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Do you want to immerse yourself in the Japanese language? If so, Nihongo SWiTCH is for you! Every Tuesday, the Japanese language tutor Iku Yamamoto talks entirely in her native language about everyday topics related to the language and culture. This podcast is created for intermediate and advanced learners to add more “Nihongo time” into their daily lives. Nihongo SWiTCH will improve your:- listening comprehension- vocabulary - grammar usage- intonation and pronunciation. You can watch all e ...
 
KoreKara is a highly anticipated podcast about Japanese culture and living in Japan. Join Eric and Raza as we go deep into topics such as learning Japanese, Japanese media, Japanese food, and a lot more. Come listen to our experiences as well as those of Japanese people and Foreigners living in Japan. New episodes every other Wednesday. Check out our YouTube for video versions of the podcast!
 
The Language Mastery Show brings you interviews with the world's best language learners. Get an inside look at how polyglots, linguists, and language lovers master languages more quickly, and learn the habits, methods, and mindsets you need to succeed in your own language learning adventures. Each guest shares proven strategies for reaching fluency, overcoming fear, speaking with confidence, and having more fun along the way. I'm your host, John Fotheringham, a linguist, teacher, and the aut ...
 
This podcast seeks to help you speak Chinese through intriguing stories. While you’re listening, don’t forget to “guess” the meanings of the unfamiliar words through the context provided, in order to get the "immersive learning experience." If you’re new to this podcast, please start with the latest episode! These episodes are not arranged on a difficulty level. Feel free to jump into any episode topic that interests you the most! Find Episode Archive here: https://freshjulie.medium.com/
 
A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese. Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats. The episodes can be enjoyed in any order. -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript and a list of key vocabulary. www.TheJapanesePage.com/makoto
 
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After Animals uncovers trends and stories at the cutting edge of the global post-animal movement. What does a future look like, in which food, fashion and entertainment no longer have to exploit animals to be successful? In each episode, we share a remarkable and inspiring story about someone who is forging a more compassionate future for us all. After Animals seeks to activate a kinder, more compassionate world through innovation.
 
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This week we talked to James Scholz, who is best known for doing 12 hour study livestreams on YouTube everyday for over a year. In this episode we talk about his journey into Japanese, how he was able to study for his coursework for 12 hours a day everyday, and his plan to tackle the language. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Korepodd…
 
On this episode we talked to Matt Vs Japan where we get into his pitch accent studies, what it's been like dating his Japanese girlfriend, the structure of Refold Languages, his collaboration with Xiaoma, and the future of his YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Korepoddo $10 free italki credits (after fi…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep82-sorewa-sorede 🌸Topics.[#082] 00:00 Introduction And A Question From My Listener. 02:15 Conversation Using “Kore, Are, Sore, Dore.” 02:59 Conversation example (1) Using “Sorewa Sorede” And The First Meaning. 05:54 Conversation example (2) Using “Sorewa Sorede.” 07…
 
What do one's hands reveal about who you are and how hard you work? Yumi explores this thought after videoing her own hands playing the piano. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-53 習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the sho…
 
German biotechnology pioneer TissUse is making mini human bodies in the lab. Sounds creepy? It's not. Here's why: TissUse has developed a unique, patent-protected "human-on-a-chip" platform. Since 2012, this revolutionary technology has been replacing animal testing for pharmaceutical drug development, cosmetics, consumer products, chemicals, and f…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep81-kuchi 🌸Topics.[#081] 00:00 Introduction and the perfect season for studying. 01:50 Kuchi ga karui. 03:02 Kuchi ga suberu. 04:04 Kuchi ga omoi. 05:10 Kuchi ga katai. 06:02 Kuchi ga warui. 06:48 Kuchi wo dasu. 08:10 Kuchi ni au. 10:11 Kuchi wa wazawai no moto. 11:2…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep80-wa 🌸Topics.[#080] 00:09 Episode #68: The ending particle "Ne" and "Yo." 00:38 Request from a listener. 02:27 Misunderstanding about the ending particle “wa.” 03:15 How to use the feminine “wa.” 05:25 The difference of intonation between feminine “wa” and no-gende…
 
Rather than trying to intellectually understand something, first try doing it. Eventually, your mind will catch up with your body. That's the idea behind the Japanese saying, 「習うより慣れろ」 (narau yori nareru). In today's podcast, Yumi explains her thoughts on this subject. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://t…
 
