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JAPN& 121 Japanese I • 5 Cr.


Develops beginning level listening and conversation skills along with reading and writing hiragana and katakana characters. Some relevant aspects of Japanese culture are introduced.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • read and write hiragana characters
  • read and write katakana characters
  • Use appropriate greeting phrases
  • Count from 0 – 100
  • Ask and tell time
  • Exchange telephone numbers
  • Introduce oneself
  • Ask someone’s name, age, nationality, year in school, and major
  • Count from 100 – 90,000
  • Shop (Ask and tell prices)
  • Ask who the item belongs to
  • Place an order at a restaurant
  • Write one’s name horizontally and vertically in Japanese
  • Talk about one’s daily schedule
  • Invite someone
  • Accept and Decline an invitation
  • Write about one’s daily routine
  • Ask and describe who or what is at a location
  • Ask and describe where someone or something is
  • Talk about the past
  • Describe how frequently one does something
  • Describe how long one does something
  • Talk about one’s schedule using days of the week
  • Ask and tell when someone’s birthday is
  • Write about one’s weekend



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000