Japanese culture cafe studying conversations

Meet new people -新しい人との出会い –

Meet new people Students studying Japanese often ask me how to introduce myself to Japanese people. This interaction is usually very formal and is filled with several bows. The following is a typical Japanese conversation / introduction between two people who meet for the first time.  Japanese  Person 1: こんにちは。はじめまして。  Konnichi wa. Hajimemashite. Hello. Nice to meet you.  Person …

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Japanese language grammer the day of the week

Numbers, Time, and Days of the Week -数字、時刻、および曜日 –

Japanese numbers, time, days of the week, etc. Before we get too much further into Japanese grammar and verb conjugation, I thought it would be a good idea to teach Japanese numbers, time, days of the week, etc.  一 いち ichi one  二 に ni two  三 さん san three  四 し、 よん shi (yon after 10) four  五 ご go five  六 ろく roku six  七 しち、 なな shichi (nana after 10) seven  八 はち hachi eight  九 きゅう kyuu nine  十 じゅう juu ten  百 ひゃく hyaku hundred  …

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Nihongo Hiragana Japanese language grammar


Japanese has no “tone” at all. ひらがな The first step to learning Japanese is to learn the alphabet. Or at least to learn the sounds that exist in that language. Like many other Asian languages, Japanese has no “tone” at all. There are only two exceptions to the alphabet, which we will discuss later. The …

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