This week we talked to the Doth, who is known for passing the JLPT N1 with a near perfect score of 160/180 in just 438 days! Doth Links: ► Interview on KanjiEater's Podcast: https://youtu.be/C_tdVg61BJM ► Reddit Post Detailing Study Method: https://bit.ly/3jbyZJL $10 free italki credits (after first lesson) → https://go.italki.com/korekara Our Link…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep79-mahou-no-kotoba 🌸Topics.[#079] 00:09 What The Kanji For ”Humans” Represents. 01:30 Magic Word #1 02:52 Power Of The Words By Bts 04:05 The Opposite: The Not-so-magic Word. 06:00 Magic Word #2 07:31 One Note About #2. 09:02 Magic Word #3 11:05 An Example Of A Conv…
 
Noisy and seemingly everywhere, the Japanese semi are a big part of Japanese culture. Listen as Yumi explains how semi act as a kind of clock, and how the Japanese love nature. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-51 セミ Cicadas For upper beginners to intermediates. …
 
This week we talk to Hugh Watanabe, an Olympian for Team Japan in Basketball. We talk about his unlikely journey into basketball, let alone becoming an Olympic athlete. We also talk about his current situation in Japan including his experiencing going through the Olympics. Hugh's Links: ► Wikipedia: https://bit.ly/2Wbnolj ► WSJ Article: https://on.…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @ https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep78-kappa 🌸Topics 00:00 Introduction 01:42 Characters and story in the movie 02:55 So, what is Kappa, anyway. 04:03 Green color characters in movies 04:32 Favorite foods of Kappa 05:33 What a name means to Japanese before. 07:45 The similarity of this Kappa movie an…
 
Listen as Yumi compares her experience in Japan and in Florida regarding hurricanes and typhoons. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-50 台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the compre…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at:https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep77-kakeru [#077] Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about the 11+ ways to use Kakeru, the highly used Japanese polysemous verb. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 02:25 Usage of kakeru: 1 03:47 Usage of kakeru: 2 04:18 Usage of kakeru: 3 05:17 Usage of kakeru:…
 
質実剛健 shitsu jitsu gouken: 質実 shitsu jitsu (simplicity; plainness) + 剛健 gouken (vigor; sturdiness) – to do things sincerely with fortitude and vigor but not pretention. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-49 質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention For upper b…
 
This week on the KoreKara Podcast, we talk about Eric's experience of learning Japanese as a native Chinese speaker, why Raza ended up quitting Anki, and what our goals are with Japanese in the future. We haven't done a duo podcast like this in a while, so please let us know if you enjoyed this and would want to see more! Our Links: ► Twitter: http…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at: [#076] こんにちは!Nihongo SWiTCH is a Japanese podcast by Japanese native educator Iku for intermediate learners. Enjoy Japaneseful Time! 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction about ん 01:27 Showing emotion (1) 02:16 Showing emotion (2) 03:18 Showing emotion (3) 03:42 Why knowing the ん's role makes your life easier. 04:13 Alt…
 
Have you ever done karaoke? Listen as Yumi explains the proper way to enjoy karaoke in Japan. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-48 カラオケ Karaoke For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the we…
 
This week we talked to Stevijs3 AKA Stevi AKA new special nickname to be disclosed in this episode, who has studied a staggering 7,000 hours of Japanese in just a period of 3 years. He tracked every minute he spent studying the language in an extensive excel sheet, including Anki reps, pages read, and even a level up system he designed to gamify le…
 
[#075] You can build up the Japanese language reflexes with Iku by shadowing sentences of 80 adjectives. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 01:26 How to. 01:56 I-adjectives: #1-5 03:16 I-adjectives ending with nai.: #6-11 04:51 I-adjectives ending with shii.: #12-22 07:39 I-adjectives ending with yasui and nikui.:#23-24 08:34 Na-adjectives.:#25-46 14:02 a…
 
Is two hours by car a long trip? Or is it like driving in your neighborhood? Listen as Yumi tells us her thoughts on her sense of far distances compared to others. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-47 車で By Car For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the …
 
