にほんごのたね Nihongo no Tane with Yumi
Nihongo to Tane 57 怖い話 Scary Stories | Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 57 怖い話 Scary Stories | Japanese Immersion

October 17, 2021

It's October and Yumi turns her attention to scary movies and tales.

BTW, she mentions Lafcadio Hearn's Kwaidan. We have a series of videos of the English tales here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vUvc7DQX4o&list=PLJNhDugUSaWe4EGlYf8rZnXA5tgog2ZTG

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怖い話 Scary Stories

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Nihongo to Tane 56 箸 Chopsticks | Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 56 箸 Chopsticks | Japanese Immersion

October 10, 2021

Yumi continues her discussion on food. This time, it's all about chopsticks. Chopsticks can be used with all types of food unlike forks or spoons which are made for certain types only. Then, she tells us of surprising studies regarding the use of chopsticks.

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箸 Chopsticks

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Nihongo to Tane 55 パンがきらい I don‘t like bread | Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 55 パンがきらい I don‘t like bread | Japanese Immersion

October 3, 2021

Every culture has its staple foods. In Japan, the main staple is rice. In the US, maybe it is bread or at least wheat products. Yumi isn't a huge fan. Do you like bread?

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パンがきらい I don't like bread

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Nihongo to Tane 54: キャンプ camp | Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 54: キャンプ camp | Japanese Immersion

September 26, 2021

Do you like to go camping? When Yumi was young, she loved going camping with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed the campfires, the outdoor cooking, and having fun with friends. But now… Well, let's just say she prefers to not encounter bugs in the wild (or anywhere else).

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キャンプ camp

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Nihongo to Tane 53: 手 hand| Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 53: 手 hand| Japanese Immersion

September 19, 2021

What do one's hands reveal about who you are and how hard you work? Yumi explores this thought after videoing her own hands playing the piano.

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習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing

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Nihongo to Tane 52: 習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing| Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 52: 習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing| Japanese Immersion

September 5, 2021

Rather than trying to intellectually understand something, first try doing it. Eventually, your mind will catch up with your body. That's the idea behind the Japanese saying, 「習うより慣れろ」 (narau yori nareru).

In today's podcast, Yumi explains her thoughts on this subject.

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習うより慣れろ Learn best by doing

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Nihongo to Tane 51: セミ Cicadas| Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 51: セミ Cicadas| Japanese Immersion

August 29, 2021

Noisy and seemingly everywhere, the Japanese semi are a big part of Japanese culture. Listen as Yumi explains how semi act as a kind of clock, and how the Japanese love nature.

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セミ Cicadas

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Nihongo to Tane 50: 台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention| Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 50: 台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention| Japanese Immersion

August 22, 2021

Listen as Yumi compares her experience in Japan and in Florida regarding hurricanes and typhoons.

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台風 Typhoons and Disaster Prevention

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Nihongo to Tane 49: 質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention | Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 49: 質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention | Japanese Immersion

August 15, 2021

質実剛健 shitsu jitsu gouken: 質実 shitsu jitsu (simplicity; plainness) + 剛健 gouken (vigor; sturdiness) – to do things sincerely with fortitude and vigor but not pretention.

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質実剛健 to do things earnestly without pretention

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Nihongo to Tane 48: カラオケ Karaoke | Japanese Immersion

Nihongo to Tane 48: カラオケ Karaoke | Japanese Immersion

August 8, 2021

Have you ever done karaoke? Listen as Yumi explains the proper way to enjoy karaoke in Japan.

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カラオケ Karaoke

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