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Learn Japanese Through Music: 7 Fun Songs to Sing at Karaoke

Learn Japanese Through Music: 7 Fun Songs to Sing at Karaoke

Karaoke is a fun activity in any language, but believe it or not, singing karaoke is also a great way to improve your Japanese-language skills. Karaoke, as we know it, actually started in Kobe City, Japan. The word 'karaoke' is a combination of the words kara (from karappo, which means 'empty') and oke (from okesutura, which means 'orchestra'). You may not have realized that you can learn Japanese through music, but karaoke is one of the best ways to practice vocabulary and pronunciati … Read More

Learn Japanese Through Music: 7 Fun Songs to Sing at Karaoke
Karaoke is a fun activity in any language, but believe it or not, singing karaoke is also a great way to improve your Japanese-language skills. Karaoke, as we know it, actually started in Kobe City, Japan. The word 'karaoke' is a combination of the words kara (from karappo, which means 'empty') and oke (from okesutura, which means 'orchestra'). You may not have realized that you can learn Japanese through music, but karaoke is one of the best ways to practice vocabulary and pronunciati
5 Simple Rules For Japanese Pronunciation
Japanese pronunciation can be difficult for beginners, but these tips from Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. can help you understand some of the basic rules. My mother is Japanese, my father is American, and both of them are bilingual. As such, I grew up bilingual and became aware of accents at an early age. I could hear who had trouble with what, and as I started studying languages and diction, I began to understand why. Whether or not you speak Japanese, there are some quick adjustment
Practice Makes Perfect: German Grammar Exercises for Beginners
Are you a beginner German student? Practicing your grammar skills is important to your ongoing success. Teacher Noel S. shares some German grammar exercises you can use to help refine your skills... After you've spent some time learning words for various people, places, and things, naturally you'll want to put those new words into action. While you're eager to gain command over new grammar skills, it's best to start with the basics. Every language has different variables that need to be mem
6 Tools to Learn Spanish (& Other Languages) During Your Commute
Your commute to and from work or school is the perfect time to brush up on your Spanish -- or any other language you're studying! Here, New York, NY tutor Lauren P. shares six tools to help... Are you new to learning Spanish or want to brush up on what you've learned already, but can¬ít seem to find the time to practice or study? Stop using that as an excuse! Use these six tools to learn Spanish in the car or on public transportation during your commute. (Plus, each of these tips also works f
7 Simple Ways to Study Japanese
Lots of people are interested in learning Japanese, but they quickly discover that Japanese is not a simple language. With hard work and the right study habits, learning the language can be fun and rewarding. Here are seven easy ways to study Japanese from language teacher Elaina R... When you're learning a new language, it's important to start small and slowly build on what you're learning in your classes or lessons. Consistent study time and practice will help to reinforce both the writ

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