Human Japanese Intermediate: Extra Credit

Reading, listening, and sentence construction practice based on grammar and vocabulary learned in Human Japanese Intermediate.

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Drill yourself on the “big six” forms of ichidan (“dropper”) verbs: present, past, positive and negative; plus the -te form and the “let’s do” form.
Notes: Contains a brief review of how to get to each form, plus copious example sentences.
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Welcome to Japan! Drill on your travel vocabulary as we make our way through customs, out into the main terminal, and beyond.
Notes: Don't forget your passport!
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Dozens more practice sentences exercising vocab from Chapter 2.
Notes: Also contains a note about using the "let's do" form to volunteer to do something.
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Review and drill on the “big six” forms of godan (“changer”) verbs: present, past, positive and negative; plus the -te form and the “let’s do” form.
Notes: Also contains a note on the use of ni after days of the week.
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Check yourself into a fabulous review of vocabulary and patterns related to staying at hotels.
Notes: Also contains bonus uses of the kochira/sochira/achira/dochira set.
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Reviews the particle e and a unique power it has.
Notes: Also includes a note on using the word kaeru to speak of returning to locations besides home.
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Drill on the four main irregular verbs in Japanese: to go, to come, to do, and to be. After this point, you'll be able to rock any verb in its informal (plain) form!
Notes: Also exercises vocabulary learned in the previous several chapters.
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Drill on a few patterns and important male-female speech differences related to using informal verbs.
Notes: Also contains a review of how to create informal questions without sounding blunt.
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Drill yourself on sentences using the reason-marking kara.
Notes: This episode also looks at sentences that omit the consequence ("It's because I like movies") and incomplete sentences that do the same ("Because I like movies").
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Start your day off right with a refreshing splash of vocabulary and grammar.
Notes: This episode also reviews the expression made ni, "by (a certain time)."
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In this continuation of our review of Chapter 10, we focus on the verb motsu, along with its use in the multi-word expressions for "bringing" and "taking."
Notes: This lesson also reviews additional vocabulary from the chapter.
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Drive through lots of sentences using the musing, emoting, and wondering out loud particle na.
Notes: This episode also introduces a new use for the word taihen.
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Reviews four important uses of the familiar -te form when joining two phrases together.
Notes: The fourth use discussed, to name the manner or state in which the main action is carried out, is particularly important.
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All aboard an express review of vocabulary and grammar related to the rail system in Japan!
Notes: This episode also contains a note on using humble verbs like mairu on people besides yourself.
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Sort out your wants and needs with this review of several new grammar patterns, including wanting things, wanting actions, and giving signs of wanting and feeling a certain way.
Notes: Also reviews why ga is used with hoshii and wo with hoshigaru.
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Drill on several important patterns for getting by courteously in everyday life.
Notes: Also reviews how to ask if it's okay not to do something.
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Brew yourself up a good, strong cup of review of the grammar and patterns we learned in this chapter.
Notes: Includes -te kuru for "be right back" missions, issho to mean both "the same" and "together," using janai? as a tag question, using atta!/ita! to report finding a missing item or person, and more.
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Did you start your review session, transitively? Or did your review session start, intransitively? Drill on the important difference in this lesson.
Notes: Focuses on eight common transitive/intransitive verb pairs.
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Exercise the pattern for saying you have done something before.
Notes: Also looks at two common speech abbreviations.
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Irasshaimase! We hope you find everything you're looking for in this review of convenience store vocabulary and customer service interactions.
Notes: Contains six short dialogues and a note on a short but possibly confusing sentence you will definitely hear a lot.
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Drill into an important new meaning of the -te iru pattern.
Notes: Also contains a note on two key categories of verbs -- ones that are conceived of as taking time, and ones that are conceived of as completing instantaneously -- and how this relates to what -te iru means.
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Drill on questions that contain embedded questions, including timeless classics like "I forgot where I put my keys" and "Do you remember when the meeting starts?"
Notes: Also contains a note about the use of the past tense within an embedded question.
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Order up! Dig into some tasty food and restaurant vocabulary and review three useful new patterns.
Notes: The three patterns are the "go to do" pattern, the "easy/hard to do" pattern, and the "do and see" pattern.
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Promote your Japanese to the next dimension with the addition of relative clauses: short sentences that stand before nouns as descriptions of them, allowing you to create phrases like "the person who is standing over there."
Notes: Relative clauses can even be nested: "the cat that caught the mouse that ate the cheese."
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Takes a breather from the heavy lifting to reconsider the oft-misunderstood particle yo.
Notes: Also includes a note that considers the combination of yo + ne, which at first blush seem to be polar opposites.
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Episode 125
Looks at direct and indirect quotations using to.
Notes: Also introduces the casual quotation particle tte.
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Episode 126
Review several common ways of talking about the future in this lesson.
Notes: Also contains sentences that demonstrate the (volitional) to omou pattern, meaning "I think I'll (verb)."
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