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日本人の知らない日本語 / Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo

Here is a good show to watch and hear conversational Japanese. Some version have subtitles and some do not. A pretty hilarious show too!

Free on YouTube. I think there are only 12 episodes and 2 more extra episodes.

Just search for 日本人の知らない日本語 on YouTube.


The plot: Haruko Kano works as a "charisma salesperson" at a clothing store for girls in Shibuya, but aspires to become a teacher. One day, she meets an old high school teacher who suggests that that Haruko would make a fine Japanese language instructor & offers to help her get a job at a public school. However, the teacher first requires Haruko to work for three months at a private school. He hands her the textbook book which is for elementary school students. When Haruko shows up for her first day as a Japanese language teacher she discovers that the school is for foreign students learning Japanese! Her students asks Haruko questions about her own Japanese language that makes Haruko realize that she doesn't even fully comprehend her own native language.

posted by jimboblaze