Makoto Magazine #77 - All the Fun Japanese Not Found in Textbooks



Makoto Magazine #77 - All the Fun Japanese Not Found in Textbooks




Makoto E-Zine series #77

Recommended for beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese.

You can also buy this series on Amazon by clicking here - Makoto #77 Kindle or Paperback Edition

Do you know the etymology for 富士山 (ふじさん - Mt. Fuji)? No? Well, don’t feel bad. No one else really knows for sure, but in today’s issue, we explore a few intriguing origin stories. Hint: it has something to do with Princess Kaguya!

The beginner reader, titled “Mandarin Orange,” is a fun story about how easy it is to mess up Japanese. It’s a great example of how trying to be polite can sometimes come off as shockingly rude.

The cover says, 暑(あつ)くなってきましたね, which means, “It’s becoming hot, don’t you think?” This phrase combines the adverbial form of  暑(あつ)い (hot) and なってきました which indicates a process that has been happening and has now reached the present. "なって" (becoming) + "きました" (has come to be) implies that the temperature has been rising and it is now noticeably hot.

So, dig in and let us know if you have any questions.

➡️ How to read the eBooks: You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide.

➡️ To purchase a digital or print version, kindly click the "Format" option below the product title.
  • Page Count: 56 Pages
  • Formats: Download the PDF and ePub for No Extra Charge
  • Audio: 17 High-Quality Sound Files
  • Interactive Learning: Scan QR Codes for Quick Access to Sound Files
  • Exclusive Bonus: Free Anki Flashcard Deck (Tailored for this issue's main story)

❝Makoto is a great magazine for not only learning the Japanese language, but it also features articles about Japanese culture and food as well. Furthermore, it holds lots of info about places of interest that one should visit when traveling in Japan.❞


🔊 Now Featuring QR Codes for Instant Audio Playback! Scan the QR codes peppered throughout the magazine and hear the accompanying sound files instantly! A complete immersion experience at your fingertips.

🎁 FREE Sound Files & Anki Flashcards Each issue comes with free sound files of all the Japanese examples read by a native Japanese speaker. Plus, download a free Anki flashcard deck to help solidify your vocabulary of the main story. All freebies can be accessed through the download link on the last page.

You can get this issue at a discounted price by subscribing to Makoto+:

Discover the Fun Side of Japanese Not Covered in Textbooks. If you enjoy our readers and lessons, you'll love Makoto, the e-zine packed with insightful articles on kanji, culture, idioms, proverbs, geography, history, etymology, JLPT tips, and Japanese trivia. Additionally, each issue features two brand-new stories or essays, complete with newly recorded high-quality sound files available for download at no extra cost.

In This Issue

Makoto E-Zine series #77

Recommended for beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese.

56 Pages | 2 eBook Formats | 17 Sound Files | Scan QR Codes for Quick Access to Sound Files | Free Anki Flashcard Deck (for this issue's main story)

IN THIS ISSUE: July 2024
  • Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
  • Vocabulary: 猫の額ほど
  • Prefecture Spotlight: Kochi
  • Etymology: 富士山
  • Anime Phrase of the Day
  • Haiku : Kobayashi Issa
  • Kanji Spotlight: 高
  • Grammar Time! ことができる
  • Japanese Readers: Mandarin Orange (beginner) + Kofun Period (Intermediate)

🛒 Purchase now and start your enriching Japanese learning journey in just seconds!


  1. Digital and Print Versions are Available!
  2. The print version is printed on demand and can take up to two weeks to arrive (usually sooner!). You'll also receive the digital version immediately after purchase.
  3. If you choose a digital version, you'll instantly get the download links in a minute after purchasing.
  4. You do not need to have a Dropbox account to access or download the files. You will be able to instantly download all files on a PC or Mac (computer or laptop) and/or access any individual file on any of your mobile devices.
  5. If you don't see the email after the order, please check your spam folder or email us for support.
  6. This series is available on Amazon

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review