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にほんごのたね Nihongo no Tane with Yumi

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A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese. Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats. The episodes can be enjoyed in any order. -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript and a list of key vocabulary. www.TheJapanesePage.com/makoto

A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese. Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats. The episodes can be enjoyed in any order. -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript and a list of key vocabulary. www.TheJapanesePage.com/makoto

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United States

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A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese. Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats. The episodes can be enjoyed in any order. -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript and a list of key vocabulary. www.TheJapanesePage.com/makoto

Language:

English


Episodes

Nihongo to Tane 26: 猫がにげた!その2 The Cat Ran Away! Part 2 | Japanese Immersion Podcast

2/28/2021
As mentioned in the previous episode, Yumi had a scary experience. Her cat got scared and ran up a tall tree. She left us in a cliffhanger last week. Listen as Yumi let's us know what happened. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-26 猫がにげた!その2 The Cat Ran Away! Part 2 For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:02:56

Nihongo to Tane 25: 猫がにげた! The Cat Ran Away! | Japanese Immersion Podcast

2/21/2021
Just last week, Yumi had a scary experience. Her cat got scared and ran up a tall tree. What did she do? Did the cat make it out all right? Listen as Yumi explains just what happened in this two-part podcast. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-25 猫がにげた! The Cat Ran Away! For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:02:59

ihongo to Tane 24: ボランティア Volunteering | Japanese Immersion Podcast

2/14/2021
Are you a volunteer? Recently, Yumi's children joined a club which required some volunteering time. Finding a safe place to volunteer during the pandemic is a challenge, but it is doable. Listen as Yumi talks about volunteering options. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-24 ボランティア Volunteering For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions...

Duration:00:03:20

Nihongo to Tane 23: 自宅で (Work) at Home | Japanese Immersion Podcast

2/7/2021
More and more people are working at home 自宅で. Listen as Yumi talks a little about her experiences working from home and how other people are doing it too. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-23 自宅で (Work) at Home For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on...

Duration:00:03:39

Nihongo to Tane 22: サルが入る温泉 Monkeys entering an onsen | Japanese Immersion Podcast

1/31/2021
Did you know there is a hot spring that semi-wild monkeys enjoy? It's found in Japan and in this episode of Nihongo no Tane, Yumi tells us all about it. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-22 サルが入る温泉 Monkeys entering an onsen For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take...

Duration:00:03:11

Nihongo to Tane 21: まろ Maro | Japanese Immersion Podcast

1/24/2021
Yumi has a new family member! Not a new baby but a dog. Listen as Yumi talks about how she feels about this new development. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-21 まろ Maro For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode...

Duration:00:03:47

Nihongo to Tane 20: 浦島太郎 Urashima Taro | Japanese Immersion Podcast

1/17/2021
Do you know the Japanese folktale Urashima Taro? 浦島太郎 It is kind of like Rip Van Winkle. Listen as Yumi talks about how she feels like Urashima Taro every time she returns to Japan. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-20 浦島太郎 Urashima Taro For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:04:18

Nihongo to Tane 19: パーティー pa-ti- – Party | Japanese Immersion Podcast

1/10/2021
Looking for Japanese immersion practice? Recently, Yumi threw a surprise party for her eldest son. In today's podcast, she reveals her thoughts on surprise parties—something not too common in Japan. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-19 パーティー pa-ti- – Party For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:03:32

Nihongo to Tane 18: 新年 shinnen – New Year | Japanese Immersion Podcast

1/3/2021
Looking for Japanese immersion practice? Today, Yumi talks about New Year's resolutions. How did Yumi's past resolutions turn out? Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-18 新年 shinnen – New Year For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode...

