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?Learn Japanese? Intro to Japanese - The Hiragana Syllabary, Vowels, Pitch Accents, and More

?Learn Japanese? Intro to Japanese - The Hiragana Syllabary, Vowels, Pitch Accents, and More

Learning Japanese is a video series by and personal project of content-creator l3reezer that was initially suppose to be a method to refresh the knowledge of the Japanese language that he was supposed to already know for his own studies. As such, the material presented is in fact presented by, by all means, a student. To be exact, a student who had only been studying the language of Japanese for two years at the time of this video series's conception. And a pretty bad student on record, at that. There are sure to be the occasional mishaps, mistakes and misinformation, so do always be keen on learning with your own attentive eye and mind.I look forward to continuing on with the series with videos about language as well as culture, so thank you for showing support by even just watching this one video or following along for the rest of the series.

3:42 Hiragana - Vowel sounds and simple consonan

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?Learn Japanese? The Katakana Syllabary

?Learn Japanese? The Katakana Syllabary

This second video of Learning Japanese covers the katakana syllabary, including a contextual introduction, pronunciations, writing form, and guidelines on how to convert English words into their respective Japanese katakana versions. As a foreword, I believe it's worth mentioning that knowing how to take an English or foreign word and converting it into katakana isn't too necessary a knowledge, especially for beginners of Japanese at this point; undoubtedly the most valuable part of this video is the knowledge of pronunciation and writing (and association) of the katakana characters, a topic which is a very small fraction of this lesson - so don't be intimidated by the thirty minute video length.


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?Learn Japanese? First Person Pronouns, or, Ways to Say "I" in Japanese

?Learn Japanese? First Person Pronouns, or, Ways to Say "I" in Japanese

The most common first-person pronoun and second-person pronoun you will come across in formal Japanese instruction are ? (???/"watashi") and ??? ("anata"), respectively. But if you're anything like me and spend a healthy, or even unhealthy, amount of time indulging in Japanese pop culture, you might be wondering the contexts of the other not as commonly used pronouns. So here's a quick run-down of just that, with the first-person pronouns.


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?Learn Japanese? Second-Person Pronouns, or, Ways to Say "You" in Japanese

?Learn Japanese? Second-Person Pronouns, or, Ways to Say "You" in Japanese

The most common first-person pronoun and second-person pronoun you will come across in formal Japanese instruction are ? (???/"watashi") and ??? ("anata"), respectively. But if you're anything like me and spend a healthy, or even unhealthy, amount of time indulging in Japanese pop culture, you might be wondering the contexts of the other not as commonly used pronouns. So here's a quick run-down of just that, with the second-person pronouns.

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?Learn Japanese? Basic Phrases (How-to Greet, Thank, Introduce Yourself and More)

?Learn Japanese? Basic Phrases (How-to Greet, Thank, Introduce Yourself and More)

If you're planning on taking a trip to Japan and have no urgency in picking up the language, then this video can serve as a great introduction to basic Japanese phrases that can be committed to memory without the knowledge of deeper grammatical structure.

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?Learn Japanese? X?Y(??/???????) as "X is/is not Y", Noun Modification with ?, ? as "also"

?Learn Japanese? X?Y(??/???????) as "X is/is not Y", Noun Modification with ?, ? as "also"

This video is a quick rundown of how to use the grammar patterns "X is Y", "X is not Y", noun modification with the particle ?, and the particle ? as "also" in Japanese.

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?Learn Japanese? Existential Verbs (Aru, Iru, Irassharu/????????????)

?Learn Japanese? Existential Verbs (Aru, Iru, Irassharu/????????????)

Coverage of the verbs used to express an existential state of being in Japanese.

Example(s):

King Kong wa World Trade Center no ue ni imasu.


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?Learn Japanese?Locational Marking Particles ?, ?, ?

?Learn Japanese?Locational Markers ?, ?, ?
? and ? as destination markers

The two particles ? and ? are interchangeable particles used when referring to something moving from one location to another. In these cases, the ? is pronounced as ?. When used subsequent to interrogatives such as ??(doko) and ??? (dokoka), these particles are not dropped.

Example(s):

?(?/?)?????

Uchi (e/ni) kaerimasu .

I am going home.

??????(?/?)?????????

Ashita, doko ka (e/ni) iku tsumori desuka?

Do you plan to go anywhere tomorrow?

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? as location marker

? is used to indicate a location wherein a thing or person exists in. Existential verbs include aru, iru, irassharu.

