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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 ...
 
Tristan speaks about HIGH-INTEREST topics in SIMPLER English (for intermediate and pre-intermediate learners). The best way to learn is to listen to as much English as possible which is just ONE level above your level. This way you pick up maximum amounts of new language and pronunciation naturally. Tristan is from England, a native speaker and a qualified English teacher of 10 years. He's taught in five countries - UK, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He has post-graduate qualificatio ...
 
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🌸 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…
 
(Intermediate) Having a HEALTHIER relationship with your smartphone. Link: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com/ 👉 Facebook page (all podcasts): https://www.facebook.com/simpleenglishlistening ▶️ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 Here, I speak in SIMPLE English about HIGH-INTEREST topics. …
 
🌸 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…
 
(Pre-intermediate) Birth of the USA - Civil War - Slavery Transcript and episodes: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com/ 👉 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/simpleenglishlistening ▶️ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 Here, I speak in SIMPLE English about HIGH-INTEREST topics. The bes…
 
🌸 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…
 
My crazy last two weeks and having to suddenly leave my home of Vietnam. Transcript and episodes: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com/ 👉 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/simpleenglishlistening ▶️ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 Here, I speak in SIMPLE English about INTERESTING to…
 
[#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…
 
[#065] Iku, a Japanese teacher, talks about the love and hate relationship between katakana-written words and Japanese people, reversing them to original words and why Japanese incorporate so many foreign words. 【Topics】 Do you love or hate katakana-words? Reverse 4 overused katakana words into the original Japanese words. Why Japanese use so many …
 
[#064] Iku, a Japanese teacher, will demonstrate how to say the ending particle "ka," which changes the whole nuance of a sentence. 【Topics】 So...what are the ending particles, syujoshi? Control the intonation, strength, and length depending on what you mean. The bottom line is only this. And more! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support Iku https://w…
 
(Pre-intermediate) How the USA Began + The WILD WEST Transcript and episodes: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com/ 👉 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/simpleenglishlistening ▶️ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 Here, I speak in SIMPLE English about interesting topics. The best way t…
 
[#063] Japanese language teacher Iku talks about what you can learn from how Ninja skillfully converse. 【Topics】 The day I was a ninja. “Five cars” of ninja talk. Yes, you can talk like a ninja. Everybody else is doing it, too. And more! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support Iku https://www.buymeacoffee.com/IkuYamamoto 🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is avail…
 
[#062]Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about a convenient phrase “shoganai, shouganai, and shikatanai” to improve your Japanese expressions. 【Topics】 The Japanese mind behind "shoganai." Shikataganai VS. Shaanai? Conversation examples with Shoganai. And more! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support Iku https://www.buymeacoffee.co…
 
[#061] Listen and have fun learning how to use the Japanese vocab ”Ki" idioms related to people's personalities and moods by Japanese language teacher Iku's talk. 【Topics】 "Ki" idioms about people's personality. "Ki" idioms about people's mood. Abundant conversation examples And more! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support Iku https://www.buymeacoffe…
 
(Intermediate) Why is sleep so important? Benefits of good sleep? Why keep a journal? Link with transcript: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com/ ▶️ Youtube: Simple English Listening 👉 Facebook page 'Simple English Listening' for all videos and podcasts. #IntermediateEnglish #SimpleEnglishListening #EnglishPodcast #englishstudy #betterslee…
 
[#060] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about the confusing difference between wakaranai and shiranai to improve your Japanese expressions. 【Topics】 Quiz: Wakaranai VS. Shiranai. What is the difference between them, anyway? When you might hurt people's feelings by saying "shiranai." Other casual ways to say Wakaranai and Shira…
 
[#059] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about using "yappari" like native speakers in 4 situations to enrich your expressions. 【Topics】 I knew it! Of course, they are dating. Actually, I want this, not that. I should not have said goodbye to… Yappa VS. Yahari. And more! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support Iku https://www.buym…
 
