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JAPN& 221 Japanese IV • 5 Cr.


Continuation of JAPN& 123. Students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in integrated activities relating to a main theme. More kanji and relevant aspects of Japanese culture are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN& 123 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Read 48 new kanji characters
  • Describe what one can do / one’s abilities
  • Give two or more reasons for something
  • Express one’s visual impression of something
  • Talk about what one wishes to try to do (to find out what it’s like)
  • Express how often or how long one does something
  • Count number of days
  • Talk on the phone
  • Write about one’s first impression
  • Express one’s object of desire
  • Make a guess
  • Talk about giving and receiving an item
  • Convey advice or suggestion
  • Count small roundish items, bound volumes, small animals, long cylindrical objects, equipment and thin, flat objects
  • Suggest a plan to a close friend
  • Talk about one’s determination
  • Describe an action one performs in advance / in preparation
  • Modify and describe an item



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