I found my new favorite entertainment
Watching classes from Japanese school
Surprisingly it’s quite easy to understand, even though it’s not even targeted at japanese learners, but rather native Japanese speakers. But I guess since it’s targeted at kids the words and expressions are relatively simple.
For example this kind of stuff:
Interesting thing I noticed is just how much they exaggerate pronunciation of certain words. It honestly helps to grasp the important parts.
And if you know what to search for you can find a lot of videos and channels like that.
For example to find this video I simply entered “日本語文法 -日本語の森” (the “-日本語の森” part is there just to remove nihongo no mori videos, as otherwise half of the suggested stuff would be their videos).
The only negative side effect to watching those videos is that they are what I call “SRS Bane” That is to say - I end up adding hundreds of new vocabulary items to my srs application which turns into a hell march to review all of them for the next month until they disperse a bit