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DeepLQA

Proofreading and Translation

I have a class for proofread. As you may know, Japanese language need context. So, it’s difficult to translate for everyone who is learning Japanese even advanced class people. That’s why, I have a class for it. I do a lesson hearing you guys and pick a best word in that situation. However, recently, I found a very good quality machine translation tool.Let me introduce it. DeepL I tried a lot of translation tools from English into Japanese. Unfortunately, They are all not good enough. Some of them are improving day by day but still it’s not a good. It happened, I met DeepL, which is awesome! A sense of…

いろどりQA

Materials

There are a lot of materials to learn Japanese. I just found nice one and wanna share it with you! Daily Japanese It’s called 彩り(いろどり/IRODORI). You can study with those pdf files, which is including audio as well. I think that 初級1 is for JLPT-N5 level/みんなの日本語1, and 初級2 is for JLPT-N4 level/みんなの日本語2. So, you can start learning Japanese with them. Or you can review if you’ve already done with those levels. Please try them for free. 彩り

formとgrammarQA

いつ使う?FormとConstructionの関係

There are forms in Japanese language such as ta-from, nai-form, te-form and so on. First, you have to memorize them. ( I know, good luck. がんばれ〜) Summarized them below. Check the relation between form and grammar. Masu-form/Polite ます形(ます-けい)丁寧形(ていねい-けい) In case of masu-form, you can make these structures.Masu-form goes with…. 〜ます/〜ません食べます。(e.g. I eat)/食べません。(e.g. I don’t eat) 〜ましょう食べましょう。(e.g. Let’s eat) 〜ませんか食べませんか。(e.g. Would you like to have dinner with me?) 〜たいです/〜たくないです食べたいです。(e.g. I want to eat.) / 食べたくないです。(e.g. I don’t want to eat.) 〜に(*as a purpose)見に行きます。(e.g. I will go to see it.) Nai-form ない形(ない-けい) Nai-form goes with… 〜ないでください食べないでください。(e.g. Plz don’t eat.) 〜なければなりません食べなければなりません。(e.g. You have to eat it.) 〜なくてもいいです食べなくてもいいです。(e.g. You don’t have to eat it.) Dictionally-form…

オノマトペのイラストQA

How to learn onomatopoeia

Hello everyone. 今日は、オノマトペについてご紹介があります。 私は、生徒さんに初めてお会いした時、必ず聞く質問があります。それは、、、 「日本語を勉強するきっかけになったのは、なんですか」「どうして日本語を勉強したいのですか。」 そうすると、大抵の生徒さんが答えるのが「漫画(まんが)、アニメが好きだから」という答えです。 When I start to take a lesson with a student who takes the first lesson, I always asks the reason why you want to learn Japanese. Then Most of my students told me they like ANIME, MANGA or something like that. 私は、漫画やアニメで日本語を勉強することは、良いことだと思っています。理由は何個かあるのですが、中でも、教師がなかなか教えられないオノマトペがたくさん使われているから!というのが一番の理由かも。あの細かいニュアンス、なかなか口では伝えにくいんですよね。 I agree with learning Japanese with manga or anime because you can learn ONOMATOPOEIA!, which is very difficult to teach it to students with detail. So, Today I want to introduce you guys this amazing illustrations of onomatopoeia. この投稿をInstagramで見る ТИБИ-ТИБИ По чуть-чуть; тянуть время, растягивать (например, удовольствие) / Chibiーchibi. Little by little; making something last / ちびちび酒を飲む #nihongo #onomatopoeia Liza Vaneyan(@ridzaliza)がシェアした投稿 –…

蜘蛛のイラストQA

How to do shadowing?

