Beginner Japanese: Pronunciation, Accents, and Intonation

Mikiko Koike, Japanese/English Teacher and Translator

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17 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:39
    • 2. HIRAGANA

      1:21
    • 3. 5 Vowels

      1:44
    • 4. Ka Column

      1:42
    • 5. Sa Column

      2:18
    • 6. Ta to Ma Column

      3:30
    • 7. Ya Column to Nn

      3:58
    • 8. Muddied Sounds

      2:50
    • 9. Nasal Consonant

      2:53
    • 10. P-Sound

      0:33
    • 11. Small Ya Yu Yo

      3:15
    • 12. Small Tsu

      2:39
    • 13. Long Vowels

      2:33
    • 14. Whispered Vowels

      1:23
    • 15. Pitch Accent

      2:28
    • 16. Intonation

      1:23
    • 17. Conclusion

      0:42
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About This Class

Welcome!

This is the preparatory course for upcoming grammar lessons for the beginners.

If you are already familiar with Hiragana, you can review your pronunciation with this course.

If you are now practicing Hiragana, then this course will help you understand the bigger picture.

If you have not studied Hiragana and would like to take the grammar lessons, please don’t worry. The course will be in Hiragana and romanized Japanese and you are going to learn how to read them with this course.

You will learn

  • pronunciation of all 46 Hiragana characters,
  • 5 Vowels,
  • Muddied sounds,
  • P-sounds,
  • Small "tsu"
  • Long vowels,
  • Whispered vowels, and so on.