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Akyoto

Beginner lesson: “A is B.”

To say this in Japanese you use 「A は B です」. In Romaji, this becomes “A ha B desu”. However, because “ha” is used as a grammatical construct (particle), it is actually pronounced “wa”.

A is B.

A wa B desu.

Example:

The sky is beautiful.

そらきれいです

Sora wa kirei desu.

Akyoto

こおり (koori) - ice

Scott

みず (mizu) - water and when it’s used as a radical:

it’s funny how we could interpret ice as a combination of water 2 times x)

Akyoto

そら (sora) - sky

Akyoto

りゅう (ryuu) - dragon

Scott

Hey! What resources do you use to learn Japanese? Personally, I train on my phone with the first 5 applications visible in this folder:

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Akyoto

The best books for beginners are Genki I and Genki II, no question.

Phone apps:

  • jisho.org
  • Google Translate
  • Kanji Study
  • Tango Risto

If you can read hiragana/katakana fluently, feel free to try my Konna Kanji app as a Kanji reading quiz/practice tool that I made some time ago. JLPT N5 is your starting point.

Blizzard

In my case, use Japanese article app, the name is 1-min Japanese.

Update 1 article for a day, and offer translation for Korean(my native language).