Learn Japanese Pod Shows
By Alex Brooke
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This is a podcast and website for studying Japanese
|1||Learn Japanese Pod Listener’s Survey||We're coming out with a new series of free podcasts in the autumn and we'd love to get your feedback. What would you like to listen to? What are your ultimate Japanese study goals? Do you want to come to Japan and meet us?||8/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod Get Together March 2013||Here is the podcast recorded on 16th March 2013 at the Kimono Wine Bar and Grill for the Learn Japanese Pod Get Together. This week we studied how to order drinks at an Izakaya using simple and natural Japanese phrases and vocabulary.||3/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||Learn Japanese Pod Get Together Show Notes #02||Here are the show notes for the Learn Japanese Pod Get Together held on 16th March 2013 at the Kimono Wine Bar and Grill in Nogizaka. In this month's Get Together we studied how to order drinks at an Izakaya.||3/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod Get Together Podcast Feb 2012||Last week, on 16th February, we held the Learn Japanese Pod Get Together at the Kimono Wine Bar and Grill in Nogizaka in Tokyo. It's an event for listeners of Learn Japanese Pod to hang out, practice Japanese,||2/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||Learn Japanese Pod Get Together #01 Show Notes||Here are the show notes for the Learn Japanese Pod Get Together for 16th February 2013||2/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod 110||In this lesson, Alex and Asuka teach us how to use the word "Tashika ni". Check out the podcast to find out what it means and how it is used naturally in a conversation in Japanese.||6/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod Show 109||In this podcast, Asuka and Alex talk about how to use the phrase なるべく - narubeku - This roughly translates as "as much as you can", "if you can" or "if possible". Check out the audio to hear how this word is used naturally in daily Japanese conver||4/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod Show 108||In this podcast, Asuka and Alex talk about すればーするほど sureba-suru hodo - This is a very useful phrase that means "the more you do something, the more something happens". For example: - 日本語勉強すればするほど上手になる -||4/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod Show 107||In today's lesson we study the word せっかく sekkaku. This refers to an action that took great pains however it was all for nothing. For example: - せっかく来たのにパーティやってない - sekkaku kita no ni paati yattenai - Even though I||4/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learn Japanese Pod Show 106||Today's show focuses on しか...ない shika ...nai which means "only" or "just". For example: - 千円しかないよ - senen shika nai yo - I only have 1000 yen - This is a really natural phrase used very commonly in Japanese conversation.||4/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Since when are lame British accents and Bond impersonations a substitute for Japanese study? And is Alex and his friends getting drunk on the podcast supposed to be some cutting edge technique to improve our retention of new vocabulary? After listening to this podcast I can only speak Japanese relating to drinking, yelling at people, drinking, making fun of people, drinking, and sound effects accompanying falling down stairs. Where are all those lessons about homework, hobbies, and all those other things that fill the volumes of Minna no Nihongo? If you want to learn Japanese, go to an izakaya and ask for mugi shochu rocku de; if you can't do this, listen to japanesepod 101, but if you want to sound like a half drunk Osakan, then this is the gravy!
I do enjoy it, but I do not learn a lot. I wish there lessons were more organized and focused on learning. Seems like people just hanging out talking with Japanese mixed in to the conversation.
Fantastic and funny introduction to Japanese
Alex does a great job of keeping you entertained and interested as you move through various lessons in introductory Japanese.