10 Japanese Audio Lessons for Beginners (Free)

Looking for Japanese audio lessons?

Here, you’ll find 10 super easy audio lessons for beginners.

How do you learn with them?

Simple. Just press play, listen, and follow along with the text. That’s it.

Japanese audio lessons are great for learning because…

  • They’re easy to consume. You just listen.
  • You can replay them as much as you want, like songs.
  • You get to HEAR real Japanese pronunciation.
  • It’s the next best thing to having a native speaker with you.
  • You can listen to audio anywhere you are.

By the way, all of the lessons you see below are samples from JapanesePod101’s learning program.

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If you want to download these lessons…

You can get them on JapanesePod101 and just learn with their audio/video lesson program for beginners (click here to take a look).

1. How to Introduce Yourself

Want to know how to introduce yourself in Japanese?

Good. This is the first thing that beginners should learn. So, this is a great first lesson for you to take.

  • Hajimemashite, Risa desu.
  • Hajimemashite. Tanaka Risa to mōshimasu.
  • Yoroshiku onegai shimasu
  • Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu

By the way, where are the translations? They are in the audio which you should be listening to.

But, you can also see everything on JapanesePod101’s lesson page.

2. Greetings

The next thing you need to learn is how to greet. So, words like “hello,” “good morning,” and “bye.”

And this lesson gives you the most common Japanese greetings.

  • Ohayō gozaimasu.
  • Kon’nichi wa.
  • Mata ne!
  • Sayōnara.

3. How to Say Thank You/Manners

Next up are the manners. It’s important to be polite so learning how to say a simple thank you is a must.

  • Arigatō
  • Dōmo arigatō gozaimasu.
  • Hontō ni arigatō gozaimasu.
  • Iroiro arigatō gozaimasu.

4. How to ask “How are you?”

If you want to have basic conversations with people, then you’ll want to know how to say how are you in Japanese… and be able to answer them, right? This lesson explains it all.

  • Genki desu ka.
  • Genki?
  • Hai, genki desu.
  • Iie, amari.

5. What’s your name in Japanese?

If you took lesson #1, then you know how to introduce yourself.

But how would ask someone for their name? This Japanese audio lesson teaches you how.

  • Namae wa nan desu ka.?
  • Watashi no namae wa Maikeru desu.
  • Watashi no namae wa Pītā desu.
  • Watashi no namae wa Kyasarin desu.
  • Watashi no namae wa Maruko desu.

6.  Where are you from?

Now, can you say “where you are from” in Japanese?

And do you know how to answer it? Here’s how.

  • Shussin wa doko desu ka.
  • Amerika desu.
  • Mekishiko desu.
  • Furansu desu.
  • Betonamu desu.

7.  Where do you live?

This is another common question you’d want to know for conversations.

  • Doko ni sunde imasu ka.
  • Nyū Yōku ni sunde imasu.
  • Sōru ni sunde imasu.
  • Madorīdo ni sunde imasu.
  • Rio de Janeiro ni sunde imasu.

8. How to Say You’re Welcome

You learned how to say “thank you” above, but what about “you’re welcome?” A

  • Dōitashimashite.
  • Iie, iie.
  • Tondemo nai desu.
  • Kochira koso.

9. In the Morning

Another thing that beginners should be able to talk about is – their day. As in, what you did today. You woke up. You brushed your teeth. You ate. This “Daily Routines” lesson series will teach you the phrases you need for that.

  • Asa shichi-ji ni okimasu.
  • Mezamashi o keshimasu.
  • Beddo kara demasu.
  • Kao o araimasu.
  • Ha burashi ni ha migakiko o tsukemasu.

10. Top 5 Most Popular Foods in Japan

Now, unlike the other Japanese audio lessons above, this is about culture. So, if you’re interested in learning about Japanese culture, go ahead and listen to this.

So, the best thing about Japanese Audio Lessons is that you can…

  • listen and re-listen as many times as you want to master the language
  • learn anywhere on your phone – on the train, in the car, on the go
  • learn on your computer without downloading/buying complicated computer programs
  • and best of all, you hear the native Japanese language in its proper form
More Japanese lessons coming soon!

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