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Textbooks for advanced students

today26/10月/20

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There are many textbooks for JLPT N2 and N1.

New Kanzen Master is one of the popular series. 

JLPTのテキストで「新完全マスター」シリーズは人気がありますね。


I have been using this series quite often, especially with my students who like studying Japanese in depth.


Since the explanations are all in Japanese, they require a lot of patience and time.

文法の説明は全て日本語で書かれているのでかなり大変ですが、この説明で理解できればかなりのレベルアップになると思います。


I wouldn’t recommend them for people who found N3 or N2 a struggle, but if you enjoy learning grammatical structures, they are very useful.


特に細かい文法を学ぶのが好きな学習者の方ならこのシリーズはおすすめです。N3やN2にギリギリ合格した、という場合はちょっと難しいかもしれません。

It is very important to understand Japanese grammar points as expressed in Japanese.

With only the English explanations, it is difficult to understand the different nuances between similar grammar points.


細かい表現のちがいは英語には訳せないものが多く、日本語で理解することが必要です。JLPTを受けないという人でも、日本語で小説を読みたい、など特に書き言葉を学ぶにはいいかなと思います。



If you don’t have enough time to prepare for the JLPT, or you have a different learning style, I can recommend different textbooks.


Watch this space.

Pluralization

today01/8月/20

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The Japanese language is not so strict about pluralization as English is.

Normaly the word ねこ which means cat , can be a cat, some cats or cats in general. There are some specific words and suffixes to pluralize nouns, but when you are a beginner please don’t worry too much about whether they are singular or plural.


ねこが好きです。  I like cats ( in general )



あそこにねこがいます。can be “there is a cat over there” or “there are some cats over there”.



友だちと学校へ行きます。 can be ” I go to school with my friend ” or ” I go to school with my friends.”


Musical song in Japanese2

today08/6月/20

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If you are a musical theatre fan and also interested in Japanese lauguage, I found another “stay home musical video ” in Japanese.


日本語でミュージカルのうたをきいてみましょう。


Seasons of Love from “RENT”

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred  日本語で言えますか?

わたしはこの歌が大好だいすきです。

NIJLの動画

today27/4月/20

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とても興味深きょうみぶか動画どうがでした。英語と日本語のバージョンがあります。


Japanese classics in a time of contagion


日本語はこちら

J-pop song for spring

today09/4月/20

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This is my favorite J- pop song for spring.

大好きなはるの歌です。今年は出かけられないので、このきょくをきいて、来年の春までちます。


I love spring but this year we need to stay home. I listen this song and wait until next spring.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX7pFYH9O04

Studying Japanese at home

today07/4月/20

loyalty Learn Japanese

These are the websites I recommend for learning Japanese .

コロナウィルスの影響えいきょうで、家にいることが多いですね。おすすめの日本語が勉強できるサイトです。


Hirogaru ひろがる
They have various topics such as Sweets, Music, Martial arts, Anime and more. You can choose to watch videos with or without subtitles. They also have related articles , kanji practice and topics with audio.
https://hirogaru-nihongo.jp/
NHK news web easy
They provide simplified news scripts with easy Japanese on a daily bases. You can select with Furigana( kanji reading ) or without them.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/
Macha
This is very useful travel web magazine. You can choose various languages including easy Japanese.
https://matcha-jp.com/easy