With our One Minute Languages courses we aim to teach the absolute basics of a particular language and try to opt for the easiest way to say a particular phrase. Often it's not possible to go into the intricacies or nuances of a language, especially not in lessons of around one minute. We also aim to keep the choice of phrases as uniform as possible across the range of languages.
- arigatou gozaimasu as a more formal version of arigatou (lesson 2)
- iie as a simple form of "you're welcome", in addition to do itashimashite (lesson 2)
- watashi wa nihongo ga wakarimasu as a more natural way of saying watashi wa nihongo ga hanasemasu: in Japanese it is assumed that if you 'understand' (I understand: wakarimasu), then you will also 'speak' (I speak: hanasemasu) (lesson 3)
- chotto instead of sukoshi as it is natural with wakarimasu (lesson 3)
We've uploaded "reposts" of each episode (2 to 5) in the podcast feed and these will be downloaded automatically if you use iTunes. Each of the episodes on this blog now have the correct links associated. Given that episodes 4 and 5 had an element of review, these have also been replaced.