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e-Learning | No. 43

Honorifics
敬語

Honorifics play a huge role in the Japanese language. They define underlying power dynamics and help the speaker express deference to the listener without being explicit.

It is the one area of the language where it is as essential to understand the culture as is it to understand the grammar and syntax.

Three groups: honorific, humble, polite
3つのグループ:尊敬語、謙譲語、丁寧語

KEY:

Teineigo is the basic way of being polite in Japanese and is absolutely crucial to master. It is used everywhere, every day in Japan. 
 
丁寧語は、日本語での基本的な礼儀作法であり、絶対にマスターしなければなりません。この言葉は日本では毎日どこでも使われています。

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Review of e-learning course

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      2. Let’s master katakana! | No. 2
      3. Have you mastered numbers? | No. 3
      4. Use your calendar! | No. 4
      5. The key to studying | No. 5
      6. [Video] How Characters Work 1 | No. 6
      7. [Video] How Characters Work 2 | No. 7
      8. [Video] How Characters Work 3 | No. 8
      9. Recommended Textbooks | No. 9
      10. The secret to learning a language | No. 10
      11. [Video] Let’s understand Japanese sounds! 1 | No. 11
      12. [Q&A] Why do you say “I’m sorry” when you say “Thank you”? | No. 12
      13. [Video] Let’s understand Japanese sounds! 2 | No. 13
      14. [Video] Student testimonial | No. 14
      15. [Video] Japanese Form, nouns, verbs, adjectives | No. 15
      16. [Video] Mastering the Japanese postposition | No. 16
      17. Podcasts useful for learning Japanese | No. 17
      18. Let’s use a polite form | No. 18
      19. [Video] Mastering the Japanese Form 3 | No. 19
      20. Useful apps for learning Japanese | No. 20
      21. [Video] Japanese postposition | No. 21
      22. The list of verb conjugation | No. 22
      23. Popular Japanese manga | No. 23
      24. [Video] Mastering the Japanese Form 4 | No. 24
      25. Summary of plain and polite forms | No. 25
      26. Review video learning | No. 26
      27. Useful websites for learning Japanese | No. 27
      28. [Video] Have you learned the conjugation of verbs? | No. 28
      29. What are -u verbs? | No. 29
      30. [Video] About verb groups | No. 30
      31. What are -Ru verbs? | No. 31
      32. [Video] Do you know the rules for verb conjugation? | No. 32
      33. [Q&A] Why do pedestrians wait even when there is no car? | No. 33
      34. What are -Irregular verbs? | No. 34
      35. [Video] Scenes where verb conjugation is used | No. 35
      36. Youtube for learning Japanese | No. 36
      37. What are -I adjectives? | No. 37
      38. What are -Na adjectives? | No. 38
      39. Adjective conjugation tables | No. 39
      40. [Video] Basics of speaking | No. 40
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