Easy Japanese 1 – Typical Japanese

Learn Japanese with Easy Japanese: In our first episode of Easy Japanese Mona takes us around Sendai, asking people what’s typical Japanese to them!
***NEW: GLOSSARY***

PRONUNCIATIONS
“wo” becomes “o.”
“wa” is grammatically “ha” , but it pronounces as “wa.”
“iu” usually pronounces as “yu.”

GLOSSARY
Omoiyari: being considerate and thoughtful of the situation and the state of mind of someone other than yourself. The state of having compassion and sympathy toward others.

Omotenashi: Ways in which one welcomes, hosts, and provides service to customers in a heartfelt manner.

Pretty Cure : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Cure

Haikyuu!!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiky%C5%AB!!

Kurobasu: “Kuroko no Basuke” or “Kuroko’s Basketball” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuroko’s_Basketball

Yabai: an expression that indicates possible danger or inconvenience, but it’s also used to describe something that’s great, good, and cool.

Sasame-yuki: very small snowflakes but bigger than powdery snow.

Awa-yuki: snow that is soft as if it’s a bubble. It lies on the ground thin and melts away quickly

Wabi-sabi: the virtue of beauty in Japan. It usually indicates simplicity and tranquility.

Irezumi: tattoo, especially kinds of tattoo worn by Yakuza.

Otaku: Usually an otaku person has nothing better to do with their life so they pass the time by watching anime, playing video games, surfing the internet – otaku is also used to refer to a nerd/hacker/programmer – “urban dictionary”

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Easy Languages is an international video project aiming at supporting people worldwide to learn languages through authentic street interviews. We also use this format to expose our street culture abroad and create a more diverse image of our countries. Episodes are produced in local languages and contain subtitles in both the original language as well as in English.

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Info:
www.easy-languages.org

Host of this episode: Mona Kumagai
Camera and Edit: Lisa Waagd
Transcription and Subtitle Producation: Hideo Adachi
Co-Producer: Hideo Adachi
Special thanks to: Daitetsu Ono & Minori Nakamura

Produced by: Ari-Tv (http://www.ari-tv.jp)

50 Comments

  1. Juitsy 35 years ago on May 25, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    0:30



  2. Shusui on May 25, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    20 years ago, when I got my first English class at school, I said one day I will understand and speak this language so easily that even I will be surprised. I got 8 on ielts academic lately. Now , here I am ,33 years old mother. One day I will speak and read Japanese naturally. I hope it won’t take 20 years this time 🤭



  3. Ekaterina Suprun on May 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    That’s supposed to be an easy one?? Ooops



  4. thant zin on May 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Save Myanmar

    Distinguished kings,I would like to express my sincere condonlences to the people of Burma
    for their unjustified actions against the Burmese
    Military.We will only accept a government led by
    Aung San Suu Kyi, the wining party in the 2020
    election ,as one of our government bodies.We,
    the people of Burma,strongly condemn this act
    by the Burmese Military,Which is now a vicious
    act of seizing the power of our elected people’s
    Government by force of arms.The military must
    Protect the country and its people.As a result of
    this actions by the Burmese military,hatred
    between the people and the military is growing
    day by day.This is a bad omen for the country and
    neither the people nor the military dictator will need it.The Burmese military continues to do whatever it wants.regardless of the interests of the people.Ignorance of the will of the people is an insult to the people by eating public money.It is well
    Known internationally that the people of Burmese have been protesting vigorously with the #Civil disobedience movement since the day the Burmese military took power on Monday,01.02.2021 to this day.#Civil Disobedience,
    Initiated by government institutions such as doctors and nurses, will also have an impact.
    Th success has the effect of shutting down Facebook social media.Unity is a force and as long as there is injustice,our people will speak out against it.Burmese people especially in the international arena,are eagerly protesting in every
    country because of the unjust actions of the
    Burmese military .We the people are expressing our
    will because the unjust coup d’etat of the Burmese
    Military is wrong.I want young people to understand that they are protesting against these
    evils , looking to the future of their future rather
    than their own .As Myanmar is a new country on the path to Democracy.it is up to our people to face all the obstacles that are embarrassing.The Burmese military coup was an act that kicked the
    People on the path to Democracy.Currently,Burma
    Is suffering from covid-19.it condemns the action
    of the Burmese military as a coup d’etat and an
    In humane act.For more than 30 years ,the people of Burma have suffered because of the unjust coup
    d’etat of the Burmese military,So our people no
    Longer want a military dictatorship.We call for the
    Immediate release of all Aung San Suu Kyi and all
    members of the government ,as well as for the freedom of expression of the people of Burma , and
    for the end of the government’s rule in2020.
    Dear international scholars and leader,I would like
    to express my sincere condolences to the people
    of Burma for their support to the cause of Democracy I’m Burma.

    #Credit Thant

    We want you to help each other by sharing.
    Thank you so much.

