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Onomatopoeia: Meditating With Celery : 精神統一編

In this Episode of Chad Mullane's Onomatopoeia Series for Japanese learners, we'll look a calming ourselves and our souls with the help of some talking celery. Haven't run away after the mention of talking celery? That's good -- let's continue.... More... 18 Comments

Introduction to Chad Mullane's Onomatopoeia Series : オノマトペとは?

Welcome to Chad Mullane's (famous(?) Japanese comedian and friend to Japanese learners everywhere) Onomatopoeia Series for Japanese learners. In these short video comedy sketches, we'll learn about the uses of Onomatopoeia in Japanese, as well as ... More... 26 Comments

Onomatopoeia: At the Restaurant

Today we're going to look at some Japanese onomatopoeia, or "sound words," that you can use in everyday Japanese, and Manzai comedian Chad Mullane is going to help us. Today's Lesson: at the restaurant. Japanese has many more variations of onom... More... 18 Comments

Onomatopoeia: "Shabu-Shabu" vs "Jabu-Jabu"

Time for more onomatopoeia from the comedy master Chad Mullane! Today we're going to look at Japanese sounds words, in a lesson you'll never forget! Japanese has many more variations of onomatopoeia than in English, and they are much more commo... More... 22 Comments

Foreigners and Hula Hoops: 外国人の方向けフラフープのまわし方

Time for more onomatopoeia from the comedy master Chad Mullane! Today we're going to look at Japanese sounds words as we learn how to hula-hoop like a master! Japanese has many more variations of onomatopoeia than in English, and they are much ... More... 17 Comments

Picking Up Chicks in Japanese: 女の子を抱きしめるための日本語講座

We all want to pick up chicks. Don't deny it. Even you. So today, grand comedy master Chad Mullane is going to show us how to pick up chicks in Japanese with a number of useful onomatopoeia. Still with us? Good. Japanese has a lot more types ... More... 16 Comments

Onomatopoeia: "Boki" vs "Poki" 「ポキッ」と「ボキッ」の違い、日本語講座

Today we're going to look at some Japanese onomatopoeia, or "sound words," and Manzai comedian Chad Mullane is going to help us. Japanese has many more variations of onomatopoeia than in English, and they are much more commonly used in speech a... More... 17 Comments

Adverbs and Gobi

Using Adverbs and Gobi   Outline Why adverbs and gobi? Properties of Adverbs What's a "gobi"? The 「ね」 gobi The 「よ」 gobi Combining both to get 「よね」 Why adverbs and gobi? Well, the two are not related to each ot... More... 16 Comments

Noun-related Particles

Particles Revolution Outline The last three particles (Not!) The Inclusive 「と」 particle The Vague Listing 「や」 and 「とか」 particles The 「の」 particle The 「の」 particle as explanation The last three particles (Not!) W... More... 26 Comments

Using Descriptive Subordinate Clauses

Subordinate clauses? My kitten has those. Outline Treating verbs and state-of-being like adjectives Using state-of-being subclauses as adjectives Using subordinate verb clauses as adjectives Japanese Sentence Order ... More... 20 Comments

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