Buying things (Part 1)

Good morning, This is a repost of what i did few years ago. I would like to share with you all how to buy things in Japanese. —————— すみません. (Su-mi-ma-sen/ Excuse Me) これ/それ/あれ を ___________   ください (kore / sore/ are   o  ________kudasai ) Give me _________ of this/that/ that thing over that (far from you and theContinue reading “Buying things (Part 1)”

Asking for Directions

Hi all, This is a previous repost that i did a few years ago. ————————– すみません. (Su-mi-ma-sen/ Excuse me) 道に迷いました。 (mi-chi  ni  ma-yo-i-ma-shita / I am lost)   / Optional to say ______(Place that you wish to go) まで どうやって 行きますか。 (_________(Place that you wish to go)  ma-de  dou-yatte   i-ki-masu ka / How do i get to _______) Example:Continue reading “Asking for Directions”

How to introduce yourself in Japanese

Hi all, This is a revisit of the post that i did a few years ago. ——————————————————————- In lesson 1, i’ll be sharing how can we do a self introduction in a humble manner. (^_^) This is how it goes. はじめまして (Ha-ji-me-ma-shi-te / How do you do?) _____(your name) と申します (__________ to mou-shi-masu / IContinue reading “How to introduce yourself in Japanese”

Free learning space to revise/learn Japanese

Dear all, I have collaborated with a classroom provider to provide a self-study room for you all to self study starting October 3rd. Time: 7.00pm-830pm, every Wed Location: Waterloo Centre Classroom rental: Free for the 1st 5 who contact me. Subsequent members: $3/per person/per session If you would like to come and meet up withContinue reading “Free learning space to revise/learn Japanese”

Self study Japanese Lesson 9: Verbs 2

Dear all, In lesson 9, we are going further into verbs. As mentioned in lesson 7, there are generally 2 types of verbs, transitive (他動詞/たどうし/ta-dou-shi)  and intransitive verbs (自動詞/じどうし/ji-dou-shi). As many of you may know, transitive verbs take in a object and intransitive verbs don’t take in an object. The general structure is like this.Continue reading “Self study Japanese Lesson 9: Verbs 2”

Self study Japanese Lesson 8: Telling time /Trains Part 2

Dear all, Lesson 8 is on telling time and trains part 2. Sometimes you might wonder, how to ask the train station which platform to take your next train. Below is a good example. ============================================================================================= Station Master: こんにちは (kon-ni-chi-wa/Good day) You: __________(place that you want to go)へ いきたいですが、何番線ですか。 (__________(place that you want to go) e i-ki-tai-desu-ga,Continue reading “Self study Japanese Lesson 8: Telling time /Trains Part 2”

Self study Japanese Lesson 7: Verbs

Dear all, Lesson 7 is about verbs. There are generally 2 types of verbs, transitive (他動詞/たどうし/ta-dou-shi)  and intransitive verbs (自動詞/じどうし/ji-dou-shi). As many of you may know, transitive verbs take in a object and intransitive verbs don’t take in an object. The general structure is like this. Person wa Object o Verb E.g HKさん は いちご を たべます。 HK sanContinue reading “Self study Japanese Lesson 7: Verbs”

Self study Japanese Lesson 6: Telling time /Trains Part 1

Dear all, Lesson 6 is on telling time and trains part 1. I-ma  nan-ji desu ka? (いま、なんじですか?) What time is it now? Nan-ji (なんじ) here refers to what time, so you can have something like this Tsu-gi no den-sha wa nan-ji desu ka (次の電車は なんじ ですか) What time does the next train comes? (What time is theContinue reading “Self study Japanese Lesson 6: Telling time /Trains Part 1”

フィンランド人ができるなら、世界のどこにいても、努力すれば、必ず日本語が上手に話せる (If a Finnish can do it, no matter where you are in the world, if you put in effort, you can speak Japanese well for sure)

皆さん、 おはようございます。今日はフィンランドにいて、日本語が話せる友達を紹介したいと思います。 彼の名前はJR (プライバシのため、本名を言わない)です。本当にすばらしい人だと思います。今でも考えると、出会いは本当に不思議かなと思って。。。。 8ヶ月前に、チャートのウェブサイトで知り合って、あまり信用されませんでした。なぜなら、インターネットで騙す人が多いですね。 時間を経ってから、彼はどうやって日本語が上手に話せるようになったかわかりました。。。2年間独学なのに日本語がぺらぺらに喋るようになって、すごいと思います。 皆さんは多分彼の秘密を知りたいでしょう。 英語で書かせていただきます “Well first I learned hiragana – and since it actually takes about 6 months to be able to read it without paying attention, i had to study words both using hiragana and romaji first. By then I had learned what I need to learn to get betterContinue reading “フィンランド人ができるなら、世界のどこにいても、努力すれば、必ず日本語が上手に話せる (If a Finnish can do it, no matter where you are in the world, if you put in effort, you can speak Japanese well for sure)”