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How to study Japanese effectively

2月 19, 2014 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
How to study Japanese effectively There are two ways of thinking in study methods, input and output. Input is studying new things. Ou...
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Practice Japanese conversation! “…といえば? …to ieba? “

2月 18, 2014 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
Practice Japanese conversation!  "…といえば? …to ieba?" Let's practice Japanese conversation! What is just the thing for _____? This is ...
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How to remember Japanese vocabulary and grammar points that you’ve studied

2月 18, 2014 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
How to remember Japanese vocabulary and grammar points that you've studied! When I study a new grammar point, I forget it soon afterwards.....
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Japanese VS Western 和と洋

2月 17, 2014 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
Japanese VS Western 和と洋 You all probably already know that each kanji not only has a particular reading, but also includes a meaning. To...
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hiragana and katakana origin

2月 17, 2014 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
hiragana and katakana origin Originally, Japanese did not have a writing system, so they used kanji that were adopted from China and Kor...
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Japanese useful phrase “toriaezu, biiru!”  

2月 17, 2014 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
Japanese useful phrase "toriaezu, biiru!"    「とりあえずビール!」"Beer for now"  What do you order first when you visit a Japanese pub? (sorry to...
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What’s a Riajuu?

11月 04, 2013 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
What's a Riajuu? The term Riajuu is an abbreviation of a Japanese phrase that means "A person who lives a fulfilling real life". In particu...
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Common Mistakes: the third person pronouns kare (彼, He) and kanojo (彼女, She)

8月 17, 2013 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
Last time we talked about how the second person pronoun anata (あなた) is rarely used in Japanese. http://www.funjapanese.net/?p=4396 Thi...
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Common Mistakes: Mimashou???

8月 01, 2013 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
"We will see" is an English idiom and it is incorrect to translate it into Japanese as "見ましょう" (mimashou.) The English "see" does not always...
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Words for oneself ― boku, ore, watashi

7月 05, 2013 | by | CATEGORY: Japanese blog
In Japan, there are many words for talking about oneself. For men in particular, in addition to watashi, there are boku, ore etc. A pe...
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