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Free Course - Complete Japanese Course: Learn Japanese for Beginners Lvl 1 @ Udemy


Been a while since I’ve shared a Udemy course. This Japanese course is new and free for one day. Grab it quick if you want it!

What you'll learn -

  • 500+ most useful vocabulary words
  • Top most useful phrases you can use in everyday situations
  • Proper Japanese pronunciation
  • How to put basic sentences together
  • Read and write in Japanese
  • Easily order foods and drinks
  • Pronounce words correctly without hearing them first
  • Greet people and introduce yourself both formally and casually
  • The building blocks of Japanese grammar

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  • +1
    • +2

      Your comment reads kinda creepy, but then I realised that my interest in the course was due in part to:

      • Japanese language
      • free
      • hotness of the instructor
    • +2

      So what if she's white? There's an Asian chick teaching French further down. Who cares.

      You sound like an American.

      • +5

        you must have missed the part where I said non-native. Learning from a native is always more ideal than learning from a person who by her own admission has only been learning the language for 6 years.

        Years ago, I had an Italian teacher in year 12 who was not a native Italian and her pronunciation was terrible. Yes, she knew all the words and the spelling and the grammar, but no amount of learning will help you to speak like a native. Just like people who are not born in Australia often have accents. Yes, they can learn the English language, but will most likely not speak in a native Australian accent. If your goal is to sound Australian (or Japanese), then you are best off learning from a native of the country.

        • -3

          "no amount of learning will help you to speak like a native", so why bother learning from a native

          • +1

            @Harrison: So that you can hear how words are supposed to be pronounced correctly

  • +1

    I have a friend who is chinese who was born and raised in Philippines. All filipino people talk without having the slightest clue that she understands everything.
    Knowing more than one language is very handy.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • I believe the proper term to call your friend is a 'Filipino'.

  • +4

    日本語の森 is free on youtube and quickly starts with lessons from people speaking japanese. Best way to learn is comprehensible input!

  • +4

    Any free course for mandarin?

  • -1

    Weeb or not, there are that will take it.

    Edit: for Australian "customers" only, not sure if it should have been included in the title.

  • ohio KKona

  • +7

    This could be handy if you're going to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

    • Great Scott!

      • Dr Scott?

  • -2

    basement dwelling neck beards, come thru!

    • Been shaving it but still can't get there! Does garage count? ^-^

  • +2

    Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.

    I’m a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)

    I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

    I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%

    When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!

    I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

    Wish me luck in Japan!

    • -1

      Scepticism: 112.

      • It's a copypasta

        • The only Japanese I speak is "Coco Ichiban"

    • If you were real, you'd shut yourself inside your room for five years rather than walking the streets…. Fail! Now, fall on your fake sword

    • Folding the steel has nothing to do with strength of the blade. It is a method to get the impurities out of poorer quality steel i.e. steel with iron deposits. Well smelted steel blocks do not need to have the impurities repetitively pounded out of ithem before being lengthened into blades.

    • 3-kyu? .. lol

      Note for those unfamiliar with Iaido
      .. kyu (and dan) are ranks/grading system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%AB

      Read in Japanese .. it's san-kyu .. which sounds like "thank you". =P

    • Surprised nobody has answered @ozbargainer88 with:

      Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

  • +9

    Cool thing I found about learning Japanese (for those of you who aren't just interested in copypasta or being racist-adjacent bellends) is that it's one of the easier Asian languages to learn because there's no gendered words, and the spoken delivery is mostly flat so you don't have to worry about words meaning something different because you dropped your grave or acute. And because it is all built around standard characters and sounds, it all feels very orderly and logical.

    I'm hot garbage when it comes to learning languages (tried French, Indonesian, Italian and sucked) and Japanese is the one I found most personally intuitive. I'm keen to give this course a good crack.

    • +2

      I mean, that's objectively not true. Japanese is one of the most difficult. Grammar is complex, kanji, and honorific language.


      For native English speakers, Indonesian is way easier.

      My parents speak Indonesian, I'm learning Japanese for my new job. I also learnt Chinese when I lived in Taiwan.

      • +1

        All I'm saying is that I, a person who is inherently bad at languages, found it easier than others I tried, and my perception was that it was for the reasons I cited. I'm not a linguist though and don't argue against evidence. I guess now I'm even more curious why I found it infinitely more intuitive than Italian (in Category 1) which I was trying to learn at the same time.

      • Have you tried learning english? .. being a native speaker and I still can't get it completely right.

        .. and it's constantly evolving with slangs. lol

  • +2

    ITT: Seppo goes to Japan and yells speak English!!!!

  • Thanks OP, I was supposed to go on an employee exchange an age ago when I worked for Fujitsu IT Services still a young worker. Maybe this is the kick to get back into what I missed.

  • +1

    If you ever travel to Japan knowing some basic Japanese is very useful.
    Most hot tourist spots would have English signs or people around who can speak English.
    However if you ever want to visit the less popular restaurants or suburbs. Menu has no English and Staff speaks very little English.
    Sure you can always use phone to translate, however you never have the slightest knowledge of the language the country you're visiting, which imo is bit of a shame, as knowing the language is also great for making friends

    • I mean, is it really practical for a two week holiday?

      I speak basic conversation Mandarin because I lived in Taiwan for a year. I went to China two years ago and was able to have some pretty cool experiences that I know I wouldn't have if I didn't speak the language. That being said, the effort and time it took me to get there wouldn't have been worth it for a holiday.

      • For some simple traveling phrase it won't take that long to learn such as yes, no, thank you, excuse me, goodbye, please. I find it really practical and useful to know simple words for countries I visit and over the years have helped me tremendously for making friends either locally or overseas. It introduces a warming vibe when speaking their language no matter how simple it is. That's what I found anyways so just my personal experience

        • -1

          yes, no, and thank you are worlds apart from being able to read and order menus.

  • +4

    “Kimochi” is the only Japanese word I guess I can fully understand what it means in various contexts

    • You're like jv aren't you

      • +1

        I know there will be someone who’s gonna ask me this question 😂

        Just copy his style and see how other OzBargainers react 😆

        • You're interesting plank89

    • na ni?

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  • Well this sucks…missed it. Want to get back into japanese. Feel like I lost so much.

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