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Introduction to Japanese 1

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7 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Intro to Japanese 1 Introduction

    • 2. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 1

    • 3. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 2

    • 4. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 3

    • 5. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 4

    • 6. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 5

    • 7. Intro to Japanese 1 Review

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About This Class


***In Lesson 1, the word for ALLERGY in Japanese is misspelled! It should be アレルギー [ARERUGII]! The concept that I was explaining is still the same, but the word is written incorrectly!***

Introduction to Japanese 1 is designed to teach the fundamentals of the Japanese language including: the background and composition of Japanese, proper pronunciation, and how to introduce yourself.

My style of teaching is very relaxed, so this won't be a course where you feel like you're listening to a robot talk! At the same time, that does mean that I won't edit out my slip ups or even laughter. I want to have fun teaching, just as much as I want you to have fun learning.

What’s different about this course?

Most Japanese courses are designed to teach basic, textbook Japanese- with an occasional culture fact here-and-there. This Japanese course is designed to set you on a fast-track to start speaking real Japanese. I have achieved this in the past with my students by making my lessons relevant and fun, focusing on strengthening a foundation in proper pronunciation, as well as by building a strong vocabulary base.

My goal is to improve your confidence in your ability to learn and speak Japanese. At the same time, I want you to enjoy the journey to fluency.

Recommended supplies:

  • Notebook
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Flashcards
  • Printer

There is an optional workbook that can be used as a review/homework for each lesson, as you complete them. It will be attached here. Also, additional worksheets and supplementary materials will be available on my website;

Link to workbook: [Click Here]


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Courtney R

Japanese Sensei


Konnichiwa! Hello! And thank you for stopping by! If you're brand new to the Japanese language, or need a refresher, you can find my course Introduction to Japanese 1 here. Also, check out my website for more Japanese resources!

You can also follow my Instagram and Facebook pages for updates, tips, and free worksheets.

My name is Courtney and I am a Japanese teacher, graduate student, and artist. I am from Atlanta, Georgia and it is my dream to move to Japan and work in the healthcare field.

Inspired by my own struggles during my journey to fluency, I created my language blog to guide others. It is my goal to help people realize that they can learn another language (or any new skill), regardless of their age, race, etc..., not to m... See full profile

