Japanese Language

Senpai vs Sempai | Sound Changes in Japanese


Hey guys! This week I remembered when I was a beginner and there was this one thing I was confused about for years. Back then I didn't know anybody I could ask about this and my audio courses did not cover this. It is about changes in pronunciation of 'n' to 'm'. Watch this video explaining what I mean - hope it makes sense! Feel free to post any questions you may have! If you've found the video useful please like it on YouTube or become a subscriber for more! It helps a lot, thanks! All the best -R [...]

Senpai vs Sempai | Sound Changes in Japanese2018-07-17T11:58:41+00:00

Politeness Levels in Japanese | New course announcement


Hey guys! Another one is out! Sorry it's been so slow lately, making quality courses takes a little too much time if you ask me ٩(。•ω•。)و Nevertheless, it's done and you can check it out right here: https://www.udemy.com/comprehensive-essential-japanese-1 It inspired me to make this short video about what are all these politeness levels in Japanese you've probably heard about! Well, I'm giving a short 10 min intro into the whole thing. Hope everything will make more sense to you after watching it! And if not, be sure to let me know and I'll see about making another one! Or you [...]

Politeness Levels in Japanese | New course announcement2018-07-17T11:58:47+00:00

Nihon VS Nippon | What is the difference? | Japanese Word Choice


Hey gang! As somebody who studies foreign languages I realize that often you encounter words of similar if not the same meaning. Sometimes the difference is more clear, sometimes less. This week I decided to make a video on the words Nihon and Nippon. Both of these words translate as "Japan" and use the same Kanji 日本. In most conversations / textbooks / etc. you'll often see Nihon. But maybe for instance the Japanese money has Nippon printed on it....huh? Why not Nihon? That's what this weeks video is about. Check it out, hope you'll find it useful! :) Please [...]

Nihon VS Nippon | What is the difference? | Japanese Word Choice2018-07-17T12:00:20+00:00

The 4 Step Method To Mastering Kanji


Hey guys I've promised to make this video months ago, sorry it took so long, but it's finally here! In this video I am revealing how after many fails finally figured out a reliable way to study the Kanji characters. It all comes down to 4 steps. Please note that I am not saying any other way of studying is bad. I simply did not have much success with other methods - and it was not for the lack of trying. I hope that those of you who struggle with these characters, as I have, will find this method useful. [...]

The 4 Step Method To Mastering Kanji2018-07-17T12:00:26+00:00

Introduction to Japanese Writing


Hey there! After taking a little break during Xmas and New Year's I'm back with more! This time giving a little bit of information and background about Japanese writing. Obviously this kind of information is easily "look-up-able" but I still felt it being appropriate making a quick video about it. There was a time where I had no idea what was going on with the alphabets there. And everyone else is / was experiencing the same at some point in their lives - Japanese people included. Nobody is born a master. Everybody is a beginner at some point. So to [...]

Introduction to Japanese Writing2018-07-17T12:00:53+00:00

Japanese Lesson 2: Where are you from? | 出身


Hey guys! Me and Riko-chan came out with our next video! We've taken a week off for a little relax time. But now we're back and we hope you'll love this lesson! If you have any questions don't hesitate and post them in the comments section bellow! This lesson is all about asking "Where are you from?" and answering the very same question. Both textbook and real approach are included! Let us know if you've encountered any other way of being asked "Where are you from?" Looking forward to some weird ones HA! -R

Japanese Lesson 2: Where are you from? | 出身2018-07-17T12:01:02+00:00

Learn Japanese (the long game)


Before you dive into studying Japanese you should have some sort of a plan on how to actually proceed. I did not have that when I started and it only resulted in years running in circles without any real progress. Talk about frustrating! Then again I was not super serious about learning the language in the beginning. It was more like a hobby. Still, regardless of whether you plan on learning just “a little bit” or really crank it up and learn all there is to learn you need to know how to start. You need to have some sort [...]

Learn Japanese (the long game)2018-07-17T12:01:07+00:00

Japanese Lesson 1: Introducing yourself


Hey there! Here is my latest. Riko-chan has been helping out again, and we're proud to present our little mini-class on introducing yourself in Japanese. A solid first step in any language. We're going into quite some detail here, so no matter who is introducing themselves to you and no matter how politely or impolitely they're talking you'll understand perfectly! A free copy of transcript and mp3 are available as well! Please check those out! >> [NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE] If you have any questions, recommendations, suggestions, requests,.........please, I would love you to comment! Have an awesome day! -R [...]

Japanese Lesson 1: Introducing yourself2018-07-17T12:01:13+00:00