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Learn to Read! Japanese Reading Lesson 007: ない・ません

Posted by meronpan on May 13, 2009

Welcome back!  To those actually interested in the manga I used for lesson material last time, sorry for the cliffhanger (well, perhaps that’s a little strong, it wasn’t that dramatic ^^;).  Today we will cover the negative present tense!  Click here for lesson 1 or here for the previous lesson (6).  Ready?  Rettsu GO!

家庭教師のお姉さん - click for gelbooru

家庭教師のおねえさん - click for gelbooru

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Learn to Read! Japanese Reading Lesson 00A: Random Obscurities!

Posted by meronpan on April 6, 2009

A slight detour from reviews and a little break before we finish up hiragana.  This lesson is more for intermediate students or late beginner I suppose.  Nevertheless it may prove interesting and perhaps be a little more practical.

Click for gelbooru source

Click for gelbooru source

Today’s topic is… all sorts of random things that you might’ve wondered about… and has nothing to do with tsukiumi ^^;;  Check here to continue with the hiragana lessons, or here to go to the previous lesson.

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Learn to read! Japanese Reading Lesson 002: かきくけこ

Posted by meronpan on November 6, 2008

Welcome back to another reading lesson! I’ll be picking up the pace soon, but for now, just another 5 kana. Don’t want to rush the beginning because knowing the sounds of the first 5 kana (あ い う え お) is the basis for knowing how to say every other character in the alphabet (ok, fine, except for ん (‘n’) but we’ll get to that later). Edit, for easier browsing, here’s a link to lesson 1.

This week’s characters are from the k row (or column, depending on how you write it out ^^;)… and here’s why last week’s lesson is so important – simply add a K sound to each character and you can read them all!

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Learn to read! Japanese Reading Lesson 001: あいうえお

Posted by meronpan on October 30, 2008

We’ll see how long this lasts, and I’m not sure this blog is the best place to do it, but I felt like trying to spread the Japanese language love.  Assuming I follow through, I’m not expecting anyone to be fluent when I’m done but I hope it may inspire those who are curious to follow up with classes or otherwise.

さ、勉強しましょう! Let's study!

These “lessons” will be aimed at otaku, so expect anime/manga/game/novel examples and such. ^^;

Anyhow, the first step towards reading Japanese is learning the alphabet (well, technically it’s a syllabary)! aaand the first letter (or kana) is… あ! In English it’s pronounced as ‘a’ in father, ‘o’ in otter, ‘a’ in saw, etc. Unfortunately I’m not sure how the pronunciation turns out in other languages/accents, gomen m(_ _)m

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