Happy 日曜日【にちようび】 Sunday!
Yumi and I (Clay) had a busy week. Instead of showcasing a haiku or some tidbit of Japanese culture, I thought I'd go through the busyness of the last week. If you missed anything, grab a cup of coffee and let's dig in!
First, on Monday, we learned Japanese with Godzilla.
This lesson breaks down several somewhat famous lines from the original 1954 Godzilla movie.
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Also on Monday, Yumi talked about The Phantom of the Opera! (Intermediates)
Listen as Yumi explains a similarity between musicals and modern anime.
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Shadowing with Yumi video on Katakana words Part 5
Yumi continued her beginning-level shadowing videos. Shadowing is a great way to not only pick up new words and grammatical patterns, but also to work on your pronunciation. Please like and comment on the video (if you like it).
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Anime/Manga TV/Movie breakdowns
Katakana ソ so ン n and シ shi ツ tsu – How to tell them apart
On Wednesday, we released a video on how to (once and for all!) differentiate Katakana ソ so ン n and シ shi ツ tsu. If any of these katakana gives you trouble, check out the free lesson.
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Beginning Japanese Phrases: ～てもいいですか？
And then on Thursday, we released a new Beginning Japanese Phrases. #84 on using the grammatical pattern ～てもいいですか？
Whew! We were busy last week. This coming week will be all about getting the next Makoto magazine ready for release. We'll explore a new (well, old) haiku by Natsume Souseki, an anime phrase from 四月は君のウソ (Your Lie in April), and learn all about ヤマハ - it's so much more than pianos!
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