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Learn Japanese w/ Manga Sensei
6 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Today we are talking more about the word Hoh, and the phrase Hoh Gah Ih. This is almost always used with past tense. “It’s better if you…”
5 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Today we talk about when Yori is used, how it’s used, and when to use it by itself. There are multiple versions of Yori and I go over differentiating between them.
6 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Hou Ga and Yori
Today we’re going over two different grammar points, which are Hoh Gah and Yori. We use these in contrast to each other or in a phrase. I explain how to use both of these and how to distinguish between them.
6 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Auxiliary Word Beki
Today we’re talking about a very similar word to Hazu, which is Beki. This word is often paired with Dah, such as Beki-Dah with the accent going downward on Dah.
6 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Hard Musts vs Soft Musts
Today I will talk about the word “Hazu.” This is basically the first and most simplistic of the musts or shoulds in Japanese. I give examples and definitions.
5 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Appropriate and Unique Responses
It can often be difficult for new and even intermediate Japanese speakers to come up with the appropriate response to certain questions and sentences, so today I am going to provide you with a few unique responses you can use that will help you sound more fluent and native.
5 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
This word usually indicates a question and today we will be diving into how to use this word and the difference between this word and another word similar to it.
6 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
The Adjective Hoshii
Today we’re talking about another adjective that indicates desire, but alongside that showing of desire, we want to do it over a particular item. I talk about Hoshii Garu and Ga Hoshii.
6 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Today we are going to be going over Garu, which is over somebody else. In Japanese we often talk about area of information, which basically is who can say what. I cannot say that you like blue, but I can say I think you like blue. I give examples.
5 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Auxiliary Adjective Tai
This is when we take a verb and we attach an adjective part to the end. Like the word Nai. To not eat is Tabei Nai. Today we’re doing something very similar and talking about Tai.
6 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Another Phrase Using Koto
When using Kotoh it’s a nominalizer so everything before Kotoh is modifying Kotoh. Usually with verbs we’re going to see things ending in base 3 or base Tah, which is usually past tense or present tense. Today we’re talking about “Kotoh ni naru.” Naru is a non volitional act.
6 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
More About Koto
Today I go more in depth into Kotoh. We go over the phrase “Kotoh gah, Dekidu.” Using phrases to simplify bigger ideas or sentences.
6 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
How to Express Have You Ever
The phrase “Have you ever…?” is what we will be going over today. I explain how to ask this type of question and give examples.
6 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Mono, Koto’s Twin
Monoh is a physical thing, and used like when you say “It’s on the tip of my tongue.” This is used like Kotoh, but has to be used with tangible things rather than intangible things.
6 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Tangible or Intangible Things; Koto
Kotoh means thing, or what. In this episode I describe another way to overcome those moments when you can’t think of the right word or words to say. Instead of using filler words, this method has to do with describing the action or thing that you can’t think of.
6 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Today I will discuss this base 4 phrase. This base is a very simple if, having clause A and clause B, the two different parts of our sentences, being one contingent upon the other.
6 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Full Review; Bases and Base 4
I go over the various bases that we have talked about in previous episodes. I explain what base 4 is, how to use it more effectively along with the word “Bah.”
6 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
In this episode of Manga Sensei, John Sensei teaches us our first official Japanese phrase, Ba Yokatta. Before this, we have covered individual parts of grammar, but never whole phrases.
6 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Base 4, Ba
In today's episode, John Sensei gives us a review of the 4th base, Ba. We have covered bases 1-5 before and even gone into depth on specific bases.
6 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
This verb means to start. This is a unique verb because of how it is used with other verbs. I explain how and when it’s used.
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