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JAPN& 222 Japanese V • 5 Cr.


Continues JAPN& 221. 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& 221 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Read 63 new kanji characters
  • Talk about giving and receiving favors
  • Make a polite request
  • Make a casual request
  • Wish someone good luck
  • Describe when something happens or happened
  • Apologize for something you did or failed to do
  • Report or convey information you obtained by hearing or reading
  • Informally quote what you have heard or read
  • Describe what one does not need to do
  • Describe a possible or probable condition
  • Talk about a resemblance
  • Describe an event before or after something happens
  • Express what one has finished doing or ended up doing
  • Express one’s regret
  • Describe a cause-effect relationship between events
  • Describe two actions performed simultaneously
  • Express with regret what one should have done
  • Compare and discuss living expenses of college students
  • Describe the actions of a person higher up in the social hierarchy
  • Understand courteous command and advice
  • Express gratitude
  • Express what one is glad about
  • Express a speaker’s strong expectation or belief based on reliable information
  • Write a formal thank you letter and a letter of inquiry
  • Write greeting cards



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