    #Civil disobedience

    #we want Democracy

    #Stay at home movement

    #Reject military.



  5. You on May 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm


  6. Omex Channel on May 25, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    I am a Filipino and teaching English to Japanese professionals. This channel is very helpful to my job. I am a very big fan of Japan that’s why I started collecting some Japanese staffs. And i decided to create my channel(beginner) to show how much i appreciate their food nature and stories.



  7. Ruediger Oehlmann on May 25, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    For a first encounter with Japanese, this is completely over the top. Please looks at "Easy Russian". There a beginner can follow. Your inter view style and the speed is appropriate for a more advanced student. Great idea but poorly executed. Maybe you need a Easy Japanese 0 series.



  8. Laya ydr on May 25, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    i recently started learning Japanese lol



  9. ぶくがんぶ on May 25, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    仙台の人ってこんなに標準語なんだ
    インタビュー受けてるからかもしれないけど



  10. Pejuang Subuh on May 25, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Wow so fast



  11. Teddy on May 25, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I understand nothing but i loved watching this 😍😘 love from india



  12. Garrett Wise on May 25, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Yang sayang aku like yang cinta allah coment



  13. Yukari on May 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    アメリカから日本ありがとう!素晴らしい言語。



  14. NORAMI MOG on May 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    International space border need our future for security of Earth 🌎



  15. You on May 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm


  16. 子豪 on May 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I am happy I can understand 80% of this after four months of learning!



  17. attilakreisz on May 25, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    いつも優しくて笑っている人々だ。



  18. hacid on May 25, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Years ago i was chinese. Now im a naturalized japanese



  19. 20thCB on May 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    What’s so great about Japan? Fish.



  20. 林一 on May 25, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    正在努力学习日语,希望我可以坚持🥺



  21. 最後までチョコたっぷり on May 25, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    リポーターさんちょっと下手w
    赤い服のおばさん好きやわ!w



  22. mauri man on May 25, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome 👏 _ liked 👍 _ & subscribed ✅



  23. 卵亜風炉 on May 25, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    プリキュアアアアア



  24. djent communion on May 25, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    The girl who mentioned "Haikyuu" ….the best



  25. JP Laurent on May 25, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Holy shit they actually look like anime characters



  26. Hung Super on May 25, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    More like Advanced Japanese… But anyway, great channel and videos. Helped me a lot though i still can’t even fully get it.



  27. 下記 on May 25, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    全然簡単じゃなくて草



  28. Edson on May 25, 2021 at 9:23 pm


  29. Frazix Solo on May 25, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    わびさびのようなことをどうやって言うことができますか



  30. Taha & on May 25, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    oniçiva oniçiva



  31. Icenbryse on May 25, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    If i had to describe this language id say it was crisp and beautiful. The way every word has distinct pronunciation and a nice flow to it. Sounds so cool, I’m starting to learn and look forward to being able to one day speak it fluently!



  32. day dawnn on May 25, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    i don’t know why it’s called "easy japanese" 😵 i had a really difficult time catching up



  33. Omkar Bhatkar on May 25, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Started learning japanese today. Day1. What better motivation than watching this video..😀😀



  34. Denosaur on May 25, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Imagined if we had subtitles that displayed over our chest so people could understand you.



  35. Josel De Leon on May 25, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    it says easy japanese, but native speakers talk really fast it’s so hard to follow hahaha



  36. Mohamad Alkadi on May 25, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Old people: manners
    Young people: Anime 😔



  37. Toreshowanddero 123 on May 25, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    0:38 魚だったらやっぱりねwww



  38. GHETTO IVever on May 25, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    1:24 lol the guy’s wearing a mask, thought it was shot recently, but saw "6 years ago" below the video



  39. reina on May 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    someone pls teach me😔✊🏻



  40. moai yes on May 25, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Normal Japanese すねえ



  41. 风吼Yaffet on May 25, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    This helped



  42. mikie_ zodiac on May 25, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    をwてぃしっそへlpふぃのwぇあrねdじゃぱねせ!



  43. Rong Chơi Nhật Bản on May 25, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    ベトナムごがあったらよくなるですけと。



  44. 巴跃康 on May 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Y’all I totally forgot about this channel. I think I watched this even before I started my otaku journey skfjks



  45. EMILIA-TAN on May 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Omg that reporter is so waifu.



  46. Santiago 5to 2da Franco on May 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru



  47. Duc Huu Duc on May 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Very good. Thank you very much



  48. ARIS MKT on May 25, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I’m Japanese.this is no easy Japanese.it’s very difficult.



  49. alf0rrana on May 25, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I’m always surprised, when asking about Anime, nobody ever talks about 攻殻機動隊 (Ghost in the Shell). I think is the best Anime ever made. More than 20 years later… its still so cool, yet accurate to this day.



  50. MJ NYC on May 25, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    In many a YouTube video in the Japanese language, I hear the term sounding like ess-keh-doh. What does it mean?