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Do you want to immerse yourself in the Japanese language? If so, Nihongo SWiTCH is for you! Every Tuesday, the Japanese language tutor Iku Yamamoto talks entirely in her native language about everyday topics related to the language and culture. This podcast is created for intermediate and advanced learners to add more “Nihongo time” into their daily lives. Nihongo SWiTCH will improve your:- listening comprehension- vocabulary - grammar usage- intonation and pronunciation. You can watch all e ...
 
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🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep115-kibun 🌸 Topics [#114] Iku, a Japanese teacher, explains the difference in meaning between Kibun, Guai, Taichou, or Choushi with plenty of conversation examples. #kibun meaning in Japanese, #Guai meaning in Japanese, #Taicho meaning in Japanese, # choushi meani…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep114-sorede-sokode 🌸 Topics [#114] Let's clear the confusion between Sorede and Sokode with Iku, a Japanese teacher. #sorede vs sokode, #difference between sorede and sokode, #sorede meaning, #sokode meaning, #learning Japanese intermediate vocabulary 🌸 Support Iku…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep113-kusai 🌸 Topics [#113] Let's get advanced on using "kusai," which does not always mean "smells bad." #kusai meaning, #usokusai, #kechikusai, #furukusai, #obasan-kusai, #ojisan-kusai, #mendokusai, #mizu-kusai 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly Subscription with benefits: h…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep112-zukizuki 🌸 Topics [#112] Iku, a Japanese teacher, talks about expressing pains with onomatopoeias. #japanese onomatopoeia, #zukizuki, #zukin zukin, #gangan, #doki doki, #kirikiri, #mukamuka, #bakubaku, #when you are sick in Japan #express pains in Japanese 🌸 Sup…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep111-hougen 🌸 Topics [#111] Iku, a Japanese teacher, introduces some fascinating dialects that even Japanese sometimes get confused about. #japanese dialect, #hougen, #oosaka jibun, #nageru vs. suteru, #shindemo iiyo, # naosu vs. katazukeru, #niigata dialect, #hyojun…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep110-sarigenaku 🌸 Topics [#110] Let's master Sarigenaku and Shiretto, which are one of the most challenging Japanese words to grab the nuance. #sarigenaku, #shiretto, #Japanese adverbs, #Japanese difficult words, #ask Japanese native speakers 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep109-tokorode 🌸 Topics [#109] If you are "lost in translation" between "tokoro-de" and "chinami-ni," listen to this Japanese teacher's talk. #tokoro-de, #chinami-ni, #Jitsu-wa, #Jitsu-ha 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly Subscription with benefits: https://www.patreon.com/IkuY…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep108-te-ageru 🌸 Topics [#108] Iku, a Japanese teacher, explains how and why the Japanese use "te-ageru" and how to avoid irritating people with it. #How to use te-ageru, #te-agaru conversation, #does te-ageru annoy Japanese? 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly Subscription with …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep107-manga 🌸 Topics [#107] Iku, a Japanese teacher, suggests manga as a perfect topic for small talk with Japanese. #small talk in Japanese, #manga talk in Japanese, #Japanese manga, #hikaru no go to learn Japanese, #ashigirl, #death note to learn Japanese, 🌸 Support…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep106-hiragana-or-what 🌸 Topics [#106] Iku, a Japanese teacher, answers a question about how the Japanese choose which character to use writing a word. #how to write Japanese, #hiragana VS Kanji, #katakana, #how to use katakana, #Japanese loan word 🌸 Support Iku @ Mon…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep105-ze-zo 🌸 Topics [#105] Iku, a Japanese teacher, talks about the pros and cons of ending Japanese sentences with the particles Ze and Zo. #Japanese sentence-ending particle, #Japanese particle Ze, #Japanese particle Zo, #masculine in Japanese, speak like a man in …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep104-dansei 🌸 Topics [#104] Iku, a Japanese teacher, suggests 10 tips for men to sound masculine in Japanese casual conversation. 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly Subscription with benefits: https://www.patreon.com/IkuYamamoto or One time donation without benefits: https://ww…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep103-iraira 🌸 Topics [#103] Iku, a Japanese teacher, talks about expressing anger with onomatopoeia like いらいら,むかむか, かんかん, etc. 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly Subscription with benefits: https://www.patreon.com/IkuYamamoto or One time donation without benefits: https://www.b…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep102-ookime 🌸 Topics [#102] Iku, a Japanese teacher, talks about expressing subtle nuance with i-adjective + me/め such as in おおきめ, ちいさめ, ながめ, みじかめ, etc. 