Category Archives: Beginning Lessons

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New Vocab Page: Beginning Verbs

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

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New Lesson: Masu Form and its Conjugations

Now out: the second introductory lesson on verbs, Masu Form and its Conjugations. The next few lessons will focus on usage.

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New Lesson: Japanese Verbs and Conjugation

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.

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Lesson Update: Editing

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

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New Lesson: Talking About School Subjects

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

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New Lesson: Conjunctions and Compound Sentences

This is a big one. Conjunctions and Compound Sentences covers multiple easy, but important sentence structures.

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New Lesson: Classroom Expressions

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.

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New Lesson: Making Comparisons

The next lesson in the adjectives section, Making Comparisons, is now available.

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Lesson Update: Politeness and Formality in Japanese

Politeness and Formality in Japanese has received some edits for clarity. From there I’ll be working on finishing Part 1 of the Beginning Lessons, soon to be followed by Katakana and Part 2.

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New Lesson: Suki and Kirai: Likes and Dislikes

Suki and Kirai: Likes and Dislikes gives an in depth coverage of two particular adjectives, suki and kirai, which take the place of the verbs “to like” and “to dislike” in English. This lesson is part of the adjectives section … Continue reading

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