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Aisatsu no uta desu. This is a song about greetings. It begins in the morning with ‘ohayou gozaimasu’ and continues through the day until ‘oyasumi nasai’, which means good night.

Here is a sing along sheet and a translation. (Don’t worry about the grammar, I’ll teach it to you soon):

Sing-Along Sheet

A I u e o – Oyahou

Ka ki ku ke- Konnichi wa

Genki ni aisatsu shitemiyou!

Asa okitara- ohayou gozaimasu!

Onaka pekopeko- Itadakimasu!

Onaka ippai- Gochisousama

Genki ni gakkou- Ittekimasu

Tomodachi Ippai- Konnichiwa

Shukudai wasurete- Gomen nasai

Keshigomu karate- Arigatou

Mata asoboune- Sayounara

Ouchi ni tsuitara- tadaima

Papa no omukae- Okaeri nasai

Omiyage moratte- Arigatou

Ashita asobuzo- Otasumi nasai

A I u e- ohayou

Ka ki ku ke- konban wa

Genki ni aisatsu tanoshii ne


Translation

A I u e- good morning

Ka ki ku ke- Good Afternoon

Let’s do some basic greetings.

When you wake up in the morning- good morning!

When your stomach is dented (hungry)- let’s eat

When your stomach is full- That was a good meal

When you head off to school- I’ll be back soon

When you find your good friends- Good afternoon/Hello

When you forget your homework- I’m sorry

When you have to borrow an eraser- thank you

When you will see your friends later- Goodbye

When you arrive at your home- I’m back

When your papa greets you- Welcome back

When you receive a present- Thank you

When you will play tomorrow- Good night!

A I u e- good morning

Ka ki ku ke- good evening

Basic greetings are fun aren’t they?

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Back to the alphabet. Today, I’ll add sagyo, tagyo, gagyo, and zagyo.

SAGYO and TAGYO

It still uses ‘insert letter here’ de hajimeru kotoba.

GAGYO and ZAGYO

You’ll realize that this is kagyo and sagyo symbols with a ” next to them. The ” merely changes the sound of the symbol. The symbol itself only carries the extra “, but is otherwise unchanged. I’ll list the change in sounds:

k-g

s-z

t-d

n- no change

h- changes into b with a ” and into p with a degree looking symbol

m- no change

y- no change

r- no change

This is a very good hiragana sheet that lists the hiragana, they’re changes and their combinations. A combination is when you get a hiragana sound and add a small ya, yu, or yo to the ends. The sound is still on syllable, but has a different,well, sound.

Example;

ki-yo= kyo (no pronounced ki-yo, because it is on syllable)

ki-ya= kya

etc..

that is the Hiragana Chart.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRvhEjo7FcU

(^ youtube Whole Hiragana Song)

Sing along sheet (1)

Sing along sheet for second video

(how to use Sing along sheets: read downwards from right to left.

Example: A de hajimeru kotoba; “a’ is the letter being studied “de” is a particle informing you that ‘a’ will be studied. “hajimeru” means to begin. “kotoba’ means language/dialect/word. so A de hajimeru kotoba means study the part of the language A or, more precisley, lets study words that begin with A)

Hiragana worksheet (1)

Hiragana Worksheet for second video

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http://www.learn-japanese.info/colors.html (colors)

http://www.learn-japanese.info/weekdays.html (days of the week)

http://www.learn-japanese.info/katakana.html (<- Katakana chart)

http://www.learn-japanese.info/writing/writing_aiueo.html ( learning to write Hiragana from A i u e o)

http://www.learn-japanese.info/writing/kwriting_aiueo.html (Learning to write Katakana)

Introduction

My name is Amalia. I am a student of the Japanese language.  I’m tutoring about 5 people wight now. This website is designed to provide links and materials to help them along. An to communicate when they refuse to answer their phones