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1. Intro to Japanese 1 Introduction: Yes on Call me to up introduction to Japanese one No coastal A Yoko. So what does your cold any day? Hunger. Nothing. Say this had much dead. What does he need to say? That I know America Jean Day unions say die Doc. Say this I know Then needs Jeb Boone. Thank you. She must on their home. Tony Me, me, The hunger been killed by ski So they Shoni bancos She must show Euro Shoni as she must. So did you understand everything that I said there? Hello and welcome Teoh, Introduction to Japanese one. My name is Courtney and I will be your Japanese teacher a little bit about me. I am an American. I am a senior in university And although I've never lived in Japan, I taught myself Japanese Since I was a child, I learned all by myself and hopefully this year I'll be able to move to Japan. In the meantime, I really want to teach this Japanese course so that I can share my enthusiasm and passion for the language with other people. I have worked before as a Japanese teacher and a Japanese tutor and I loved every moment of it In fact, I think that the Japanese language is a really get language to learn whether you already know in other languages or not. And I want more people to speak it. So I hope that we can enjoy this Japanese course and let's learn together. So welcome to introduction to Japanese one. And, uh, this course will be the first in a series, of course, is where you are going to get into the Japanese language. So we have some learning objectives for the entire course. Um, you're going to learn the basics of Japanese language, understand and practice fundamental pronunciation skills, learn to introduce yourself. And most important, you're going to enjoy learning Japanese. So for this course, I intend to teach you all of the basics of the Japanese language. But I don't want it to be so Textbook E. And I don't want it to be really stiff. I really want you to enjoy learning Japanese because I especially intend to enjoy teaching you Japanese. Um, I want the lessons to be relevant to you, and I would love for you to interact with me and ask me questions. This class is also gonna have a final project. So far this vital project, you'll be able to introduce yourself with personal details in Japanese so you can produce a written introduction and post it. You can literally write it down. You can type it and share a screenshot, or you could just type it into the project. Or you Can you have the option to produce an aural introduction, and then you share it with us in the when you share the project, when you share your project results, and then this is completely optional, but you have the option to take in. Pass an exam at the end of this, and you can also post those results when you post your final project so very quickly. I just want to mention that throughout this course, I will offer the opportunity for one on one Skype lessons if you feel like you need something extra, so if you're looking for actual lessons, conversation sessions writing in critique sessions, I have that, and then you will also have the opportunity to use supplementary worksheets that will be available on my website. So basically, just to kind of go with everything that you're going to learn, I'm going to offer you these worksheets that it going to, um, help you follow along, if that makes sense, Um and so, yeah, this class is gonna be super casual. And if you would like to connect with me, I am available on social media at pair pair of dreams on instagram and on Facebook. And I'm really looking forward to getting into this class, teaching you Japanese. And I am genuinely excited about the idea of more people sharing this ability to speak this language. And hopefully, especially if you're one of those people. I meet a lot of people who feel like I'm an adult. You have to learn a second language when you're a child. I cannot wait to show you that you are perfectly capable of learning a second language right now and not just learning it, but learning how to speak it. Well, so that's all for this introduction. I look forward to seeing you in the first lesson. McDonough 2. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 1: hello and welcome to introduction to Japanese One. And this is going to be lesson one titled The Language of Japan. So the learning objectives for this lesson include introducing the Japanese language as well as introducing and explaining the three writing systems of the Japanese language. So I want to begin with what is the Japanese language? What exactly is the Japanese language? And although this probably is a given to some people, especially those who are very familiar with Japan, for others, this may be new. So I really want to just take a moment to just talk about what is the Japanese language. Briefly So Japanese is the primary language of the people of Japan. So a good way to remember is that Japanese has the word Japan in the name um Japanese is also spoken around the world by Japanese people who have immigrated to other places in the world, as well as by people who have taken up the language as their second language or third language or things like that. So Japanese is not the same thing as Chinese. It's not the same thing, is Korean, it's its own language, and it's OK if you didn't know that. I know. I know adults right now. I could walk outside and go ask some adults right now if they know what Japanese is, and they will think that it's probably Chinese or something, you know, something like that. So now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's begin building our foundation of the Japanese language. So the Japanese language sometime consists of borrowed words. These words are going to sound identical to the language that they've been borrowed from. But with the Japanese accent, it's our first example. Here is the word bread in Spanish. The word for bread is pun. The Japanese word for bread was borrowed from the Spanish word for bread. So in Japanese bread is also upon because Japanese has all of these phonetic sounds in its language, it sounds the exact same as the way that it sounds in Spanish. Now this second word I have here are do diggy. How do they get? What do you think? It sounds like this? The original word hair out of Gigi is the Japanese word. What do you think it means in English? I'll give you a moment so it means allergy in English, so it was borrowed from the English word allergy. And in this case, Japanese doesn't have the fanatics for the word allergy. They don't pronounce these words. That's way these sounds this way. So because of that, if you put