Our beginner lessons will begin to teach the basics of Japanese grammar. You will learn the third writing system used, Kanji .You will learn and write the most common Kanji used. You will continue to build your Japanese vocabulary. By the end, you will be able to read simple Japanese text.
Practice with the special verb します.
Let's learn the days of the weeks! (With as little drama as possible.)Read Lesson
The days of the week need their に's! How would they walk without them?
Specific points in time take the particle に, but duration in time does not.Read Lesson
Practice using に with specific times, and the counters じかん and ふんかん for duration of time.
More with verbs, not to mention pointy times and long times! Have you mastered them all?
Let's learn about adverbs, a type of word that helps us qualify what we mean. Watch out for the tricky ones that can only be used in negative sentences!Read Lesson
It's actually worse! Practice how negative things can get with a few adverbs.
So far we have learned verbs in their ~ます forms, but in this lesson, we take a step back and learn the dictionary forms of verbs.Read Lesson
Master ichidan and the irregular verbs.
Continue learning the dictionary form with godan verbs.Read Lesson
Master the dictionary forms of the godan verbs.