Japanese 3 - Verbs & Particles

The Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Verbs and Sentence Structure

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Welcome to Japanese 3: Verbs & Particles!

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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. :)

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At the end of the course, you can request to have me check your Japanese!

"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’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!

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$445 β†’ $285 ($57 each course)


Course Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Yuko Hanamure
Yuko Hanamure

Yuko-sensei is a native Japanese, who was born and raised in Kagoshima, Japan. She has an M.A. Degree in Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Her students describe her teaching style as fun, engaging, and very easy to follow. She is skilled at presenting the complicated parts of the Japanese language in a simple manners so that her students can fully digest new information. Her students say she is a kind, patient, and supportive teacher who genuinely cares about teaching.


I am thrilled to once again be a student of Yuko Sensei. I learned Japanese in her classroom several years ago. Her methods of teaching are outstanding, and she knows how to make learning the Japanese language fun and interesting. Although I use to be a student in her classroom, my circumstances changed, and so finding an online language learning program was very important to me. Thus, I was so happy that Yuko Sensei created one using her same methods. Her slides and handouts are the best! In addition, her program is self-paced. Her lessons have no expiration date, and I can go back to review them. As a busy mom, this is important to me. And as a language tutor myself, I can testify that her way of teaching suits all levels of learners.

The course, Japanese Verbs & Particle offered by Yuko sensei, is very easy to follow online. It covers all the basic elements from scratch to give the students a strong foundation to move on to higher levels of Japanese learning.

All the time, Yuko sensei is there to provide help and support. I definitely recommend you beginners to try this course at the entrance level.

To anyone that is even remotely interested in learning Japanese I highly recommend Yuko-Sensei and Smile Nihongo for the best in Japanese language instruction. You will find the course enjoyable and a teacher that is very passionate and caring! I have studied with several courses on CD’s and books but this is by far the best way to learn. Yuko-Sensei is very willing to work with students one on one to answer questions and at times provide insight into Japanese lifestyle that can only come from someone native to the country. I am not only married to a Japanese lady but live in Kobe Japan on a limited basis and Yuko-Sensei has helped me tremendously in my quest to learn the language!

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 want to learn Japanese verbs and Particles at their own pace. Each lesson comes with a 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.