a Japanese like accent on the word allergy, it becomes our duty. G our dude, Aggie, you will see a lot of these borrowed words. And actually, if you're like me, you will find them to be a lifesaver sometimes. So moving on written Japanese consists of three official systems of writing, as well as some special characters that are used to make reading Japanese a little easier. And you might think, or you might know why. Sometimes you need to make reading Japanese a little easier, even for some Japanese people, such as Children or those who just don't dedicate themselves toe learning. The more difficult, complex characters there are these sort of almost like training rules that you can use. You will find the very helpful, So the 1st 2 things that we're going to talk about the 1st 2 systems are fighting are known as Khanna. Kana consists of Hida Ghana and Kata Khanna he'd are gonna and cut back on a So the 1st 1 that we're going to talk about is he da Gama. He d Aragona is the most commonly used and typically the first learned system. And I like to say when in doubt use he died. Gonna If you're not sure whether it is a name, a borrowed word of Japanese word, it never hurts to just go ahead and put it in heat. Ghana, Now Coppa Khanna is slightly different. It is used to write out the phonetic pronunciation of non Japanese words. However, Coppa Khanna has also used sometimes to emphasize words, including on, um on a peak words or magnetic words and on TV shows in manga. So what I'm trying to say is that sometimes you will see words that are not borrowed words . You'll see Japanese words sometimes written in cattle, Kana and it's because they're trying to put an emphasis on it on dso again. That's why I say when in doubt, just use heat are gonna because it gets confusing sometimes. So now we have con gee, if you've heard anything about the Japanese language, you've probably heard that Condi are the most difficult characters to use to learn. I mean, on DSO, these characters are adopted from the Chinese writing system and there are thousands of con gee that are used in the Japanese language. In many scenarios, conjured can be seen with small heat Are gonna characters hovering over excuse me above or beside them and on these small characters are known as hoodie Ghana, foodie Ghana And so earlier when I was saying that there is some special characters to help you learn toe help you with your reading hoodie. Ghana is one of them. So I'm going to show you an example here. Who d Ghana here is right here. So where it says this right here, actually is the name of the city Tokyo. Um so this piece to conjure me, make the sound told Look your Tokyo and above it, if you're struggling to read those conjuring, maybe you've never seen them before. We have hit our Ghana, and these kids are gonna say the phonetic pronunciation of these two con gee so above here we have told Yukio so it helps a lot if you're not really a pro with Condi. These Woody got our can really save you. However, I will say that as you begin to learn, Condi, you should probably lean off of the hoodie. Gonna so next. I just want to take a moment to just take a load off of you before we even continue. Um, don't stress yourself out over the writing systems. I know this sounds really complex. Um, especially if you are absolutely new toe learning Japanese. Um, I will say that my students have learned heat are gonna in its little is one month, and even Japanese people learned he'd are gonna slowly and Condi, they learned it slowly, Um, especially Conte. So, for example, beginning in the first grade, they Japanese people themselves on Lee learned about 80 simple conjure characters. So maybe I'm rambling. What I'm trying to get at here is don't don't. This might seem really big, and it might seem like this huge thing to conquer, because if you're if you're very new, But I promise you, as we learned together, we're gonna break it down. And before you know it, you are going to be reading here. Are gonna cut that Connor Condi hoodie, Ghana and everything else so Now we're gonna finish up here with Rome. Oggi Oh, my G. The system of writing that uses Roman characters to spell Japanese words is called Roma G. So, an example of Rome Aggies here. When I showed you a dude AGI above the kata Khanna, I put the word I put How do they g? But I spelled it using Roman characters the same characters we use in English. I think Spanish uses them French so and Japanese. They're called Ramadi Roman characters And, um, no magic could be very useful. And, you know, Maggie can be very crippling at the same time. When you're learning the Japanese read language. Excuse me. And the reason why is because when you don't know how to read any Japanese at all For example, my my brand new beginners As we go through our lessons together, we're going to use Alma Gee. That way you can still learn Japanese without having to jump head first into the characters . Roma gee is also useful when you're feeling lazy, which hopefully, hopefully you won't feel too lazy too often. But then, speaking of being lazy, that is one of the ways that Roma G can be crippling. So, um, if you're if your mother tongue uses Roman characters to spell out words, then you're very likely to mispronounce them. You're going to try to pronounce in the ways the way that you say them in your own language . The other issues that there's a lot of ways to write Roman eyes Japanese words because there's no official way to spell them. And, um, leaned too hard until Roma geek and cause you to not learn the actual Japanese writing systems because you're going to just rely on the old Maggie every time you try to read. Um, so when I said that, there's a lot of ways to write a Roman eyes, Japanese word. But here's an example. So here we have Ohio, Ohio and Ohio, right? The same word, the exact same where they all mean good morning. However, they're all spelled different, and none of thes spellings are technically incorrect. They're all correct because there's no official way to spell Japanese words in English, so that could be confusing. The other thing is, not everyone whose native language is Japanese can read Ramadi. So an example of this would be that my name is Courtney, and I know a lot of people who can't read my name, even if I spell it in room and characters and I write it out as cool Tony, which is the Japanese fanatic version of my name. Just because I write it in Rome, Oggi does not mean that Japanese people will be able to read it. So that's just, you know, the ups and downs of Roma Gee can be useful, but not always. So, um, e just want Teoh remind you just don't sweat it. This might