Japanese for beginners : simple expressions and basic voc.

Easily learn Japanese simple expressions and basic vocabulary thanks to illustrations
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,856 students
47min of on-demand video

Introduction of Japanese writing system
46 hiragana characters
46 simple and short expressions
46 katakana characters
46 words of foreign origin widely used in Japanese language


  • No previous Japanese learning experience is necessary.


This is an express course for beginners who want to want to discover Japanese language.  In this course, you will learn 46 simple and short expressions that contain each hiragana, the first alphabet, and 46 widely used basic vocabulary that contain each katakana, the second alphabet.

Thanks to numerous illustrations, a recorded soundtrack with the voice of a native Japanese teacher and English subtitles, you will easily and quickly learn 46 simple expressions and easy to memorise 46 basic vocabulary that will allow you to start your first conversation in Japanese right away.

You will learn how to say: Thank you.  I'm going to eat.  I am happy.  What's that?  It's delicious.  Hello.  Fire!  Come, please.  Give me that, please.  No, thank you.  Hello.  Goodbye.  Quiet!  I love you.  Master!  I see.  Let's eat!  It's not that.  I'm tired.  The weather is fine.  Not at all.  What is it?  Save yourself!  It's lukewarm.  I go to bed.  Let's drink!  Nice to meet you.  Give me one, please.  Give me two, please.  That's weird.  It's true.  Not yet.  Look at this!  I can't.  This is annoying.  More, please.  Stop, please.  Slowly!  I'm reassured.  It's easy.  Give me an apple, please.  He's not here.  I'll make contact.  It is six o'clock.  I understand.  Tea, please. Yes.

Also, you will learn 46 words of foreign origin which are widely used in Japanese and easy to memorise.

There are also additional lessons that will introduce you to the Japanese writing system and the geography of Japan.  In the lesson of Geography, many beautiful pictures taken in spectacular places in Japan are presented.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who are interested to discover Japanese language


Japanese language teacher / professeur de japonais
Mugino Kadota
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 137 Reviews
  • 8,767 Students
  • 6 Courses

Mugino is a native Japanese language instructor certified by "The Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language".  For many years, Mugino has been teaching students of all ages in classrooms and online.

At the same time, Mugino is teaching literary analysis, essay and presentation in Japanese to Japanese high school students preparing for the International Baccalaureate in international schools in Switzerland.

Mugino est enseignante de japonais, de langue maternelle japonaise, certifiée par «The Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (La Société de l'enseignement du japonais en tant que langue étrangère)».  Depuis de nombreuses années, Mugino donne des cours à des élèves de tous âges en classe et en ligne. 

Parallèlement, Mugino enseigne l'analyse littéraire, la dissertation et la présentation en japonais à des lycéens japonais qui se préparent au Baccalauréat International dans des écoles internationales en Suisse.

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