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It’s been nearly 3 years since the last substantive update. Yet Google Analytics tells me that traffic has roughly tripled, and in the last year I’ve been starting to get quite a few emails from visitors. My apologies for disappearing … Continue reading
I’m currently planning an overhaul of the site. I’ve learned a lot more about Japanese from a linguistic perspective in the several years since I wrote the bulk of the existing content. Now, I’m in a position to greatly improve … Continue reading
For any visitors who are wondering, I’ve been extremely busy with work and various other things for the last couple years and haven’t had time to work on this website, hence the lack of new material. Things are finally winding … Continue reading
Beginning Vocabulary: Verbs is the fourth big vocab page for the Beginning Lessons. Next up: Talking About Hobbies Talking About Languages and Countries Particles for Location and Direction: De, Ni, E
Now out: the second introductory lesson on verbs, Masu Form and its Conjugations. The next few lessons will focus on usage.
This is another long one – Japanese Verbs and Conjugation sets the stage for Part 2 of the Beginning Lessons. This section of the site will be my focus for the next couple months.
I'm doing some moderate editing of the Beginning Lessons written so far. There are also a couple places I'd like to make some additions and rearrange things to make them a bit more logical. New lessons will resume afterwards. Edit: … Continue reading
Talking About School Subjects is the first lesson in the “Talking About…” series of the Beginning Lessons. This particular topic is great for practicing with adjectives, comparatives, and conjunctions. The formatting of the example sentences in this one is a … Continue reading
This is a big one. Conjunctions and Compound Sentences covers multiple easy, but important sentence structures.
I added a quick lesson on Classroom Expressions. There are a couple changes I still need to make to the Expressions section of the Beginning Lessons (both additions and organization), but what’s there is good for now.