Dialogue assignment is here.
Food vocabulary AND Kanji drill is here.
Extra food-verbs are here.
Associated garammar instruction is here: please do; please don't; run-on clauses; able to do; like doing; have done before.
"‘Tampopo’ Is One of the Best Food Movies of All Time"
"Tampopo is a funny, sexy, affectionate celebration of food and its broad influence on Japanese culture."
"Tampopo" is one of those utterly original movies that seems to exist in no known category."
warning- the version we view in class has been professionally edited for high school audiences. If you rent a different version to watch with your parents it will include scenes not appropriate for a high school audience.
Assignment is here.
Click on the graffic for a review from Eater magazine.
Click here for the master Vocabulary/grammar/Kanji list.
Here is a quizlet brought to you by Michael.
Here is the vocabulary study page (pictures and words) I made for the first half of the vocabulary- to prepare for quiz #1.
The Seven Samurai
Your assignment is to
1. Write a simple synopsis of the plot as we watch the movie
2. Answer this question, after you have watched the entire movie: Is the 7th Samurai (Kikuchiyo) a "real samurai," or not. Answer this from the view of either the other samurai, the farmers, or yourself as an audience member.
3. extra credit for
b. Writing a series of Q and A about the film I could use on another class.
Here is a "modern" trailer for The Seven Samurai. You may be able to find a version to watch online somewhere, or borrow from your library.
Here is clothing kanji part 1
and here is standard vocabulary for the unit, it overlaps with that below.
This paper is the scoring rubric I'll use, and the voting tally you'll use as a class to rate other students' style.
Yes, it is indeed graded.
Click here for an update on Japanese street fashion.
QUIZ IS COMING SOON! NOTEBOOK PAGES WILL BE DUE!
The next quiz will be on Tuesday, November 13.
For it, you will need to know:
- The 13 verbs from the verb Chart in Japanese and English
- How to recognize if a verb is CLASS I, CLASS II, or CLASS III
- How to change ANY verb into ANY Base (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ~TE, or ~TA)
- Verbs in Any of the ～ます tenses, i.e. ～ます、～ません、～ました、～ませんでした、～ましょう
- How to combine all that knowledge so you can read and create sentences like "I talked too much" (わたしははなしすぎました）or 私はけいたいをみすぎません (I do not look at my cellphone too much).
The notebook pages that will be do that day are:
- Your self-written Verb Chart (link is below; it was posted last week)
- TOO MUCH grammar page (link is below; it was posted last week).
Here is the "TOO MUCH" handout. すぎる
We will go through it together in class, and then we will make a notebook page together so you have it done. Just click here on すぎるfor the link.
If you need to be absent, check back for further updates about how to make this notebook page.
If you'd like to relive the exciting music video, click here for the link.
Learn this vocabulary!!!
This is the verb chart again. You need to cram all 13 words into your head any way that you can. pretend you will have a pop quiz over them any time we meet- because you just might. You need to be able to read and write the words in their dictionary form (Base 3) and their English counterparts. Click here for the chart as it appears on the wall, or open the notebook assignment link by clicking on it where it appeared last week when I made the notebook assignment.
Here are the pics we practice the verbs with in class.
Japanese Toilet Etiquette
In order to avoid some awkwardness in Japan, and to gain some insight into Japanese ingenuity when it comes to saving money and being green, we should learn how to use a Japanese toilet. In class we had an open-note quiz after this lecture. If you missed class, make up the assignment by viewing the following material, and write a short synopsis of the differences in Japanese and American toilet use and turn in.
Here is the PowerPoint we used in class, and a video from Risa.
Here are the various handouts and assignments for the verb theory explanation:
- Verb theory explanation
- Verb Chart Assignment and blank Template for it (This is the notebook assignment)
Check yourself - make sure you can identify if a verb is CLASS I, II, or III
Make sure you can change any verb (no matter which CLASS it may be) into its BASE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, te, or ta forms.
Here are the self-tests for TE and TA bases if you want to check yourself.
Here is a video that explains the te Base a different way. It may work better with some of your brains than my explanation did. Click here.
End of Review Sequence
Here are links to documents in Part 3 of review:
Here is the kanji drill
Here is a vocabulary study list for the review unit exam.
Your unit project will, as a review, to "write a test" for another student and administer it. It can be in any format, but it will ask you to
Here is our review sequence- what we just did, and what we're going to do.
Here is a drill sheet for the second half of Hiragana and Katakana. if you turn it in as extra credit, please write that near your name.
Here is a vocabulary list as passed out in class.
Here is the dialogue assignment for class, and here is the example I read to you, as well as the questions that you answered with it. if you did not turn it in or were absent, you can read this and answer the questions... provided you can read my hand writing.
Here are the first two notebook assignments, along with a blank calendar page, a kana chart for reference, and the "counter page" that is also required. If you lose the one I gave you, you can print this one out.
Last but not least, here is the TTPOV review.
Here is the speedreading page, if you want to give that a shot on your own. Practice reading aloud here, if no where else.
Also, here is the drill sheet for the first half of hiragana/katakana/. If you missed it, lost it, dog ate it, or whatever, you can download it here, print, and submit. if f you re-submit for extra-credit points, be sure to write "e.c." by your name.
Welcome to Japanese 2. I'll try to keep current assignments here for you to download.
If you're interested in seeing what a backpack trip across Japan might look like, here's a blog from a few years back about a similar trip. Prices may have changed a bit.