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FUN Japanese Listening

FUN Japanese Listening

By Dr. Asuka Tsuchiya
こんにちは!Are you looking for a fun way to learn authentic Japanese and improve your Japanese skills?
Then come and join Asuka sensei's Fun Japanese Listening podcast!
You can enjoy listening activities, everyday Japanese vocabulary, fundamental Japanese grammar, unique Japanese culture, and more! This podcast is for both Japanese language learners and teachers.
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Episode 37: What is Japanese Kanji radical?
Have you ever heard of the Japanese Kanji Radical? It is a part of each Kanji character. In this video, I show you what Kanji radical actually is and how you can use it. Watch and Enjoy! *The Kanji characters I showed in this episode are 林 and 男. You can watch it here *The Kanji dictionary I mentioned is this! 例解小学漢字辞典
February 17, 2022
Episode 36: Japanese Simile みたいな (mitai na) and ような (yoona)
Have you ever heard Japanese simile, みたいな (mitai na) and ような (yoona)?   Do you know the difference?  Listen to the episode and learn how to use them! ✨😊✨
February 15, 2022
Episode 35: What is happening on Japanese Valentine's Day?
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? In Japan, we celebrate this day a bit differently. Watch the video and find it out! 
February 14, 2022
Episode 34: Can you describe your plan in Japanese?
Do you have any plans to do something in the future?  Or do you want to realize your dream? Let's express it in Japanese! Listen to this episode and enjoy learning.✨😊✨
February 11, 2022
Episode 33: How to say "Too Much!" in Japanese?
Have you ever heard the Japanese expression meaning "too much"? It's very useful. Listen to this episode and enjoy learning!
February 10, 2022
Episode 32: Can you say Winter Sports words in Japanese?
Do you enjoy skiing or skating?  Let's learn Japanese words related to winter sports!  Listen to this episode and enjoy learning.✨😊✨
February 09, 2022
Episode 31: What are Winter Olympic Events in Japanese? Part 2
How many Winter Olympic events names can you say in Japanese?  Yesterday, I showed you the first half of them. Today, you can listen to the lest events! Listen and learn Japanese Olympic words!
February 08, 2022
Episode 30: What are Winter Olympic Events in Japanese? Part 1
The Winter Olympics 2022 has started!  Can you say these Olympic events in Japanese?  Listen to the episode, or watch the video and find out!
February 07, 2022
Episode 29: What is the difference between まで made and までに made ni?
Have you ever heard まで made and までに made ni? They are really tricky! Just one Hiragana makes a huge difference. In this episode, I explain how different they are so you can use them confidently!
February 05, 2022
Episode 28: How to keep up with spoken Japanese well
Are you struggling to keep up with spoken Japanese? Many learners want to understand spoken Japanese but find it difficult. In this episode, I show you the easiest way to keep up with spoken Japanese. (Hint: It's counter-intuitive!) 
November 14, 2021
Episode 27: The Japanese Language Basics!
As the Japanese language is VERY different from your native language, you might think about where you should start. I've heard from many people, "I'm interested in the Japanese language but it looks scary!" In this episode, I'm talking about the unique features of the Japanese language. After you listen to this episode, you can have a good overview of the Japanese language! If you'd like to learn more, check these workbooks: Complete Japanese Hiragana  Complete Japanese Katakana
July 17, 2021
Episode 26: Japanese Star Festival, Tanabata たなばた
On the seventh of July, we Japanese celebrate Tanabata たなばた, Star Festival in Japan. Have you ever heard about this festival? We write our wishes on colorful strips of paper, called たんざく, and hung them on bamboo. We also hung some paper decorations. Tanabata is based on a story about a couple, called おりひめ and ひこぼし. In this episode, I will read Tanabata’s story for you in Japanese and English translation. You can download the PDF of the story. Please claim your copy HERE 👇
July 03, 2021
Episode 25: What is the function of the particle "で de"?
Today I'm talking about Japanese particle で. Many learners don't like particles because many languages don't have them. It's one of the most challenging grammar parts for Japanese learners. In this episode, I pick up one of the particles, で, and show you how to use it. After you listen to this episode, you can understand the core meaning of the particle, "で de."
