ready to take your Japanese language skills to the next level? Join in with this lesson to learn how to speak about animate and inanimate objects in Japanese.

    Ready to take your Japanese language skills to the next level? Join in with this lesson to learn how to speak about animate and inanimate objects in Japanese.

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11 Comments
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Erin M
This simple lesson made so much sense to me! After trying for years to understand Japanese sentence structure, I feel a little more confident now thanks to those oranges.
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Awesome!
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Hannah C
I think I have finally found some accurate way to learn japanese online! Thanks! Will there ever be a speaking/writing segment?
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Thanks for your feedback Hannah! We're just creating some new lessons right now and have discussed integrating speaking or a "repeat after me" section. If you check out our Mandarin lessons, they do something similar. It'll be released soon on Curious but here's a sample: http://chinesevideocast.com/LearnChineseOnline We'd love to do writing in the future as well.
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JonasEmil E
Great way of introducing the Japanese language. Makes me want to learn more and go on with the next lessons. Domo arigatou gozaimasu!
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We're glad you like it! Douitashimashite!
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Jemimah T
Arigatou gozaimasu. ????????????
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Douitashimashite!
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Arvid J
Some work on just words would be appreciated. Still a good lesson though.
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Thanks for your comment. There are a lot of tools for learning words so we wanted to focus purely on grammar. Japanese grammar is very difficult and different from English.
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If you are interested in learning vocabulary and reading at the same time, we have this great mobile game for you that we built: http://japanesevideocast.com/content/kanji-learning-game
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