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How to speak Japanese casually with friends

April 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Tameguchi (タメ口)101

Are you trying to make more genuine connections with your Japanese companions? Do you feel an unintentional distance between you and your friends? Your words could make the difference. Join us for an in-depth look at the nuances of casual speech in Japanese. This course will touch on topics like appropriateness, slang words and phrases, and authentic reactions with your peers. The youthful and energetic Yuri-sensei will help make modern language more accessible. Practicing natural conversations and listening to common expressions makes this a great ‘no pressure’ exercise that is welcoming for learners of all levels. So if you wish to break out of formal encounters and into friendly banter, this is the workshop for you!

*This workshop is designed for all levels

*Workshops with low enrollment may be canceled


Date: April 10, 17, 24 at 5:00-6:00 PM (Pacific Time) Saturdays 3 sessions!

Fee: $105  (Membership is required for this booking. Join and support the Japan Society! Membership can also be applied to sign up for group lessons and workshop in the future!)

Class format: Zoom. We want to see your happy faces, so we will ask all students to turn their videos on.

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Sample Theme (*Tentative)

April 10: Let’s introduce yourself in Tameguchi! Talk about your hobbies, favorite foods, and other stuff you like.

April 17: Let’s talk about entertainment in Tameguchi! You can talk about your favorite movies, music, mangas, dramas, musicals, YouTube videos, and Netflix shows. Anything about entertainment!

April 24: Let’s talk about traveling in Tameguchi! We will talk about the places you liked, food you tried, and the countries you want to go to. Let’s talk all about trips in Tameguchi!

Our Amazing Teacher

Yuri KuboYuri K.

Yuri was born in Irvine, Orange County and spent her childhood in California and Washington. She was one of the volunteer interns at the Japan Society in 2020. Her intercultural background inspired her to pursue the Japanese teaching career. Big foodie and anime lover! Loves to talk about daily lives.


April 10, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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