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  • Hey ! Yes, I like this very much but… it seems to me it’s a bit short to repeat… You say ”one second” but I really feel there is one or two seconds missing. Maybe some more advanced students had the same problem :))

  • This is amazing! And seeing the words being incorporated into basic sentences and in context is a great way to help commit that information to memory.

    My only suggestion is for those who don’t want to skip files, maybe there would be a better way to go all the way to the first video?

    • Glad you like it! Please subscribe with your favorite podcast player or on our YouTube channel to get the latest episodes (I always leave a link to the Makoto+ bonus content from there).

      >>My only suggestion is for those who don’t want to skip files, maybe there would be a better way to go all the way to the first video?

      Do you mean having to click “Load More” a lot to get to episode #1? Sorry about that. I just made it show 100 episodes. Let me know if it loads slowly for you.

      Once we get past #100, I’ll probably create pages with 50 episodes each or something.

      • Ah I see, that would probably help. But it’s not a super important change, it’s just convenient. Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s going great!

  • I feel like I am a higher level than beginner but there are lots of expressions, language structures and vocabulary in the beginner podcast that are new to me. I like that the podcasts are small nuggets and I can try to make my own sentences based on the specific target structure. And of course, I love the looping audio.

    • You are definitely not a beginner, but I totally get what you mean. Occasionally I (Clay) will ask Yumi what such and such a word is and she will just shake her head and wonder how I ever managed to pass the JLPT 4kyuu (equivalent to today’s N5). Haha.

      I hope you don’t mind if I post a link here to your Youtube channel and encourage people to view, subscribe, and then do the same thing. What a great way to practice speaking.


      (Of course, if you do mind, just let me know and I’ll remove that link!)

  • I really like the way this is done, especially the breakdown of the sentence for better understanding of the full sentence structure in which the word is used. I would like if it did the slowed down version a couple times for you to copy, before trying to copy the normal speed a couple times to make it easier to build to the normal speed

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