🌸 Support Iku @ Monthly Subscription with benefits: https://www.patreon.com/IkuYamamoto or One time donation witho…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep101-ano-sumimasen 🌸 Topics [#101] 00:07 New cover art. 00:34 Hay fever. 01:17 Question of this week. 03:16 Ano. 04:43 Anosa & Anone. 05:49 Sumimasen. 06:15 Anata no desuka. 07:10 Otosu VS. Ochiru 08:26 Ano sumimasen. 09:56 Speaking to your friend & acquaintance. 10:…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep100-shadowing-keigo 🌸Topics [#100] 00:23 The honorific level here. 01:41 How to do shadowing practice. 02:12 Meeting new people, etc. 06:46 Seeing old-time acquaintances, etc. 11:05 Conversation in shops, etc. 14:52 My small gift to my Patreon supporters. 🌸 YouTube …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep99-ii 🌸Topics [#099] 00:15 Introduction 01:30 Ii=good 04:37 Ii= too much 06:03 Ii kagen ni shite 07:42 Ii ki ni naru na 09:21 My 100th episode 10:02 Please support Nihongo SWiTCH! 🌸 YouTube with Japanese subtitles @ https://youtu.be/Np4sztmvrjs 🌸 Support Iku @ Month…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep98-gomen 🌸Topics [#098] 00:10 Choose one case by case 01:37 Warui, Warii. 03:06 Gomen. 03:33 Gomen nasai. 05:30 Sumimasen. 06:56 Moushiwake arimasen. 08:47 Moushiwake nai. 09:29 Moushiwake gozaimasen. 10:14 Mizu ni nagasu. 11:15 Apologies without excuse. 12:23 Pleas…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep97-too-many-daijoubu 🌸 The “Ume & Momo” video I mentioned @https://youtu.be/e_3_g8DG4qo?t=28 🌸Topics [#097] 00:09 300 ways to use it? 01:32 Are you injured? 01:56 I’m alright. 02:40 How’s it going? 03:04 I’m fine. 03:55 Do you have a minute? 04:32 Can you do this? 0…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep96-hatsu 🌸Topics[#096] 00:17 Introduction: Hatsu-yume, Hatsu-warai 01:37 Hatsu-yuki 02:26 Hatsu-mimi 04:13 Hatsu-koi, Hatsu-kiss, Hatsu-date 05:36 Hatsu-taiken, Sho-taiken 07:42 Sho-nichi 08:34 Sho-kai 09:50 Sho-shin 11:18 Summary 12:15 Please support Nihongo SWiTCH…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep95-eto 🌸Topics[#095] 00:10 Nani Doshi Umare Vs. Nan Nen Umare. 00:55 What Is Eto? 02:59 Introduction Of The Japanese Zodiac Story. 03:34 It All Started With A Kami-sama’s Whim. 04:49 The Story Of Diligent Cow. 05:35 And The Race Has Started. 06:50 The Mouse: Sneaky …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep94-rainen 🌸Topics[#094] 00:00 Introduction: Any Plan For Next Year? 00:41 Saying: Oni Laughs When You Do This. 01:48 If You Have 100% Of Determination. 03:23 The Impression You Give When You Say “Yotei.” 05:04 When You Are Pretty Sure. 06:22 Disclaimer about the per…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep93-yaru 🌸Topics[#093] 00:09 Introduction: Is it rude? 01:17 Yaru: Suru: to do. 02:06 Yaru-ki. 02:40 Yaru: to give. 04:31 Yaru: to do well. 05:14 Yaru: to fail. 06:09 Yaru: profession. 06:53 Te-yaru: to do unwillingly. 08:28 Yaru: to kill, to be violent. 09:21 Summar…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep92-japanese-used-overseas 🌸Topics[#092] 00:00 Introduction 01:23 Sukoshi 03:07 Mottainai 05:56 Senpai 07:44 Kaizen 09:08 Hentai 11:30 Summary 11:55 Transcripts & My Patreon 🌸 YouTube with Japanese subtitles @ https://youtu.be/7qe_5Ocy65k 🌸 Support Iku @ https://www.…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep91-sayuu 🌸Topics[#091] 00:08 Raise the bar to learn intermediate vocabulary. 01:54 Sayuu: Right & Left 02:55 Zengo: Before & After 05:53 Jouge: Up & Down 07:15 Kyoujaku: Strong & Weak 07:58 Umu: Yes or No 09:55 Tsukihi: Long Time 11:12 Summary 12:03 Transcripts & My…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep90-hanasu 🌸Topics[#090] 00:05 Introduction and why using onomatopoeias are useful. 01:14 "Pera-pera" is not always a compliment. 02:53 Sura-sura 03:38 Bera-bera 04:33 Mogo-mogo, Boso-boso, Gami-gami and Haki-haki 06:32 Pecha-kucha 07:27 Butsu-butsu, Porori and Pon-p…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep89-ageru 🌸Topics[#089] 00:08 Instead of going to the onsen, let’s do this. 02:01 Basics of Ageru.- Tako 02:55 Body parts + Ageru. 05:38 Non-physical things + Ageru. 07:48 Skills + Ageru. 08:47 Deep-Fry=Ageru. 09:25 Giving examples = Rei wo Ageru 10:23 Summary 10:52 …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep88-temorau-tekureru 🌸Topics[#088] 00:10 Introduction: sentences with/without te-morau & te-kureru. 02:39 How to use them. 04:42 Meaning: a hidden message in them. 06:22 The difference between te-morau & te-kureru. 08:20 Example sentences with/without te-morau & te-k…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep87-hon 🌸Topics[#087] 00:08 Introduction 01:33 Honmono 02:46 Nisemono 03:17 Honki & Maji 04:32 Honne & Tatemae 06:19 Honba 07:05 Honsha & Hongyo 08:22 Honban 09:44 Honnou 11:17 Summary 🌸 YouTube with Japanese subtitles @ https://youtu.be/_0qS80jKhJA 🌸 Support Iku @ h…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep86-kenka 🌸Topics[#086] 00:10 Introduction: Are You Good At Kenka? 01:24 Funny Quarrel Phrase 1: Come Back Two Days Ago. 04:53 Funny Quarrel Phrase 2: Die By Hitting Your Head To The Corner Of Tofu. 08:37 Funny Quarrel Phrase 3: Make Tea On Your Belly Button. 11:04 M…
 
