Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hi ,guys and girls!!!!!A little translation from the above tape. ^^
"みなさん こんにちは、
ひざしぶり です。お-げんき です か。やっと あめ の きせつ が きて くれました ね。みなさん の なつ は どう でした。こんど の にほんご の じゅぎょ に ついて、 あたらしい こと を おしえて あげたい と おもいます。では、 はじめます。"

"Hello everyone, it has been a while, hasn't it?! Has everyone been keeping well? Finally, the rainy season has come to grace us hasn't it?! How was summer for everyone this year? Regarding this Japanese language lesson this time around, I was thinking of teaching you all something new. So, let us begin."

[N.B - For those of you who's seeing this blog for the first time, you can also scroll through the 'Beyond anime' section of the blog to find out the previous lessons. ]

  • あたらしい ことば,
  • あたらしい かんじ,
  • ぶんぽう (Grammar)
  • かいわ
  • Self assessment test.

あたらしい ことば [New words]
  • Doll - にんぎょう
  • Form/shape - かたち
  • Electricity -  でんき
  • Bullet Train -  しんかんせん
  • Underground railway - ちかてつ
  • Train - でんしゃ
  • Elevator - エレベータ
  • Card - カード
  • anime - アニメ

Press play to listen to the correct pronunciations. 

Particle Lesson.
Today we shall learn about the particle 'の'. 'の' is an object marker used to show possessions. like 'My pen', 'Her Phone', 'His wristwatch' etc.
Consider the following three examples :

  • わたし の もの です。(My stuff)
  • さちこ の かさ です。(Sachiko's Umbrella)
  • おんな の こ です。   (A girl)
In each of these sentences, ' の' acts like an object marker and a possession marker.

Press play to listen to the correct pronunciations.

Lets us learn about a few daily life conversations. :D

           [Two friends talking together]

  • 1>A : なつやすみ まで は まだ いっしゅうかん。B : ああ、 もう がまん できない わ!
    - A : Still one week left till summer holidays.
       B : Eh?!!! I can't be patient anymore!!

    [At the bus stop]
  • 2>
    A :
    すみません、 これ しんじゅく へ いく バス です か。
    B :  いいえ、 この バス は ちば に いきます。 しんじゅく の バス  なら、 はんたい から きます。
    A :   どうも ありがとう ございます。
    A : Excuse me, is this Bus going to Shinjuku?
    B : No, this bus is going to Chiba. If it is Shinjuku bus you are looking for, it will come from the opposite direction.
    A : Thankyou very much.

Press play to listen to the correct pronunciations.

Lets Learn some Kanji.

In today's lesson, we will learn how to write Kanji for Japanese numbers. ^_^

Press play to see how to write the Kanji.


For those of you who wish to find out how much you've progressed with your Japanese, here is a very simple and easy self assessment test paper. ^__^

Q1>Fill in the blanks. (5)

あ __ う __ __
が ぎ ぐ __ ご
さ __ __ せ そ
__ __ つ __ __
__ に __ ね __

Q2>Match the following  ひらがな with its カタカナ counterparts. (5)

  • あ                  チャ 
  • げ                  ム 
  • り                   ア 
  • ちゃ                ゲ
  • む                   リ

Q3>i>Write the Kanji and meaning of やま and かわ.
       ii> Write the english meaning and hirangana for the following kanji. 日,月,人. (5)

Q4>Translate from English to Japanese. (5)    
  •  My name is Li Yong.
  • This is a pen.
  • This is Kolkata.
  • This is a school.
  • I am a teacher.
Q5> Translate from Japanese to English. (5)
  • わたし インドじん です。
  • ここ は アメリカ  です。
  • これ は テーブル です。
  • あれ は カメラ  です。
  • さん は アメリカ じん です。


[P.S - I don't claim to be an expert in Japanese lessons and as such may have committed a few mistakes. If and when you find them, please notify me. As I keep saying, the best way to learn anything is always to find yourself a good teacher. If and when you get the time, please do so.
I Hope you people find this blog helpful. ^^]