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L14 Minna no Nihongo Lesson Notes

Minna no Nihongo Lesson 14 Grammar

みなさん こんにちは!かずえです。おげんきですか? Hello everyone, I’m Kazue. How are you? This is L14 Minna no Nihongo Lesson Notes. I just did YouTube lesson live (minna no Nihongo Lesson 14 Grammar) for the first time. Please check the Vocabulary and Grammar lesson videos below if you missed watching them! 🙂 This Lesson 14 is very important lesson as Japanese verb Te-form is … Read More

4. Basic Hiragana Chart (Audio)

Each Japanese syllable is made up of either a single vowel: a,i,u,e and o or a combination of a consonant plus a vowel. The only exception is the n, m or ŋ sound which is represented by the character ん.

3. Japanese Alphabets

Japanese alphabet

There are three types of Japanese letters: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. In this section, the history and the role of each Japanese script are introduced.

2. Japanese is Easy! (Basic grammar explained)

Why Japanese is easy: First of all, let me give you an introduction of Japanese grammar. Basically, the composition of the grammar is just the opposite or reverse of that in English.

1. Japanese Daily Greetings (Audio)

Japanese daily greetings

How the Japanese greet each other? Please find out Japanese daily greeting in audio! The following expressions are listed with romaji, followed by the same word written in Japanese (Hiragana).

Japan’s New Bank Notes’ Design

It’s time to change the Japanese bank notes. Every 20 years, the Japanese bank notes designs are changed in order to prevent forgery. Finance Minister Taro Aso (the former Prime Minister) announced today, April 9, 2019, that the ¥10,000, ¥5,000 and ¥1,000 banknotes will be redesigned with cutting-edge technology to prevent counterfeiting. Here are the specifications of three new bank notes.

Osaka To Host 2025 World Expo!

We’ve got great news this morning! Osaka, Japan was selected to host the World Expo 2025, beating Ekaterinburg, Russia and Baku, Azerbaijan for the right to organize the exhibition at which countries showcase their achievements.

ABENO HARUKAS: TO THE SKIES 300 METERS ABOVE THE GROUND

Standing at 300 meters, Abeno Harukas (あべのハルカス) in Osaka is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. The building stands on top of the Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station and is conveniently located across from JR Tennoji Station. It houses a department store, an art museum, a hotel and an observation deck. Origin of the Name -名前の由来 “Harukas” is an old Japanese expression meaning “to brighten, … Read More

OCHUGEN お中元: The Gift of Summer

What is Ochugen お中元? Japanese custom calls for the giving of gifts twice a year to someone who is taking care of you. This duty is performed once in the summertime, called ochugen and once at the end of the year, called oseibo. The custom started at

UMI NO HI: Celebrating Marine Day in Japan

What is the celebration for? Marine Day (Umi no hi: 海の日) is a public national holiday in Japan. Also referred to as ‘Ocean Day’, this day is held on the third Monday in July. It commemorates the history of