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Survival Kit
BasicsBasics
38 words/phrases to learn
Vocab: Numbers 1-10
BasicsBasics
13 words/phrases to learn
Vocab: Days
BasicsBasics
14 words/phrases to learn

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Survival Kit

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Vocab: Pronouns

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Vocab: Body Parts 2

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Useful Expressions

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Measuring Things

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Useful Phrases

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Days of the Month

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Times of Day

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Time & Duration

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Furniture

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Lost & Found

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Numbers & Years

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The Seasons

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Days & Birthdays

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I'm on the Bus

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Most Difficult Pronunciation

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Same Reading, Different Kanji

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When to Write 'Zu' vs 'Du'

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Difference Between Idioms

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Job Interview Practice

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How to Read Kanji 生

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Difficult Mae for Foreigners

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Pain Expression to Master

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Kanji 生, Foreigners Despair

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Confused Japanese Sensei

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Onomatopoeia JLPT N1

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When Asking for Directions

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3 Japanese Proverbs

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Animal Sounds in Japanese

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Japanese onomatopoeia for foodies

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Japanese onomatopoeia 2

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5 Common Onomatopoeia in Japanese

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Japanese onomatopoeia of Food

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Japanese Onomatopoeia 1

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Onomatopoeia - Fuwafuwa

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Two ways to use "yabai"

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"he" & "hē"

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How to write "furaido poteto"

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A bit

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May I sit here?

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No!

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Greetings during the day

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More!

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Where is it?

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How much is it?

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"ko" & "go"

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"ha" & "ba"

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You are great!

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An embarrassing moment 1

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An embarrassing moment 2

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You're welcome

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How are you doing

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No, thank you

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Wifi password

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Basic Katakana

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Basic Katakana 2

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Basic Katakana 3

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