Nihongo Master

Beginner

Let's dive into more interesting grammar and vocabulary to get you started speaking Japanese with others. We'll introduce simple sentence patterns and enough kanji for you to read simple Japanese text.



Is That So?

Learn how to provide shortened answers with そうです and stay in the conversation with そうですか.

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Yes, That Is So.

Practice the phrases and vocab from the lesson, Is That So?

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ジョンさん Arrives at School

John arrives at school and meets one of the teachers.

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The First Day

Practice the vocabulary and situations presented in ジョンさん Arrives at School.

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Initial Impressions and Expressions

Test your knowledge of how to use the ~は~です pattern with nouns, い adjectives, and な adjectives; how to make questions; and what to say in basic conversational situations.

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Watch Out For Number 4

Let’s learn the first set of numbers 1 to 10. Watch out, though, the number 4 can be deadly.

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Count Nihongo

Drill the numbers one through ten! Don't let them suck your blood!

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Not Enough Fingers

Onwards and upwards! The numbers 11 to 99 - even if you take off your shoes, you won’t have enough toes to count that high. Hopefully.

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Let Me Count the Ways

Practice the vocabulary from the lesson Not Enough Fingers.

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It's Over 9000

It's time for some big numbers: ひゃく, せん, まん.

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Rolling in the Dough

Practice with numbers! Small, medium, and large numbers.

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The Things That Count

In Japanese, there are counting units that differ depending on what is being counted!

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