大家喜歡的旅遊方式都不一樣。有些人偏好完全沒有規劃的旅遊,覺得應該走到哪玩到哪,並且認為最重要的是一路上的驚喜。而有些人則偏好在旅遊前做好準備跟規劃,調查完當地的各種資料之後,再把行程排得滿滿滿。無論是偏好哪種,都有其道理。我在年輕的時候,偏好走到哪玩到哪的玩法,並且覺得一路上能結識不同的人,才是旅遊的樂趣所在。但是現在成為社會人之後,要請假出去旅遊本來就不容易,要在有限的時間內旅遊就使我變得比較有目的性。我現在出去旅遊很可能有兩個原因,一:為了要去遊覽當地的文物古蹟,二:單純想要躺在舒服的酒店休息。如果是為了第一個原因的話,那我就得事先做很多調查,比如當地的文化、博物館、歷史,這樣才能在旅遊的時候獲得最大的報酬。…
 
[#074] Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about what hobbies are popular among Japanese and other common ways to use the word as personal tastes and preferences. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 01:13 Japanese can be your lifetime hobby. 02:30 The first definition of Shumi. 03:04 The Japanese top ten hobbies/pastimes in 1996. 06:00 Any change…
 
颱風天到底能不能叫外賣? 外賣平台餓了嗎,今天因為颱風的緣故,而停止上海部分區域的送餐。看到外賣小哥在大風大雨中送車搖搖晃晃,確實我也覺得在天氣惡劣的時候不應該叫外賣服務,增添外賣送貨人員的風險。 但另一方面,我也看到了一個外賣小哥因為送貨單數不多,空閒時幫忙清理排水口的影片。在讚嘆他幫助排水做好事的同時,也不禁懷疑是不是因為像我這樣不想增添麻煩的心理,導致外賣小哥沒有單可以接。 Medium link: https://freshjulie.medium.com/外賣-delivery-food-is-it-morally-wrong-to-order-delivery-food-on-typhoon-days-a4fe7f3a124f…
 
After nearly a year and a half, Yumi finally went somewhere more than an hour from her house. Disney Springs. There, she did some shopping and realized our shopping habits have changed over the years. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-46 お買い物 Shopping For upper b…
 
最近有朋友連繫我,希望我能幫忙推薦中國的翻譯,以及做文字內容相關的人才。他表示,自己負責亞太區的內容,亞洲所有部分的內容都已經搞定了,就只剩中國區的,花了很多時間去處理,但卻怎麼都找不到人。在我跟他稍微簡介了中國的翻譯生態之後,確實自己也覺得,中國大陸的許多生態真的與各國不同。就單拿找翻譯人才這件事來說,在其他地方,大家可能會從Linkedin、Freelancer網站開始找,但是中國的譯者因為不使用這些網站,所以就算用了這些網站也找不到人。同樣地,就算是在世界各地通用的服務,在中國的使用者偏好也不同,故也就產生了獨特的環境。Medium link:https://freshjulie.medium.com/ep-獨特-unique-chinese-consumer-4a73c2a73710…
 
This week we finally get the chance to catch up with Brit Vs Japan AKA Matt! We dive right into what he's been up to, including his struggles with motivation and Japanese, and why he quit AJATT for a period of time. Afterwards we get into how good his Japanese is today, and how he's changing AJATT to not Japanese all the time. Brit Vs Japan's Links…
 
今天我吃了同事送的蛋黃酥。儘管我知道蛋黃酥不健康,但是吃了一小口之後就停不下來。 這樣子「停不下來」很可能不是我的錯,有科學家表示,當人們在吃高糖、高油、高鹽的食物時,確實會出現上癮現象,並且會一口接一口不斷地吃,停不下來。而有許多食品製造商,就抓緊了這個原則,製造出讓人吃到「停不下來」的垃圾食物。 如果大家不相信自己的自律能力,那最好就連第一口就別碰,因為一旦吃了第一口,你的身體很有可能就會不由自主地吃到最後一口。
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at: https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep73-joudan Laugh out loud! Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about Japanese funny stories and jokes with useful vocabulary around the topics. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 01:20 “Arigato” & “Gomennasai” 02:30 “Moshi-moshi, do you need your mom?” 03:43 Me…
 
How do you say the number 1 in Japanese? In English, there is "one" but in Japanese, well, it depends. Do you mean one cup? One person? One book or…? There are too many ones in Japanese. Yumi thinks this attention to details is common among Japanese. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/…
 
