When you first start learning, you may want to know how to introduce yourself in Japanese. This video covers some basic grammar by discussing & breaking down three different ways to greet people in Japan. While this may not be the most important part of your learning, it can go a long way for getting friendlier treatment from the people you do meet in Japan. You may then also want to learn how to be polite. Watch their other videos here.
If you want to talk about schools and grades in Japanese then this video is for you. It is yet another high-quality lesson from Learn Japanese from Zero and you can subscribe to their videos here. The videos covers a lot of the essential vocabulary needed for talking about school life in Japan and the kanji needed to write it. If this is too advanced then you can use this video to start learning Kanji.
If you’re looking to mix up your Japanese lessons, here’s a lesson that is tied to the a Pokémon game. It goes slow and shows you how to play the game as well as translating all of the instructions & dialogues from Japanese-to-English. You’ll probably pick up some new vocabulary that you won’t get from textbooks. You may also be interested in some of the most frequently used Japanese phrases. You can subscribe to their videos here.
When starting out with the Japanese language you can spend a good amount of time just using your native language but at a certain point you’ll probably ask yourself, “How do I start learning Kanji”? This video is a solid explanation and lesson for the best way to start with Japanese Kanji so that you don’t get tripped up or slowed down by common mistakes that many new learners might make. You can subscribe to his other videos here.
This video covers 10 different strategies for practicing and remembering vocabulary words in Japanese. Several of the tips seem to come directly from the host’s own experience learning English but every strategy is introduced in Japanese along with English subtitles, making it easy to follow along. Subscribe to their videos here.
This video lesson is from the useful ‘Ask-a-Teacher’ series and covers a pretty interesting and important angle in Japanese, which is how to be friendly or polite with other people. Many languages have a variety of words to use in different situations and this is especially true in Japan. Subscribe the other other Ask-a-Teacher videos here.
This is a useful video for beginners as it covers 100 of the most frequently used Japanese phrases. Learning groups of words together like this is one of the smartest ways to get started learning any language because you immediately gain a lot of utility from what you learn – using a complete phrase – as opposed to just a long list of vocabulary. Subscribe to their videos here.
In this episode you’ll learn some essential vocabulary for both ‘to receive’ and ‘to give’ in Japanese. These are pretty essential words as they can apply across a huge number of social situations because most interactions in person involve a bit of both giving and receiving. Subscribe to his videos here.
This is a nice conversational video that focuses on how to say “I think” in Japanese. Of course other forms of the verb ‘to think’ are covered and then example sentences are used to show you the different ways of saying I think in Japanese. Subscribe to her videos here.
Despite the strange glasses, this is a useful beginner lesson that focuses on how to tell time in Japanese. The host covers the basics of discussing time as well as going around the clock in more detail and covering other time-related vocabulary. Subscribe to her videos here.