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Makoto e-Zine #1 Audio Files

Issue #1 April 2018 PLEASE NOTE: We are pleased to announce we have launched our Patreon subscription for Makoto! Grab #1 here for free and if you like what you see, click here to view our Patreon deals. Not only can you get Makoto at a discount, but you will also get...

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I, Me, & Thee: On Japanese Pronouns

Japanese is famous for dropping pronouns. Once the topic or subject of a conversation is established, it is awkward to continually use the pronoun. And yet, ironically, there are tons of pronouns available for use—even more when considering dialects. As mentioned...

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Learn Japanese Animal Names

Japanese animal names vocabulary list for beginners. Let’s learn a few common animal names in Japanese. First, the word for “animal” is 動物 doubutsu. This literally means moving (動) thing (物).

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What Did Our Fantastic Readers say About Kanji 100?

“This is such a helpful book! The Kanji is large and easy to read. The examples are really helpful and simple enough for a beginner to understand. The memorization tips are also very wonderful. I highly recommend it for anyone starting in the wonderful language”

by TwillyQ on October 13, 2011

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“I should have bought this book a long time ago. I have been studying Japanese informally for a long time, and this book is improving my knowledge by leaps and bounds. I would recommend it to anyone who has decided to get serious about studying Japanese. It gives clear and simple instructions on how to write and read all the one hundred characters in the book”

by FantasyFan on October 13, 2012

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“I absolutely love this book. It has made my learning the Kanji much easier. The stroke orders are given which makes it easier to learn and to write each kanji. There are also some MP3 and pdf downloads that are helpful. I give this book two thumbs up!!!”

by Kindle Customer on April 22, 2016

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