TARA Biosystems has raised $21.3 million to date and is the world’s only company that generates human cardiac tissue—outside of the human body. Instead of testing on animals, researchers will be able to test drugs right on actual human tissue and the industry will be able to save time, money and unnecessary animal suffering throughout the drug deve…
 
日本東京奧運最近終於要開賽了。 盡管有50%-80%的日本民眾反對舉辦奧運,但日本仍堅持舉辦的一個很大的因素,是因為來自奧運委員會的壓力。 奧運委員會主席Thomas Bach,在抵達日本之後,居然在記者會中口誤將日本民眾說成「中國人」。主席表示「我們的共同目標,就是為所有人舉辦安全的奧運會。為了運動員、各國代表,並且最重要的,是為了中國人 — — 痾……日本人。」。
 
大家在上班的時候會去廁所大便嗎? 在台灣,有一位實習生就因為去上廁所的時間過長,而被減薪。聽起來很不敢相信對吧!大便應該是正常的生理活動,居然被公司這樣懲罰。從公司給出來的解釋來看,這位實習生上廁所的時間真的非常長。公司根據監視器影像發現,這位實習生一個月內總共去廁所49.5小時。因此,扣掉每天1小時的正常上廁所時間,決定減去這位實習生27.5小時的薪水。 當然,每天平均2小時確實是很誇張,但是公司也不應該在沒有事先告知的狀況下直接減薪。 Transcript: https://freshjulie.medium.com
 
如果你在中國生活,可能會聽到有人說「打雞血」 打雞血的意思,是指一個人特別有精神、幹勁,跟動力地去做一件事情。 這個俗語的來源,其實真的跟把雞血注射到血管中有關係。在中國文化大革命時期,確實流行過把公雞的血,注射到人的血管中來幫助治病的民俗療法。流行一陣子之後,有人因為真的注射了雞血而引起嚴重的不良反應,導致死亡,這個民俗療法也慢慢的被人遺忘。現在呢,只留下一句俗语「像打了雞血一樣」流傳了下来,形容一種特别亢奮的反常狀態。 Transcript:https://freshjulie.medium.com
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at: https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep72-deru Do you know that there are more than 20+ ways to use "deru"? Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about learning the 12 common ways to use this extremely highly used Japanese intransitive verb. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 00:59 Usage of deru: 1 0…
 
English has plenty of four-letter-words. Dirty words. Words you ought not to say in polite company. But what about Japanese? Today, Yumi looks at how few—if any—dirty words there are in Japanese. Of course, using the wrong politeness level in certain situations can be more rude than any English four-letter-word! Listen to the podcast and then take …
 
我在這集裡,集中了來自B_gerrit (1:07), Susumu (2:39), Zhyan Dekodoria (5:28) , 胡卓恩 (7:20), 以及Sean (9:35 - 24) 的留言,並且針對留言做了回覆。 最後半段非常長,是因為我在解釋錄製節目的初衷,以及我如此錄製背後的原因
 
去年其實我有一段時間,完全吃不下任何東西。只要東西進入我的嘴巴,我就覺得反胃、想吐。 我本來是因為自己想要減肥,所以實施了熱門的168斷食法。也就是一天只會在8個小時內吃東西,其他時間則完全不進食。一個月後我確實瘦了5公斤,但我也開始察覺到身體的異樣。因為太常不進食,就完全喪失對食物的欲望,甚至也感受不到「餓」的情緒。覺察到這個危險的我,轉而求助心理醫生,沒想到心理醫生聽到我對於自己可能患上厭食症的擔憂,只說了「一般厭食症,都是要臨床上瘦到危害健康的狀況,我看你現在還沒有,所以沒什麼問題」 Transcript: https://freshjulie.medium.com/
 
最近我看了台灣大學國際畢業生韓哈斯的畢業致詞,深受感動。 他在演講中,講了自己從小自從看了功夫熊貓之後,就對中文跟功夫非常有興趣,並開始認真學習中文。他高中的時候,中文就已經是全校非中文母語人士中最好的,但是來到台灣之後,他卻發現自己只能聽懂一半的課程內容。更甚,他後來打籃球還傷了嚴重的傷,並且也因為覺得身旁的同學數學比較好,自己跟不上,導致懷疑自己,並一度迷失自我,後來他轉而求助心輔中心,並且也接受了老師鼓勵和接觸AI,又重新燃起學習的熱忱。 Transcript (with vocabulary list): https://freshjulie.medium.com/
 
