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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 2 - politeness
    We ll be creating Q A lessons in the future Thanks for watching See you next time Dewa mata kondo Visit our Language Center online http www japansociety org page prog Keywords un yes casual hai yes polite ee yes respectful Lesson Script K A Konnichiwa A Kyou wa nihongo no hanashikatta ni tsuite benkyou shimashou Today we re going to talk about the various politeness levels in Japanese K Kore wa hontou ni daiji You always have to keep this in mind whenever you speak Japanese Anywhere All the time A Japanese has mainly three levels of speech Casual polite and respectful How do you know which one to pick K It depends on who you are talking to A For example when you speak with your family and close friends you use the polite speech K When you speak with people you re not that close to such as acquaintances colleagues and also strangers you use the polite speech A When you speak to your boss teachers and guests or customers basically anybody you re formal with you use the respectful speech K Manners are extremely important in Japanese culture So in our uki uki video series whenever we introduce an expression or phrase we ll always show the politeness level A Even if you re saying the same exact thing it will sound different depending on the politeness level For instance when you want to ask someone do you drink coffee often we say Casual Q Koko yoku kuro no A un Polite Q Koko yoku kimasu A hai Respectful Q Koko yoku irasshaimasu ka A ee A Notice even the simple response of Yes is different depending on the politeness level K Now saying something using the incorrect politeness level isn t the end of the

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-2-politeness (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 1 - introduction
    when you are excited about something We would like to hear from you Please feel free to ask questions and comment on what you d like to learn We ll be creating Q A lessons in the future Thanks for watching See you next time Dewa mata kondo Visit our Language Center online http www japansociety org page programs language center Keywords sensei teacher can be used for various occupations uki uki shimasu used to show excitement yoroshiku onegaishimasu nice to meet you please treat me kindly look forward to us working with you dewa mata kondo see you next time look forward to next time Lesson Script A K Konnichiwa A Welcome to our brand new video series Uki Uki NihonGO K Atarashii Uki Uki NihonGo shiriizu e youkoso A Watashi wa Akai desu K Watashi wa Kurahara desu A We are Japanese teachers in New York City As some of you know the word teacher is sensei so feel free to call us sensei K In Japan people of many occupations are called sensei including lawyers doctors and even manga artists A We address each other as sensei too K Japanese is super fun isn t it Nihongo wa sugoku tanoshii desu yo ne Akai sensei A Sou desu ne Kurahara sensei When you re excited about something you say Uki uki shimasu K Just like the title of our show uki uki A Mina san kore kara issho ni tanoshiku nihongo no benkyou o shimashou Together let s all enjoy studying Japanese A K Yoroshiku onegaishimasu A K Dewa mata kondo Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSocietyNYC Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-1-introduction (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 50: Conjunctions
    that in mind today s lesson has Erin teaching us some useful conjunctions or setsuzokushi in Japanese These are just the basics so feel free to explore more in depth at these useful words between sentences Setsuzokushi conjunction connector words Ashita tomodachi no tanjoubi desu Dakara Prezento wo kaimashita tomorrow is my friend s birthday So Thus I bought a present Dakara so thus Ashita tomodachi no tanjoubi desu Keredomo mada purezento wo katteimasen tomorrow is my friend s birthday But I still have not bought a present Keredomo demo but Ashita tomodachi no tanjoubi desu Tsumari prezento wo kawanaito ikemasen tomorrow is my friend s birthday In other words I have to buy a present Tsumari which means in other words Ashita tomodachi no tanjoubi desu Tokorode purezento wo kaimashitaka Tomorrow is our friend s birthday By the way have you bought a present yet Tokorode by the way well Purezento wa fuku matawa saifu ni shiyou to omoimasu I m thinking of either clothing or a purse Matawa or Ashita tomodachi no tanjoubi desu Sarani raishuu wa chichi no tanjoubi desu Tomorrow is my friend s birthday Moreover next week s my dad s birthday Sarani moreover Please stay tuned and subscribe for future episodes Jikai mo otanoshimi ni mata ne Feel free to visit Japan Society s other online outlets Blog http japansocietyny blogspot com Twitter http twitter com japansociety Facebook http www facebook com japansociety You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/waku-waku-japanese-lesson-50-conjunctions (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese - Language Lesson 48: Tea
    and Senchadou way of tea While many of you have probably tried and experienced green tea in it s various forms here s a lesson to help with any confusion and provide a better understanding of the wide variety of tea there is So go try out some of these different types of teas and remember their Japanese names Ocha tea Sadou senchadou way of tea tea ceremony Ocha wo nomu to drink tea Ocha wo ireru to brew tea Maccha wo tateru preparing tea whisking powder tea and hot water Maccha type of green tea often in powder form Sencha tea leaves Bancha green tea made from out of season tea leaves lower quality Genmaicha roasted brown rice mixed with green tea leaves Houjicha roasted green tea leaves Mugicha barley tea Ryokucha Japanese tea green tea Koucha western black tea lit red tea Hakucha white tea Chinese teas You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/waku-waku-japanese-language-lesson-48-tea (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 47: How to say NO!
