Tired of watching the same old “introduction to Japanese” videos where a pleasantly attractive man or woman in their 30s teaches you how to say the same boring expressions you’ve seen a thousand times elsewhere? Yeah…? Then チョップ (Chop!)
Chop is a Youtube & Instagram channel I came across recently, where their videos try to teach typical daily Japanese you need to know. Wait, let me rephrase that: they create 20-40 second ridiculous skits, that are so silly that you can’t help but remember the Japanese. I hate forced Japanese video lessons. This is the exact opposite. They are just having fun, and that fun translates into scenes you can’t get out of your head, ever.
To go with each of their 143 (and growing) videos, they have vocabulary lists and explanations that turn each of these crazy moments into a learning experience.
To get you started, here are some of my favorites so far.
5. 締め切り (Deadline)
4. 幸運 (Luck)
3. 薬 (Medicine)
2. 扇風機 (Fan)
1. 強烈 (Intense)
Short videos with memorable moments. This is how your memory works best, and I think they are doing some great work.
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.