In this interview we talk to Nicholas Edwards AKA Nyk, a professional singer in Japan on how he achieved fluency and beyond in Japanese. Praised by Dogen and Matt Vs Japan as being one of the most fluent speakers of Japanese they've seen, we dive right in and find out his exact study methods and current struggles with Japanese. We also find out how…
 
[#071] You can build up the Japanese language reflexes with Iku by shadowing conversational sentences. This is a collection of 100+ Japanese verbs you use daily basis. 【Topics】 0:00 Greeting: Building up vocabulary is building up language muscles. 0:41 What is “Doushi”? 1:03 How to shadowing 1:41 #1-11 phrases. [Starting a day] 4:22 #12-21 phrases.…
 
What's the hardest part about having a conversation in a foreign language? Yumi believes it is 「雑談」 zatsudan (small talk; chit-chat) and I think she's right. Listen as she talks about this difficult but everyday situation and how to improve your abilities. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepag…
 
[#070 ]Iku, a native speaker/language teacher, talks about how you can naturally use “Ganbaru,” used very often and widely in Japanese. 【Topics】 0:00 Greeting and definition of Ganbaru. 1:48 When to use “Ganbatte.” 4:46 When to use “Ganbare.” 6:51 When not to use “Ganbatte” or “Ganbare.”(1) 8:27 When not to use “Ganbatte” or “Ganbare.”(2) 9:19 When…
 
6月初,中國知名學校復旦大學有個39歲的老師,在辦公室殺死了自己的同事。 一般來說,發生這樣的殘忍殺人案件,輿論應該都會是譴責兇手。但這次,網路上卻掀起了同情兇手的聲音。 為什麼呢?因為有許多資料顯示,他很可能在工作單位上受到不公平的對待,並且因為考核不達標所以被刁難。這也讓中國民眾開始探討,中國學術界中存在的問題,以及這些青年教師面對的「非升及走」龐大壓力。 Episode transcript: https://freshjulie.medium.com/
 
Middle C is the first thing piano students in the US learn. But in Japan, it is different—at least it was when Yumi was a little girl. Listen to the podcast and then take the quiz on the episode's webpage: https://thejapanesepage.com/podcast-nihongonotane-42 ピアノのABC The ABCs of the Piano For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short pod…
 
我今天又去了上海的Five Guys。這次點了熱狗,仍然覺得非常好吃。 有趣的是,我發現在美國行得通的行銷策略,在中國卻可能遇到阻礙。Five Guys的評價在大眾點評只有3.9分,並且有許多不好的評價。比如說,Five Guys的薯條通常都會灑在袋子裡,而中國的大眾點評上有許多人表示這很不衛生並且覺得員工訓練不好,但其實Five Guys 在訓練員工時,是故意讓員工「多加一勺」,塞滿整個薯條桶,這樣客戶也會覺得更划算。另一個就是Five Guys 知名的薯條,有評論覺得油炸帶皮,皮長得不一樣代表品管不好,或者是有黑色棕色的油炸痕跡等。但對我來說,這就是使用天然的薯條油炸的證明,非加工最好吃。 Find Episode Archive here: https://freshjulie.med…
 
中國從2020年11月開始,就禁止從澳洲進口龍蝦。這個政策,讓澳洲的龍蝦價格下跌。 但中國是不是就真的買不到澳洲龍蝦了呢?根據彭博的報導指出,雖然澳洲龍蝦進口至中國的數據為零,但是澳洲龍蝦進口至香港的數據卻是成長了20倍,並成為了全球最大的澳洲龍蝦進口地。從香港的人口來看,進口這麼多龍蝦也吃不完。故,能合理推斷這些龍蝦有可能走後門進入中國市場。 Find Episode Archive here: https://freshjulie.medium.com/
 
This week we interviewed Quade, an AJATTer for 8 years and has previously studied abroad in Okinawa. You might have heard his name or seen him before if you were in Matt Vs. Japan’s discord, but he’s well known in the community and previously studied abroad in Okinawa. In the podcast we hear about his time meeting Japanese people and living in Okin…
 
This week we interviewed AJATTer Chris, who has been learning Japanese and became fluent purely through anime, light novels, and visual novels. Chris has been previously interviewed on Matt Vs. Japan’s channel, having reached a relatively fluent level of Japanese purely through immersing with anime, light novels, and visual novels. He also recently…
 
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