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Basic Japanese Lessons

The following is the complete list of my free online basic Japanese lessons. If you have any questions, please email me.

Lesson 1 - Introducing People - Part 1
Brush up your Japanese. Introductions are essential when meeting people. This week you will learn basic dialogue with Japanese and English translation.

Lesson 2  - Introducing People - Part 2
You will learn vocabulary and expressions in Japanese, and the grammar from the sample dialogue.

Lesson 3 - Introducing People - Part 3  
You will learn more grammar (including particles) from the sample dialogue.

Lesson 4 - Introducing People - Part 4
You will learn about formal introductions and addressing people.

Lesson 5 - Introducing People - Part 5
You will learn short questions and how to end a conversation.

Lesson 6 - Introducing People - Part 6
This is the last lesson for Introducing People. Try the exercises from this lesson.

Lesson 7 - At the Post Office - Part 1
You will learn basic dialogue with Japanese, English translation and vocabulary.

Lesson 8 - At the Post Office - Part 2 
You will learn vocabulary and expressions in Japanese, and the grammar (particles) from the sample dialogue.

Lesson 9  - At the Post Office - Part 3
You will learn grammar (particles) and numbers from sample dialogue.

Lesson 10  - At the Post Office - Part 4
You will learn more numbers and try some number quizzes.

Lesson 11  - At the Post Office - Part 5
You will learn counters that are similar expressions to English's "sheets of" or "cups of".

Lesson 12 - At the Post Office - Part 6
You will learn native Japanese numbers and the two ways of counting.

Lesson 13 - At the Post Office - Part 7
You will learn useful vocabulary for the post office and how to send mail.

Lesson 14 - At the Post Office - Part 8
This is the last lesson for At the Post Office. Try the exercises from this lesson.

Lesson 15 - At the Restaurant - Part 1
You will learn basic Japanese dialogue with English translation and vocabulary.

Lesson 16 - At the Restaurant - Part 2
You will learn vocabulary and expressions in Japanese from the sample dialogue.

Lesson 17 - At the Restaurant - Part 3
You will learn how to order at the restaurant.

Lesson 18 - At the Restaurant - Part 4
You will learn how to count people and things.

Lesson 19 - At the Restaurant - Part 5
You will learn expressions used by the cashier or other employees.

Lesson 20 - At the Restaurant - Part 6
You will learn expressions used at fast food restaurants.

Lesson 21 - At the Restaurant - Part 7
You will learn how to ask for something you need and for a recommendation.

Lesson 22 - At the Restaurant - Part 8
You will learn some expressions for dealing with problems.

Lesson 23 - At the Restaurant - Part 9
You will learn more expressions for dealing with problems.

Lesson 24 - At the Restaurant - Part 10
This is the last lesson for At the Restaurant. Try the exercises from this lesson.

Lesson 25 - Asking Directions - Part 1
You will learn basic Japanese dialogue with English translation and vocabulary.

Lesson 26 - Asking Directions - Part 2
You will learn vocabulary and expressions in Japanese from the sample dialogue.

Lesson 27 - Asking Directions - Part 3
You will learn Ko-so-a-do system, which are based on the physical distance from the speaker and the listener.

Lesson 28 - Asking Directions - Part 4
You will learn the expressions for existence (arimasu, imasu).

Lesson 29 - Asking Directions - Part 5
You will learn the expressions for location.

Lesson 30 - Asking Directions - Part 6
You will learn connective particle "kara".

Lesson 31 - Asking Directions - Part 7
You will learn "~ nara," it expresses the condition, and "gurai (an approximate time period or quantity)".

Lesson 32 - Asking Directions - Part 8
You will learn how to get someone's attention.

Lesson 33 - Asking Directions - Part 9
You will learn how to ask the whereabouts of things.

Lesson 34 - Asking Directions - Part 10
You will learn how to ask for something to be repeated.

Lesson 35 - Asking Directions - Part 11
You will learn how to confirm information.

Lesson 36 - Asking Directions - Part 12
This is the last lesson for Asking Directions. Try the exercises from this lesson.

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