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Beginner's Grammer - Lesson 1 : Japanese Self-Introduction

Mikiko Koike, Japanese/English Teacher and Translator

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11 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Lesson 1 Introduction

      1:10
    • 2. Overview

      0:22
    • 3. Dialog

      0:24
    • 4. Vocabulary

      3:11
    • 5. Key Phrases

      2:03
    • 6. Grammar

      1:20
    • 7. Cultural Tips

      2:32
    • 8. Repeat Dialog

      1:57
    • 9. Role Play

      1:11
    • 10. Conclusion

      0:43
    • 11. Thank You

      0:57

About This Class

こんにちは!

If you would like to learn how the Japanese speakers talk in daily life by studying grammar, this course is for you.

I've heard from many students that even though they have studied the basics, they find themselves unable to understand what the native speakers are saying in animes, TVs and so on.

This happens because the purpose of some conventional text books is sometimes to teach formal and plite Japanese, not Japanese used in daily life.

From my teaching experience, I have created the material that teaches you these common phrases. These will enable you to communicate without sounding too polite or too outdated.

In the first lesson you'll learn

  • how to introduce yourself (dialog)
  • important vocabulary
  • key phrases
  • grammar - The topic marker 'は'
  • cultural tips - さん、くん、ちゃん

All material is written with Hiragana and Katakana. If you are not familiar with the pronunciation of these characters, I have a preliminary course where you can learn them in the fastest and easiest manner.

Transcripts

1. Lesson 1 Introduction: welcome everyone call me to a goddess. This lesson is, for those would like to learn Japanese by studying grammar. I've heard from many students that even though they have studied the basics, they often find themselves unable to understand what the native speakers is saying at the restaurants, in movies and so on. This happens because the purpose of some conventional textbooks is sometimes to teach formal and polite Japanese, not Japanese, that used in daily life. From my teaching experience, I have created the dialogue that teaches you these common phrases. These will enable you to communicate with outstanding, too polite or too outdated. That first lesson of this series is about introducing yourself. All material is written with his Aragona in Quetta. Khanna. If you're not familiar with the pronunciation off these characters, I have a preliminary coast where you can learn them in the fastest and easiest way. So let's get started 2. Overview: this course consists of seven sections. First, you listen to the dialogue with an English translation. Then you learn important vocabulary, key phrases, grammar and cultural tips and in the last section will repeat the dialogue and role play conversations enjoy. 3. Dialog: Well, now, Maya, None. Discua could get this Musina sucky. Dis sex done Has your name. I stick. What? That's you, Uh, could he suggest? 4. Vocabulary: in this section will take a look at today's vocabulary. No, my name. Sometimes we add the prefix. Oh, to a word, to be polite or to show respect. For example. Now my well, now my so see. Oh, sissy. Now repeat after me. No, my Now my well, Not today, Scott. What? None day Scott means what is now. Repeat What? Nandi? Esca. What? None day Scott Example. Say something. You don't know what is before. What? Nandi Esca. If you want to know what the name is, please say Onem Iowa Nandi Esca to say What is this? Please Day called era Nandi Esca Code. It means this Cool, huh? None day, Scott Masoum it, daughter Now repeat, Moose Umit Moose Umit has he May must it. Nice to meet you. The exact translation of Hasim a Mustang is we meet for the first time. It is often translated in English as nice to meet you Now repeat. Hi, G May my seat that Haji may my sheet. Well, that's sheet I What does she but that she 5. Key Phrases: Let's learn key phrases from today's dialogue. Oh, no. My, uh, non Discua. The literal translation of this phrase would be what is name the personal pronounced. Not that I know you're is usually not used in Japanese sentences without subjects are very common. When the contents Cleary shows what off who you're referring to now repeat. Oh, now my, uh non day ska. Oh, now my, uh non Discua coe K This although many over you might have heard. But that's, you know no Maya qui get this. This phrase is uncommon. Japanese speakers usually say what that's you. Uh, Quick a this or without the subject. Coy. Get this. My family name is Coe. Get so I usually say quick a this Please note that that Japanese people use their family names when introducing themselves. Let's practice Coe k This Coe k this 6. Grammar: today we'll learn the topic. Particle. What? The topic. Particle wa is always pronounced What? In placed after a word that you want to define as the topic. In other words, the topic particle allows us to express what are sentences are about una my, uh none in this ca here. What indicates? That question is about or not? My name. Musson era sucky dis. My daughter is sucky here. What identifies the topic is about Masoum it her daughter. Let me give you one more example. You How? Uh, sissy, this dinner is sushi. We're having sushi for dinner. Do you know what the topic is? Yes, you had you hadn't means dinner. 7. Cultural Tips: when Japanese people say someone's name son couldn't or ton, it's added to show politeness or respect. Sun is usually added to family name and used full colleagues and a quien tenses in so on. Examples cannot goes on. Mr Tanaka, Miss Tanaka Tanaka's on orzo uh, Sand, Mr Ozawa. Mies Ozawa Ozawa Sand Couldn't it's usually at that's two boys names. It is also used when talking to someone who is up equal or lower status than oneself. For example, when a both speaks through, a subordinate or teacher speaks to a student. Examples. When you call a boy named That gets you Pakis. She a pack a C when a bus calls his subordinate. Mr. Hata, Hot at coun hot at Coun Town, is typically used for girls but can be used for either sex among adults. Chan. It's used between close friends. Examples. When you call a girl named AKI AKI Ton AKI, 10. Sometimes close friends call each other by their family names plus son or that man. Oh, that Coe gay son. That case he couldn't Zaki done 8. Repeat Dialog: Let's practice today's dialogue when you practice. Please note that I speak slow at first, then at regular speed the next time Please take your time when repeating. You can always stuff the video to practice. If it feels too fast. Now, repeat after me. Oh, now, my, uh non day Scott on that Maya. None day Scott Coe gave this quick. It is Moose Umair sake. This Muslim area sucky dis sakhi 10 ha z May my seat sex done has he? May must it. But that's Ceiva Coody Sue this. But that's you, uh, could he said this. 9. Role Play: Finally, let's do a role. Play first. Please do Chris's part. I'll do a quick kiss on the mother's part. Could get this Musina sucky dis wonderful. Now let's switch the roles this time. Please do the mother's part. Well, now, Maya None. Discua Sex Done has your name. I stick, but that's you. Could he suggest? 10. Conclusion: you have finished a very first grammar lesson of this course. Congratulations. I hope you've got a lot out of it. If you have any questions, please let me know. Here is our class project for this lesson. Writes your own Zikos. Okay, Self introduction. Using today's dialogue on the attached assignment document and post them. You can use the names of Japanese people, you know, or you can just make them up. You can use my name to quick. It is my family name. Mikiko is my first name. 11. Thank You: Hi. I just wanted to thank you for taking this course. I hope you've enjoyed it. I also wanted to ask you if there's anything I can do to make this course better with all of my courses. I tried to make them perfect when I launched them, but I know they're not perfect. So if there's any way that I give, make this course better for you, let me know. I want to make this course great for everyone taking it, but specifically for you watching this course right now. So just post a question on the page or send me a direct message with your feedback. In the next lesson, we'll learn how to ask someone about their nationality, that question marker and more. So, Thank you and see you at the next lesson.