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Mon 2021.05.10

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A surprising meaning of the Japanese word その(“sono”). General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.05.03

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Japanese expression highlight: 「もっと早く知りたかった」 (“motto hayaku shiritakatta”) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.04.26

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The Translation Project of a Lifetime General, Japanese Study: Advanced, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2021.04.22

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“Urusai” doesn’t always mean “Shut up!” –– Literal vs. interpretive meanings in Japanese General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.04.20

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Japanese classic SF stories published in Portuguese (Juza Unno) Aside, E-book publishing, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.04.13

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Japanese phrase: 〜ことから (~koto kara) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.04.07

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An eclectic interview with Edward Lipsett of Kurodahan Press, publisher of Japanese literature culture, E-book publishing, General, Interviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.04.05

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Japanese Literature Release: “The Masquerade Ball” by Edogawa Rampo (Bilingual Edition) culture, E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2021.04.01

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Japanese vocabulary: the *real* origin of the word: 不気味 (bukimi) Aside, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.03.29

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Japanese Writing Lab #7: A fun event or trip 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

Sun 2021.03.21

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Book Review: “Weaving Words: The Alchemy of Languages” by María Ortega García E-book publishing, General, poetry, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.03.15

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The Compound Verb 着替える (kigaeru) and a Question of Particles General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
Japanese expression: だけあって (dake atte) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.03.08

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Language Learning and the Logic of Large Groups Aside, Blog Analytics Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.03.03

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10 Japanese Expressions Involving Cats General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.03.01

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Japanese grammar: Takebacks in chess and when the past isn’t the past grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.02.22

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Japanese literature review: “大きな鳥にさらわれないよう” (“To Avoid Being Swept Away by a Large Bird”) by 川上弘美 (Hiromi Kawakami) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2021.02.18

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Translators Aloud: Showcasing the Voices of Translators Around the World Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.02.17

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Self Taught Japanese to Begin Live Streaming on YouTube General, meetings, Streaming Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.02.15

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50 Hints for Learning Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.02.08

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The Adventures of “wa” + “ga”: Question Sentences General, grammar, particles, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.02.02

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Japanese literary term: おぼしき (oboshiki) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.02.01

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Classical poem translation: “The Second of a Series of Miscellaneous Poems” (雜詩其二) by Tao Yuanming (陶淵明) Chinese, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, poetry, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.01.27

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Japanese Netflix Drama review: “Alice in Borderland” (1st Season) General, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.01.25

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Japanese women’s literature book release: “Days and Nights” by Hayashi Fumiko culture, E-book publishing, General, literature, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.01.19

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Japanese particle combination: “made de” (までで) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.01.11

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Japanese expression: “年は年だから” (toshi wa toshi dakara) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.01.06

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Self Taught Japanese: A look back at 2020 and what is to come in 2021 Blog Analytics, E-book publishing, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.01.04

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Japanese anime review: “Blame!” (ブラム) General, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.12.29

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Book Release: Classic Japanese Fairy Tales, Volume 4 (Mimei Ogawa) E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.28

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Japanese Book Review: 首里の馬 (“The Horse of Shuri”) by 高山 羽根子 (Takayama Haneko) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2020.12.24

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Happy Birthday to Juza Unno (and some inexpensive classic Japanese SF) E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.21

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実力 (jitsuryoku): “Expertability” and when skill really matters Aside, General Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.14

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Are? Yet another use of the word “are” (あれ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.12.09

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Japanese grammar: Solving the mystery of “僕に言われても” (boku ni iwarete mo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.07

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Japanese fairy tale audio narration: “The Soul Lives On” (by Mimei Ogawa) General, raising a bilingual child, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.12.02

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Japanese literature review: 人間 (“Ningen”) by 又吉直樹 (Matayoshi Naoki) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.30

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Japanese fairy tale translation: “The Soul Lives on” (by Mimei Ogawa) culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.23

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Japanese literary phrase: さも (samo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.16

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The patterns “shite dou?” / “shitara dou?” and vagueness with verb tenses in Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.09

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Japanese novel review: “Desert: A Campus Life” (砂漠) by ”Kotaro Isaka” (伊坂幸太郎) General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.10.28

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Japanese drama review: “Million Yen Women” (100万円の女たち) culture, General, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.26

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Japanese fairy tale translation: “The Crane’s Flute” (鶴の笛) by Hayashi Fumiko General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, raising a bilingual child, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.10.20

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Analysis of a common Internet phrase: “詳しくはこちら” (kuwashiku wa kochira) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.19

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Japanese fairy tale now available free on Kanshudo (a Japanese learning site) Aside, General, grammar, Kanshudo, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.12

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Machine Translation Showdown: 5 MTs tested using a classical Japanese excerpt General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.10.07

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The right and wrong way to use the verb あげる (ageru) in Japanese culture, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.05

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Introducing the Japanese Correction Service (JCS): get feedback on your Japanese writing General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.09.30

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Free E-book of dark fiction (Toyoshima Yoshio) *Today only* translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.09.30

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Classical Japanese poetry translation: “The Hollow City” (虚しい街) by Yoshinobu Morikawa (森川義信) General, poetry, translation Self Taught Japanese