Example(s):

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King Kong wa World Trade Center no ue ni imasu.

King Kong is atop the World Trade Center.

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?Learn Japanese? The Particle ? as an Object Marker and Indirect Object Marker

?Learn Japanese? The Particle ? as an Object Marker and Indirect Object Marker

? as an object marker
As opposed to the object marker ?, the object marker ?is used with certain verbs to induce a sense of directionality. It is commonly used with verbs when they involve interaction with other people.

Example(s):

???? ??????
Ashita tomodachi ni aimasu.
(I am meeting my friend tomorrow.)

??????????
Watashi wa jitensha ni notta.
(I rode a bicycle.)

? as the indirect object marker
Wherein the particle? is used to mark the direct object of a clause, the particle ? is used to mark the indirect object marker, or in other words, the recipient entity of a verb. In most cases, the ? can be translated and interpreted as “to” but can also adopt such meanings as “from”.

Example(s):

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Watashi wa kanojo ni tegami wo kaita.
(I wrote a letter to her.)

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Tomodachi ni okane wo ageta.
(I gave my friend some money.)

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?Learn Japanese? The Particle ? as an Instrument Marker

?Learn Japanese? The Particle ? as an Instrument Marker

? as an instrument marker
When ? is used as an instrument marker, it indicates by what means an action occurs.

Example(s):
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Nihongo de tegami wo kakimashita.
"I wrote the letter in Japanese."

????????????
Kuruma de Akihabara ni ikimashita.
"I went to Akihabara by car."

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Hashi de osushi wo tabemashita.
"I ate sushi with chopsticks."

*A special case in which the ? is dropped is in the presence of the verb ???, or “to walk”. As opposed to "Aruite de konbini e ikimasu", "Aruite conbini e ikimasu" is the correct grammar.



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?Learn Japanese? ? and ? as Final Particles

?Learn Japanese? The Particle ? as an Instrument Marker

? as a final particle
The particle ? commonly appears at the end of a sentence in rising intonation. Its common purpose is to request an expression of agreement towards one’s own statement. Conversely, it can also be used to express that you agree with the preceding statement by evoking somewhat of a rhetorical tone.

Example(s):
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Ashita wa shiken desune. (Tomorrow is the test, isn’t it?)
??????
Iidesune. (That’s nice, isn’t it?)
??????
Soudesune. (That’s right, isn’t it?)


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? as final particle
? is used at the end of a sentence to proclaim new information.

Example(s):
A: ????????????????????
Doko demo konbini o mitsukeraremasendeshita (I couldn't find a convenience store anywhere.)
B: ??????????????
Jitsuwa, konbini ga asoko ga aru yo. (Actually, there's one right there.)

? is most commonly used in formal speech, as it can on occasion make the speaker seem assertive with the continual stream of

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?Learn Japanese? Introduction to Verbs, Dictionary Form, ??-Form

?Learn Japanese? Introduction to Verbs, Dictionary Form, ??-Form

?-Verbs end in the character ?.

?-Verbs end in the character ?.
Some ?-Verbs, such as ?????? and ???????, may seem like ?-Verbs because they end with the character ? but are in fact ?-Verbs. This mean that when they are conjugated into ??-Form, the final ? character is not simply dropped and replaced with ??, but rather, the ? character is dropped and replaced with ???, resulting in such ??-Form verbs as ?????????? ? and ??????????.

The irregular verbs ?? and ?????? exhibit behavior that makes them divergent from the regular guidelines of conjugation. The ??-Forms of these two verbs are ??? and ????????respectively.

The Pre-??-Form is simply the portion of the verb that derives from dropping the “??” at the end of the ??-Form. All Pre-??-Forms of verbs end in either ? or ?.

When the Pre-??-Form of a verb ends with ?, the verb is a ?-Verb. To get the Dictionary Form of the verb, simply add ? after the ?.

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?Learn Japanese? VERBing Alone with ??? (hitori de) and Together with ???? (to issho ni)

? as “and” or “with” and ??? as “by oneself”

As with the Noun ? Noun form, ? in this pattern similarly suggests a company between or amongst things. ? commonly occurs with ???, which means “together”. ??? means a person is doing something by him or herself.

Example(s):

??????? ?????????????????
(Ashita, George to issho ni ice cream wo tabemasu.)
"Tomorrow, I am eating ice cream with George."

???????????????
(Ashita, hitori de Akihabara ni ikimasu.)
"Tomorrow, I am going to Akihabara by my self."

