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JAPN& 123 Japanese III • 5 Cr.


Continues JAPN& 122. Continues to develop listening, speaking, and reading and writing skills of Japanese. More basic kanji characters and relevant aspects of Japanese culture are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN& 122 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Read 59 new kanji characters
  • Use the informal speech style to talk about a past event
  • Make a guess about someone’s childhood
  • Quote what someone else has said
  • Talk about an action you have done already
  • Talk about an action you have not done yet
  • Order at a fast-food restaurant
  • Count small items
  • Write a thank you letter
  • Compare two or more things
  • Talk about one’s future plans
  • Talk about a change of situations and conditions
  • Talk about means of transportation
  • Write about one’s memory of a holiday
  • Talk about one’s past and present desires
  • Describe someone else’s past and present desires
  • Mention multiple actions as examples
  • Talk about an experience that one has had in the past
  • Write a want-ad
  • Ask for clarification and explanation
  • Make explanatory statements
  • Talk about one’s health
  • Give advice
  • Talk about obligatory actions
  • Make predictions



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