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Beginner Word of the Day – イルカ [dolphin]

Today’s word for beginner is イルカ [dolphin]. ショーでは、イルカが大きなジャンプをしました。 しょーでは、いるかがおおきなじゃんぷをしました。 At the show, the dolphins did a huge jump. (sho- dewa, iruka ga ookina janpu wo shimasita.)

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Makoto e-Zine #4 Audio Files

Issue #4 July 2018 DOWNLOAD the eBOOK: Please note: We are providing the sound files from this issue openly, but to follow along and have full access to grammatical notes and the running gloss, please either purchase this issue at: or, better yet,...

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Hiragana and Katakana iPhone and iPad App Quiz Words

Our popular Hiragana and Katakana iPhone app (it's free!) has a quiz function that rewards or scolds the user when a correct or incorrect choice is made. If you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn hiragana, click here to install this free app. A user asked what...

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Beginner Word of the Day – 鶏 [chicken]

Today’s word for beginner is 鶏 [chicken].にわとりが、朝一番にコケコッコーと鳴きました。 にわとりが、あさいちばんにこけこっこーとなきました。 The chicken (rooster) crowed first thing in the morning. (niwatori ga, asa ichiban kokekokko- to nakimashita.)

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