Welcome to Basic Japanese Lessons. Come discover the ease of learning a language through extensive listening and the shadowing method. Explore the sample lessons (no sign-up required) to see if the it works for you.
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Do you often find your mind wandering when you are studying a foreign language? Even though you have been in front of a book for an hour or so, how much time have you really been concentrating fully? If your are like me, probably not much. That was until I discovered the shadowing method. With the shadowing method, I was able to make the most of my study time and I soon found myself improving in many aspects: from pronunciation to comprehension.
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Konnichiha, watashi no namae ha, Izaberu desu. Watashi ha amerika shusshin desu. Watashi ha hatachi…
Watashi wa bosuton shusshin desu. Bosuton ni sunde imasu. Watashi no kazoku wa ikkenya ni…
Watashi wa iroiro na shumi ga arimasu. Ongaku o kiku koto ga suki desu. Saikin, J poppu o kiku no…
Watashitachi no ie wa, nikaidate desu. Watashi no heya wa nikai ni arimasu. Watashi no heya wa chīsai kedo ki ni itte…
Watashi no sensei wa Fujimoto sensei desu. Nihon no kōbe shusshin desu. Totemo subarashii sensei…
Izaberu wa, bosuton no daigaku no sankaisei desu. Kanojo wa nihongo o benkyō shite imasu. Rainen no natsu, nihon…
Learn how the differences between sore, kore, and are and how to use them.
Get used to switching between arimasu and imasu. Also, learn to use them with koko, soko and asoko.
Learn the basic prepositions of Japanese visually. In this lesson we learn: on, in, under, next to, in front of, behind and between.
Practicing greetings for meeting someone for the first time, plus how to ask for their name.
Practice asking someone what country they come from.
Asking where something is
Asking where something is
Asking if something is available
Learn to properly write all of the hiragana with these work sheets.
Learn to properly write all of the katakana with these work sheets.
PDF practice sheets for JLPT 5 Level Kanji. Each stroke is labeled and color coded to make it easy to practice the proper stroke order.
一石二鳥 Two birds with one stone! Practice important JLPT vocabulary and kanji at the same time. Study these lists of JLPT 5 kanji combinations to solidify your grasp of the essential kanji and vocabulary for Level 5 of the JLPT.
Learn Japanese with the Shadowing Technique