(Intermediate) Conversation about FESTIVALS and CULTURES around the world! Link with transcript: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com/ 👉 Facebook page 'Simple English Listening' for all videos and podcasts. ▶️ Youtube: Simple English Listening #IntermediateEnglish #SimpleEnglishListening #EnglishPodcast #Holi2021 #Holifun #runningofthebull…
 
[#058] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about the recent survey of Japanese children's dream jobs for you to improve listening and vocabulary skills. 【Topics】 What were your dream jobs when you were small? Japanese kids' dream job top 10 in 2020 Did Covid-19 influence the ranking? And more! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support…
 
[#057] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about Japanese i-adjective slang words to improve your listening and vocabulary skills. 【Topics】 4 New I-adjective Slang Words You See Everywhere. How To Put More Emotion Into The Ordinary I-adjectives. Slang Or Not? Which One I-adjective Might Be On The Exam? And more! *Music from Epide…
 
Watch the video with subs, pics and definitions: https://youtu.be/YUmxn2q-yls Learn about Bitcoin, the technology behind it, new vocab and practice your listening. Podcasts with scripts: simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 Follow + like our Facebook page for upda…
 
[#056] Iku, a native Japanese language teacher, talks about the origin of famous Japanese companies and brand names such as Toyota, Honda, Uniqlo, GU, and Ghibli. 【Topics】 Inside Story Of The Name Of Toyota. Which Japanese Brand Aims At “Freedom Of Fashion”? What’s The Name Of A Company Which Delivers Goods On The Next Day? Hayao Miyazaki At Ghibli…
 
[#055] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about sleep in Japanese to improve your listening and vocabulary skills. 【Topics】 Neru vs. Nemuru. Build your vocabulary power regarding sleep. Must know Onomatopoeias about sleeping. And more! 頭の中の日本語のスイッチを入れて、聞いてね。 Let’s flip "Nihongo SWiTCH '' now! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support…
 
Watch the video with subtitles, pics and definitions: https://youtu.be/GGcXhwjzwmM Learn about my everyday life in Hanoi, Vietnam using 'used to' and 'would'. Podcasts with scripts: simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 Follow + like our Facebook page for updates: …
 
[#054] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, suggests how to say no tactfully to Japanese. 【Topics】 How To Escape From Mom's "Eat, Eat" Attack. Tactful Ways To Say No To Your Japanese Boss. Don't Know Your Schedule Yet? Say This Phrase! Push Sales? Repeat These Three Mantras! And more! 頭の中の日本語のスイッチを入れて、聞いてね。 Let’s flip "Nihongo SWiTCH ''…
 
This man has lived in 9 countries and speaks 5 languages! Meet Frank. Transcripts here: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com. Join us on Sundays. EXCITING topics in simpler English. Please subscribe on your podcast app. 👉 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1 👉 Facebook page for updates: https…
 
[#053] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about the Japanese language, which the Japanese do not know. 【話題 わだい Topics】 日本語教師の裏話(うらばなし)。Inside story of a Japanese teacher. 日本人も逃げ出す文法は?What is the grammar that even Japanese run away from? トイレの数え方---それ、必要?How to count toilet bowls... do you need that? 日本人に宿題をやってもらうと…。If you ask a J…
 
This week, I'll tell you about my move to a new city, positive thinking and the the AMAZING new cave painting discovery in Colombia! Transcripts here: https://simpleenglishlistening.buzzsprout.com Join us every Sunday. EXCITING topics in simpler English. Please subscribe on your podcast app. 👉 Youtube videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC…
 
[#052] Iku, a native Japanese speaker/language teacher, talks about Japanese reactions to ”だいじょうぶ?” 【話題 わだい Topics】 ミイラを取りに行ったら、どうなった? A mummy-hunter ends up as... いろんな人がいるよね。Different strokes for different folks あなたはどのタイプ? Which type are you? 頭の中の日本語のスイッチを入れて、聞いてね。 Let’s flip "Nihongo SWiTCH '' now! *Reference:しいたけ.の12星座占い(2020年) *Music from Epide…
 
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