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Japanese Language: Time and Parts of Speech

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This course is an introduction to time and parts of speech in Japanese.
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    3-4 Hours
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The course Japanese Language: Time and Parts of Speech will introduce you to methods for constructing sentences in Japanese. You will learn the Japanese words for describing time such as the months of the year, days, hours, and minutes. You will also learn about different aspects of Japanese grammar such as verbs, demonstratives, and particles.

The course contains a series of lessons that demonstrate how to construct a particular sentence in Japanese such as "I am going to Tokyo tomorrow." From there, you will practice using different parts of speech to increase your understanding, learning new ways of describing time in the process. Lessons end with brief introductions to new Kanji, expressions, and vocabulary that will further increase your knowledge of the Japanese language.

This free online course will be of great interest to students of the Japanese language, people traveling to Japan for business or on vacation, or even someone who is simply interested in Japanese culture.

PREREQUISITE: This course is the third in a series of four courses on the Japanese language. Prior to beginning this course, you should have completed "Japanese Language: Introduction to Japanese Scripts" and Japanese Language: Introduction to Japanese Phrases".

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After completing this course, Japanese Language: Time and Parts of Speech, you will be able to:

  • Identify the Japanese words that describe half and quarter hours.
  • List the Japanese words for the hours of the day, days of the week, and months of the year.
  • Describe the Japanese method of counting floors in a building and small objects, and list the words for such.
  • Identify the meanings of various Kanji characters.
  • Describe the meaning of the verbs "ni" and “arimasu” and how they are used.
  • Describe when and how the particles "o" and “de” are used.
  • Match the meanings of Japanese vocabulary to their English equivalent.

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Course Reviews

Dani B.
one year ago
Dani B.

Another great little introduction to Japanese course from the great staff at ALISON. I've recently learned that there is now a full diploma course on Japanese, which is what I've been waiting for and would like to tackle next.

Wendy R.
one year ago
Wendy R.

Excitiing !!

Alexandra Z.
one year ago
Alexandra Z.

Really useful, thank you!

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