seem like a lot, but I promise you my goal here is to break Japanese down into bite sized digestible bits. And before you know it, you're going to be reading. You're going to be speaking and hopefully you're going to be having so much fun that you won't even realize it this lesson. It might not have been the most fun. For one, it was lesson one. And so, although I'm experienced with teaching Japanese, this is my first very first online lecture. And so, you know, we're just getting things going. We're building up our mo mentum, but I think you're going to enjoy learning Japanese. So if you need some extra help, you can definitely schedule one on one Skype lessons with me. I offer beginner to intermediate Japanese lessons conversational lessons for those who are really just looking toe. Learn how to start having a conversation or for those who have the vocabulary and they've got a grasp of the language. But they don't know how to start having those conversations, and there may be scared to jump headfirst in and have those talks with actual natives. I also offer writing, critique and speech tutoring for those who maybe you're into Japanese already, and you just have these couple of areas that you're looking for a little help with. So ah, supplementary worksheets are also available at pair Pair Dreams blawg that wordpress dot com That's also where you can go to schedule your one on one lessons with me and, um, as, of course, uh, I have social media. So if you'd like to see my own journey or if you would like to join a community of Japanese learners, I'm on Instagram as at pair pair dreams, and the same is for Facebook at pair pair dreams. So that was a lesson one. Thank you so much for joining me. And, um, I hope that you learned something. I hope that you learned a lot. So I look forward to continuing to study Japanese together. And I'll see you in the next lesson. My funding. 3. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 2: Hello and welcome back, Teoh. Intro to Japanese one. This is gonna be lesson to And the topic of this lesson is Japanese pronunciation. So the learning objectives are going to be to introduce the basics of Japanese pronunciation and Japanese pronunciation is much different from English. Um and in fact, it's one of my main goals for this course to make sure that you have a solid foundation in Japanese pronunciation and towards the end of this course, well, kind of circle back around to this objective of mine and I will explain to you exactly why being able to pronounce words and Japanese properly is so important. I mean, I'm sure that you can think of obvious reasons why, but I'll kind of go into a bit more depth. So Japanese has five basic bowel sounds, R e. And when you are looking at them physically on the screen, you see them in Ramadi. You'll notice that they look very similar to the five basic English vowels a e i o u. But in Japanese, they have a different sound. And I want to mention that thes sounds don't change. So in English a e i O u their sound changes based on the word, the spelling, the situation. Um, but in Japanese, the sound is always the same. So when you see these vowels were written in Rome, Aggie, be very careful that you're not pronouncing them the way that you would say them in English . So again, the five basic vowel sounds are e i e. Booth at all. So the pronunciation does not change. Remember, that is very important. Remember that. So here are some common words that you see in English quite a bit. Um So how would you pronounce these words? I will give you a few seconds to just say them out loud to yourself. How would you pronounce the's three words? So of your native English speaker, you probably said anime, manga and karaoke e right. That's how you normally say these words in English. However, now that you know how Japanese vowel sounds work, then it should make sense that this first word is actually pronounced Honeyman the second among got and the third caught I will get. So it's a bit different than how you might be used to saying it in English and noticed the sound that the vowel makes in honey May, It's never Anna Mae. The sound of vowel sounds and Japanese are consistent. So when you place a constant in front of the vowel, the entire sound simply carries the vowel sound. So, for example, cop keep Cooper can't call cop key group get cold So notice you just take the cut sound And at the vowel one of the five common vowels. Another example Here we have top she so that top she suit that. So now I want you to try to pronounce these. I'll give you a few seconds to try and pronounce each one and then I will say how they're properly pronounced. So the correct pronunciation for these would be Ma mi Moot met more. So now we are going to dive into some special sounds in Japanese. I hope you're ready. So the first sound that we're going to talk about is what I would like to call the double constant pause. This happens when two continents show up behind each other back to back, and the result is kind of a pause between the two continents. So I have two examples here. Call me to up call net you up, so it's not konnichi wa notice how When I get to the moon sound, there's almost like a pause or as if that is being held a little bit. Call now. Now for a second example that I shy it there are shy, and I've only highlighted one of the double confidence in this word. But there's too, if you notice there's here debt and then lost sight, he did the sigh. Next we have the double continent and vow dual sound. So this happens where there is a constant, followed by a constant and then a vow. The two continents. Their sound is combined and carries the vowel sound. So what you want to do when you get to this is imagine the vial that you're thinking would or should be there, just being removed. The sound is the same, and it's a seamless sound. So let's talk about these examples the 1st 1 on the left. Here we have Tokyo, Tokyo, not Tokyo, Tokyo and the second on the right. We have cure. It'll killed, though not Kyoto. Kyoto. The K Y sound is almost like the beginning Sound of the word cute or cute. So that you sound where it's the sound and it's seamlessly transitions into the y sound. That's what's going on here in this double continent, plus vowel dual sound. Next, we have the double or long vowel sound, and in this case, the vowel sound is held and it's represented by two of the same vowels. Ah, long dash mark. Or, in the case of the O Sound, sometimes in Ramadi, it's represented within. Oh, you So, for example, we have Tokyo. Tokyo, I told Gil, not Tokyo, not Tokyo. Dogo. The next one here is Adi Got goal, Ari got so the