ごめんなさい🙇 Correction: 4:19 Bさんは 4:26 Cさんは 🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep85-ari-nashi 🌸Topics[#085] 00:10 Introduction about Ari or Nashi. 01:27 Is it the verb, Aru? 02:01 The definitions of Ari and Nashi are. 03:37 Use them like this at your work. 04:43 Accents of these words. [Reference: NHK 日本語発…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep84-amai 🌸Topics[#084] 00:09 Do you know Amai is not only about sweet taste? 01:40 Basics: Sweet taste, aroma, and memories. 02:53 Amai thoughts. 04:45 Amai talk. 06:16 Amai words. 07:08 Amai teacher. 08:08 Amai grandparents. 08:53 Amaku Miru. 10:46 Study more at my …
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep83-keigo 🌸Topics.[#083] 00:00 Introduction And A Request From My Listener. 03:06 Why It's Worth Knowing Keigo. 05:56 Start With "Itadakemasuka" To Get Used To It. 06:18 Impression Comparison Between Casual, Polite, And Honorific Forms. 08:29 "Itadakemasuka" Examples…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep82-sorewa-sorede 🌸Topics.[#082] 00:00 Introduction And A Question From My Listener. 02:15 Conversation Using “Kore, Are, Sore, Dore.” 02:59 Conversation example (1) Using “Sorewa Sorede” And The First Meaning. 05:54 Conversation example (2) Using “Sorewa Sorede.” 07…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep81-kuchi 🌸Topics.[#081] 00:00 Introduction and the perfect season for studying. 01:50 Kuchi ga karui. 03:02 Kuchi ga suberu. 04:04 Kuchi ga omoi. 05:10 Kuchi ga katai. 06:02 Kuchi ga warui. 06:48 Kuchi wo dasu. 08:10 Kuchi ni au. 10:11 Kuchi wa wazawai no moto. 11:2…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep80-wa 🌸Topics.[#080] 00:09 Episode #68: The ending particle "Ne" and "Yo." 00:38 Request from a listener. 02:27 Misunderstanding about the ending particle “wa.” 03:15 How to use the feminine “wa.” 05:25 The difference of intonation between feminine “wa” and no-gende…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep79-mahou-no-kotoba 🌸Topics.[#079] 00:09 What The Kanji For ”Humans” Represents. 01:30 Magic Word #1 02:52 Power Of The Words By Bts 04:05 The Opposite: The Not-so-magic Word. 06:00 Magic Word #2 07:31 One Note About #2. 09:02 Magic Word #3 11:05 An Example Of A Conv…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available @ https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep78-kappa 🌸Topics 00:00 Introduction 01:42 Characters and story in the movie 02:55 So, what is Kappa, anyway. 04:03 Green color characters in movies 04:32 Favorite foods of Kappa 05:33 What a name means to Japanese before. 07:45 The similarity of this Kappa movie an…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at:https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep77-kakeru [#077] Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about the 11+ ways to use Kakeru, the highly used Japanese polysemous verb. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 02:25 Usage of kakeru: 1 03:47 Usage of kakeru: 2 04:18 Usage of kakeru: 3 05:17 Usage of kakeru:…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at: [#076] こんにちは!Nihongo SWiTCH is a Japanese podcast by Japanese native educator Iku for intermediate learners. Enjoy Japaneseful Time! 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction about ん 01:27 Showing emotion (1) 02:16 Showing emotion (2) 03:18 Showing emotion (3) 03:42 Why knowing the ん's role makes your life easier. 04:13 Alt…
 
