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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.