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How to Learn Japanese

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Jeffery Tsui

on 7 May 2015

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Transcript of How to Learn Japanese

Adding Diacritical Marks
Contracted Sound
How to Learn Japanese
Purpose: To provide a proper way to learn Japanese through reading, writing, memorizing
Use Romaji as a guide for correct punctuation
Study Abroad for further studies
Have more chances to speak Japanese
Stay at host family to communicate or practice with them
Share experiences and cultures
Eventually generate fluency
Knowing how to speak Japanese is beneficial for employability and business opportunities in every workplace
Practice makes Perfect
Regular practice is necessary as long as it requires a lot of time to master the language and generate fluency
Different ways to practice Japanese
Table of Content
To inform the effective way of learning Japanese through reading, writing, and memorizing
Reasons to learn Japanese:
Japan in world economy: Rank 2nd
1. Memorization
2. Different ways to practice Japanese
Preview of Main Points.....................................................
1. Brainstorm of main ideas
2. Closing
increase employability from global companies
open up more business opportunities
understand another new culture
Memorize Hiragana & Katakana
Romaji (Roman letters)
Example: sushi, wasabi, karaoke, Tokyo
Helps to read & recognize Japanese words
Know how the words being combined together
Japanese words have different pronunciation that is not the same as English
is used for native Japanese
is used for foreign loan words
Each has 46 alphabets
Memorize all!!!
Each has 25 additional
Additional marks on the upper right of basic alphabets

k becomes g
s becomes z
t becomes d
Hiragana diacritics
Katakana discritics
Distinguish Long Vowels & Double Consonants
Long Vowels
a, i, u, e, o
used to represent double length vowels
Ex1. Good morning ohayoo
Ex2. coffee koohii

Double Consonants
any Roman letters other than (a, i, u, e, o)
used for stop sounds
represent by using miniature "tsu"
Ex. school gakkoo
ya, yu, yo
alphabet + (ya, yu, yo) = combination
Ex. ki + ya = kya
Hiragana (Contracted)
Katakana (Contracted)
Use flash cards
memorize vocabularies and simple phrases
portable & convenient
Join a Japanese Conversation group
make friends with Japanese native speaker to practice through conversation
share each nature language skill together
Read books, newspaper, & comic books with translation
Watch Japanese drama or anime with subtitles of your home language
Listen to accurate pronunciation
check with the translation to see how the word match together
Watch while you Learn
Memorize Hiragana & Katakana
Memorize both alphabets
Know the changes of additional diacritics mark
Distinguish Long Vowels & Double Consonants
Combination of Contracted sounds
Various ways to practice Japanese
Using flashcards
Making friends with native speakers
Translate words while you read
Watch drama or anime with subtitles of your mother language
Try to listen, write, and speak more
Don't be afraid to speak up even though you are a beginner
Ask for help
Keep going......
Q & A
The End
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