Japanese Conversation for English Speakers 3
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Japanese Conversation for English Speakers 3

A fun, clear and practical way for English speakers to master Japanese conversation
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Created by Aki Moritani
Last updated 10/2019
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 31 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basic differences between English and Japanese
  • Engage in simple Japanese conversations
  • Improve the knowledge of "Japanese conversation for English speakers" (the section 1 and 2)
  • Learn more advanced expressions (e.g. comparison form, potential form, passive form, etc.)
  • Understand the difference between particle 'wa' and 'ga'
Requirements
  • The only thing needed is your enthusiasm !
  • It would be better to have knowledge at beginner level (e.g. my course section 1 and 2).
Description

This course (section 3) is aimed at English speakers who would like to learn intermediate level Japanese conversation. If students have completed "Japanese conversation for English speakers (section 1 and 2 )" or they have any prior relevant knowledge of Japanese, it would be perfect to improve their knowledge.

Students will be able to continuously learn a variety of expressions (e.g. comparison form, potential form, passive form, etc.) They can also learn the difference between particle 'wa' and 'ga' to use them properly. As this is a challenging topic for Japanese learners, there are several lessons for a simple and clear explanation with examples. 

Each lesson is related to the former lesson, which enables learners to review and learn more. I frequently compare Japanese grammar to English grammar to avoid confusion. At the end of the course, students will be able to hold intermediate level conversations in Japanese.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners who have completed the section 1 and 2 should take this course
  • Intermediate-level or Advanced Learners can take this course for their review
Course content
Expand all 31 lectures 04:39:04
+ Japanese conversation - Intermediate Level
31 lectures 04:39:04

You will be able to learn how to express the existence of inanimate objects 

  • Animate objects and Inanimate objects 
  • Basic form: (+)____ ga arimasu (-) ____ wa arimasen (?) ____ ga arimasu ka?
  • Place of the object + ni ____ ga arimasu
  • Question word: nani + ga arimasu ka?
  • Question word: doko + ni____ ga arimasu ka?
Preview 13:54

You will be able to learn other expressions (to express possession of the following things)  

  1. abstract things (e.g. jikan (=time), shitsumon (=questions))
  2. events and happenings (e.g. tesuto (=test), omatsuri (=festival))
  3. numerical expressions (e.g. 38-do (=38 degrees), taijuu (=weight))
  • [extra] other expressions for possession for A) specific things B) adjective + body parts
Lesson 2 - Existence of Inanimate Objects (2) Other meanings
11:40

You will be able to learn the difference between 'ga arimasu' and 'wa arimasu'

  • 'wa' can be used when the speaker is talking about something / someone which the speaker and the listener both know about 
  • 'wa' can't be used with nani
Lesson 3 - <Advanced > Existence of Inanimate Objects (3)
04:58

You will be able to learn how to count objects with counters.

  • Numbers in Chinese ways and Japanese ways
  • 10 Various counters
  • How to put counters in a sentence 1) before the object or 2) after the object 
  • How to ask the number of the object - 'Nan + Counter...? 
Lesson 4 - How to Count Objects with Counters
18:04

You will be able to learn expressions (number + counters + particles) to add a nuance.

  • number + counter + particle 'mo'  - indicates surprise because of the amount 
  • number + counter + particle 'dake' - can express you voluntarily limit something
  • number + counter + particle 'shika' - can express you reluctantly limit something
  • particle 'bakari' - can express a large amount or the high frequency 
  • [ extra ] particle 'bakari' with progressive form (te-form + iru
Lesson 5 - Number + Counters + Particles
08:05

You will be able to learn expressions with the particle 'kara

There are 4 functions:

  1. to express starting points (*already covered in the section 2) 
  2. to express sources 
  3. to express row materials 
  4. to express states before changes 
Lesson 6 - Particle 'kara'
05:35

You will be able to learn expressions for existence of animate objects

  • Basic form: (+)____ ga imasu (-) ____ wa imasen (?) ____ ga imasu ka?
  • Place of the object + ni + ____ ga imasu


 

Lesson 7 - Existence of Animate Objects
07:01

You can continuously learn expressions for existence of animate objects.

