In this video, I caught up with my buddy Niko, the creator of Nihongo Shark, an awesome website for those interested in learning Japanese.We mostly talked about how he built systems to study Japanese by himself. He also talked about how he overcame various barriers to speaking fluent Japanese and living in Japan. This video […]
Download PDF Kanji list In this video, I go over the names and the readings of some of the most common rice balls you’ll find in your average convenience store in Japan. Although, English is being used more and more on things such as station names and menus, convenience store rice balls seem to still […]
In this video, Tomoe will teach you some super useful phrases for eating with people at their homes.
If you would like to know the single most useful phrase when shopping and eating out in Japan, you are in the right place. The phrase you need to know is…drum roll… これをください Kore o kudasai This means “This please” or “I’ll take this one”. This is a super useful phrase and can be used […]
In this video you will learn some of the most common and useful Kanji for reading a menu in Japanese. Don’t panic when we say Kanji! It’s all going to be OK because Tomoe will teach you.
In this video you will learn how to order from a menu in Japanese.
In this video you will learn some useful Japanese phrases for ordering drinks for your friends at a restaurant in Japan
In this week’s video, we will learn some useful Japanese phrases for getting a seat at a Japanese restaurant. Transcript In this video, Tomoe teaches the most common Japanese phrases you will use when getting a seat at a restaurant in Japan. 0:11 こんにちは、レストランに入った時の席に着くまでのやり方を勉強します。 konnichi wa resutoran ni haitta toki no seki tsuku made no […]
In this video, Tomoe teaches us two must-know Japanese phrases for when you get home. They are ”ただいま” tadaima – which means “I’m home”. The other phrase ”おかえりなさい” okaeri nasai means something like welcome back and is the answer to tadaima. This is used everyday in households across Japan so this is a great phrase […]
When learning Japanese for the first time, it’s a great idea to learn high frequency phrases commonly used in daily life in Japan. It’s also good to learn phrases that are uniquely Japanese, that don’t translate well into English but give an insight into the culture. One such phrase is いってきます itte kimasu. It literally […]