Beginner Japanese : Lesson 6

We started off today’s lesson by listening to the song Take Me Higher by V6 This song is actually the theme song for Ultraman, and sounded familiar to me once Sensei started playing to opening part of the song. 🙂 In today’s lesson,  we continue to learn more action words like 食べます(eat)、すいます(to smoke/suck in something),聞きます(hear/listen)、書きます(read), and…

Japan Trip (22 Feb – 03 Mar 2014)

And off we go ~~~ For this one week plus Japan Trip. Can Sensei, Ling-san and I travelled to 4 places in Japan, namely Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya and Himeji. Setting off from Changi Airport at around 12 noon on the 22nd Feb, the plane ride took close to 9 hours, in which we arrived at…

Tetsu: My Journey into Japanese Foundation Studies (Lesson 5)

On the 5th lesson, Can sensei taught us the some basic Japanese verbs (notably transitive verbs たどうし), as well as how to generate a sentence pattern using transitive verbs. Sensei also taught us that we can use the ren-you-kei (连用形) to assist in forming proper sentences. The ren-you-kei makes use of the front portion of…

Tetsu: My Journey into Japanese Foundation Studies (Lesson 4)

On the 4th Lesson , Can Sensei introduced the class to Time and Numbers. Time and Numbers in Japanese is slightly trickier as compared to English (In my Opinion:>), as certain numbers, when used in Time and Numeric Context, can be different. For Example, if we read the number 4 on its own, it is…

Tetsu: My Journey into Japanese Foundation Studies (Lesson 3)

Lesson 3 of Japanese Foundation Studies : Today, Can sensei introduced us the the basic sentence patterns in Japanese.  This is an intricate part in the foundation of the Japanese language, as the understanding of sentence patterns allows us to be able to form proper Japanese sentences. Different words when used in sentencing are read…

Tetsu: My Journey into Japanese Foundation Studies (Lesson 2)

Foundation Studies Lesson 2 Recap : For the 2nd Lesson in Japanese Foundation Studies, we started off listening and given the lyrics to AKB48’s Koi Suru Fortune Cookie. (Youtube Video embedded below:>) By listening and studying what are the various meanings of the words in the lyrics of the songs, we are able to learn…

Tetsu: My Journey into Japanese Foundation Studies

Hi Everyone My name is Tetsu. I currently just started my Japanese Foundation Studies, and is also the administrator to Can My interest for the Japanese came since a young age, when I started watching Japanese Anime like SlamDunk, Yu Yu Hakusho and 小叮噹. These Anime exposed me to the creativity and humor of the Japanese…