i-adjective – a?� a??a�?e�z | Lesson 25

i-adjective – a?� a??a�?e�z | Lesson 25

i-adjective : i adjective is the adjective ends with a?�
I – adjective comes first and then it modifies the following noun.






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I adjective is very useful, so please remember ?Y??

You already learned A is B = A a?? B a?�a?�a��Sentence pattern.

If not please check the video from here.

So now you can make a beautiful sentence.

a?�a�?a?? a��a?�a?�a?� a?�a?�

He is kind.

a?�a?�a??a��a??a?? a?�a��a?� a?�a?�

This car is old.

a??a��a?�a?? a?�a?�a?�a?�a?�

Today is hot


Russia is cold.

a�?a?Ya?�a?? a?�a�?a?�a?�a?�a��

I am strong.


My shoes areA�small.


Bonus: Real conversation in Japanese

a?�a�?a?? a��a?�a?�a?� a�?a?�i??

He is kind, isn’t he?

a?�a?�a??a��a??a??a?�a��a?� a?�a��Kansai Dialect, my style ; )

This car is old.

a??a��a?�a?? a?�a?�a?�a??a?�

Today is hot…


Russia is cold.

a�?a?Ya?�a?? a?�a�?a?�a��a?�a?�a��i??

I am strong!


My shoes are very small.

There are a lot of grammar that you have not learned yet in the above sentences.

You learn politeA�form first. I think it is the best way to learn first.

Japanese people like politeness anyway, especially when we meet the first time and until we become close friends.

Close friends, because in English, “Friend” includes acquaintance.

As long as you use polite form, it will never be rude and Japanese people can understand what you are trying to say or willing to help you to learn Japanese 🙂



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Lesson 24 : Telling Time in Japanese

Telling Time in Japanese

Today we learned how to tell time in Japanese.

As we learned before, for some numbers, such as 4, 7, and 9, there is more than one way to say, but for telling time, we can only use one specific reading which I introduce in this lecture

Hours in Japanese

We use the counter “?��”
This basically means oa��clock

This kanji ?�� means Time.

Kunyomi: Toki
Onyomi: Ji

1 ?�� ichiji
2 ?�� niji
3 ?�� sanji
4 ?�� yoji —– We do not say yonji or shiji
5 ?�� goji
6 ?�� rokuji
7 ?�� shichiji —– We occasionally say nanaji, when we want to prevent mishearing. Ex. time to flight at airport
8 ?�� hachiji
9 ?�� kuji —–We do not say kyuuji
10 ?�� juuji
11 ?�� juuichiji
12 ?�� juuniji

a.m. a?�a??a�� a??a�? gozen
p.m. a?�a?� a??a?? gogo

For minutes, please remember as I explained in the video.

1 a?� ippun
2 a?� nifun
3 a?� sanpun
4 a?� yonpun
5 a?� gofun
6 a?� roppun
7 a?� nanafun
8 a?� hachifun
9 a?� kyuufun
10 a?� juppun


Minutes i??a?�i?�in Japanese

For minutes, we use the counter “fun or pun”

When we use PUN or FUN?

There is one rule:

When we write how to read the numbers for minutes,

If the reading of the number ends with

small tsu, or n, We say PUN.

Otherwise, we use FUN.

Wa call this small tsu, SOKUON. and call n, hatsuon.

a??eY?–a??(small tsu)



?��eY?–a??a�?a??a��a??a��a�?etc ( 1 letter and small letter but 1 mora long / 1 syllable )

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Vegetables in Japanese

Lesson23: Vegetables

Vegetables: a��a?�a?� e�Ze??
Garlic: a?�a��a?�a??
Onion: a?Ya??a?�a?Z
Pepper: a?�a��a?�a??
Ketchup: a��a??a??a??a?�
Tomato: a??a?za??
Carrot: a?�a��a??a��
Suquash: a?�a??a??a�?
Cabbgae: a��a??a?�a?�
Cucumber: a??a��a?�a�S
Eggplant: a??a?�

How was it?

You need to know this vocabularyA�when you go to a supermarket in Japan.

Actually, Ketchup is just exactly the same, kechappu. There are a lot of loanwords in Japanese, and this is one of them.