  • Question word: nani / dare + ga imasu ka?
  • Question word: doko + ni + ____ ga imasu ka?
  • [ extra ] Other meanings - expression for possession: e.g. I have a kind boyfriend

Also, you can learn the difference between 'ga imasu' and 'wa imasu'

  • 'wa' can be used when the speaker is talking about something / someone which the speaker and the listener both know about 
  • 'wa' can't be used with nani / dare


Lesson 8 - Existence of Animate Objects (2) & <Advanced> (3)
10:40

You will be able to learn expressions with the particle 'de'

There are 6 functions.

  1. to express places of actions (*already covered in the section 1) 
  2. to express means / tools / materials (*already covered in the section 1) 
  3. to express reasons (causation)
  4. to express a range / period of time
  5. to express amounts (quantity) 
  6. to express states 
Lesson 9 - Particle 'de'
11:32

You will be able to learn two types of verbs.

  • Transitive verbs and In-transitive verbs
  • Comparisons - transitive verbs vs in-transitive verbs 
  • Verbs which can become both transitive and in-transitive verbs
Lesson 10 - 2 Types of Verbs [ Transitive & Intransitive Verbs ]
09:36

You will be able to learn how to express change of states.

  • *____ ni naru - to express the change of your states
  • ( Others ) o *____ ni suru - to express the change of others' states   

      *states - Noun or Na-adjective / I-adjective - i 

Lesson 11 - How to Express Change of States
05:55

You will be able to learn how to express change of states (2).

  •  *____ yoo ni naru - to express the change of your states
  • *____ yoo ni suru - to express the change of your states with efforts
  • ( Others ) ga *____ yoo ni suru - to express the change of others' states

     *States: verbs - dictionary-form or nai-form

[ extra ] how to express decisions 


Lesson 12 - How to Express Change of States (2)
14:48

You will be able to learn expressions using the particle 'wa' and 'ga' in the same sentence. 

  • 'wa' works as the subject of the sentence while 'ga' as the object with certain verbs and adjectives such as...
  1. suki-desu (=to like)
  2. kirai-desu (=to dislike)
  3. hoshi-i desu (=to want)
  4. wakaru (=to understand)
  5. iru (=to need)
  6. joozu-desu (=to be good at)
  7. heta-desu (=to be poor at) 
Lesson 13 - Particle 'wa' and 'ga' In the same sentence
06:27

You will be able to make noun phrases (from sentences).

  • dictionary-form + particle 'no
  • dictionary-form + koto
  • what is the difference between 'dictionary-form + no' and + 'koto'? (which to be used?)
Lesson 14 - How to Make Noun Phrases with Verbs
13:30

You will be able to learn expressions using the particle 'wa' and 'ga' in the same sentence (2).

  • 'wa' works as a topic maker while 'ga' describes a nature / character of the topic with all the adjectives.  
  • [ extra ] 'topic + particle 'no' + subject + wa + adjective' 
Lesson 15 - Particle 'wa' and 'ga' in the same sentence (2)
07:15

You will be able to learn a question word 'dotch' (=which).

  • Dotch + 'ga' _____ desu ka? (= which of the two is ____? )
  • Dore + 'ga' _____ desu ka? (= which among many* is ____? ) *more than three 
  • Dochira as a politer form - interchangeable with 'dotch' and 'dore' 
Lesson 16 - Question Word 'dotch'
04:36

You will be able to learn comparison forms using adjectives.

  • [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + yori + adjective (= A is more adjective than B.)
  • [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + hodo + adjective* (= A is not as adjective as B.) *negative form
  • [ A ] + to + [ B ] to / dewa + dotch + ga + adjective*? (= Which is more adjective, A or B? ) *question form - [answer] [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + no hoo ga + adjective
  • [ extra ] what is the difference between [ A ] 'yori' ...and [ A ] 'no hoo' ... ? 
Lesson 17 - Comparison Form (1) - Adjectives
10:18

You will be able to learn comparison forms using adverbs.

  • how to make adverbs from adjectives 
  • [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + yori + adverb + verb (= A does (verb) more adverb than B.)
  • [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + hodo + adverb + verb* (= A does not (verb) as adverb as B.) *negative form
  • [ A ] + to + [ B ] to / dewa + dotch + ga + adverb + verb*? (= Which does (verb) more adverb, A or B? ) *question form - [answer] [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + no hoo ga + does (verb) adverb
Lesson 18 - Comparison Form (2) - Adverbs
08:20

You will be able to learn other comparison forms using adjectives and adverbs.

