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Wed 2015.02.25

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Japanese Particle combination では (de wa) and じゃ (ja) conversation, de wa, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, particles, self-taught, syntax, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.02.10

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The real story on three Japanese conditionals (すると、したら、すれば) [suru to, shitara, sureba] conditional, foreign language, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, learn, linguistics, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2015.02.08

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Personal thoughts on loanword frequency in Japanese culture, eastern, gairaigo, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, loan words, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.02.06

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Why does Japanese have so many loan words? (外来語, “gairaigo”) culture, gairaigo, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistics, loanword, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.01.28

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The Art of Conversation (in a foreign language) Aside, cognition, conversation, foreign language, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistics, self-study, speech, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.01.26

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The rice cooker (炊飯器, suihanki) , an essential part of Japanese life cooker, cooking, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, lifestyle, rice, suihanki, zojirushi, 炊飯器 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.01.20

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Why write nouns in part Hiragana, part Kanji? (Japanese) General, hiragana, history, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kanji, language, linguistcs, politically correct, writing Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2015.01.15

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Japanese culture highlight: “seiza” (正座) – Traditional Japanese sitting posture back pain, buddhism, culture, eastern, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, oriental, posture, seiza Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.01.12

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Japanese expression 「ならではの」(nara de wa no) – a lump of particles with an interesting meaning foreign, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, nara, particles, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.01.05

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Japanese magazine review: 「子供の科学」 (Science for kids) book, education, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, magazine, review, Reviews, science, 子供の科学 Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.01.02

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Japanese vocabulary list: Science terms experiment, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, list, science, terms, vocab, vocabulary, words Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.12.16

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Foreign Language Immersion Trick: Satellite TV channel, culture, foreign language, General, immersion, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, news, satellite, TV Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.12.10

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Two modes of foreign language reading: content-focused and language-learning-focused Blog Analytics, content, foreign, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, learn, reading, study Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.12.04

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Sequential voicing in Japanese (Rendaku, 連濁) culture, dakuten, General, handakuten, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, rendaku Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.11.28

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Happy 1st Birthday Self Taught Japanese! announcement, bilingual, birthday, blog, Blog Analytics, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, self-taught, study Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.11.13

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Start a Japanese blog the right way – the way a Japanese person would blog, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, self-study, study, writing Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.10.21

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Japanese book review: “Humorous short story collection” by Endo Shusaku (遠藤周作:ユーモア小説編 book, classic, comedy, endo shusaku, General, humour, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.10.13

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Japanese podcast review: 子育てカフェ (childcare cafe) blog, child, child card, education, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, NHK, Podcast, review, Reviews, upbringing, 子育て Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.09.16

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Japanese Anime Movie Review: Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) animer, cg, children, ghibli, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, movie, review, upbringing, wolf Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.09.10

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Japanese culture highlight: 挨拶 (aisatsu) aisatsu, culture, greeting, greetings, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learn, politeness, salutations, 挨拶 Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.09.08

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More foreign language tracking: vocabulary words analysis, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, language on track, linguistics, Reviews, study, tool, vocabulary, web site Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2014.08.30

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Of the many ways to enjoy studying a foreign language activities, foreign language, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learn, methods, Reviews, self-study, study, website Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.08.20

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Japanese podcast highlight: 夢夢 (Yume yume) Engine blog, dream, engine, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, review, Reviews, science, study Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.08.19

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Language goals help foreign language study Aside, foreign language, free, General, goals, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, language on track, learn, Reviews, study, tool, website Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.08.18

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Japanese book review:「テレビゲームのひみつ」 (The secret of video games) book, computer, culture, development, education, games, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manga, review, Reviews, video games Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.08.13

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Foreign language accents and levels of thought accent, age, alcohol, foreign, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, pronunciation, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.08.06

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Shinmeikai Japanese Accent Dictionary correct, dictionary, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pronounce, pronunciation, Reviews, shinmeikai, sound, speak Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.08.01

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Language on Track, a new tool to help language learning – open to the public Aside, educational, foreign language, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, new, study, tool, tracking, Uncategorized, website Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.06.15

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Japanese podcast highlight: 青春あるでひど arudehito, dialect, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kansai, learn, logic, reasoning, Reviews, science, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.06.11

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Book review: “数学者の言葉では” (In the words of a mathematician) by 藤原 正彦 (Masahiko Fujiwara) book, essay, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, math, mathematics, physical punishment, Reviews, Uncategorized, 数学, 藤原 正彦 Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.06.05

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Foreign language learning and the rebirth of a new you creation, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, rebirth, self, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.05.26

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Watching culture from the outside in and the uniqueness factor abroad, culture, difference, different, fanboy, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, outsider, travel, Uncategorized, unique Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.05.22

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Manga review: 聖おにいさん (Saint Young Men) Volume 1 book, comic, comic book, General, hikaru nakamura, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manga, review, Reviews, satire, Uncategorized, 聖おにいさん Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.05.13

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Connecting ideas in Japanese: a high-level guide chaining, conjunctions, continuing, fluent, grammar, ideas, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, sentence Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.05.13

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Foreign language fluency – what is it to you? culture, fluency, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, native, semantics, speech, Uncategorized, words Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.05.09

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Language is always evolving evolution, evolve, foreign language, General, history, india, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, spanish, Uncategorized, words Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.05.02

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Learning foreign languages and humility correction, foreign language, General, humility, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, self-awareness, self-study, study, words Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.05.01

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Book Review: The other side of the swing (ブランコの向こうで) by Hoshi Shin’ichi (星新一) book, fantasy, General, hoshi, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, review, Reviews, sci-fi, shin'ichi, surreal, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.04.27

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Special Na-adjectives in Japanese which are really not adjective, conjugation, foreign language, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, study, words, 形容詞 Self Taught Japanese
Japanese Vocabulary list: computer science and software development terms computer science, development, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, software, study, vocab, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.04.24

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Cultural background knowledge and foreign language learning acquisition, celebrities, culture, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, studying, TV, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.04.23

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Japanese ふりかけ (furikake) – a nutritious and tasty condiment asian, condiment, cooking, flakes, flavor, food, furikake, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, low salt, Reviews, ふりかけ Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.04.21

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Japanese suffix ーがる (-garu) expression, feeling, foreign language, garu, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, look like, study, がる Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.04.20

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A Phenomenology of Shadows (影の表現学)by Kawai Hayao(河合隼雄) academic, book, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Jung, kawai hayao, philosophy, psychology, review, Reviews, shadow, sociology, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.04.13

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Foreign Language Practice – Higher necessity means higher understanding and retention foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, json, language, linguistics, necessity, retention, self-taught, words Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.04.11

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Japanese tongue twisters fast, fun, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, tongue twisters, word, 早口言葉 Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.04.06

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Language on Track – A new tool to help with foreign language learning (call for alpha testers) alpha, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language on track, prototype, study, test, tool, website Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.03.19

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Ways to express probability and possibility in Japanese chance, expressions, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, possibility, probability, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.03.18

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Research Results: Homophones in Japanese Aside, data, data mining, frequency, General, homophones, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, php, report, research, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.03.16

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Podcastle, a great way to search and listen to Japanese podcasts aist, blog, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, learn, Podcast, Reviews, speech reconition, study, subtitles, transcription, voice blog Self Taught Japanese