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Makoto e-Zine is The Fun Japanese Not Found in Textbooks. If you like our readers and lessons, you will love Makoto, the new e-zine filled with articles on kanji, culture, idioms, proverbs, geography, history, etymology, JLPT tips, Japanese trivia, and much more. Not only that, but every issue will include a brand new reader with newly recorded high-quality MP3s for you to download. Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns, Vocabulary, Prefecture Spotlight, Etymology, Phrase of the DayKanji Spotlight, Grammar Time!, Japanese Readers.
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Makoto Newest Issue!
In this issue --February 2020
TWO NEW READERs: Let's Read! Japanese Superstitions (beginner) + the Tengu (Intermediate)
* Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
* Vocabulary: Japanese Proverb
* Prefecture Spotlight: Nagasaki
* Etymology : otoshimae
* Cool Anime / Manga Phrase
* Haiku: Masaoka Shiki
* Kanji Spotlight: Kanji Countries
* Grammar Time! : kamoshirenai
* Japanese Readers: Let's Read! Japanese Superstitions (beginner) + the Tengu (Intermediate)
SIMPLICITY. IT STARTED WITH SIMPLE IDEA AND DESIGN
We also offer t-shirts with different simple designs about Japanese
Instructions and how-to’s were complete and incredibly easy to download given the different formats that are compatible across all my devices. They also included bonuses that were very helpful. Would consider buying more in the future once I finish the beginner level.
It's a great material to practice reading, well explained and it can be used in different devices.
This series is great for beginners. The stories are not too difficult, everything is explained and the two speeds of story narration are brilliant. Just the thing to get you on your way.
An Excellent carefully compiled teaching aid
So very helpful, clear and informative, can't wait for payday as I'll be buying more!💞
Although I may not take the JLPT N5 any time soon, these are great motivation to keep learning and practising. Well laid out and easy to read.
the Big thing for me was the variety of files. You can have pdf, mobi for kindle, epub for iPad...for every situation. Such a good chioce
Ideal para principiantes. El audio está muy bien.
Amazing and fun way of learning Japanese! Blew away all my expectations of the bundle.
Thank you so much :)
I've been studying japanese with private teacher for a year. I take only 1 lesson a week and some times I need to cancel the class because of my job. This material is going to help to improve and practice during the week in my free times. Thank you very much!
I loved them since I received them!!!
This is a great new companion to my kanji learning journey. It makes the process interesting and, for me, is a great way to reinforce my kanji studies. Thank you!
I find these books are brilliant. Everything is explained very well and they are easy to understand. Perfect for a beginner like me who is only a few months in.
I’ve learned faster with 2 books put of 10 than the 6 months I spent in japanese class, its that good.
Great fun for a 94 year old grandma!
The resources written by Clay and Yumi Boutwell for the study of Japanese are very carefully crafted - take the JLPT N5 bundle, for example. No matter what your learning style, the JLPT bundle has you covered. It combines visual with auditory learning in a clear and easy to understand format - and that is good teaching.
Thanks go to the Japan Shop for making the study of Japanese so enjoyable.
I learned with a book first, but haven't had much opportunities to use, especially to listen to spoken japanese. So this is a very good and entertaining way of listening to stories and improve words and the language itself
I really recommend this..
I bought the Japanese Idioms book as a Christmas gift for my granddaughter, who majored in Japanese at the university. I wanted the second book, as well, but it sold out fast!!! She wants to pass all the JLPT tests, so I know she will love this one since she continues to hone her Japanese skills.
I like the book a lot, but it could use example usage, and perhaps gender specificity, i.e. whether one gender tends to use it more than another. However, I really, really like this book!
I was expecting a normal t-shirt like the one you would get from Walmart.
Fear not, It fit perfectly, it is very soft and confortable. The red Colors still perfect after one wash.
I am a high school Japanese teacher. I will be using this material to help prepare some of my senior students for JLPT5. I will also use it as extension material for some my junior students
I enjoy using the stories. I am a beginner and it seems I tend to remember stuff from the stories faster than from a textbook.
Very nicely produced, with good explanations of word use and grammar, and really nice voices on the audio tracks.
I really like the concept of the book for learning japanese language. Unfortunately, it does not contain any picture in it. Only word. Well, I prefer to read a story with some picture in it. Because it is not novel. Most likely a japanese bedtime story. However, i pretty much like it though and I can increase my japanese language skill. You got it great for the main aim of the book.
But, This is only my feeling... To go through the story it's a little bit boring. Maybe add picture like other bedtime story book may be much more better. Please consider... Thank you very much.
These books are ideal for learning. I was a bit apprehensive but they are great. Really helped my reading and understanding Japanese.
This is a great word list, and the mp3s are really nice. The sentences are N4 level too, which makes it a great studying resource. I do wish is that they had the sentences directly under the word. But I will listen to the mp3 while scrolling through the list, then again when going through the sentences. It would also be nice if after the word is spoken in Japanese, the word would be spoken in English too, so that if I can't have the word list in front of me, like when I'm driving, I'll know what it means.
Top quality audio and text make all these a pleasure to use. Nice, clear voice and good explanations of the written parts.
An excellent way to improve your comprehension and speech.
Excellent all round. Audio recordings are top technical quality in a very clear voice which is a pleasure to listen to. Ebooks are easy to read in all formats with each story/part written in kanji with furigana, romaji, and English, with clear explanations of the words and grammar. Sensible prices make these really useful.
Excellent practice for reading, writing, listening and speaking.
This bundle is so comprehensive yet the lessons are broken up in a really effective way for those who struggle to absorb too much at once so the information is a lot easier to retain. Amazing
Living in the MidWest of the US, after one year of Japanese studies at community college, I have had little help moving forward with the language. So I was thrilled to discover what The Japanese Shop is doing, using sweet traditional stories to introduce vocabulary, grammar and kanji all in the context of a story. The MP3 files are icing on the cake, since they give the correct pronunciation and fluent tempo of the story. So far, I have only used the slow version of the mp3 files, which are careful to pause after each sentence. That feature really helped me find my place in the first few times. Finally, it is great to move onto to the proper Japanese text( without furigana or glossary) and find myself remembering the sophisticated kanji.
I did notice that, with the built-in speaker of an old personal computer, I had trouble hearing the story clearly without text in front of me....but, using the higher quality speaker on my newer IPad, the audio file was easy to understand.
I have scrolled through the books and I am just impressed by the content, which is created with care and love. You learn so many vocabularies and you can improve your listening skills.
It is definitely worth the price! Thank you so much
Thi set of books has been created with care and contains all you need to learnd Japanese in a funny way. Audio also helps a lot to improve listening and pronounciation. No doubt this is a 5 starts content at a very good price.
El material es muy completo, con varias versiones de cada documento para poder leerlos en todos los dispositivos. Recomendable.
"Japanese Grammar 100" is not a comprehensive textbook; nor is it intended to be one. But once you have learned the Japanese "alphabet" (Hiragana and Katakana) and some basic vocabulary, this book can serve as an excellent introduction to sentence structure, verb forms, possessives, question words, pronouns, etc. Each lesson is brief, clear, and easy to understand. The book also provides references to online practice for the beginner - very useful.