[#075] You can build up the Japanese language reflexes with Iku by shadowing sentences of 80 adjectives. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 01:26 How to. 01:56 I-adjectives: #1-5 03:16 I-adjectives ending with nai.: #6-11 04:51 I-adjectives ending with shii.: #12-22 07:39 I-adjectives ending with yasui and nikui.:#23-24 08:34 Na-adjectives.:#25-46 14:02 a…
 
[#074] Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about what hobbies are popular among Japanese and other common ways to use the word as personal tastes and preferences. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 01:13 Japanese can be your lifetime hobby. 02:30 The first definition of Shumi. 03:04 The Japanese top ten hobbies/pastimes in 1996. 06:00 Any change…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at: https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep73-joudan Laugh out loud! Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about Japanese funny stories and jokes with useful vocabulary around the topics. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 01:20 “Arigato” & “Gomennasai” 02:30 “Moshi-moshi, do you need your mom?” 03:43 Me…
 
🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at: https://nihongoswitch.com/podcast-transcripts/ep72-deru Do you know that there are more than 20+ ways to use "deru"? Iku, a language teacher/native speaker, talks about learning the 12 common ways to use this extremely highly used Japanese intransitive verb. 【Topics】 00:00 Introduction 00:59 Usage of deru: 1 0…
 
[#071] You can build up the Japanese language reflexes with Iku by shadowing conversational sentences. This is a collection of 100+ Japanese verbs you use daily basis. 【Topics】 0:00 Greeting: Building up vocabulary is building up language muscles. 0:41 What is “Doushi”? 1:03 How to shadowing 1:41 #1-11 phrases. [Starting a day] 4:22 #12-21 phrases.…
 
[#070 ]Iku, a native speaker/language teacher, talks about how you can naturally use “Ganbaru,” used very often and widely in Japanese. 【Topics】 0:00 Greeting and definition of Ganbaru. 1:48 When to use “Ganbatte.” 4:46 When to use “Ganbare.” 6:51 When not to use “Ganbatte” or “Ganbare.”(1) 8:27 When not to use “Ganbatte” or “Ganbare.”(2) 9:19 When…
 
[#069] Iku, a native speaker/language teacher, talks about unwelcome comments that irritate people in Japan. 【Topics】 0:00 Greetings 1:30 About body. 2:26 About your look. 5:07 About your love life. 6:28 Please don’t get angry…. 8:55 Comparing past and now. 10:34 Your Japanese is ….. 11:54 Even though you’re not Japanese…. 12:30 Even though you’re …
 
[#068] Iku, a native speaker/ language teacher, talks about the Japanese ending particle "Ne" and "Yo" and the big difference in their nuance using plenty of conversation examples. 【Topics】 0:00 Greetings 2:07 Question: Ne or Yo. 3:01 Japanese ending particle is the soul of the language!? 3:59 The basic idea of Ne. 5:25 Ne (1) 6:11 Ne (2) 6:59 Ne (…
 
[#067] Iku, a native speaker/ language teacher, talks about the Japanese abbreviations from common ones to funny new ones. 【Topics】 0:00 Greeting and what “ryakugo” is. 1:39 Famous names abbreviations. 4:04 Greeting phrases abbreviations. 5:54 Places names abbreviations. 7:45 Quiz: Katakana-words abbreviations. 10:57 Kanji-words abbreviations. 12:0…
 
[#066] Build up your Japanese language muscle with Iku by shadowing 100 Japanese phrases with onomatopoeia. Here, the response speed is important. It's like you inhale and exhale the phrases. 【Topics】 0:00 Greeting and how to shadowing. 0:53 #1-25 phrases. 5:07 #26-50 phrases 9:28 #51-75 phrases 13:41 #76-100 phrases and ending talk. *Music from Ep…
 
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