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Saying Something Is Easy [Hard] To Do in Japanese: ~yasui & ~nikui

Hello, and welcome to the second instructive article written by yours truly, Some Guy! Niko was kind enough to allow […]

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“Interview” and “Interview” Are Two Different Words in Japanese?

Say what? Note: This is an article on “Katakana English,” instances where Japanese versions of English words have different nuances […]

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Is It Senpai or Sempai? – Writing Japanese with Roman Letters

In this article (courtesy of Martin), we’re looking at why sometimes ん gets written as “n,” like in “senpai,” while […]

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Japanese Grammar: Using “sou” (~そう)

Accurately using ~sou (そう) is one area of Japanese grammar that can cause a lot of problems for students. In […]

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How To Speak Business Japanese Like a Pro

Business Japanese is certainly not my strong point. Personally, I’ve never wanted to work in a Japanese company, because it […]

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Using a Memory Palace to Learn the Kanji

As a lot of you already know, this site has a gigantic, comprehensive guide to learning the meanings of the roughly […]

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Kyoto Dialect – Phrases & Greetings

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to write an article about Kyoto Dialect. Well, I’ve wanted to write articles […]

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The Meaning Behind “Itadakimasu”

“Itadakimasu” is one of the first words you’ll hear after coming to Japan. It’s sort of the Japanese equivalent to […]

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My Emergency Hospital Adventure… in Tokyo

I’m hoping that you’ll never need to visit a hospital in Japan. But, just in case, you might want to […]

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How To Say “Guess What?!” in Japanese

Guess what?! It’s one of those phrases that I wanted to say in Japanese about 7,650 times in the first […]

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