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Lower Intermediate Lesson #55 - Taking a Sick Day

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:30:39 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Sometimes you’re tired, sometimes you’re just lazy. But every now and then, you have to lie to your boss or teacher or friends and weasel your way out of your responsibilities. Well, today is the day you learn how to do it in Japanese! (Who else is [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #54 - Quitters

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 09:30:39 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Two offices buddies are talking about some of their bad habits. Even thought they don’t share habits, they share something much deeper: izonshō ni nariyasui (they’re easily addicted to things). We’ll look at 2 ways to use bakari, as well as a few colloquial variations. After listening, [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #53 - Supermarket Superman

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 09:30:41 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Heros stand up for what is right. They protect the innocent and serve as role models for everyone to emulate. Sometimes you can become a hero just by being in the right place at the right time and doing the right thing. That’s what happened to Ryu-kun [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #52 - Haircut Appointment 2

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:30:20 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! This week we return to the hair salon and this time our customer is looking for a hairstyle that is a little out of the ordinary. It’s a request the stylist literally attacks - and with relish! (and by relish I mean “gusto,” not cranberry relish). This lesson [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #51 - Haircut Appointment 1

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 09:30:20 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Tokyo is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. A good hairstyle and great fashion go hand in hand. So the next time you find yourself in one of Harajuku’s stylish salons, you can impress them with your excellent Japanese. And more importantly, you can get [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #50 - K-1 Grand Prix 2

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 09:30:33 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Now for the exciting conclusion of our K-1 Grand Prix match! In the first the commentators were doing a little pre-game discussion about the impending fight to the end. Today the bell will ring and the fighters will go at it! Who will win? Well, of course, [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #49 - K-1 Grand Prix 1

Thu, 08 Nov 2007 09:30:42 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! It’s Thursday night at the fight! K-1 is one of the most popular sports on TV in Japan. And tonight we’re sitting front row to watch 2 of the biggest prize fighters fight to the death! That’s right, Ernenesto Hoost and Peter Aertz — well, our versions [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #48 - Paella

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 09:30:32 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! In today’s conversation, Takashi boasts about his paella-making skills: he says he’s makes the best paella in all of Tokyo. Our grammar points are kurai and hou ga ii. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post! Download AudioDownload Lesson NotesDownload Kanji Close-UpDownload ReviewDownload [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #47 - Hot Lava Bath?

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 09:30:59 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! These days, ganbanyoku is still very popular in Japan. It’s similar to a sauna, but giant stones are heated up and you lie down on them and sweat out toxins from your body. Today’s grammar point is dake de naku, used to express “not only… but also…” After [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #46 - Mothers’ Talk

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:30:41 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! What’s the matter with kids today? Two mothers bump into each other at an elementary school open house. Immediately they begin talking about how wonderful each other’s child is… at the expense of their own! Our grammar points are shika… nai and ~to kitara. After listening, [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #45 - Summer School

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:30:50 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! In today’s lesson we have a very majime student who wants to take extra classes in the summer, but it seems the teacher has other plans! Our grammar point is dōshitemo, which is used in extreme situations (positive or negative). We’ll also look at a few constructions for [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #44 - Late Again

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 09:30:55 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! After promising a millions times to stop showing up late, Tōru shows up late for his date in Yokohama. But at least he has a good excuse! His girlfriend actually seems interested in his story for some reason. Our grammar point is using mono dakara to explain [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #43 - Hangover

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:30:42 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Today’s conversation is between a mother and her son who had a little bit too much to drink last night. Our grammar points are sei ka and sei de which are used to describe causes of negative things. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #42 - e-Love Letters

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:30:16 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Today Mizuho and Shiho, two university students are arguing over the best way to send love letters. Is it mēru or tegami? We’ll take a look at 2 grammar points in this lesson: nakanaka… nai and dō no kō no. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be [...]



Lower Intermediate Lesson #41 - Happily Married

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:30:56 +0000

Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! In today’s lesson, married couple is having a discussion about not going to many weddings recently. The husband gives a unique explanation for this. Our grammar point is a really useful one, sura. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post! Download AudioDownload Lesson [...]