みなさん、こんにちは。 How’s it going with studying Japanese?If you are struggling with listening and speaking, Then I want to tell you about shadowing. How to do shadowing. The method of shadowing is easy.All you do is just follow the voice. But there are some hint, here. First,Don’t think about the meaning.Don’t translate it.You just follow the sounds which you caugtht. Second,Follow it right after you heard.Don’t wait to finish the sentence. After one word you listened, you should start follow/shadow them. Third,You have to mimic exactly you listened.Pitch, stress and tone. Everything as much as you can. Shadowing with the book which is written by Japanese famous author. 今日は、朗読を一本紹介したいと思います。Today, I want…

ふの文字のイラストQA

Japanese pronunciation はひふへほ

日本語の発音は わりと 簡単です。 でも、日本人が気づかない発音の違いがあります。 それは、例えば「はひふへほ」の「ふ」 How to pronounce ふ A student who is learning Japanese from scratch asked me, I said ????? Because for me, HU and FU are totally the same sounds. Then, I told him, It’s HU. But, to be honest, both are Okay with me. Japanese don’t have F sound. So, F sound includes H sound. Japanese can’t distinguish those L and R F and H V and B Light and Right are the same sounds for Japanese. It is ライト in Japanese. Glass and Grass as well. It is グラス. Rap and Lap too. It is ラップ. Hold and Fold as well. It is ホールド. Vote and Boat…

魔法の杖のイラストQA

There is a magic word like “please” in Japanese

When you are in trouble you don’t know what you should say in Japanese. There is a magic word. It is どうも. What is a magic word? I have been to Ladakh, India. They speak the Ladakhi language. It is not English. It is not Japanese. It is Ladackhi. First time I visited the new country, I tried to remember some useful word in that area. It was “Juley” in Ladakh. This is a magic word. “Juley” means “sorry” “Thank you” “Hello”..you know, You can use almost for every greeting. So, I always said “Juley” and it was going well. What is a Japanese magic word? It is どうも When…

手のひらにおつりを載せた写真QA

Difference Japanese 〜とto and 〜たら tara

「このボタンを押すと、おつりがでます」 と 「このボタンを押したら、おつりがでます。」 この「と」と「たら」の違いがわかりますか。 実は、文法上、どちらも間違いではありません。 でも、ニュアンスが微妙に違います。 「と」の使い方 ↓ 「このボタンを押すと、おつりがでます」 前の文章(=このボタンを押す)と後ろの文章(=おつりがでます) に分けて考えましょう。 前の文章の結果として、後ろの文章が起こる。 “このボタンを押す” causes “おつりがでます” この関係が成り立ちます。 「たら」の使い方 「このボタンを押したら、おつりがでます。」 たら is like [IF] in English. If you do that このボタンを押す, then the change would be out.=おつりがでます。 So, this sentence focus on the action of 前の文章(このボタンを押す). 例文 「〜と」 このボタンを押すと、おつりが出ます。 この角を曲がると、スーパーがあります。 このつまみを回すと、音量が変わります。 「〜たら」 大学を出たら、働きます。 大学を出たら、働きたいです。 これを食べたら、下痢になります。 まとめ 「〜と」has a logic, I think. この角を曲がると、スーパーがあります。 This is talking about the map. This is the truth. It’s a fact. So, You should use と in this case. 「〜たら」is used when the 後ろの文章 is uncertain. 大学を出たら、働きます。 Nobody knows about the future. Yes, you have a plan to work after graduation. But It may not to happen. It…

女の子のイラストQA

What’s the difference standard Japanese and Kansai dialect

There are some dialects in Japan. The famous one is 関西弁 kansai-ben. The structure is the same with standard one, but Tone and the end of the words. Let’s take a look! Where is KANSAI? これは、日本地図です。ちなみに、右下の地図の外側にあるのは、沖縄です。とても遠いので、別に描いてあります。 そして、関西はここです。 Kansai area consists of Osaka, Hyogo, Shiga, Mie, Nara, Wakayama. It takes 2 hours and half from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen.   The character of Kansai person Kansai people have known that they are funny.Some say that all of kansai people are comedians. By the way, I am 関西人(kansai-jin) Kansai-person. So, I agree with the opinion above. Osaka has a biggest comedian company called YOSHIMOTO in Japan.We, Kansai people have grown up with that…