RSS Feed Items:

Mon 2016.04.04

Content Tags Group
An important Japanese word that is good to master: “hoka” (ほか、外、他) explanation, General, grammar, hoka, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, other, Uncategorized, word, Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.04.02

Content Tags Group
More about the origin of the Japanese word くるま (kuruma) [a confession] april, General, gogen, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, origin, word, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2016.04.01

Content Tags Group
The interesting origin of the Japanese word ”くるま” (kuruma) april, Aside, car, General, gogen, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kuruma, Uncategorized, word origin, Word Origins, 語源 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.03.29

Content Tags Group
A discussion on problems students face with the common Japanese verbs もらう、くれる, and あげる (translated from a textbook) ageru, book, education, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, kureru, morau, teaching, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.03.23

Content Tags Group
Unofficial translation of the prologue of Jun Ikeido’s “Downtown Rocket” (Japanese -> English) book, culture, downtown rocket, fan, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, jun ikeido, novel, official, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.03.17

Content Tags Group
Book Review: “Teaching methods based on student native language: English Edition” by Kazuko Nakagawa academic, book, culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, lecture, review, Reviews, teaching, textbook, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.03.03

Content Tags Group
Lack of polite Japanese in certain parts of the novel “Downtown Rocket” (下町ロケット) culture, downtown rocket, forms, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, polite, shitamachi roketto, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.02.23

Content Tags Group
Japanese novel review: “Downtown Rocket” (下町ロケット, shitamachi roketto)by Jun Ikeido (池井戸潤) book, business, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, jun ikeido, modern, novel, Reviews, shitamachi roketto, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.02.07

Content Tags Group
Lego Ninjago Anime on Youtube – in Japanese dubbed, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, Lego, ninja, ninjago, Reviews, study, youtube Self Taught Japanese
Japanese Language Stack Exchange – forum for asking question about Japanese language forum, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, message board, questions, review, Reviews, stack overflow Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.01.31

Content Tags Group
Thoughts on working part time for a month as a Japanese to English translator at Gengo.com commentary, english, experience, General, gengo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, translate, translation, translator, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.01.28

Content Tags Group
Anime Film Review: The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) [Miyazaki’s final film] commentary, critism, culture, film, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kaze tachinu, miyazaki, movie, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.01.20

Content Tags Group
Translation contests (Japanese => English) for 2016 contests, english, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, review, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.01.20

Content Tags Group
Japanese expression of respect: “足を向けて寝られない” (“ashi wo mukete nerarenai”) ashi wo mukete nerarenai, expression, General, grammar, honor, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, respect, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.01.17

Content Tags Group
Unofficial English translation of the first few pages of Hibana (火花) by Naoki Matayoshi (又吉 直樹) culture, fan, General, hibana, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, manzai, manzaishi, naoki matayoshi, transation, translation, Uncategorized, unofficial Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.01.16

Content Tags Group
Japanese “oyakoukou” 親孝行 – being dutiful towards one’s parents asia, culture, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, oyakoukou, Uncategorized, 親孝行 Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.01.14

Content Tags Group
Booklive.jp: a great place to browse and buy Japanese E-books booklive, culture, e-book, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews, Uncategorized, 電子書籍 Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.01.09

Content Tags Group
Researching terms during translation General, gengo, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, research, techniques, terms, translation, Uncategorized, Word Origins, work Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.01.09

Content Tags Group
Response on “Candy Candy: Final Story” prologue and notes about translation bias, candy candy, fans, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literal, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.01.05

Content Tags Group
The bridge of translation and “yoroshiku onegaishimasu” (よろしくお願いします) in Japanese culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, onegaishimasu, translation, Word Origins, words, yoroshiku Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.01.03

Content Tags Group
Impressions as a new translator for Gengo.com (professional translation services) culture, english, freelance, General, gengo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, translation, Uncategorized, work Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2015.12.27

Content Tags Group
Gengo.com: update 1 General, gengo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, passed, test, translation Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2015.12.26

Content Tags Group
Japanese story translation: Shusaku Endo’s “The man who shared my face” humour, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, shusaku endo, shuusaku endo, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.12.18

Content Tags Group
Japanese Grammar Focus: “tomo” (とも) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, particles, tomo, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2015.12.17

