When greeting another person, it’s important to know how to properly introduce yourself in Japanese. In this beginner lesson they cover the basics of introducing yourself and how others will be introduced to you. You can take this language and then learn how to introduce other people, which frequently comes up in early beginner Japanese conversations when you meet new people. You might also like this video of how to introduce yourself in Japanese. You can subscribe to Japanesepod101 here.
This is another useful video from Japanese from Zero, who you should definitely follow, produces a ton of useful learning content for Japanese. In this episode, he explains the NA adjectives and how to use deshou in Japanese. These videos are for intermediate learners. If this video is too advanced then you might like to start 100 complete beginner phases.
Here’s a nice lesson for starting to learn Japanese Kanji that’s designed for beginners. The video title seems to indicate that this can be done in 45 minutes. While we’re pretty sure that you’ll be studying it for much longer, at least this will give you a good overview of the basics Kanji letters in Japanese and how best to learn them. Once you master the basics, you may want to check out our previous video that was flashcard Kanji practice for Japanese. You should subscribe to their videos here.
When you’re learning Japanese you’ll have to master learning Japanese Kanji at some point. In this video, which is a livestream recording, you may want to jump to around minute 7:20 where the practicing of vocabulary words actually starts. This video is from JapanesePod101 who you should follow. You may also check out this video for beginners to start learning Japanese Kanji.
This video is for intermediate learners and focuses on prep for the JLPT N2. When you’re learning any language, having a fixed goal and timeline can be useful. To make that a reality, one really useful tactic is to commit to taking one of the JLPT level tests. That gives you a limited set of vocabulary and grammar to focus on while also giving you a specific date. This helps both with focus and motivation. You can subscribe to their videos here. If this videos is too advanced then you may instead like some Japanese listening practice for beginners.
This lesson is for complete Japanese beginners or you might find it useful to review & prep before you travel to Japan so that you have a few common courtesy phrases that you can say to people. It starts out with the absolute basics like hello in Japanese (Konnichiwa) and runs for more than hour ending on words like ‘when is your birthday’ or ‘my phone number is…’ or ‘can I take a picture’, all covered as Japanese phrases. If this seems overwhelming, you may want to check out this lesson on how to remember vocabulary. You can subscribe to their videos here.
One important aspect of learning any language is listening comprehension so this beginner lesson focuses specifically on that. The lesson uses a combination of images and Japanese dialogues so that you can practice listening first and then try to guess at the meaning. You’ll learn some other vocabulary along the way so it’s a solid way to practice. If this helps then you might find yourself talking about how your grades have improved in Japanese. You can subscribe to their videos here.
Here’s another solid lesson that focuses on how you say excess or something is excessive in Japanese from Learn Japanese from Some Guy who should follow here. In this lesson he explains how to use すぎる to say that something is extreme or excessive. He also covers how to use with both verbs, conjugations and adjectives, even how to use in the negative form. Another lesson that that you might want to use with this one is linked at the end of this sentence so that you can say if this extreme is good or bad in Japanese.
Hopefully you won’t ever need the opening sentence example from this video which is “My Japanese is bad” and instead you can focus on how to say things are good. This video covers a variety of words and phrases related to being good or bad at things and also explains the differences between 上手 (jouzu), 下手 (heta), 得意 (tokui) and 苦手 (nigate) . You should subscribe to her other videos here. You might also want to say “I think” in Japanese.
When you first start learning Japanese you might be using more set phrases than building complete sentences on your own. This lesson covers an important topic which is how to start and how to end sentences and verbs. This is similar to transitive words in Japanese so if you’re looking for that you will probably also find this one useful. You can subscribe to their videos here. If you like the teacher from this lesson you may also enjoy their video about how to start learning Kanji.