    going to learn how to say no While many may already know the simple iie as the translation of no there s often circumstances when simply saying no will not suffice So while we hope you don t have to use these words and phrases often they can come in handy when needed They can be seen as somewhat strong in Japanese so use them only in the right circumstances Iie no Iya desu dame desu I dislike disapprove Yamete kudasai Please stop that Mou Hontou ni Really further emphasis Mou iya desu I really don t like this Mou hontou ni yamete kudasai Really would you please stop that You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/waku-waku-japanese-lesson-47-how-to-say-no (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 46: I don't understand
    there are numerous situations where there s a need to ask for someone to slow down and repeat what they just said or to go over what they meant This lesson Erin teaches you these valuable phrases to say when you re in that confused state of not understanding Mou sukoshi yukkuri hanashite kudasai Could you please speak a little more slowly Mou ichido onegaishimasu One more time please please repeat what you just said Kurikaeshite itadakemasuka Can you please repeat what you just said E Nani N casual Huh what did you just say Sore wa douiu imi desu ka What does this that mean particular part of the sentence phrase Kantan na nihongo de hanashite kudasai Please use speak in easier Japanese ni tsuite mou ichido setsumei shite kudasai Please explain about something one more time Douzo tsuzukete kudasai please continue Wakarimasen I don t understand Eigo de onegaishimasu English please please explain it in English Kiku wa ichido no haji kikanu wa isshou no haji Although you might be embarrassed to ask the question that one time you would be oblivious about the topic forever for the rest of your life and thus would embarrass yourself forever Please stay tuned and subscribe for future episodes Jikai mo otanoshimi ni mata ne Feel free to visit Japan Society s other online outlets Blog http japansocietyny blogspot com Twitter http twitter com japansociety Facebook http www facebook com japansociety You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/waku-waku-japanese-lesson-46-i-dont-understand (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 45: My Hometown
    m sure they will be really curious about where you re from and what it s like there In this lesson Erin talks about how to introduce your hometown and what is wonderful about it You might even be able to convince your new Japanese friends to come visit you sometime NY kara kimashita I came from NY NY wa tokai desu NY is an urban city Inaka rural Meibutsu what a place is known for NY no meibutsu wa pizza desu NY is known for pizza Oishii pizza ga yasuku de taberemasu You can eat good pizza for cheap Kankou spot tourist attraction Osusume my recommendation NY no osusume kankou spot wa Yankee Stadium desu My recommended tourist attraction is the Yankee Stadium Hokanimo In addition Hokanimo Met bijutsukan ya MoMA nado mo arimasu There s also the Met and the MoMA Zehi kondo asobini kite kudasai Please come by next time Asobini iku Go play Asobini Kuru Come play implies going on a trip Watashi ga annai shimasu Zehi kondo Japan Society ni asobini kite kudasai Please stay tuned and subscribe for future episodes Jikai mo otanoshimi ni mata ne Feel free to visit Japan Society s other online outlets Blog http japansocietyny blogspot com Twitter http twitter com japansociety Facebook http www facebook com japansociety You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview Brief History Board

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/waku-waku-japanese-lesson-45-my-hometown (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 44: Fun Onomatopoeia
    of your mouth opening and closing when you eat Well there is You re sure to find some Japanese onomatopoeia that will become your favorite Onaka ga pekopeko my stomach is hungry Pekopeko onomatopoeia hunger Pakupaku taberu eat enthusiastically quickly Pakupaku onomatopoeia sound of mouth opening and closing Kinniku morimori build muscle Morimori onomatopoeia swelling abundant Buyobuyo ni natteshimaimashita became fat flabby Buyobuyo onomatopoeia sound of fat flabby Nikoniko onomatopoeia smiling Niyaniya onomatopoeia grin smirk Geragera onomatopoeia laughing heartily Shikushiku onomatopoeia crying sobbing weeping Mukamuka onomatopoeia angry irritated annoyed Pyonpyon onomatopoeia hopping skipping There s endless amounts of Japanese onomatopoeia so explore and study more to use when you want to describe numerous situations Please stay tuned and subscribe for future episodes Jikai mo otanoshimi ni mata ne Feel free to visit Japan Society s other online outlets Blog http japansocietyny blogspot com Twitter http twitter com japansociety Facebook http www facebook com japansociety You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/waku-waku-japanese-lesson-44-fun-onomatopoeia (2016-02-14)
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