Monday, August 25, 2008

Looking For a Fun Way to Learn Japanese?

Learning Japanese often feels like an unending marathon with lots of effort but little to show for it. Over the years I have found that comic relief is essential and really does help with learning the language.

Here is a clip that we usually watch when we have visitors from outside Japan, if you have studied Japanese at least a little you will probably get a lot of enjoyment out of it:

A Group of Cats Learning Japanese (you will need flash installed to view this clip)
SHIMBASHI - The Yamanote Line
CHIBA - Japanese Prefectures (Thanks to Stephen Shores for the tip)

[Scot's note: these are both done by the comedy duo "The Ramens", who also did the video series I posted a little while ago]

If you have found a fun way to learn Japanese that works for you, please leave a comment.

2 comments:

Stephen said...

There's another related one out there that I think is even funnier...google 'chiba.swf' and you should find it. Here's one: http://www.dra-mata.com/misc/flash/chiba.swf

Paul Nethercott said...

Thanks Scot for updating this post with the suggestion that Stephen gave us!