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practice shadowing

What do you do to improve your Japanese pronunciation? I think there are many ways to do this, but in this column I will introduce "shadowing".


Are you able to have a natural conversation in Japanese?

If you only study Japanese from textbooks, it may be difficult to have a natural conversation. In this column, I will introduce some tips to help you have a natural conversation.


List of frequently used onomatopoeias Released list of meanings and example sentences

Do you know "onomatopoeia" that conveys sounds, states, and feelings in Japanese? There are many expressions that use the same word twice, such as "pika pika", "zaaa", and "fluffy". This time, I will introduce a list of frequently used onomatopoeias. Try using it in your daily conversations.


Japanese used at work

Do you have a part-time job in Japan? There are various jobs, but I think there are many international students who work at convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops (cafes, etc.). In this column, I will introduce polite Japanese that you use when working with customers in Japan.


What is the difference between "wakuwaku" and "throbbing", "happiness" and "fun"? -Use of similar words

Do you know the difference between "excited" and "excited"? What about the difference between "I'm happy" and "Fun", and between "I don't know" and "I don't know"? In this column, we have summarized how to use similar words and how to distinguish between them.


How to improve your writing skills in Japanese

The ability to write Japanese, which is necessary for living in Japan. Here are four recommended ways to do just that.


How do you memorize kanji? N4-N5 level kanji books recommended by Japanese teachers

This time, I will introduce four useful textbooks (books) for studying kanji. The level of the book is N4 to N5 level kanji. If you want to review beginner's kanji, please check it out.


Let's improve your ability to "read" Japanese-Why is it difficult to read the Japanese Language Proficiency Test? ~

If you continue to "read Japanese happily" for a long time, it will be easier to understand the reading comprehension of the exam. And it becomes a topic of conversation when talking, and the conversation becomes an interesting person. Why don't you start "reading Japanese happily" in your daily life?


Learn Japanese with videos

Are you good at "listening to Japanese conversation"? Are you not good at it? It's hard to hear conversations in a foreign language, isn't it? Today, I would like to share "the experience of listening a lot and improving my listening skills" along with my memories of studying in the United States when I was in high school.


How to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test? "What you can do" before and on the day of the exam

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is held twice a year in Japan in July and December. There are 5 exam levels, from N1 to N5, in order from the most difficult one. All international students taking the exam say that "reading comprehension" is the most difficult. Because I have to read a lot of long sentences. And some people find it difficult to "listen". This is because many people are not good at listening. Some of you may not be able to remember "character vocabulary (kanji and words)". This column will give you advice on how to study character vocabulary (Chinese characters and words) and how to do "reading" and "listening" before and during the exam.


How to use "ha" and "ga"

When and how should "ha" and "ga" be used? Are both the same? You may think, but if you make a mistake between "ha" and "ga", the meaning may change. In this column, I will introduce how to use "ha" and "ga" separately. In the second half, I will explain the difference in meaning when using "ha" and "ga" in the same sentence. I hope it will be a hint for your Japanese conversation.


How do you read "what"? How to use "Nani" and "Nan"

Japanese kanji are the same kanji and can be read in various ways. Do you ever know what to read as "Nani" or "Nan"?

In this column, I will teach you the rules for reading "Nani" and "Nan". Sometimes it may be different from the rules, but at that time, listen carefully to the Japanese way of speaking and remember it.


I asked my seniors how to study Chinese characters.

Studying Chinese characters is difficult, isn't it? How do you always study? In this column, four Japanese language school students will teach you recommended ways to study Chinese characters (all of these seniors have passed N3!) How did they learn Chinese characters when they first studied Japanese? Is not it. There seem to be various ways to study Chinese characters.


Very convenient! How to use the particle "de" and the last "ne-yo-na" in conversation

"Ni" "o" "de" "ga" ... This is called a "particle". When and when do you use it? Do you know how to use it? In today's column, let's learn how to use the particles "~~ de" and the last "ne yo na" that are often used in conversation. Please remember when you have a conversation.


How do you remember "words"? use? I will teach you recommended practice!

How do you learn new words? It's hard to remember the words, isn't it? And don't you forget it as soon as you remember it? (Laughs) In this column, I will give you advice on "how to remember words" and "how to practice" that you use in your daily life. Please give it a try.



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