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Sorry guys, work, family and stuff, you know. I am planning on uploading the next one in June.

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@Sara I added annotations at 2:38

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Added more Polish translations:
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/polish/
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Przewodnik po gramatyce języka japońskiego. Podsumowanie. Ta strona tłumaczy japońską gramatykę krok po kroku, w systematyczny sposób. Jest ona udostępniona na licencji Creative Commons. Została stworzona jako pomoc dla tych, którzy chcą nauczyć się gramatyki japońskiej w rozsądny, intuicyjny i ...
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Share your own tips, hobbies, or what you've gained by learning Japanese!
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When I decided to get serious about studying Japanese about two summers back, I felt strongly about immersion being a crucial piece. Nowadays I nearly always have Japanese TV on when I'm home (the most recent episode of AKB48 Show! is paused while I type this)...partly for the practice, partly just because I've become kind of an idol otaku. (^ ^;) Japanese TV's tendency to subtitle extensively makes it particularly instructive, since you often hear the words and see the kanji at the same time.
I don't do much to specifically learn new kanji (as I'm not really interested in learning to write them, so long as I can recognize them while typing), so anything that helps me gradually absorb them is nice. (I use Rikaikun for reading them online.) But I recently starting reading Heisig...basically for "guided inspection" of the kanji. It's been pretty helpful in helping me see the components, which makes unfamiliar kanji seem a lot less like a jumble of strokes. Originally I wanted some kind of 'kanji by radicals' approach to breaking them down, but I didn't find a better book before I started reading Heisig, and since then I've just kinda rolled with it, even if his approach kinda bugs me.
Every so often, I get out the various grammar notes I've taken over the years and remind myself of constructs I've probably never used (like passive-causative) then hope I hear them on TV or in song lyrics or something, since nothing seems to solidify a piece of grammar like hearing it in context and being able to pick it out and make sense of it.
I also keep a verb conjugation chart (Aeron Buchanan's Japanese Verb Chart, which I think I got from wikipedia) on hand all the time, for looking up conjugations and all that.
Like you said in the video, rinse & repeat. (^ ^ )
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Well, that certainly took forever to make.
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+Tae Kim Was it hard because of all the examples that you had to give or just because the lesson was complicated to explain? I just finished watching all your current videos and reading everything about the lessons on the complete guide on your website, I assume that your next video will be about Verbs?
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This took a longer than I thought but hopefully I got the idea across. There's a lot to cover as this particle is a bit tricky so I ended up splitting into two parts. Hopefully, the second part won't take as long but no promises.
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ありがっとうございます先生!!私は日本語の新し学生です。
Thank you for making these videos and you're the BEST teacher out there. As you said most books have phrases to learn up for instant Japanese speaking but they are confusing as hell! So....thanks a lot sensei!! Although i can't go to Japan yet (._.) I'm 14....
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@Minecrafter42 No problem, thanks for letting me know! Copy+paste error, I know how to count numbers. :-) As long as it's not in the video itself, it's easy to fix.
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@黒崎一護 Learn as many words as you can always. You've got over 10,000 to learn.

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I would put ads but it would probably be pimsleur or some other product with the SECRETS to learning Japanese that the conspiracy doesn't want you to know about. Start speaking in only 10 days, 30 minutes a day! So like literally, in 5 hours, you'll be "speaking" a new language. Yeah right.

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I've got a website for learning Japanese and videos and stuff