  • [ A ] + wa + [ B ] + to onaji kurai + adjective / adverb + verb (= A is as adjective as / does (verb) as adverb as B.)
  • [ A ] + wa + <range> + no naka de + ichi-ban + adjective / adverb + verb.  (= A is the most adjective in the range. / A does (verb) the most adverb in the range.) 


Lesson 19 - Comparison Form (3) & (4)
09:41

I will be able to learn expressions: te-form + iku or kuru.

  1. to express manner of motion
  2. to express motion with the states
  3. to express something is transferred to your place (only used with kuru)
  4. to express a time flow form the past to the future  

[ review ] iku and kuru 

Lesson 20 - Te-form + Iku and kuru
08:55

You will be able to learn potential form to express ablity. 

[ review ] how to express ability (1.dictionary-formga deki-masu / 2.potential form )

  • how to make potential form (for G1/G2/irregular verbs) 
  • other expressions - to express situations and attributes (-able)
  • [ advanced topic ] particle 'o' and 'ga' for direct objects


Lesson 21 - Potential Form
10:44

You will be able to learn the particle 'o' and 'ga' with desire-form (-tai desu).

[ review ] desire-form (-tai desu)

  • the particle 'o' vs 'ga' with desire-form (interchangeable)
  • exceptions: you can use the particle 'ga
    1) when choosing something from options 2) when doing routine actions
    (*Actually the particle o' can be used but 'ga' sounds more natural)

  • exceptions: you can use only the particle 'o'
    1
    when using the politer form (-mi tai desu) 2) when there are other elements between 'o' and verbs 


Lesson 22 - Particle 'o' and 'ga' with the Desire-form
07:25

You will be able to learn command form (1) and (2).

  • How to make command form (1) and (2) 
  • When do you use command form (1)?  - used in intense situations 
    What is the negative command form? - dictionary-form + na
  • When do you use command form (2)? - used from superior people to inferior people in status
    What is the negative command form? - 1) antonyms 2) dictionary-form + no + o + yame-nasai 
  • command form + particle 'yo



Lesson 23 - Command Form
07:31

You will be able to learn expressions with the particle 'ga' (1) 

  • To express vivid description in a certain situation*
    *the situation often happens when saying Look! Listen! Watch out! ,etc. in English
Lesson 24 - Particle 'ga' (1)
03:51

You will be able to learn expressions with the particle 'ga' (2).

  • Question words* + 'ga' ____ ?  *As the subject of the sentence  
Lesson 25 - Particle 'ga' (2)
05:47

You will be able to learn the difference between the particle 'wa' and 'ga'.

  • identifier particle 'ga' - when a subject is restricted to only one thing
  • topic particle 'wa' - when a subject is a topic of the sentence
Lesson 26 - Difference between Particle 'wa' and 'ga' (1)
04:58

You will be able to learn the difference between the particle 'wa' and 'ga'(2).

  • particle 'ga' - indicating new information
  • particle 'wa' - indicating old information, and also expressing contrast 
Lesson 27 - Difference between Particle 'wa' and 'ga' (2)
06:29

You will be able to learn passive expressions with passive form.

  • how to make passive form (G1/G2/ Irregular verbs)
  • passive expressions - basic sentence form (1) (2) (3) (4)
  • [ extra ] indirect passive expressions 
Lesson 28 - Passive Form
13:11

You will be able to learn various expression with the verb 'kagiru'.

  • 'kagiru' can express various limitation with different nuances depending on the following form (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
  1. masu-form - [ A ] ni kagiri-masu
  2. te-form - [ A ] ni kagitte
  3. pre-masu form - [ A ] ni kagiri
  4. pre-masu form + ni - [ A ] o kagiri ni 
  5. pre-nai form + zu - [ A ] ni kagira zu
Lesson 29 - Various Expressions with 'kagiru'
12:29

You will be able to learn several ways to express addition with different nuances 

  1. [ A ] dake de naku [ B ] 
  2. [ A ] bakari ka [ B ] 
  3. [ A ] wa mochiron no koto [ B ] 
  4. [ A ] dokoro ka [ B ] 
Lesson 30 - How to Express Addition
11:41

You will be able to quickly review expressions that you learned in the section 3! 

Review
04:08
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