にほんごのたね Nihongo no Tane with Yumi
Nihongo no Tane 69 映画と我慢 Movies and Self-Restraint | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo no Tane 69 映画と我慢 Movies and Self-Restraint | Japanese Immersion podcast

January 16, 2022

Yumi went to the movies for the first time in a long time. This event made her think about how different cultures react to stimuli. This leads to a discussion on 我慢 (gaman, perseverance, endurance, bearing something) which is a very Japanese thing to do.

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Nihongo no Tane 68 新年の抱負New Year’s Resolution | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo no Tane 68 新年の抱負New Year’s Resolution | Japanese Immersion podcast

January 9, 2022

Yumi thinks back on her New Year's resolution (新年の抱負 shinnen no houfu) from last year. She kept at it admirably… for exactly one day. This year, she shares advice she heard that might make keeping resolutions better. Just keep moving forward. One step at a time. One kanji or vocabulary word at a time.

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Nihongo no Tane 67 あけましておめでとうございます Happy New Year! | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo no Tane 67 あけましておめでとうございます Happy New Year! | Japanese Immersion podcast

January 2, 2022

あけましておめでとうございます! Yumi wanted to give a short New Year's message instead of her normal, longer talks.

We deeply appreciate every one of our listeners. 日本語(にほんご)の種(たね)を今年(ことし)もどうぞよろしくお願(ねが)い申(もう)し上(あ)げます。Please continue listening this year also.

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あけましておめでとうございます Happy New Year!

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Nihongo no Tane 66 パーティーパーティー Party! Party! | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo no Tane 66 パーティーパーティー Party! Party! | Japanese Immersion podcast

December 26, 2021

Party! Party! Recently, Yumi has gone to many parties. One party after another. In the US, many people hold parties and get-togethers at their house. In Japan, restaurants and karaoke boxes are more common.

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パーティーパーティー Party! Party!

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Nihongo to Tane 65 文化の違い Cultural Differences | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo to Tane 65 文化の違い Cultural Differences | Japanese Immersion podcast

December 20, 2021

America is called the melting pot. You can met people from all sorts of places and experience many different cultures. Yumi thinks on her experiences and how they are similar or dissimilar to Japanese culture.

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文化の違い Cultural Differences

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Nihongo to Tane 64 水族館 Aquarium | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo to Tane 64 水族館 Aquarium | Japanese Immersion podcast

December 5, 2021

Recently, Yumi took her family to see Atlanta's large aquarium. While normally very ケチ (cheap), on vacation, she enjoys spending money. Listen as she talks about her trip and future plans for traveling.

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水族館 Aquarium

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Nihongo to Tane 63 着物その② Kimono Part 2 | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo to Tane 63 着物その② Kimono Part 2 | Japanese Immersion podcast

November 29, 2021

Yumi went to that mystery dinner she mentioned a few episodes ago. Her part was a geisha and she went wearing a kimono.

 

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着物その② Kimono Part 2

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Nihongo to Tane 62 アップルパイ Apple Pie | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo to Tane 62 アップルパイ Apple Pie | Japanese Immersion podcast

November 21, 2021

What to do with wrinkled apples that no one wants to eat? Make dessert with it! Yumi didn't want to throw out the old apples so she searched for an easy but delicious recipe for apple pie. Which country has the easiest recipes do you think?

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アップルパイ Apple Pie

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Nihongo to Tane 61 寒さ Coldness | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo to Tane 61 寒さ Coldness | Japanese Immersion podcast

November 15, 2021

When it is a little cold, Yumi bundles up. She is pretty sensitive to the cold. But she has noticed other people both in America and elsewhere face the cold differently.

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寒さ Coldness

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Nihongo to Tane 60 飛行機 Airplanes | Japanese Immersion podcast

Nihongo to Tane 60 飛行機 Airplanes | Japanese Immersion podcast

November 7, 2021

Are you scared of flying? Would an hour flight be less scary than a twenty-hour flight? Yumi is ready to go back to Japan after several years of not being able to visit. But some people have a fear of flying. Listen as Yumi talks about this.

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飛行機 Airplanes

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