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Phrase of the Day  

"Phrase of the Day" is a mind exercise. The most effective way to learn a language is to use it. However, not everybody is fortunate enough to have somebody to speak with. These phrases are designed for self-practice. All phrases are based on daily actions. Think in Japanese whenever you do these actions. It is important to think in Japanese and use them every day, even if it's just for a few minuets.  

For example, when you get up in the morning, you can think of the Japanese phrase "okiru". The Japanese future tense and present tense are same. Therefore it can be " I get up" or " I am going to get up." "Ashita shichi-ji ni okiru" means " I am going to get up at 7 o'clock tomorrow." When you want to ask somebody to do something (in a polite way), the verb form has to be changed  to "te form" and  "~ kudasai" is added. "Okite kudasai" means "please get up."

Each phrase has a sound file to help your pronunciation. Let's start thinking in Japanese!

January
(New Year and Parting)
February
(Skiing)
March
(Watching TV)
April
(Working at the Office)
May
(Marriage and Arguments)
June
(Daily Actions)
July
(Daily Actions)
August
(Daily Actions)
September
(Daily Actions)
October
(Daily Actions)
November
(Dating)
December
(Dating and Shopping)

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