next is how do by door I do buy door and finally Geeta Guica. Now this is another instance where Roma jee gets confusing and tricky because you may see these represented the double, the double or long vowel sounds. You may see this represented different. So instead of Tokyo, you could see T o K y 00 And it's technically not wrong, because again, Ramadi is not really an official Japanese writing system. So there's not really a set of rules that tells you how to spell things in Ramadi, and last year we have silent vowels, and these are tricky. In this case, the vowel sound is sometimes completely omitted. This is a case by case occurrence, and you will learn and memorize the words in which this occurs in gradually. So it's OK that you well, in the beginning, you will pronounce You will always pronounce every sound. And as you learn, you will learn. Okay. And this word, I don't say that vowel sound in this word. I do. So here have three examples. The first word looks like this this, but it's actually commonly pronounced deaths like decimal deaths. The second it looks like Masoud must, but it's typically pronounced Must must. And finally we have what looks like euro. She good euro. She good, but it's actually pronounced yellowish good euros. Good. So again, this could be a bit tricky. Understandably. But don't overthink it. Remember, you can always replay this lesson in fact. So we're gonna practice here. I'm going to say the word you're going to repeat after me. I'll say the word again. You repeat after me. Are you ready? Number one Yorkie. You'll keep number two. You being cook it. You being a joker. Number three. How you. Oh, how are you? Number four Court G Could G number five Yoko Scott, Yokel Scott. So here's a challenge. Try pronouncing these three words. I'll give you a few seconds to pronounce each word on your own. So the way that these are pronounced are keep their Keith it and this keep their he death and spit. And this might throw you for a additional loop. They are pronounced are the meetings, so keep their means. Cut it like to cut something or it means stamp. Keep that it means to listen and that it means to come here. So that's how important these seem like little things. But that bit of pronunciation that change actually changes the entire word. So why is proper pronunciation important building a firm foundation and proper pronation pronunciation? Excuse me, is the key to being able to speak quicker, more fluidly and just being taken seriously. When you speak, you will also certainly impress any native speakers that you come across. Um, not to say that your biggest, um, goal here is to impress others, but it is important, especially if you want to make friends. And if you wanna have a job where you're speaking Japanese. It is important your your accent may not always hold you back, but it is important that you take the time to actually try and properly speak the language . So just remember that practice makes perfect. So don't worry yourself if you need to replay this lesson as many times as you need and just keep on practicing because this might seem hard to you if it was your first time hearing it. But everybody starts somewhere. There was a time where this was all new to me too, and I overcame it. And my students have been able to overcome this. So just remember, practice makes perfect. Don't say you can't do it. Don't give up. Just be prepared to try, try and try again. So we're going to put what we learned to use in the next lesson. So I would strongly suggest replaying it if there's anything you need to hear again. Good luck. And I look forward to seeing you in our next lesson. My son in it 4. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 3: already. So welcome back to intro to Japanese one. This is going to be less in three common words. So the learning objectives for this lesson will be to introduce 16 common Japanese words. And, of course, we're going to practice our proper pronunciation techniques that we learned in the last lesson. So remember the pronunciation skills you learned in lesson to when you are learning these words, Try your best to properly pronounce each word. And don't rush When you're saying each word out loud, I'll try to give you somewhere between 10 and 15 seconds to repeat each word after me, and I will try my best to say them slowly. So let's get started on these common Japanese words. Off Ohio goes, I must Ohio goes eyeing Must This word means good morning. Call me Teoh. Call me Gerard. This word means hello. Come by a lot. Com Bun. What this word means. Good evening, and the difference between Com Bama and Connie Drop is that corny? Chose what you say when it is no longer morning time. Combine lot is what you start to use after the sun begins to set. It's kind of like saying Well, it's not kind of like it translates as good evening for that very reason. Oh, yeah. Assuming that's I Oh, yes, to mean that site. This word means good night. Sell you on that. So you'll not. This word means goodbye. Are we got the locals? I must, Ari Gatto goes I must. This word means thank you. Sumi Muhsen. Sumi Muhsen. This word means excuse me. Come in my sight. Come in, Masai. This word means I'm sorry yet? Yes. This word means no. Hi. Hi. This word means yes, it take Imus. Thank you. Muss. This word means I'm leaving now. Or literally. I'm going. So you would say this when you're about to walk out of the house? Assuming that you have someone who's there, who cares about the fact that you're leaving it? If it's just you, you don't have to say this word when you're walking out, that our site that our site come back safely. So this word literally means please come back. Or better yet, um, get home safely. So when someone's walking out of the door saying it, taking us there leaving, you would respond by saying there are shy. Get back home safely. Okay. Today, Ma. Today I'm a This word means I'm home. Oh, quieting my site. OKd must site. This word means Welcome home. Tebucky Must e Sadaaki must. This word means thank you for the meal. Good. So some other stop. Good. So some other stop. This also means thank you for the meal. The difference is you say Itagaki must before you eat and coach So some other stop after you're done eating. So you are going to translate the four words on the left into Japanese from English and the four words on the right into English from Japanese. My challenge to you is tried to complete this quiz without having to go back through the lesson using Onley, your memory and your notes assuming you're taking any If you do have to go back, then try to mark those words and put them at the top of your list to study this week. All right, I want you to pause the video now. How did you dio? Was the quiz easy? Was it hard? I would suggest that you take the time to go back and really study everything that we've gone over. So far the vocabulary words, the pronunciation. I want you to go back and take a moment to look over all of it. Make sure you've soaked it all in because Lesson four is going to be where we really get into the meat and potatoes of things. So good luck. Have a good time studying if you can. And I will see you in the next lesson my opponent. 5. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 4: alrighty. Hello and welcome to Jab Intro to Japanese one. We are here for less and floor. You've made it this far. Congrats. This lesson is part 12 introduction. So the moment we've all been waiting for, right? So as of now, we have officially gone over the basics of the Japanese language, the basics of Japanese pronunciation and some common Japanese words. These were more so to warm you up to speaking. So I hope that you took time out to practice those words again and again. Because that pronunciation that that ability, you will need it shortly. So the learning objective for this lesson will be to begin composing a personalized Japanese introduction, a k a. This is going to be your intro, Teoh to the final project. So let's get started. The basics of a Japanese introduction includes Hello. My name is I am blank years old. Your career or what you are aspiring to dio where you're from, what place you live in now and optionally where you consider your hometown And what inspired you to learn Japanese. So to a degree, we're going to go over all of this. Yes, There are some elements to this that we probably won't have the opportunity to really get into. Um, But we are gonna front most part cover these bases. So meeting someone new, how did you may? Must step. So you got the first thing that you're going to say when you meet someone new is how do you make much that How do you may must step? It is essentially the English equivalent of Nice to meet you. And the person you've just met will say it back to you. What does he want? Kourtney This The next thing you're going to say is what does you up your name and this. So, for example, what? Joshua Courtney, this If you already know how to say your name using the Japanese phonetic version, feel free to use that. But if you don't feel free to just use your regular name, the way you say it in your mother language for the time being that that is something that, um, you don't really have to know right now. We can get into that another time. Um, also, if you really, really want to do it, then Hey, I've got one on one lessons. You can set up some time to get with me. Speak with me and we can work on your introduction together. So basically, when you say what else you are, for example, what does you have, Courtney? This it literally means I am Courtney. I need your oxide. This the next thing you want to stay is blank. Sigh this. So, for example, I'm 26. So I would say I need your oxide. This I need you dockside this and it would mean I am 26 years old. So we have not gone over numbers in this course, and we will not go over numbers in this course. However, I have created of numbers vocabulary sheet. You can download it on my website and it will give you the numbers one through 100. And all you do is pick the number that represents your age. For example, 22 years old would be me, Junie. And you would just put it in front of side. This so 22 years old would be need. You need to buy this, and depending on the situation, you may not want to include this. Maybe you're not comfortable sharing your age or in a business saying or it's just not the place in the time T to tell everybody how old you are, Divatox. A joking que je this. The next thing you want to tell people is your occupation, and you will simply state your occupation in Japanese and then add this to the end. Now, we're not going to go over all the occupations. I have listed some common ones here and otherwise you can use this website called G show G show www dot j i s h o dot org's toe. Find the Japanese translation of your occupation again. This is something that, um we don't really have to focus too hard on it. And I do believe that you can just use G show to find it. I may actually end up creating a couple of, um, free lessons that explain to you how to properly use the Japanese dictionary. But, um, if you see your occupation here, you will simply insert it and put it in front of this. So, for example, I'm a college student, so I might say Die gac say this. But I am also a research scientist, so I would actually have to occupations that I personally would say and I would I would put the sentence together with a particle which we're also not going to go over. But it quickly, I want to tell you I would say, Can't you chateau die Galaxy this so? Oh, really quickly. Remember the pronunciation for each of these Japanese words that are spelled in Ramadi, for example. Notice here we have salaryman salaryman in Japanese. It is Saudi Mom. Sorry, Mum. So this looks like man. But this is Ramadi against I don't like Rome Aggies. So just be careful when you're pronouncing these Cinco are a yoga coop. So if your student like me, you might also want to add what you're studying. And so there's two ways you can say this. You can say the name of the subject. Oh, bank, you'll stay Amos, which means I'm studying this subject or you can say sink Goa and then the subject. And that would be you would say, my major is this subject again? Just for an example, I'm studying nutrition, so I could say a yoga cool. Thank go, Stamos. A yoga cobank, your stamos Or I could say cinco on a yoga coop. Cinco a yoga. So again you want to refer to G showed that or to look up the Japanese translation of the subject that you're studying Because I'm not gonna list subjects here, because then they do. Then we'd really have a lot. I may be coming to me. Must, um, finally, Do you want to talk about where you live? So there's a couple of ways to say this you can say place, meet cinemas, which means I live in. So, for example, I live in America. I'm a t kearney Sumi months Or, if you don't know again the Japanese finance version. Just say it in your mother tongue. America needs to me more. America needs stew me muss. Now, the 2nd 1 I added it because I do think it's important you can say place contact dot And this basically is more like I'm from it can mean I'm front, but it literally is like I came from. So, for example, if you are visiting a police for the first time, um, you may want to say what place you came from before you were there. Maybe if you moved and your neighbors or Japanese and you moved from Texas to Atlanta. You might want to say Texas Cox, stop. Like I came from Texas. Um, So I put this here because it's something that you just might use in an introduction. And for the time being, that is actually all that I am going to go over. Um, this lesson was a bit dense, I I admit. And, um, not to mention you just learned a bunch of vocabulary. And because these last three lessons are going to be the bulk of what you're learning, I want you to take time. So I'm hoping that you took a couple of days at a minimum, there is no maximum. Well, now, I would suggest no more than five days. Um, so, you know, 2 to 5 days to go over the common vocabulary. 