The Ultimate Beginner Japanese Cheat Sheet PDF – Illustrated Guide – Free Download!

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This Cheat Sheet PDF Guide is the ultimate resource for Beginner Japanese Learners .

It covers numbers, time, verb cojugation, and even includes a handy hiragana and katakana chart. This one-sheet PDF has all that you need to be familiar with the basics of most Japanese Concepts.

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Verb conjugation

In the cheat sheet, it covered 12 conjugation forms for both formal verb and informal verb.

For example, Te-form is the first challenge for many Japanese beginners. In the cheat sheet, we list the rules to help you remember the conjugation.

Te form japanese verb conjugation
U-verb -う/つ/る ex: 買う って ex: 買って
-む/ぶ/ぬ ex: 読む んで ex: 読んで
-す ex: 話す して ex: 話して
-く/ぐ ex: 泳ぐ いていで ex: 泳いで
行く 行って
Ru- verb -る ex: 食べる ex: 食べて

Japanese calendar

Day of the week-

The easiest thing to remember is that each day of the week ends with the kanji “曜日” and each day is represented by a different element of nature.
The first kanji of the days come from the five visible planets which named after the five Chinese elements (metal 金, wood 木, water水, fire火, earth土), and also the moon 月 and sun 日.

Monday 月曜日 げつようび
Tuesday 火曜日 かようび
Wednesday 水曜日 すいようび
Thursday 木曜日 もくようび
Friday 金曜日 きにょうび
Saturday 土曜日 どようび
Sunday 日曜日 にちようび

Days of the month-

The counter is にち (日) and you can simply add the number of the day. The first 10 days have special readings that you should pay attention to.

ついたち: 1st
ふつか: 2nd
みっか: 3rd
よっか: 4th
いつか: 5th
むいか: 6th
なのか: 7th
ようか: 8th
ここのか: 9th
とうか: 10th

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