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If you are learning Japanese and looking for more speaking exercises, this Podcast is exactly for you. Simply repeat after me - while you are commuting, cooking or even in your bed. Every episode also includes plain style dialogue, which is an informal style spoken in daily life among friends and family, and also in Anime. Have a go and get fluent soon! --- Learning Nihongo is fun, ne. More episodes with full transcripts/translations are available on Patreon.
 
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「コンビニでかってください」"Please buy at a convenience store." [✐2.Andante] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ 「Please buy at a convenience store.」 [00:08] Hello, …
 
[✐3.Moderato]Conditional: -eba 〜ば いいですか、i-adjective, noun:〜nara 「リクエストがあれば、おしえてください。」 ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “If you have a request, let me…
 
[✐all levels] 「(N)なら、(N)です」: in the case of, then, in the event that, if it is, if so〜, when it comes to ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ [00:07] Hel…
 
[✐2.Andante]「〜たり、〜たり」doing this, doing that etc. ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “I sing and dance, and so on.” [00:07] Hello everyone. We begin wit…
 
[✐Advanced上級+] Night Soliloquy - 夜中の独り言 (Yonaka no Hitorigoto) Quiet night, my soliloquies. No practice drill. Just listen..... and good night. ★★★★★ #ただいま [00:06] みなさん、こんばんは。お元気ですか。 [00:09] コロナで気(き)を使(つか)う毎日ですね。日本語の秋のクラスが始まっています。換気(かんき)をして、机と机の間は離(はな)して、など、いろいろとコロナ対策(たいさく)をしながら授業(じゅぎょう)をしています。 [00:27] 席(せき)についているときはマスクを取ってもいいのですが、したままの人もいます。ちょっと声が…
 
[✐4.Allegretto][✐5.Allegro] Report second hand information 〜によると、〜といっています。〜そうです ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ "It's said this restaurant is recomm…
 
[✐1. Adagio] have already done もう〜しました ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “I have already had a meal.” [00:08] Hello, everyone. Let’s start. Repeat aft…
 
[✐3.Moderato] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “You’d better apologize.” [00:08] Hello, everyone. Now, we start. Repeat aafter me [00:12] 1. You’d be…
 
〜の: possession, belonging, affiliation +じかん:time [✐1. Adagio] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ [00:07] Hello everyone, now let’s start. Repeat after …
 
〜かどうかwhether or not (+「〜てForm・みます」:do something and see, try doing something) [✐4.Allegretto] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “I will ask if it will…
 
just about to「〜ところ、〜ばかり」- indicate what point the action stands. [✐4.Allegretto] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “Abenomask has finally arrived.” (*…
 
こんにちは。I’m Yoko. Welcome to Japanese Swotter. This is a speaking drill to give you an opportunity to move your mouth in Japanese language. Just repeat the sentences. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to get a feeling of Japanese rhythm. Every episode also includes small dialogue in casual style, like spoken in Anime, or between friends and so on. I…
 
[✐上級+] Night Soliloquy - 夜中の独り言 (Yonaka no Hitorigoto) Quiet night, my soliloquies - on things that happened in Japan lately. No practice drill. Just listen..... and good night. ★★★★★ Japanese Swotter on Patreon #カラオケ [00:05] みなさん、こんばんは。お元気ですか。 [00:10] みなさんは、日本のカラオケボックスに行ったことがありますか。テーブルといすがある個室(こしつ)で、そうですね、5-6人から大きな部屋は50人ぐらい入れるんですかね。 [00:24] 密室(みっし…
 
「〜んです」means of explanation, emphasis: ”you see”-function [✐3.Moderato] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “It’s a meeting via Zoom, you know.” [00:07] …
 
Posted on 03.09.2020 [✐上級+] Night Soliloquy - 夜中の独り言 (Yonaka no Hitorigoto) Quiet night, my soliloquies - on things that happened in Japan lately. No practice drill. Just listen..... and good night. ★★★★★ Japanese Swotter on Patreon #暇(ひま)ですか [00:07] みなさん、こんばんは。おげんきですか。 忙しいですか。暇ですか。 [00:13] この、暇(ひま)、という言葉(ことば)。英語ではfree timeとかSpare timeです。日本語の辞書によると…
 
「しっています、でも わかりません」 [✐2.Andante] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ I know but I don’t know. [00:09] Hello, everybody. Let’s start. Repeat After Me [00:…
 
Posted on 13.08.20 [✐上級+] Night Soliloquy - 夜中の独り言 (Yonaka no Hitorigoto) Quiet night, my soliloquies - on things that happened in Japan lately. No practice drill. Just listen..... and good night. ★★★★★ Japanese Swotter on Patreon #冷やしマスク(cooling agent-enclosed mask) [00:06] みなさん、こんばんは。お元気ですか。マスク付けてますか。夏のマスク、暑いですよねぇ、ホント。 [00:14] でも、さすが、日本! 冷たいマスク「冷…
 
[VてForm]います(present progressive & state of being/possession):💡It can be on-going action, habitual actions, or current states/posession depending on the context. [✐2.Andante] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps yo…
 
Posted on 26.07.2020 [✐上級+] Night Soliloquy - 夜中の独り言 (Yonaka no Hitorigoto) Quiet night, my soliloquies - on things that happened in Japan lately. No practice drill. Just listen..... and good night. ★★★★★ Japanese Swotter on Patreon ポテトサラダ みなさん、こんばんは。 今頃は東京オリンピックの真っ最中だったはずなんですが、コロナで延期です。来年は、新たな日常の中で、無事に開催されてほしいです。 さて、そんな7月、日本のツイッターでトレンド入りしたのは、ポテサラで…
 
[Vます]〜にいきます to go to do such and such [✐1.Adagio] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “I go to eat”. [00:08] Hello, everyone. Now we start. Repeat After…
 
Adjectives (excl.past tense) [✐1 Adagio] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the structure and essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also helps you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ Are you busy? Today’s topic is “adjectives”. [00:11] Hello, everyone.Let’s …
 
Basic verbs., Day of the week [✐1 Adagio] ★★★★★ Note: English translations might sound occasionally unnatural as English, as I try to preserve the essence of the original Japanese. I hope it also help you to capture the pattern of the sentence structure. ★★★★★ “What do you do on weekend? Hello, everyone. Let’s start. Repeat after me - There are 18 …
 
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