2 to 5 days to go over this lesson introductions part one. And then you should begin working on part two. So, uh, if I haven't mentioned it before, I don't think I have There's also a workbook that you could be using while you're going along with this course, and so I don't want to make this too long, So good luck. And I look forward to seeing you in our next lesson together. My done it 6. Intro to Japanese 1 Lesson 5: All right, so we have made it this far. Intro to Japanese one less than five introductions, part two. So for this lesson, you will learn to explain the reason why you're studying Japanese and U at this explanation to your final project, which will be a full introduction. Don't worry. The review, which will be the lesson after this one, will give you a full breakdown of how to compose your final project. So for now, let's just focus on this part. So why are you studying Japanese? I know that people have different reasons for studying personally. I just enjoy Japan. I have for a long time. It's not necessarily because of Annie Mae manga or any type of Japanese food. I just really enjoy Japan. And I actually really enjoy learning Japanese. Um, so since I know that people have different answers, I have added some common ones here and again. You want to take your time when you are practicing going over the 1st 1? Um, I like enemy Annie made dusky. Um, my wife is Japanese. Samawa. My husband is Japanese. Ochoa, the home team. Um, if I go down to number seven, I work with a lot of Japanese people. So here the translations air getting longer, right? Um, she goto the talks on noon. Gene got you. She goto their taxonomy. Hoon Gene got heated. She goto that talk sanlih home. J got either, Um I enjoy learning languages. I thought I see gang go being killed soon. Rogowski, I thought I see Django. Thank your suit. No Kaskey. So take your time pronouncing these. You don't have Teoh. Try to sound like a native already the ideas for you to take baby steps. So I hope that you don't feel any type of pressure, um, to speak really fast. That's not necessary. Um, speak at your own pace. Go slow and practice. Practice. Practice. OK, so once you determine your reason, you're going to add the following to the end of the statement you chose? No, that me hung go being ghost that he must No, there me hung Go bank ghost there, Amos. It means because of which No, that is the particle that makes it because of because of blink. I am studying Japanese. So blank is what you're going to put in front of? No, that For example, if you chose are like enemy or I love enemy. You would say army may go skeet. No, they're me home. Go being ghost. Amos, honey, May Gorski No, There me home. Go. Thank your stay, Amos, Honey, honey, McCaskey no day the home Go bank your Stamos. I love enemy. So I'm studying Japanese. Or it can be translated as I'm setting Japanese because I love enemy Japanese is very backwards from English, So probably the better. Translation is the backwards the inverse where it is. I'm studying Japanese because I love enemy but that's not important here. Um so finally, at the end of your introduction, you will add Yodo scoop on a guy she must your Oscar on a guy she hmas It basically communicates that you and the person or people that you've just met are now friendly acquaintances. It doesn't really have a direct English translation. I've seen a translated before as let's be friends but I personally would say that it just means from here on we are let's be friendly acquaintances that that's the best way that I would, um translated. And also the person that you say this too. They will also say it back to you. Um, and if someone says it to you, you will say it back to them. Um, so that's pretty much it for this lesson again. It might have seemed brief, but you've got a lot on your plate now. You've got the entire course on your plate now to fully digest, understand practice. And in the final review, we are going to work on putting our final project together. So again, as I always say, practice, practice, practice. And I look forward to seeing you in the review, my son, that 7. Intro to Japanese 1 Review: Hello and congratulations on completing all the lessons in the course titled Introduction to Japanese One. By now, you should be feeling confident with your understanding of just the basics of the Japanese language, some fundamentals, such as the three writing systems and the difference between them, as well as how to pronounce Japanese words. So now that you've gotten all of this, you should feel comfortable and ready to complete the final project. And on that note, let's continue. All right, so it's time to get into this review. For the final project, you are going to compose a personalized introduction in Japanese. Either you'll be posting the written introduction by itself or you'll posted along with a video of yourself. The introduction will be written in the format you use if you're meeting someone new for the first time. That way you can use it in the near future when you encounter a Japanese speaker, which I think is very possible. And so because of this, you can also use your written introduction as a script to study before your Orel presentation. In fact, this is exactly what I would encourage. It's OK as you progress to veer off from your script, but I would strongly suggest sticking quite closely to the script on its own. Um so as far as the video, I would strongly encourage you to make a video. Regardless, I have my students make a video, and it just helps them even if they don't want to. And I never post their video anywhere but it as they continue to learn Japanese and they continue to get better, to sound faster, to become quicker, she become more confident they can look back at this video and see how they've progressed. So in this case, I strongly suggest sharing the video because, um, you never know. You might be the