Tag Archive: Similar (But Different) Expressions

“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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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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Choosing the Right Verb Tenses in Japanese

There’s a Japanese hurdle that I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to get past. The thing is, I have […]

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Online Lessons About JLPT N3 Grammar

Jeff, one of Nihongo Shark’s readers, is taking the italki language challenge this month in order to prep for JLPT […]

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How to Say “I Love You” in Japanese

I was a bit hesitant to take on “How to Say ‘I love you’ in Japanese.” I think I’ve seen […]

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It’s just my only problem: The difference between ただ and だけ

ただ and だけ are two words that are super easy to mix up in Japanese.

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How to Say “Will You Marry Me?” in Japanese

For those of you that don’t know, my (now-fiancé) Rei and I got engaged last December. Before I asked her, […]

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How to Say “I Miss You” in Japanese

“I miss you” is one of those phrases that is difficult to express in Japanese. I mean, don’t get me […]

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I just remembered! The difference between 覚える and 思い出す

Since just the other day I wrote a post about the difference between 忘れた and 忘れてた, I was trying to […]

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I forget? I forgot? The difference between 忘れた and 忘れてた

In this post I’m going to talk about a mistake that I’ve probably made in Japanese 1,000 times. I don’t […]

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