Duration:00:03:13

Nihongo to Tane 17: ホリデーシーズン horide-shi-zun – Holiday Season | Japanese Immersion Podcast

12/27/2020
Looking for Japanese immersion practice? Today, Yumi talks about the holiday season. Christmas and Hanukkah are behind us, but, in Japan, there is still one more BIG day to come. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-17 ホリデーシーズン horide-shi-zun – Holiday Season For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:03:53

Nihongo to Tane 16: 雪 yuki – snow | Japanese Immersion Podcast

12/20/2020
Looking for Japanese immersion practice? Today, Yumi talks about yuki. Snow. Snow is beautiful isn't it? But for those who grew up shovelling snow and driving on ice, maybe it isn't missed much. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-16 Keyword: 雪 yuki – snow For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:04:06

Nihongo to Tane 15: 節約 setsuyaku – savings; economizing | Japanese Immersion Podcast

12/14/2020
Looking for Japanese immersion practice? Today, Yumi talks about setsuyaku. How to save and be smart with money. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-15 Keyword: 節約 setsuyaku – savings; economizing For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode...

Duration:00:04:21

Nihongo to Tane 14: 暖炉 danro - Fireplace | Japanese Immersion Podcast

12/7/2020
Fireplace TV? Listen as Yumi talks about new ways people use video to get some sleep, and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-14 Keyword: 暖炉 danro - Fireplace For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-14 If you are...

Duration:00:03:28

Nihongo to Tane 13: ミニマリスト minimarisuto - Minimalist | Japanese Immersion Podcast

11/30/2020
Minimalism is taking the world by a storm, it seems. Listen as Yumi talks about decluttering in Japanese , and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-12 Keyword: ミニマリスト minimarisuto - Minimalist For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode...

Duration:00:05:00

Nihongo to Tane 12: ジョギング jogingu - Jogging | Japanese Immersion Podcast

11/23/2020
Yumi likes to jog. In fact, she is out jogging right now as I type these words. Listen as she talks about jogging and Japan, and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-12 Keyword: ジョギング jogingu - Jogging For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode...

Duration:00:04:29

Nihongo to Tane 11: 小鳥 kotori - Small Bird

11/16/2020
Nihongo to Tane 11: 小鳥 kotori - Small Bird Yumi has been enjoying her new backyard with all the various birds that visit her bird feeder. Listen as she describes the different birds she sees, and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-11 Keyword: 小鳥 kotori - Small Bird For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website:...

Duration:00:03:49

Nihongo to Tane 10: 漢字 kanji - Chinese Characters

11/9/2020
Learning kanji tops the challenging list for learners of Japanese. But what are the advantages of learning kanji? Listen as Yumi talks about the fun Chinese characters in Japanese. Keyword: 漢字 kanji - Chinese Characters For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-10 If you...

Duration:00:03:57

Nihongo to Tane 9: 日本の温泉 Nihon no Onsen - Japanese Hot Springs

11/4/2020
Japan has many, many onsen (hot spring spas) throughout the country. Listen as Yumi explains the appeal and why it an onsen may not be as enjoyable for children. Keyword: 日本の温泉 Nihon no Onsen - Japanese Hot Springs For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-9 If you are a...

Duration:00:04:04

Nihongo to Tane 8: 奈良の鹿 Nara no Shika - Nara's Deer

10/26/2020
Have you ever been to Nara in Japan? It's a beautiful place with a rich history, but what is it most famous for? The deer. Listen to Yumi talk about the deer of Nara. Keyword: 奈良の鹿 Nara no Shika - Nara's Deer For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/ Take a quiz on this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-8 If you are a Makoto+...

Duration:00:03:52

Nihongo no Tane 7: 日本のトイレ nihon no toire - Japanese Toilets

10/19/2020
What could better illustrate Japanese ingenuity than the Japanese toilet. With all its buttons and kanji, the Japanese toilet certainly is impressive. Listen to Yumi talk about the history and function of the toilet. While not mentioned in the podcast, the Japanese actually have a long history in toilet innovation. The warlord Takeda Shingen is credited with having invented the water flush toilet. Keyword: 日本のトイレ nihon no toire - Japanese Toilets For upper beginners to intermediates....

Duration:00:03:34