person that makes someone else realize, Hey, I'm not alone out there learning Japanese possibly struggling, you know, And also it's good to share your success. If you sound great, allow us to cheer you on. So without further ado, let's get into it. We're gonna put that final project together, so creating a project. We have six steps. First, you're going to write out your introduction in Japanese, go back to the lessons and download the basic introduction worksheet if you need it as a guy that way. If you can't remember how to say or write each part, you can write down there first. Next, once you've written out your introduction. So even if you use the worksheet, you're still going to write your own introduction out apart from that worksheet. So it would be like rewriting it all in one big paragraph. But you're going to write the English translation below it on the same page. Step three. Practice, practice, practice. I can't say it enough. Regardless of if you're going to post a video or not, you should practice because I'm not just teaching you Japanese so that you can put it away . I'm teaching your Japanese so that you can start using it as soon as possible, and that means you need to be prepared. Step four. You're going to record yourself saying your introduction out loud. Try not to look at the script too many times if you can help it, and I'm going to recommend the step again. As I said before, Even if you're not going to post the video, you still should record yourself saying your introduction out loud. After you've practiced Step five, you're going to poster written introduction and the optional but strongly recommended strongly suggested video to share with other students. And Step six is to interact with other students who posted Share some kind words. The study tips that work for you. The study tips that did it work for you? But I strongly encourage interacting with one another, and I definitely will be interacting with any and everyone who post their project. So here's an example of a introduction that I quote unquote wrote. I used handwriting text here, but I would strongly recommend you actually write yours down. I think research shows that you remember stuff when you write it down, so yeah, don't don't follow me and type it. Write it down. But as you can see up top, I've written it out in Japanese and below it. I have written it out in English. So this is the format that I expect to see when student, when you all post your introduction, your script, your written introduction, this is the format that I'm expecting to see it in. So I do have some guidelines. Number one use the same order that this course followed. It may be tempting to use another layout. Um, or maybe you just can't remember. I definitely get it. But we want to keep this a structured and organized and it's easy to follow ous possible. So for now, try to stick to this order. And as you can see here, I've laid it out in the exact same order we've gone in from lessons for five. And I am not sure that I mentioned this before. But you will not translate Yoshiko any guy. She must, because it doesn't really have a translation. So you're going to just included when you write your introduction in Japanese, just as you're going to include Hajime must, even though that is translatable. But you're not going to translate that part into English Next, right? Onley in doma g Even if you could already read or write Kana and Condi, I'm asking that you Onley right in your own Margie so that everybody who takes this course conceal your project and interact with it. If you write in Khanna or Condi Onley, individuals who already know Kana and Kanji can interact. So, Aziz Muchas you have this pent up desire to use those skills. I'm asking that you just hold back And don't worry. For those of you who are a little bit more advanced, I have a lesson coming up for you. You'll get to use your skills to your hearts. Uh, content. So this is an example of what I don't want to see. So as you can see, if you can't read Khanna or Condi, you won't be able to read this example. If you can read Kana and or Condi congratulations, you can sort of kind of read what I started typing here. So again, don't use Khanna or Condi finally be respectful and encouraging to other students who have posted their work regardless of how good you are, how good they are, how bad they are, bad you are. Please be respectful of yourself and of the other students. You worked hard. You've got through this entire course my lessons Air worked like 10 minutes or so apiece. You've sat here for plenty of time. You've worked hard. You've studied, I hope and you know you don't need anything harsh. You don't need harsh words from yourself or from others. This isn't a course to criticize one another. Of course, some constructive criticism is okay too. To a degree. Just you don't be careful. I wanna make a mount House toe learning environment for you guys. So, um, finally, here is the link to the final exam. Um, it does require password, which I'm giving you here V I p access. So you can go to this link, take the final exam, get your score. And if you want to, you can post that with your final project as well. And just so you know, in order to take the exam, you are just going to go to the link and you're going to click one test. And this is an option. If you use a mobile version of this website as well, there is an app. I know there's an app for IOS. I'm not sure if there's an app for android there should be. But if you want to, you can also use the flash car feature. Um, that's okay. I see some games here match gravity. Have at it. I just I just want to make sure that you're studying and I think you should take the exam before you study, just to see how much you learned so on that note. I want to thank you so much for taking my course. Um, any feedback is appreciated. I really hope that you learn something. And I'm so excited that I am embarking on this journey to share my passion for the Japanese language for with other people. I have so many ideas for courses that I'm planning to come up with, and I just ask that you stay tuned. As I said before, I do have a website. I do have social media. I've chosen to not constantly bombard you with it at the end of every lesson. But you can find it on my skill share profile as well as it is mentioned on less than one. And it's somewhat mentioned here and there in the lessons. I'll try to put it in the description as well for the course. But anyway, without further ado, without rambling anymore than I already have. Thank you so much for taking this course and good luck with your Japanese journey. Much on that