April 3, 2013 Leave a comment
iPhone / iPad Apps, Kindle eBooks, paperbacks, and MP3 Downloads
July 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Please check out the Japanese lesson page here. (Free, of course!)
And if you have an iPhone or iPad (or both), check out the Learn Japanese Idioms app from which this was taken.
Or if you don’t have an iPhone (Android version coming soon!), we also have it packaged as a PDF and MP3 download here.
June 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Introducing a new line of products at TheJapanShop.com. We will be producing a number of audio only products that are designed to be useful without the need of any written material. We will, however, include a PDF of the transcript and more detailed grammatical explanations.
Both of these products have been around for a while, but I’m excited to announce we are now including MP3s that can be burned to a CD or added to a playlist. These specially prepared audio files (weeks worth of dedicated work!) were designed so the listener wouldn’t need to be viewing a PDF or Kindle ebook to learn. This is especially good for commuters, joggers, or just something to listen to as you go to bed at night.
But we are still including the PDF, Kindle ebook, and Nook ebook files too! And Get all these for half price. (until Sunday)
Just for perspective, we are selling The Meetings and Greetings product on Amazon MP3 for $8.99 and that does not include the PDFs or ebook formats–if you bought it through Amazon, however, contact me for the other stuff!
* NOTE: If you bought either of these products at any time in the past for more than .99, email clay for a free download. Past free promotions do not apply–sorry, but we have put A LOT of effort into this!
1) Eight Dialogues involving going to, eating at, and enjoying a restaurant in Japanese
Please click here to learn more and view sample pages.
May 28, 2012 Leave a comment
This is just one of the hundreds of idioms covered in our Japanese Idioms iPhone app or one of the hundred-and-one idioms in our Instant Download Pack (for PCs & Macs with PDFs and MP3s)
Click here to see all the vocabulary as well as the grammar described at TheJapanesePage.com. There’s audio there too!
May 16, 2012 Leave a comment
See the full webpage for more information about this dialogue: http://thejapanesepage.com/dialogues
hajimemashite, maiku to moushimasu.
Hello, I’m Mike.
hajimemashite, yumi desu.
Nice to meet you. I’m Yumi.
douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Nice to meet you.
doko kara kimashita ka?
Where are you from?
amerika no doko desu ka?
Where in America?
furorida shuu desu.
furorida wa atsui deshou.
Florida is hot, isn’t it?
hai, atsui desu.
Yes, it is hot.
yumi san no shusshin wa doko desu ka?
Where are you (Yumi) from?
boku wa toukyou ga suki desu.
I like Tokyo.
sou desu ka? a, watashi wa sorosoro shigoto ni ikanakucha.
Really? Oh, I have to go to work soon.
sore jaa, mata.
Well then, see you later.
Learn vocabulary naturally and in context. Understand how Japanese sentences are constructed with this app designed to break down complex sentences into easy to understand parts.
The app includes five lessons absolutely free (60+ sound files). Each line adds a single word until the sentence is completed. This way you can see exactly how Japanese sentences are constructed from the ground up. Tap any line to hear it spoken. Press the information icon on the line to get a list of vocabulary words found in that line plus any grammatical or cultural notes. Tap “View Vocabulary” to get a full list of all the vocabulary found in that particular sentence lesson. Tap the play button to hear each line read in order with or without space for repetition.
Adjust the font size, whether to show romaji and / or English by default and set to pause between lines for repetition.
Provided for in-app purchasing are packs of 20 sentence lessons each. Topics covered include: Asking Directions, Famous Haiku, Useful Conversational Phrases, Famous Quotes, and Classic Movie Quotes. Coming soon! Kansai Dialect.
OVER 450 Audio files!
(150+ words in THREE languages)
ENGLISH + SPANISH + JAPANESE = Language learning fun!
