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Tue 2019.02.19

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The *other* uses of polite language in Japanese General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, keigo, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.18

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Japanese quiz 2: Basic verb conjugation grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online quizzes and tests, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.02.14

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Talking about ways of doing things in Japanese with 〜かた (~kata) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kata, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.02.13

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The upward spiral of language learning aikido, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, spiral, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.12

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Hitori Saito (斎藤一人): entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker Aside, culture, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.11

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Japanese quiz 1: Basic particle usage grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online quizzes and tests, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.02.08

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Japanese word 我慢 (gaman): putting up with it General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.02.07

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Pronunciation: one of the hardest parts about learning Japanese (and a review of a great resource to help with that –– OJAD) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pronunciation, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.02.06

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Adverbial “~ku”(〜く)form of Japanese i-adjectives (and challenges of translating them) grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.05

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A mistaken case of mixing spoken and written language (ですし,”desu shi”) General, japan, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.04

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Japanese sentence-ending particle ぞ (zo) and being eaten by a green monster General, japan, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.02.01

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Fiction Curation for Translation curation, E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.31

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Japanese novel review: “火星に住むつもりかい?” by 伊坂幸太郎 (Koutaru Isaka) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.30

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Japanese word “yoroshiku” (よろしく・宜しく) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.29

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Finding Japanese Singles in Portland (or anywhere else) Aside, culture, japanese, meetings, portland, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.28

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Japanese polite expression: 頼まれてくれる? (tanomarete kureru?) General, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.25

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Japanese word highlight: 相談 (soudan) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.24

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Anime movie review: “Welcome to the Space Show” (宇宙ショーへようこそ) General, japanese, movie, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.23

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Japanese Read & Answer: #10 [Level 2] ––test your reading comprehension–– japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, practice, quiz, Read & Answer, test Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.22

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Japanese slang term: ちくる (chikuru) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.21

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Japanese restaurant review: Kuu of Portland Aside, japanese, oregon, restaurant, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.18

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Japanese word 実務 (jitsumu) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.17

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How I got over half a million hits in a year Aside, Blog Analytics, blogging, General, statistics, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.16

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A great Japanese word: 脱サラ (dassara) –– getting away from The Grind datsusara, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, term, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.15

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“Mu” (無): The Japanese word that means nothing General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.14

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Classic SF novel review: “Roadside Picnic” by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky Aside, book, Reviews, science fiction Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.11

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Confusing Japanese loanword: エール (Eeru) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, loanwords, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.10

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“The Allure” sample voice narration (from “Tales of the Disturbed” short story collection) ebook, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, narration, roudoku, translation, yoshio toyoshima Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.09

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Japanese educational site review: ReadNihon (“Learn Japanese By Reading It”) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews, website Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.08

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Tricky Japanese verb pair: 預ける / 預かる (azukeru / azukaru) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.07

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The making of “Tales of the Disturbed” (Japanese classic literature translation) ebook, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, literature, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.04

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Five of the best books I read in 2018 Aside, books, General, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.04

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A few hints for teaching a foreign language to children General, japan, raising a bilingual child, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.03

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Japanese Writing Lab #6: Where you live class, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese writing lab, japanese_writing_lab, language, practice, self-taught, topic, writing Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.02

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The hit-and-miss of learning foreign language words (and a few hints for better retention) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.12.31

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STF 2018 retrospective: a year of translations, books, and contests Aside, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2018.12.29

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Japanese magazine review: 通訳翻訳ジャーナル (Intrepretation/Translation Journal) General, japan, japanese, magazine, review, Reviews, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.12.28

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Novel review: “Summerland” by Hannu Rajaniemi Aside, novel, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.12.27

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Japanese slang term: 不思議ちゃん (fushigi chan) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.12.25

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A few more thoughts on the Kurodahan translation prize (2018) contest, japan, japanese, kurodahan, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.12.21

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Book release: “Tales of the Disturbed” (classic Japanese fiction by Yoshio Toyoshima) Aside, culture, ebook, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, literature, translation, Uncategorized, yoshio toyoshima Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.12.18

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Shinichi Tohei (藤平信一), current head of Ai Aikido (心身統一合氣道), appears on a Japanese educational program aikido, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.12.12

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Japanese slang term: “mazogee” (マゾゲー) games, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, terms Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.12.10

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Japanese vocabulary list: words about sleep General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, raising a bilingual child, sleep, terms, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.12.03

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Japanese expression ありそうでなかった (ari sou de nakatta), and some tasty soy sauce expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.11.29

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A tale of particles: “ni” (に) vs “wo” (を), the verb “kizuku” (気づく), and a bus full of moles General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.11.26

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Japanese colloquial expression: “sorya sou desho” (そりゃそうでしょ) and related phrases expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
Japanese expressions “nimaime” (二枚目) and “sanmaime” (三枚目): the good, and the funny culture, expression, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.11.13

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Anime review: Inuyashiki (Last Hero) anime, General, inuyashiki, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manga, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.11.07

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Japanese piano shopping in Portland (Yamaha baby grand G2 vs. upright U1) Aside, General, japan, japanese, piano, portland, review, Reviews, yamaha Self Taught Japanese