This vocabulary of vegetables must be necessary when you go to the supermarket.

In this video, I speak as follows.

1 Tokyo dialect
2 Slow
3 Slow
4 Kansai dialect

Probably some people realize that the intonation is different.

Since I have 2 accents, I just wanted you to learn both accents.

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Bonsai/a??a��a?�a?�/c��?�? | Japanese Art

Bonsai/a??a��a?�a?�/c��?�? | Japanese Art

What is bonsai?

Side view of a bonsai tree against a white wall

Bonsai is a Japanese art which is the small tree planted in the container. By proper treatment, the tree has remained the original figure in the small pot. We enjoy the beauty of the miniature model of the tree by cultivating.

How we enjoyA�bonsai?

– Distinctive feature:

We check the unique feature of the kinds of the tree and how we can feel the seasons from it. For example, having the beautiful flower, fruit, bud, and red leaves, which represents the distinctive, unique appearance of the tree.

– Conditions:

Having the healthy state is the primary. Abnormal look or lousy condition is not respected.

– Structure of the tree:

The frame of the tree is called reinforced wood, is is the main stem. They are appreciated in the fall-leaf-season of the leaf, follower, and bud as well and also still demanded the appreciation value.

– Compatibility between pot ant bonsai

The harmony of the Exhibition and accessory is essential. Therefore, the size, shape, color, and the texture of the pot is the key. When we appreciate the bonsai, it is placed on the table which matches with bonsai, and adds some short plants and viewing stones on the bottom board, or sometimes even decorated with kakejiku/?Z�e�?/a?�a?�a??a??. We appreciate the spatial art with the whole.

– Generation

Tree, Container, and accessory represent the antique look, and it is called Generation, and the elegant simplicity is the subject to the appreciation. It can be similar to the state of wabi-sabi /a�?a??a?�a?? (sense of the Japanese art)

Are you interested in Bonsai?A� You can check it atA�Bonsai Boy of New York

Bonsai master Masahiko Kimura

Interview with Kunio Kobayashi

Bonsai demo by Masaaki Hirao

Kunio Kobayashi Bonsai Demonstration

Bonsai Exihibition 2017


10 Great Things About The Japanese Restaurants

The best 10 great things about the Japanese Restaurants


Have you ever been to the Japanese restaurant?

I have, so many times because I am Japanese. 🙂

I would like to reveal the real fact of Japan, what are the best things about the Japanese restaurant.

1 The menu has all the pictures of the food

The Japanese restauranta��s menu always have a picture of each food and beverages.

The Japanese menu is very kind because we can see what the food and beverages like.

Even if you can not read Japanese, you can understand what it is from the picture of the menu.

This picture shows one of the most popular restaurants a�?Gust.a�?

As you can see, we can understand what it is.

There are a lot of franchise family restaurants in Japan.
Such as Gust, Skylark, Bikkuri Donkey, etc.

By the way, my best recommendation is Bikkuri Donkey. You should try it if you visit Japan.

OISHII! a?Sa?�a?�a?�i??

From the view of Japanese about the foreign restaurant, I need to read English, and if I do not understand what it looks like I need to ask the waiters. And if I still do not understand, just guess.

2 There is a button to call the waiter

Many of the family restaurants have the button on the table. If you press the button, the waiter can know which table you are sitting at.

That is very convenient! Because no matter if you are sitting far away from the kitchen space, the waiters recognize you need help, so they will find you and it is fast! Even if you need just OHIYA a?Sa�� a?Sa??a��( Just a glass of the water ), they will serve you with a great smile.

Culture difference:
We need to raise a hand and need to get their attention. In the US, we better to ask the same waiter because most of the restaurant in US, 1 waiter serves 1 table. It is sometimes hard for me. I need to call loud a�?Excuse me!a�? If I want to get another glass of the water, I need to check if they come close to our table as I eat the food.

3 We do not need to pay Tips

One of the best things about Japan is we do not need to pay tips! I personally do not like that we have to pay the tips in the US or Canada. Because for Japanese, it is not common so we need to calculate how much we should pay for the tips! If we do not know, we need to google or ask the local friends before visiting the restaurant.