Over 150 vocabulary words hand picked for your toddler–each with an English, Spanish, and Japanese sound file. Your toddler won’t just see a pretty picture, but he or she will hear it in English, Spanish, Japanese, all languages, or none at all!
Your child chooses from one of six picture and color coded categories. The first flashcard appears and automatically speaks the word in the language you choose (default is English).
We designed this to be as simple and intuitive as possible. Hand it to your toddler (may want to put your iPhone on Airplane mode!) and let Toddler Vocabulary entertain (and teach) while you read that new summer novel.
The six categories are:
2) Food & Drink
4) Numbers (1-25)
6) Around the House objects
Parents! Do you want to expose your child to Spanish or Japanese? This app contains over 450 sound files covering 150+ words in three languages. AND it is LESS than a dollar!! (Ok, a penny less, but…)
1) Auto play the word in English, Spanish, or Japanese.
2) Have all three languages play automatically or none at all (silent mode).
3) Choose to have the words in each category display Randomly (default) or Alphabetical (numbers go from 1-25 when set “Alphabetical”).
4) Your settings are saved when the app closes.
Are you a student of the martial arts but are puzzled by some of the Japanese terminology? Are you interested in karate, Japanese culture, or the Japanese language? Do you have children taking karate?
Never studied Japanese? No problem! This app was made for you.
ALL vocabulary words have AUDIO recorded by a Native Speaker of Japanese!
This Karate Vocabulary app contains over 300 words (double since our launch) often heard during karate classes–all with audio by a native Japanese speaker.
* VOCAB – 300+ useful karate / martial arts related terms – more to come with future (free) updates
* AUDIO – All with crystal clear audio for correct (Japanese) pronunciation
* ROMAJI – Romaji (Japanese pronunciation written with the alphabet) along with the Japanese is given
* NOTES -Most entries have cultural or linguistic notes
* FLASHCARDS -Flashcard function for testing your memory–audio is just a tap away
* QUIZ -Take the Quiz: Listen to the speaker say the word then choose the English to match it
* iPad Support – Now a universal app. Run it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch for no extra charge
* Added new Category: Days, Months, and Seasons
* Many new Settings: Show/Hide Romaji; Auto play sound; Auto read (change to next card); set how to display random and search result pages (flashcard or study card)
* Quickly add to favorites from category lists or from individual card pages
* Improved search engine
“This app is great for anyone who wants to learn Japanese.”
Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame?
Even VERY Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended. If you can’t read hiragana yet, romaji and extensive notes are provided.
An idiom is a phrase which means something different than what it says literally. Learning common Japanese idioms will help you in everyday conversation, reading books, and watching Japanese TV or movies. (and yes, anime too!)
In this app, you will learn 101 of the most common idioms found in everyday Japanese. We have carefully selected only the most useful idioms and organized them into logical categories for maximum benefit.
Every idiom has a sound for the idiom, an example sentence, and a practice sound with space for repetition.
Study in THREE different ways:
1) Study Pages: See all data for the idiom on one convenient, scrollable page. Tap the idiom to hear it spoken, see the romaji and English definitions, read the comments and etymology, and read & listen to the example sentence to see how the idiom is used in real Japanese. In addition to hearing just the idiom and example sentence, it also has a sound file that leaves a space for repetition, a slowed-down version, the example sentence, and the English too.
2) Flash cards: Select one of the eight categories; choose to display the Japanese or the English on the front of the flashcard; flip the card to see the meaning and notes; and tap the sound icon to hear it spoken. You can also practice the example sentences in the Flash card section.
As with any of our other apps (search “Japanese Phrases”), if you have ANY questions, problems, or suggestions we would LOVE to hear from you! Please see our support site (http://thejapanesepage.com/iphone) for our phone and email contact information.
DOUMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU!
–Tweaked the UI slightly (centered the quiz question and changed the awful blue color in the phrase list screens)
–If you have an older iOS, you may not want to install this update. I believe it will only work with the newer 4.x versions.