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    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 7 - aizuchi part 1
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 7 - aizuchi part 1

      Friday, June 27

      In today's lesson we will go over examples of aizuchi and learn how to use them in a conversation. Memorizing these tips and understanding when to use aizuchi can help to make you a master conversationalist!  Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 6 - common mistakes part 1: Anata + san
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      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 6 - common mistakes part 1: Anata + san

      Friday, June 20

      In today's lesson we will discuss how to properly address others and yourself in everyday conversation. Learn helpful tips and how to avoid common mistakes in any situation!  Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 5 - introduce others
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 5 - introduce others

      Friday, June 13

      In today's lesson we discuss how to introduce others in a variety of situations. Whether you are with friends, coworkers, acquaintances, guests, or superiors, you'll be able to use these phrases, so try them out! Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 4 - audience questions
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 4 - audience questions

      Friday, June 6

       In today's lesson, we are answering some of the comments and questions we received from our viewers. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 3 - self introduction
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 3 - self introduction

      Friday, May 30

      In today's lesson we discuss how to introduce yourself in a variety of situations. Whether with your friends, coworkers, acquaintances, guests or superiors, you'll be able to use these phrases, so try them out! Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 2 - politeness
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 2 - politeness

      Friday, May 23

      In today's lesson we discuss a topic very important in Japanese language, levels of speech. Throughout our everyday conversations, we're always having discussions with a variety of people, from friends and family, colleagues, clients, guests and so on. In Japanese you must take this into account! Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 1 - introduction
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 1 - introduction

      Friday, May 16

      In our first lesson we introduce you to the word "sensei" which is used for people in many occupations, including our teachers, Akai-sensei and Kurahara-sensei! You don't have to be a teacher to be a sensei. Lawyers, doctors and even manga artists are often called sensei too.  Start Video
    • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 50: Conjunctions
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 50: Conjunctions

      Friday, March 22, 2013

       We might not realize it, but we use conjunctions all the time in our conversations. These connector words help make our sentences flow and allow us to add some complexity to our speech. So with that in mind, today's lesson has Erin teaching us some useful conjunctions (or "setsuzokushi") in Japanese. These are just the basics, so feel free to explore more in depth at these useful words between sentences. Start Video
    • Waku Waku Japanese - Language Lesson 48: Tea
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Waku Waku Japanese - Language Lesson 48: Tea

      Monday, January 7, 2013

      When exploring and learning about Japanese culture, you're sure to run into this one particular drink that is served at almost all meals. It's tea, ocha! In Japan there's even art forms and ways of life devoted to tea such as "Sadou" and "Senchadou" (way of tea). While many of you have probably tried and experienced green tea in it's various forms, here's a lesson to help with any confusion and provide a better understanding of the wide variety of tea there is. So go try out some of these different types of teas and remember their Japanese names!  Start Video
    • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 47: How to say NO!
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 47: How to say NO!

      Friday, December 14, 2012

      Today we're going to learn how to say "no!". While many may already know the simple "iie" as the translation of "no", there's often circumstances when simply saying "no" will not suffice. So while we hope you don't have to use these words and phrases often, they can come in handy when needed. They can be seen as somewhat strong in Japanese, so use them only in the right circumstances. Start Video

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