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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