Japanese service is straightforward, just pay money, and you will get the whole service. You do not need to worry about tips! They are pretty kind and give you a pleasant smile!

4 Cheap

What is the great about Japanese restaurant is cheap! Well, in this case, I compare with a few other English countries though. It is just $3 -$10 if you eat at Gyudon Ex. Yoshinoya, Sukiya.
If I eat in the US restaurant, I do not think I can get food with only $3. If we eat in the restaurant, we should spend money at least $10 to $20, plus you need to pay tips! Do not forget. Also

5 Fast

If you go to the Gyudon franchise such as Yoshinoya, Sukiya, or Matsuya. You just only need to wait, 1 to 5 minutes! They serve very fast!

6 24/7 days open

Some of the restaurants open 24 hours / 7 days! If you are hungry at midnight, you can go to the restaurant!

7 You can go there by yourself

Many Japanese restauranta��s restaurants are very OHITORISAMA a?Sa??a??a�S?�? 1-person friendly!
There are tons of people who go to the restaurant without any friends! The atmosphere is like that, so you do not feel awkward or when you feel like going to the restaurant, you can!

8 Delicious for the price

The food quality is still “made in Japan” for the price. Umma�� kore oishii! a?�a�?a�?a?Sa?�a?�a?�i??

9 There are a lot of the restaurants in walking distance!

If you walk the major cities in Tokyo, you can find those restaurants pretty easy.
Well, perhaps you can check them by google map on your iPhone.

10 Great Service

Of course, you can get the Japanese style of the service 😉

My recommendation: Yoshinoya (Well I have more but for now. )


Fast: 1 minuete to 5 minuet
Delicious: OISHII a?Sa?�a?�a?�
24/7 Open: Anytime you can eat
Cheap: From approximately $4 (1$=100yen)
1 person friendly attomosphere: Ohitorisama a?Sa??a??a�S?�? ga ooidesuA�, you can visit alone
Yoshinoya, Now even delivers that great taste to your home.

A�This is the Japanese Yoshinoya. Even though This is just a funny CM but you can see how it looks like 🙂


Japanese School in Tokyo

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School

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Tokyo central Japanese language school in Shinjuku Tokyo!

Shinjuku is very cool city and you will find various things! Shinjuku is like a business city but also there are a lot of places you can enjoy!


Top 10 Japanese School Rankinga��(In Progress…)

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Tsutomu Uematsu TED talk

Tsutomu Uematsu TED talk

Believe Yourself: Law of Attraction

He teaches us that we should never say impossible. Our dream comes true if we keep trying withA�a hope.

His dream was to become an engineer who makes aA�rocket.

His teacher taught him that you should study before chasing your dream.

Also, the teacher told him, your dream is unrealistic. If you want to make a rocket, you must be really smart. It is not realistic, do not dream.

You can not do it.

He wondered, then what is a dream?

Why the person who never tried it before, can teach me the dream is impossible?

Do we need to dream only the one which is attainable?

I thought the dream is the one I can not do it now.

Now he is making the rocket…

?�?a?�a???��a?? Hope invites

In the video, the title was translated into ‘Hope invites’

I just picked some of the sentences from the video for just summary.


His grandmother taught him,
The value of money can change, so you should buy books if you have money. Read books and learn. If you learn, you will not lose the wisdom and knowledge.

We fail but do not blame yourself because it means you are growing.

When you fail, please do not blame yourself.

When you feel hurt, sorry, frustrated, sad and ashamed,
you can say ” I am growing now! ”

He mentioned we were born to save the world and other people.

We should look for the way to succeed but do not look for the reason why you cannot.

Let’s do not say “It is impossible, anyway” when we talk about our dream.

Instead, let’s say “Try this way instead”.

Well, the translation on youtube was like above.

Learn from failure and try again and again until it works

We can learn from the failure and try another way until it works.

We fail to succeed because otherwise, we can not know if it works or not.

Therefore, we should not be afraid the failure to succeed.

Like Edison, we should try 1000 times to find 1 thing it works.
Colonel Sanders got 1009 times of “NO” until he got the first “YES” to succeed.
Founder of McDonald, Ray Kroc say, the key to success is “persistence”.