The Tofugu Podcast: Japan and Japanese Language

By Tofugu

For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.

  1. 1.
    彼・彼女: The Japanese Words for "He" and "She" That We Don't Really Use
    44:44
  2. 2.
    もったいない: Learn About "Mottainai" Because It's Mottainai If You Don't
    54:12
  3. 3.
    んだ and んです — What the Heck Is the ん?!
    28:36
  4. 4.
    に VS で: Which Particle To Use For Locations?
    40:02
  5. 5.
    Second-Person Pronouns: お前
    26:31
  6. 6.
    Second-Person Pronouns: 君
    28:19
  7. 7.
    Second-Person Pronouns: あなた
    34:06
  8. 8.
    What Should I Call "You"? Part 4: Other Tricks
    42:03
  1. 9.
    What Should I Call "You"? Part 3: Using Family Roles/Social Roles
    51:19
  2. 10.
    What Should I Call "You"? Part 2: Using Names
    28:14
  3. 11.
    What Should I Call "You"? Part 1: Zero Pronoun
    26:06
  4. 12.
    よ VS ね — Two Particles with Lots of Attitude
    43:56
  5. 13.
    さすが — Actually, It Isn't *Always* A Compliment
    38:02
  6. 14.
    さすが — The Best Compliment You Can Get in Japanese
    47:57
  7. 15.
    思う VS 考える — Two Kinds of "Thinking"
    51:44
  8. 16.
    Making Sense of な-adjectives and の-adjectives
    51:49
  9. 17.
    Senpai: The Japanese Word You Look up To
    1:02:16
  10. 18.
    The Meaning of Sensei: More Than Just "Teacher"
    1:04:32
  11. 19.
    だ and です: Part II
    45:44
  12. 20.
    だ and です: Part I
    46:13
  13. 21.
    First-Person Pronouns: When Female Speakers Use 僕 or 俺
    1:00:37
  14. 22.
    First-Person Pronouns: Using Your Own Name
    53:14
  15. 23.
    First-Person Pronouns: 俺 (おれ)
    20:56
  16. 24.
    First Person Pronoun: 僕 (ぼく)
    25:58
  17. 25.
    First Person Pronoun: うち
    14:09
  18. 26.
    First Person Pronoun: 私 (わたし/わたくし/あたし)
    34:35
  19. 27.
    How to Counter Anything
    1:13:35
  20. 28.
    How to Count Living Things (and Monsters, and Robots) in Japanese
    52:51
  21. 29.
    Ganbaru: Do Your Best to Listen to This Podcast
    49:23
  22. 30.
    Becoming Famous in Japan - An Interview with Big in Japan
    1:07:27
  23. 31.
    How to Use ~san, ~kun, ~sama, and All the Other Japanese Honorific Name Enders
    1:03:38
  24. 32.
    Rendaku: Why it's HITOBITO and not HITOHITO
    1:18:43
  25. 33.
    Counting in Japanese with Your Karate Teacher Sensei Jeff
    1:03:17
  26. 34.
    Japanese Whisky (ft. Brian Ashcraft)
    50:45
  27. 35.
    O Genki Desu Ka?
    1:08:01
  28. 36.
    ちょっと, a Little Word That Means a Lot
    1:01:37
  29. 37.
    Ways to Improve Your Japanese Pronunciation
    1:10:34
  30. 38.
    Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs
    1:26:01
  31. 39.
    Podcast Updates! New Season and Secret Guests!
    7:30
  32. 40.
    How to Lead a Group of Friends Around Japan
    1:10:52
  33. 41.
    White Day, Japan's Sequel to Valentine's Day
    48:19
  34. 42.
    Stories from Translating Final Fantasy X feat. Alex O. Smith
    1:27:43
  35. 43.
    How to Make Friends in Japan
    57:29
  36. 44.
    The Absolute BEST Japanese Learning Resources from 2017
    1:47:21
  37. 45.
    How to Get a Job at a Japanese Video Game Company feat. Ben Judd
    1:27:31
  38. 46.
    Tips on Passing the JET Program Interview
    1:10:55
  39. 47.
    Answering Your Own Questions About Japanese
    1:00:07
  40. 48.
    The Challenge of Bringing Japanese Rock to America feat. Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls
    1:07:41
  41. 49.
    Learning Japanese and Secret Ways to Visit Japan: Advice from Loretta "Kemushichan"
    1:11:49
  42. 50.
    How to Learn Japanese with Anime (And Why Maybe You Shouldn't)
    1:00:11

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