Content Tags Group
Japanese Novel Review: Hibana (火花) by Naoki Matayoshi (又吉直樹) culture, General, hibana, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, matayoshi, naoki, novel, review, Reviews, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.12.16

Content Tags Group
Gengo.com – contract translation services: First take contract, gengo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, Reviews, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.12.11

Content Tags Group
Gacco: Online Courses in Japanese asia, culture, gacco, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistics, online, online course, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.11.02

Content Tags Group
The real origin of “arigatou” (ありがとう), Japanese for “Thank you”. arigatou, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, thank you, thanks, translation, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2015.10.31

Content Tags Group
A few tricks for increasing your reading speed in a foreign language books, foreign language, General, hints, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, reading, self-study, speed, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.10.28

Content Tags Group
Using online searching to uncover natural expressions in a foreign language colloqiual, foreign language, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, research, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.10.27

Content Tags Group
Japanese children’s book review: “It might be an apple” 「りんごかもしれない」by Shinsuke Yoshitake book, childrens, education, fun, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, raising a bilingual child, review, Reviews, ringo Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2015.10.25

Content Tags Group
Book review: Etiquette Guide to Japan (by Boye Lafayette De Mente ) book, culture, etiquette, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, Reviews, self-study, tuttle Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.10.21

Content Tags Group
Followup on Japanese podcast about gaming (with a message from them) Aside, games, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Podcast, review, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.10.19

Content Tags Group
Japanese podcast review: “Game chomp chomp”(ゲームモゴモゴ) game, gaming, ingress, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, mobile, Podcast, review, Reviews, self-study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.10.09

Content Tags Group
Manga Review: “宇宙兄弟” (Space Brothers) – One of my favorites book, comic, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manga, review, space brothers, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.10.09

Content Tags Group
More discussion on Japanese particles “ga” and “ha”, and debate on mistaken examples education, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles, teaching, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.10.07

Content Tags Group
We don’t make language, it makes us (and an incorrect use of the Japanese particle ‘ga’) exceptions, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, patterns, self-study, Uncategorized, words Self Taught Japanese
Book Review: “Cool Japan Guide” by Abby Denson asia, book, culture, General, guide, guidebook, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, manga, review, Reviews, tuttle, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2015.09.10

Content Tags Group
Japanese Novel Review: ”オレたちバブル入行組” (Oretachi baburu nyuukougumi) [Hanzawa Naoki Series] asia, banking, book, critique, culture, General, hanzawa, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, novel, review, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.07.15

Content Tags Group
Searching out opportunities to think in a foreign language bilingual, foreign language, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, linguistics, practice, raising a bilingual child, study Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.06.29

Content Tags Group
Language learning technique: take things a bit beyond your comfort level, then dial them back advanced, comprehension, difficulty, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistics, psychology, study, technique Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2015.06.18

Content Tags Group
Japanese vocabulary: Business/Economics terms business, economics, General, government, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, linguistics, politics, terms, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.06.15

Content Tags Group
Expressing a state with「でいる」 deiru, expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-taught, state Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.05.12

Content Tags Group
Japanese Podcast review: Gen’s modern Japanese corner (源ちゃんのゲンダイ国語) culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, linguistics, NHK, Podcast, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.04.17

Content Tags Group
Japanese Book Review: ザ・ギフティッド 「The gifted」by 大川翔 「Sho Okawa」 book, child, culture, education, General, genius, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, raising a bilingual child, review, sho okawa, upbringing Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.03.23

Content Tags Group
Japanese podcast review: “Oogiri Corner” conversation, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, listening, NHK, Podcast, radio, Reviews, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.03.17

Content Tags Group
Japanese manga review: “Dog House” (いぬやしき) Issue 1 by Hiroya Oku book, comics, doghouse, gantz, General, Hiroya Oku, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manga, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.03.06

Content Tags Group
Experiment: How good are Google Translate’s English to Japanese translations? AI, experiment, General, google, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, translate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.03.02

Content Tags Group
Japanese polite language and appropriate phrases for asking a person’s name conversation, culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, phrases, polite, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2015.02.26

Content Tags Group
食べられる (taberareru) vs 食べれる (tabereru)? The phenomenon of ら抜き (ra-nuki) in Japanese conjugation, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, ra-nuki, rareru, self-taught, verbs Self Taught Japanese