Learning Japanese: Day 2 [What I’ve Learned So Far]

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  1. I learned Hiragana and katakana they are fun to learn you can check them out in Japanese pod 101. Their site is very helpful.

  2. You might wanna start with the charachters

    In japanese language, they dont have constants and vowels. Instead they have moving charachters with five vowels system, them being a i u e o
    Where the o sound more like oh

    Then the rest of the sounds will be like this
    Ga gi gu ge go, this applies to all charchters aside of the n sound where they have an n sound only with no vowel attached
    If you think of it like this, pronounciation will be easier

    The order of the sentence doesnt matter, you can have your name first or the object youre using first, but you have to watch for two factors, first one is that the verb always comes at the end of the sentence and second is that each part of the sentence have an indicator for it, for example the topic indicator is wa, no indicates the ownership, o indicates a place and so on

  3. I made a connection between the word あなた (Anata) and its Arabic word أنت so that I can remember it and I hope u do the same with other words.. that would make it easier for u I think

  4. Ohayo gozaimasu, I am learning Japanese too….or I am trying…its a little hard, but still trying my best to learn cause I love japanese culture and esspacialy food 🙈😂 but what I learnt in japanese classes about how to say goodbye besides “Sayonara” its '' shitsurei shimasu''. Has many meanings.
    It can mean “excuse me" and “good by". 🤩

  5. I’m really enjoying your journey!🤣
    I have one nice tip for your progress!
    If you want to sound more natural, don’t add ‘n’ sound between ‘ya’ and ‘ge’! (2:22)

  6. Wa(は) isn't only for subjects. It may be attached to objects as well.

    Asagohan-wa tabemasen(朝ご飯は•食べません) = As for breakfast, I don't eat it.

    The subject particle is actually ga(が).

    Asagohan-ga arimasen(朝ご飯が•ありません) = There's no breakfast.

    And yes, masen(ません) is a negating suffix for polite verbs. Positive polite verbs end in masu(ます). However, these are only for present tense, because they conjugate as well. Maybe you should be familiar with them first before learning the past tense conjugation. Then there's the plain form. They're all troublesome I tell you. 😅

    Also, if I may, what do you use for learning Japanese? I assume you're using online sites or books because you have trouble with pronunciation.

    (My phonology inner self: It's pronounced "omiyage"! "O-mi-ya-ge", literally how it's spelled!

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    ┬──┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)

    Gomennasai for the rudeness.)

  7. The "see you tomorrow" phrase is pronounced "mata ashta". Nice progress, better than most do in a month

  8. Japanese is really beautiful and easy to learn language (besides Kanji). Although Hiragana and Katakana are simpler…

  9. Only two days of learning and your pronunciation is really good. One tip I could give is to not roll your r's. It's quite hard to pronounce r due to it kind of being in between an l and an r. If you think of how Americans pronounce letter, water, where the tip of the tongue is further back at the roof of the mouth, and practise saying ra (rah),re (ree), ru (roo), re (reh), ro (roh). You're doing great btw

  10. You pronounced "hiroi" with a similar sound of the arabic "r", in japanese the "r" is always pronounced like you do when you say this "kore". But you've made a great job learning. (gambatte) がんばって

  11. Mata ashita また あした is pronounced like "mah-ta ash-ta" and means the equivalent of "see you later" or "until next time" but literally means: Mata "wait" (until) ashita "tomorrow"

    When shi is in the middle of a word you drop the "i", so ashita becomes ashta.

  12. Okairinasai = welcome back

    O as in "oh"
    Kai as in "kite"
    Ri as in "rebate"
    Na as in "napkin"
    Sai as in "sight"

  13. Kore = this thing here
    Sore = that thing near you
    Are = that thing not close to either of us
    Dore = which of these things

    Koko = here
    Soko = there (near you)
    Asoko = over there (farther away)
    Doko = where

  14. souvenir is おみやげ (omiyage) pronounced…

    O as in "oh"
    Mi as in "me"
    Ya as in "yacht"
    Ge as in "game"

  15. I always get confused when you say "I'm Mike Still" even though I know that's your last name lol

    Ramadan Kareem from Saudi Arabia!

  16. Wa basically means is, are, am. "Kore wa nan desu ka" literally means "this thing close to me is what?"
    Kore = this thing close to me
    Wa = is
    Nan = what
    Desu ka = indicates a formal question

  17. Great video.
    Maybe this will help you with the basic sentences, it was very helpful for me.
    "Kore" indicates a thing/things near the speaker.
    "Sore" indicates a thing/things near the listener.
    "Are" indicates a thing/things far from both.

  18. أنت سريع التعلم، لقد تعلمت في يوم واحد مصطلحات أخذت معي سنوات من مشاهدة الأنمي لأحفظها، مبدع بحق 🌚💖💖

  19. Your pronounciation is better than before. It's ryuugakusei, not ryuunggakusei, you don't have to add "ng" sound. And it's so cute watching you try to pronounce new language xD (correct my english, please)

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