If you found us because you want to learn Japanese online before flying over there to teach, you can get a good start on basic Japanese right here.
We've put together some basic lessons on: sentence construction, particles, verb & adjective conjugations plus study tips & tests.
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Learn Japanese Online Lesson Index
Study tips. Tips for using flash cards. Strategies for using a text book. Practical advice for learning Japanese. If you're serious about studying Japanese, shave some time off your learning curve in this section.
15 of the most common Japanese greetings.
Basic nouns explained. How to use them, sentence order for simple noun sentences. Get the bottom line and real meaning of the particle "wa". Plus vocabulary pumper section on colors.
Japanese Adjectives. 20 adjectives listed. All 'ii' ending type. Also examples of how to use adjectives in a sentence. How to make a negative sentence with Japanese adjectives. Plus an explanation on how to use 'ne' with adjectives.
Explanations of this and that. Clear explanations on how to use 'kono' and 'kore'. How their uses differ. Spatial differences of 'kono', 'sono' 'ano' and 'dono' explained. Plus an explanation on the particle 'ga'.
In this lesson you'll learn Japanese numbers, and how to modify nouns and say things like 'she's a cute girl.' Also an explanation on the attention grabbing particle 'Yo'.
In this meaty lesson, we'll learn Japanese verbs ending in 'eru' and 'iru'. We'll show you the fastest way to master multiple patterns by showing the verbs stem. Also a solid explanation on the hard to understand particle 'O' Plus we'll get into conjugation forms and how to say 'Please do (x). And we'll cover days of the week with the particle 'ni'.
Here, we'll cover negative sentences like 'It's not a dictionary'. We look at the differences of 'ja nai' and 'dewa arimasen'. Also tips on how to use 'san', 'chan' and 'kun'.
In this lesson we'll attack more Japanese adjectives - all na types. We'll also look at how to use desho and to top it all off we'll take a look at the differnces between using "mono" and "koto".
Here, we'll look at irregular Japanese verbs (all 'u' ending types) and show you conjugations for these verbs. We'll also show how to use them in sentences. Also we'll show more uses of the particle 'ni'. Plus we'll cover months of the year with the particle 'ni' and seasons.
In this lesson we'll focus on common Japanese phrases English teachers use in the classroom. We'll focus on phrases used in playing games, doing lessons and giving tests for children.
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