June 26, 2021
Episode 24: How to start learning Kanji?
Have you started learning Kanji? Kanji is really different from Hiragana and Katakana, So many learners struggle with learning it. One of you asked me "How to start learning Kanji?" Great question! In this episode, I show you the first step of Kanji learning. If you do this, you find it getting easier to learn Kanji! *Are you interested in learning proper Japanese pronunciation? Click here to get Complete Japanese Hiragana Complete Japanese Katakana
June 12, 2021
Episode 23: Follow this method and you can speak Japanese!
Most learners struggle with speaking Japanese. It's actually not your fault. The Japanese language and the English language are totally different, so it's very challenging to make a sentence inside your head. No worries. Here is the solution. In this episode, I tell you the easy method to speak Japanese. Just follow these steps, and you can find a difference. Happy learning! ** I'll talk about Kanji learning in the next episode. If you have any Kanji questions, please let me know. Click the link below and submit your questions.
June 05, 2021
Episode 22: Improve your listening skills!
Have you found it challenging listening to Japanese precisely? Do you want to improve your listening skills? Let’s do a dictation exercise! Dictation is to listen to a sentence and write it down. This is really helpful to improve the accuracy of your Japanese listening. If you struggle to catch a particle, people’s name, or tense, it would be the perfect exercise for you! *Download your Worksheet HERE ** I'll teach Online Summer Intensive Course at the University of Southampton. Check the more details HERE
May 29, 2021
Episode 21: How to use the word から? [Japanese Grammar]
From this episode, we start a new chapter of Fun Japanese Listening. You can enjoy listening activities and everyday Japanese vocabulary, fundamental Japanese grammar, unique Japanese culture, and more! Are you looking for a fun way to learn Authentic Japanese and improve your Japanese skills? Then this is the podcast for you. Today’s episode is about から. Have you ever heard of から? This word works similarly to “from” or “because” in English. Sometimes it might confuse you. You may not be sure how to use this word. No worries. After you listen to this episode, you can use から confidently!
May 22, 2021
Unit1-20 Plain Style
Plain style: Daily conversations Unit1-20 Audio
March 11, 2016
Unit1-19 Ta form
Nai-Form: “have the experience of V” and “V, V and so on” Unit1-19 Audio
February 08, 2016
Unit1-18 Dictionary form
Dictionary -Form: “be able to” and “to do” Unit1-18 Audio
January 14, 2016
Unit1-17 Nai form
Nai-Form: “Please do not” and “must” Unit1-17 Audio
January 08, 2016
Te-Form: “Please” and “be -ing” Unit1-16 Audio
November 20, 2015
Te-Form: “May I do …?”, “You must not do…” and more! Unit1-15 Audio
November 05, 2015
Te-Form: “Please” and “be -ing” Unit1-14 Audio
October 22, 2015
Want! Unit1-13 Audio
May 31, 2015
Unit 1 – 12
Adjectives 2 Unit1-12 Audio
May 03, 2015
Unit 1 – 11
Counters! Unit1-11 Audio
May 03, 2015
Unit 1 – 10
“あります” Unit1-10 Audio
May 03, 2015
Unit 1 – 09
“すきです”, “じょうずです” and “わかります” Unit1-09 Audio
May 03, 2015
Unit 1 – 08
Adjectives Unit1-08 Audio
February 12, 2015
Unit 1 – 07
“あげます” and “もらいます” Unit1-07 Audio
February 12, 2015
Unit 1 – 06
What, What, What? Unit1-06 Audio
January 23, 2015
Unit 1 – 05
Go, Go, Go! Unit1-05 Audio
January 23, 2015
Unit 1 – 04
What time is it now? Unit1-04 Audio
December 09, 2014
Unit 1 – 03
“どこ” and “いくら” Unit1-03 Audio
December 08, 2014
Unit 1 – 02
What is this? What is that? Unit1-02 Audio
November 28, 2014
Unit 1 – 01
Getting to know each other Unit1-01 Audio
November 24, 2014