Japanese Verbs & Particles

The Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Verbs and Sentence Structure

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Welcome to Japanese Verbs & Particles !

This is a bundle package of the three courses above.

"What am I going to learn in this course?"

These are some of the things you will learn in this course.

1. Do you know that there are different Verb forms in Japanese and they affect how you sound as a grownup? Let's learn the most appropriate form in this course.

2. You are not supposed to use a Japanese verb as you find it in the dictionary. Learn how to convert them into proper forms!

3. Learn how to convert a Japanese verb into Negative and how to properly use a Negative verb in sentences!

4. Do you know how to appropriately ask questions "Do you...?" without unintentionally offending someone?

5. Learn the difference between doing something "at" a place and going "to" a place in Japanese.

5. Learn to use Question Words (What, Where, When, etc.) in questions!

These are just glimpse of what you will learn in this course!

Lots of downloadable PDF materials are included.


I started studying Japanese on my own to later enroll in classes at a school. All was well in the beginning. However, as the courses went on, it started to get confusing. I searched for online sites where they could explain things in a simpler manner and I suddenly stumbled upon Yuko-sensei's site. I can't say enough how easy it is now to understand those things I was so confused about. I now understand things I couldn't before in my classes at the school! I highly, highly recommend Yuko-sensei's Japanese courses. They are worth it! Not only are they easy to understand, Sensei herself is very compassionate, patient, and understanding. She will respond to you almost immediately. She's the best Sensei so far I've come across who truly cares about her online students and seeks ways to make the language learning easy for us newbies. :)


I’ve tried learning from other types of Japanese programs but found the instructor intimidating, the lessons presented poorly, the cost of the program expensive, and the support from the instructor lacking. I felt very frustrated and thought I would never find a program that I could really embrace and enjoy.

When I cam upon Yuko sensei's Smile Nihongo Academy online, not only was the cost of the course very reasonable, but I found her presentation of the lessons to be clear and easy to follow. Yuko sensei presents her lessons in a very pleasant and friendly manner; she makes you feel comfortable. I have been enjoying the lessons thoroughly and I am able to retain much of the lessons. She is very responsive to your questions and I do not feel intimidated to reach out to her, even if the questions have nothing to do directly with the course. She makes supporting materials available as well and these materials are well constructed.

It's easy to get motivated learning the Japanese language from Yuko sensei. I look forward to her continued lessons. I recommend Smile NIhongo Academy highly!

Class Curriculum

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  Speaking Session 1
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  Let's Add Places to Your Sentences!
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  Past Tense
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Your Instructor

Yuko Hanamure
Yuko Hanamure

Konnichiwa! I am a native Japanese, born and raised in the southern part of Japan. I studied Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) in graduate school in the U.S. and have been teaching Japanese at colleges for over 18 years.

I value smiles and laughter in life. Teaching Japanese is my passion and I strongly believe that learning has to be fun! So I design lessons in the manner that feel engaging, are easy to follow and most importantly, fun to learn!

Thanks to many people who are motivated to learn Japanese, I now have online students all over the world. It has been such a precious experience to connect with, communicate with, and support those learners at every corner of the globe. Hope you'll come aboard too!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who is this course designed for?
This course is designed for learners who are ready to learn Japanese verbs and Particles and who wish to learn at their own pace from the comfort of their home. Each lesson comes with video tutorial with lots of visual aids. Tons of downloadable and printable materials are included as well.
I don't read Hiragana and Katakana yet. Can I still take this course?
Absolutely! In all of the lessons, reading in alphabets are provided for Hiragana and Katakana. No need to be able to read Hiragana & Katakana to complete this course.