N5 Grammar – これ and この post image

 Welcome everyone, this is Mac with another N5 Grammar Lesson from JLPT Boot Camp. Last episode, we learned how to use the casual and polite past forms. Today, we are going learn about how to talk about this in Japanese. We are going to look at a few, very short exchanges. Let’s give it [...]

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July 2019 JLPT – First Impressions post image

This was the first chance in 2019 for you to take the JLPT. This test is generally conducted at fewer sites than the main December test, but if you live in a big city or in most of Asia, you should have been able to have a chance at this one. I hope the weather [...]

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July 2019 JLPT – Last Minute Advice post image

For those of you that are lucky enough to live in Asia, or near certain testing centers in America and Europe, the July JLPT is coming soon. You might have been studying hard every day for the last couple of months or just now suddenly realized that the test is just around the corner. Either [...]

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Review of History of Tokyo

Review of History of Tokyo post image

I recently read that fewer and fewer people are choosing history as a major. It seems that majors that have more ‘real-world value’ have become more important. With the uncertain economic future, students are more interested in a major that can give them a job in the real world. But, I think it is important [...]

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N5 Grammar – Past Form of Verbs post image

 Welcome everyone, this is Mac with another N5 Grammar Lesson from JLPT Boot Camp. Last episode, we learned about the present tense. Today, we are going learn how to use the past tense in casual and polite forms. We are going to look at a few, very short exchanges. Let’s give it a try. [...]

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JLPT December 2018 Results

JLPT December 2018 Results post image

For those of you who are lucky enough to have been able to register online at MyJLPT, you can now see your official results for the December 2018 JLPT. The official results will be mailed out next week and should be arriving sometime next week for those that took the test in Japan. It will [...]

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December 2018 JLPT – Last Minute Advice post image

In about 36 to 48 hours, a lot of you will be walking into the December JLPT. The test is conducted twice a year, but the locations that put on the summer test can be limited. So, this might be the only chance for a lot of you to take the test until next year. [...]

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JLPT N5 Kanji – 九, kyuu, nine post image

 This is 5 Minute Kanji, and today we are going to go over a dancing kanji this time, the kanji for eight. Mnemonic: How CUte! Look at the 9 dancers, dressed to the 9s dancing to the KUs of the doves sitting on the KOKONOTSU. Onyomi: きゅう、く kyuu, ku Kunyomi: ここの.つ、ここの kokonotsu, kokono Like [...]

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N5 Grammar – Non-Past Verbs

N5 Grammar – Non-Past Verbs post image

 Welcome everyone, this is Mac with another N5 Grammar Lesson from JLPT Boot Camp. Last episode, we learned about the uses of the が particle. Today, we are going to learn how to talk about the non-past form, which can refer to the present or future. We are going to look at a few, [...]

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JLPT N5 Kanji – 八, hachi, eight post image

 This is 5 Minute Kanji, and today we are going to go over a cruising kanji this time, the kanji for eight. Mnemonic: YO! You want to party on my 8 YATTSU? I’ll pop the HACHI and let you inside. Onyomi: ハチ hachi Kunyomi: やっ.つ、や.つ、よう yattsu, yatsu, you Like the other number kanji, the [...]

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N5 Grammar – The が particle

N5 Grammar – The が particle post image

 Welcome everyone, this is Mac with another N5 Grammar Lesson from JLPT Boot Camp. Last episode, we learned about は, the tricky topic marking particle. Today, we are going learn how to use が, the subject marking particle. We are going to look at a few, very short exchanges. Let’s give it a try. [...]

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JLPT N5 Kanji – 七, shichi, seven post image

 This is 5 Minute Kanji, and today we are going to go over a crazy nana of a kanji this time, the kanji for seven. Mnemonic: My girlfriend, SHE CHIlls by NA-NAing on a baNANA TSU relax. Onyomi: シチ shichi Kunyomi: なな、なな.つ nana, nanatsu Like the other number kanji, the onyomi is used when [...]

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