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How To Impress Your Friends With Spoken Japanese Even If You're A Total Beginner

By Rippasama

Yes, you really can speak Japanese
if you have 10 minutes to spare each day.

The idea of course is to have a well
planned out learning system that only
requires you to set aside 10 minutes
each day for learning Japanese.

The key to learning Japanese
is really quite simple. If I were
to summarize it, it would be....

L.A.R. (Learn, Apply and Repeat)

One of the biggest mistakes
most beginner Japanese learners
face is to Apply and Repeat what
they had studied before.

What's the point of learning new
phrases and vocabularies only
to forget about them later?
It's pointless right?

Imagine that you're learning a
list of 20 new Japanese words.
Without apply and repeating
that list of 20 Japanese words,
your chances of retaining them
would be around a mere 10 percent.

In other words, that's only 2 words.
Without applying and repeating
that word list, you continue
to learn more new words. Again,
everytime you learn a new list,
you're only able to remember
2 words. But that's not all...

The more Japanese words
you learn, the more confused
and harder you will find Japanese is.
Indeed, you will start realizing
that even if you kinda know what's
the meaning of that Japanese
word, you have no idea how to use it.

That's why the Apply and Repeat
part play such a vital role in
learning Japanese effectively.

Forcing yourself unnaturally and
unwillingly to memorize Japanese
words can only do you more harm
in the long run. Learning Japanese
without a proper plan is like
shooting an arrow without a target
in mind.

If you're an absolute Japanese
beginner who want to impress your
friends with spoken Japanese, here are
3 simple Japanese words or phrases
that you can use on your friends
to impress them.

Konnichiwa (pronounced as Kone niche jee waa).
This is something similar to "Hi" and "Hello". You
can say this to your friend whenever you meet him.
Just think of it as a form of greeting.

Sumimasen (pronounced as Sue mee maa cent).
This is the equivalent of "I'm sorry" or "my apology".
So the next time you're late on a date or a meeting,
just say sumimasen.

Sugoi (pronounced as Sue go it - without the t).
Sugoi means cool, excellent or awesome. When
you want to give someone a compliment, try
saying sugoi!

When you meet someone - say "Konnichiwa!"
When you hurt someone - say "Sumimasen!"
When someone kiss you - say "Sugoi!"

Can you see the beauty behind the
simple but powerful L.A.R. system?
Learn, Apply and Repeat!

The more you learn, you more you need
to apply and repeat. The more you reinforce
what you've learned (by applying and repetition),
the better your Japanese will be. The
secret key to learning Japanese is to have
a simple and workable plan that you must
consistently stick to it no matter what.

By applying the L.A.R. system,
there's simply no reason why
you can't remember and master those 3
Japanese words, "Konnichiwa", "Sumimasen",
and "Sugoi" easily, today!


Rippasama is the author of "The Quick and Easy
Formula For Learning & Understanding
Normal Japanese Conversation
in Less Than A Week", a free online
report available for a limited time at

Copyright 2006-2007 - Rippasama. You are free to
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the author's name is retained and the link to our site
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