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For beginner to upper beginner learners of Japanese. Each episode presents a useful vocabulary word and an example sentence. Use shadowing, repetition, and sentence break-downs to fully understand the Japanese. Show notes can be found at https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/

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For beginner to upper beginner learners of Japanese. Each episode presents a useful vocabulary word and an example sentence. Use shadowing, repetition, and sentence break-downs to fully understand the Japanese. Show notes can be found at https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/

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Episodes
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Beginning Japanese Phrases 167: ∼なくてもいい don’t have to ~; it’s ok if not to do ~

5/16/2024
明日(あした)は学校(がっこう)がないので、早(はや)く起(お)きなくてもいいです。 Tomorrow | as for | school | (subject marker) |not | because | early | wake up |don’t have to I don’t have to get up early tomorrow because there is no school. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-167 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:02:02

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 166: ∼ないでください please don’t ~ (polite way in requesting not to do something

3/27/2024
食(た)べながら話(はな)さないでください。 eat | while | talk | not | please Please don’t talk while eating; Please don’t talk with your mouth full. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-166 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:33

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 165: ∼ませんか won’t you ~ ?; shall we ~ ?

3/21/2024
今度(こんど)の週末(しゅうまつ)に映画(えいが)を見(み)に行(い)きませんか? Next; this | ‘s | weekend |on| movie | (direct object marker) | see | to (see) |won’t you Would you like to go see a movie this coming weekend? View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-165 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:43

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 164: ∼方がいい it’s better to be ~

3/13/2024
寒(さむ)い日(ひ)は一日中家(いちにちじゅういえ)の中(なか)にいる方(ほう)がいい。 Cold day | as for | all day |house| inside of | at| to be | subject marker| good On a cold day, it’s better to stay in the house all day. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-164 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:52

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 163: ∼したことがあります have done ~ before

3/6/2024
私(わたし)は家族(かぞく)と沖縄(おきなわ)に行(い)ったことがあります。 I | as for | with |family| Okinawa | to | went | occasion | subject marker| there is I have been to Okinawa with my family. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-163 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:49

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 162: いりません not necessary

2/28/2024
今日(きょう)の外出(がいしゅつ)には傘(かさ)はいりません。 today| ‘s | outing |for | umbrella | as for | not needed We don’t need an umbrella for going out today. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-162 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:48

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 161: (の)ようだ It seems; seeming to be

2/21/2024
高(たか)いビルの屋上(おくじょう)から見(み)ると、人間(にんげん)がまるで蟻(あり)のようだ。 tall | building | ‘s | roof | from | to see | upon doing so | humans | as if | ants | appear | are From the rooftops of tall buildings, people look like ants. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-161 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:02:15

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 160: ~ようとおもう thinking of doing; planning to…

2/14/2024
今年(ことし)は日本(にほん)に帰国(きこく)しようと思(おも)います。 this year | as for | Japan | to | return to country | intend to | thinking of I am planning to return to Japan this year. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-160 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:49

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 159: くれる to give

2/8/2024
おとうさんは、私(わたし)にプレゼントをくれた。 Dad | as for | me | to | present | (direct object) | gave Dad gave me a present. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-159 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:51

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 158: あげる to give

2/1/2024
おかあさんは、おとうさんにプレゼントをあげた。 Mom | as for | Dad | to | present | (direct object) | gave Mom gave Dad a present. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-158 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:50

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 157: ~てから to do (something) and then (something else)

1/25/2024
晩(ばん)ご飯(はん)を食(た)べてから、宿題(しゅくだい)をします。 dinner | (direct object) | eat and after that | homework | (direct object) | do After dinner, I’ll do my homework. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-157 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:48

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 156: ~ていない have not…

1/17/2024
まだ朝(あさ)ご飯(はん)を食(た)べていない。 yet | morning | food | (direct object marker) | eat haven’t I haven't had breakfast yet. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-156 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:41

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 155: ~たらどうですか? how about… ? Why don’t you…?

1/11/2024
交番(こうばん)でおまわりさんに道(みち)を聞(き)いたらどうですか? police station | at | police officer | to | road | (direct object marker) | ask | if | how about |? Why don't you go to the police station and ask the officer for directions? View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-155 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:56

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 154: ~やすい easy to (do)

12/9/2023
あの先生(せんせい)の説明(せつめい)は、とても分(わ)かりやすいです。 that | teacher/doctor | ‘s | explanation | as for | very | understand | easy to That doctor's explanation is very clear. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-154 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:53

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 153: ~にくい difficult to (do)

11/30/2023
あの先生(せんせい)の説明(せつめい)は、わかりにくい。 that | teacher/doctor | ‘s | explanation | as for | understand | difficult to That teacher’s explanation is hard to understand. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-153 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:54

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 152: ~に比べて compared to

11/23/2023
去年(きょねん)に比(くら)べて、今年(ことし)はとても暑(あつ)い。 next week | I | as for | 40 years old | to become Compared to last year, this year is very hot. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-152 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:48

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 151: ~になる to become; to change into

11/21/2023
来週(らいしゅう)、私(わたし)は40歳(さい)になる。 next week | I | as for | 40 years old | to become Next week I turn 40. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-151 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:44

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 150: にする to choose; to have

10/25/2023
私(わたし)はハンバーグ定食(ていしょく)にするわ。 I | as for | Hamburg steak | set meal | will have | (feminine) I'll have the Hamburg steak special. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-150 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:48

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 149: なければいけない must; have to; should

10/18/2023
生活(せいかつ)のために働(はたら)かなければならない。 living | for the purpose of | work | must We must work for a living. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-149 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:01:47

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 148: なければいけない must; have to; should

10/11/2023
明日(あした)の朝(あさ)、早(はや)く起(お)きなければいけないので、もう帰(かえ)ります。 tomorrow | ‘s | morning | early | get up | must | therefore | before long | return home I have to get up early tomorrow morning, so I'm going home now. View this episode here: https://thejapanesepage.com/jphrases-ep-148 View all episodes here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with complete vocabulary and grammar breakdowns as well as sound files of just the Japanese to download. www.MakotoPlus.com

Duration:00:02:10