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Japanese vocabulary for vaccination

today28/7月/21

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This is the vocabulary list for vaccination.



ワクチンはもう打ちうましたか。Have you got the vaccination?

まだです。 Not yet.

うちました。 I have.

Japanese vocabulary

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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.

Reading practice

today17/8月/20

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Many students ask me if there are any books they can read when they complete the beginner level.

Some students try to read Japanese books for children because they have more hiragana and furigana, but sometimes the vocabulary and expressions in these books are much too difficult, or their stories are not interesting enough for adult students.

I use 「小説ミラーさん」for reading practice.

I recommend this novel because it is about Miller’s daily life in Japan, using basic vocabulary and grammar points for those who have finished elementary study. This book is based on the series of「みんなの日本語 Minna no Nihongo」textbooks , but even though you have never used this series it is still good to read when you finished elementary level.

I cannot deny that there are some stereotypical terms related to “being in Japan as a foreigner” in this book, but it is still good for reading practice and creates a certain sense of accomplishment at having read a whole novel in Japanese.

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。

Musicals in Japanese

today04/5月/20

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私の趣味しゅみはミュージカルをみることです。コロナウィルスの影響えいきょうで今はみに行くことができませんが、すてきな動画どうがをみつけました。


If you are a musical theatre fan and also interested in Japanese lauguage, there are some videos ” Stay home musical “


日本語 Do you hear the people sing? from -Les miserables- 民衆の歌

日本語 You will be found from Dear Evan Hansen

You can compare with English version.

英語 English Do you hear the people sing?

英語 English  You will be found

Studying Japanese at home

today07/4月/20

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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