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Tue 2019.11.12

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Interesting Japanese loanword “マウンティング” (mauntingu, a.k.a. “mounting”) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.11.06

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Japanese grammar: Introductory phrases with ~n da kedo (〜んだけど) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.09.18

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Japanese grammar spotlight: だって (datte) vs だから (dakara) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.08.15

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まえ (mae) vs まで (made): what’s the difference? General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.08.05

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Japanese term: What is “Ateji”? (当て字・あてじ) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.29

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Japanese Useful Word: “Baka” (ばか、バカ、馬鹿) Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.22

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Japanese word focus: 感想 (kansou) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.15

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Commentary (解説): One of the Joys of Japanese Literature culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.07.10

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Japanese grammar: An overview of the “te” form (and an important use nobody taught you) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.24

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Japanese grammar: verb and adjective confusion General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.10

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Japanese word focus: くだらない (kudaranai) General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.05.28

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Japanese useful phrase highlight: “yokattara” (よかったら) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.20

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Reader question: “What’s the hardest part of learning Japanese?” General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.13

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Japanese slang term: meccha “めっちゃ” culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.06

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Japanese word highlight: まま (mama) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.22

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Japanese phrase highlight: うまくやんなよ (umaku yan na yo) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.03.27

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Japanese word highlight: ちょうど (choudo) japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.25

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Japanese Book Review: “ふしぎがわかるよ!” (A visual encyclopedia for children) encyclopedia, General, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.18

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Interview with Ben Hourigan: author, editor, Japan aficionado culture, E-book publishing, General, interview, Interviews, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.11

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Japanese pronunciation: when vowels get quiet General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pronunciation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.03.05

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What’s the difference between a 翻訳者 (‘honyausha’) and 翻訳家 (‘honyakuka’)? General, honyakuka, honyakusha, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.04

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A few more confusing Japanese loanwords General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, loanwords Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.25

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Using the Japanese particles “to” (と) and “tte” (って) to quote [plus abbreviated uses and particle combinations] grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particle, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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 2018.11.26

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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

Mon 2018.11.19

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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

Fri 2018.11.02

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Japanese slang word: gyakugire (逆ギレ) [Getting angry at the angry] expression, gyakugire, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.29

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Japanese word “sonna” (そんな) and related expressions [sonna koto nai (そんな事ない), etc.] expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, sonna Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.10.24

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Japanese expression highlight: “ああ言えばこう言う” (aa ieba kou iu) aa ieba kou iu, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.22

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Some thoughts on “aisatsu” (挨拶): greetings that make relationships smoother aisatsu, culture, General, greetings, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.15

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Google suggest: a surprising supplement to foreign language learning General, google suggest, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.10.09

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A confusing Japanese loanword in English: “Hibachi” (it may not mean what you think it does!) culture, General, grill, hibachi, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.09.19

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Japanese word highlight: gureru (ぐれる) grammar, gureru, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, words Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.09.17

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Language learning pitfall: Learning similar words at the same time homophones, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, techniques Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.09.04

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Japanese loanword spotlight: 「ナーバス」(naabasu) [It doesn’t always mean “nervous”] General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, meaning, translation, word Self Taught Japanese