???
(issho ni)
"together"

???
(hitori de)
"alone/by myself/one person"

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?Learn Japanese? Expressing "From X to Y" (Time and Space) with ?? and ??

?Learn Japanese? X?? Y??

This pattern is applicable to measures of both time and space, in which the first particle ?? indicates the beginning and the second particle ?? indicates the end.

Example(s):

?????????????????????
(Watashi wa kyou, kyuuji kara sanji made class ga arimasu.)
“Today, I have class from 9 o’clock ‘til 3 o’clock.”

?????????????????????????
(Kisha wa California kara New York made ikimasu.)
“The train goes from California to New York.”


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?Learn Japanese? Pre-?? Form + ???? as “Let’s VERB” or “Shall we VERB”

?Learn Japanese? Pre-?? Form + ???? as “Let’s VERB” or “Shall we VERB”

Pre-?? Form + ???? as “Let’s VERB” or “Shall we VERB”
Verbs in this conjugation form are interpreted as a suggestive “shall we” or “let’s” meaning. In some cases, the ???? form may seem too assertive; this is mediated by the more polite question form, ?????.

Example(s):

???????????
Anime wo mimashouka? (Shall we watch some anime?)

?????????????
Party ni ikimashou! (Let’s go to the party!)


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?Learn Japanese? Noun Verbs/Verbal Nouns

?Learn Japanese? Noun Verbs/Verbal Nouns

Some nouns can be used as verbs simply by following them with the basic verb ??, which means to do. Generally, they can be used with or without the ? particle in between the noun and ??; but if a direct object is involved, there cannot be two ? particles in the same clause so one must be omitted. The easiest way to do this is to drop the ? between the noun and the ?? but in many cases, the ? corresponding to the direct object can be dropped instead.

Example(s):

CORRECT: ??????????
CORRECT: Tennis wo renshuu shimasu. (I practice tennis.)

CORRECT: ???????????
CORRECT: Tennis no renshuu wo shimasu. (I practice tennis.)

WRONG: ???????????
WRONG: Tennis wo renshuu wo shimasu. (I do the practice tennis.)

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?Learn Japanese? Polite Past Tense Form of Verbs (???-Form)

?Learn Japanese? Polite Past Tense Form of Verbs (???-form)

In past-tense of a verb in polite form is a matter of taking the ??-form of the verb and changing the ?? into ???.

Similarly, the past-tense polite form of ?? is ???.

The negative form of the polite past-tense instead changes the ?? of the ??-form into ?????? and ?? into either ?????????? or ??????????.

Example(s):

?????????????????
Kinou atarashii One Piece wo mimashitaka?
(Did you watch the new One Piece yesterday?)

??????????????
Iie, mimasendeshita. .. (No, I did not…)



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?Learn Japanese? How to say “I intend/plan to VERB” with VERB + ?????

?Learn Japanese? Dictionary Form VERB + ????? as “I intend/plan to VERB”

This construct is primarily used to express one’s own intentions. Given that conveying someone else’s intentions is considered presumptuous it is accordingly considered impolite to use this grammar pattern for a second or third-person subject. In some cases, it is acceptable to use the pattern in interrogative form with a second-person subject, given that the speaker is considerably familiar with the said addressee.

Example(s):

????????????
Nihongo wo narau tsumori desu. (I plan to learn Japanese.)


Negative?? Form VERB + ????? as “I intend/plan not to VERB”


Example(s);

????????????????
Kiyou, gakkou ni ikanai tsumori desu. (I’m planning on not going to school today.)

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?Learn Japanese?How-to say "Won’t you/Would you like to VERB?” with Pre-?? Form VERB + ????

?Learn Japanese?Pre-?? Form VERB + ???? as “(Won’t you/Would you like to) VERB?”

This construct is predominantly used to make a suggestion towards some activity or to invite someone to engage in some activity, however in some cases it can be quite literally interpreted as a genuine negative-form question, such as:

?????-??????????????
Washington-sensei wa irasshaimasenka?
(Is Washington-sensei not here?)

This form is very similar to the ????-Form because both make efforts towards insisting upon a certain action, but this form can be interpreted as less assertive.

Example(s):

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Kurasu no ato de crepes wo tabe ni shopping center ni ikimasenka?
(Would you like to go to the shopping center after school to eat crepes?)

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?Learn Japanese? X?Y????? as “X has Y”

?Learn Japanese?X? Y????? as “X has Y”

Example(s):
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Watashi wa ima jyugyou ga arimasu.
(I have class right now.)


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