Interested in Japan and Japanese culture?
If you're curious about Japanese you should definitely come along. There is a lot to learn from the 2000 kanji. Japanese also has some exciting grammar which is quite different from English grammar.
Bring a pen and a notepad. There will be books and printouts which you could use to study. If there is anything in particular that you'd like to learn or know about leave a comment!
If you are interested in learning or improving your Hiragana and Katakana please print out these pages and bring them with you:
Hiragana chart (http://files.meetup.com/18326262/hiragana-aiueo.pdf)
Katakana chart (http://files.meetup.com/18326262/katakana-aiueo.pdf)
Hiragana Practice sheets (http://files.meetup.com/18326262/hiragana-1-5.pdf)
Katakana Practice sheets (http://files.meetup.com/18326262/katakana-1-5.pdf)
Some things that we could do:
• Learn kanji/hiragana/katakana
• Practice dialogue
• Learn some japanese grammar
• Play out dialogue from some japanese book
• Anything else you might think of
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We will try to divide this event into 2 groups.
Group 1 is for beginners who still need to learn Hiragana and Katakana.
Group 2 is for advanced learners who will be interested in reading a book in Japanese together or holding a discussion in Japanese.
Please let us know in comments which group you would like to join.
See you Sunday!
There is a cover charge of £5 payable at the venue to the Library Pot. There is a full menu of food and all kinds of teas, smoothies & freshly squeezed drinks. The Library Pot is licensed & has beers and wines. Please do not bring your own food or drink to be consumed on the premises.
You can pay using Zapper - it's an App that you can download in advance & will give you £4 off the first time you use it - or credit card as long as you don't mind the receipt by email or text. Or real money/cash.
Feel free to bring your own Japanese books or items (but not food and drink).
Venue: The Library Pot - Games & Brains Café, 86 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PQ
We are only 5 minutes walk from the Richmond train station. If you come by car, there is unrestricted parking after 4:30pm on the side streets. Several bus routes pass close by.