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Makoto E-Zine series #39
Recommended for beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese.
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The Fun Japanese Not Found in Textbooks. If you like our readers and lessons, you will love Makoto, the 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 for no extra charge.
IN THIS ISSUE: May 2021
In this issue, we have a special report about the quaint Shirakawago. The haiku is by Yosa Buson, and we take a close look at Osaka. The beginner story is an amusing pronunciation mistake made by one of Clay's buddies, and the intermediate essay is about Japanese earthquakes, how to measure them, and what to do if you experience one.
- Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
- Prefecture Spotlight: Osaka
- Etymology: Ikura
- Anime Phrase of the Day
- Kanji Spotlight
- Grammar Time!
- Japanese Readers: Japanese Pronunciation: kowai and kawaii (beginner) +
- Japanese Earthquakes (Intermediate)
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