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Mon 2020.07.06

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Singing lyrics is a great way to practice a foreign language…or is it? General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.29

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10 things you *don’t* have to worry about when learning Japanese General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.06.09

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Japanese word differentiation: “mata” vs. “mada” (また 対 まだ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2020.06.07

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Book Release: Japanese Particle Quizzes [Yaba-Q: Volume 1] E-book publishing, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online quizzes and tests, quizzes, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.05.04

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Japanese expression: 疲れにくくなる(tsukare nikuku naru) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.04.14

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Japanese キャンディ (kyandi) vs. Western “Candy” candy, General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.04.07

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Useful Japanese Phrase: “tabete iku” (食べていく) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.03.16

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A pair of terribly useful Japanese verbs: 出す (dasu) and 出る (deru) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, verbs Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.03.02

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Stating the obvious in Japanese (“atarimae”, etc.) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.02.24

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Japanese grammar pattern: the trailing “te” form General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.02.19

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TransLiterary Lab (#11): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Ningen Hyou” by Edogawa Rampo) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.02.05

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TransLiterary Lab (#10): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Akita Kaidou” by Kenji Miyazawa) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.02.03

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Don’t underestimate Japanese particles! General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.27

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Furigana (振り仮名): A guide to reading hints in Japanese. General, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.01.22

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TransLiterary Lab (#9): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Akita Kaidou” by Kenji Miyazawa) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2020.01.17

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TransLiterary Lab (#8): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Lemon” by Motojiro Kaiji) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.13

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TransLiterary Lab (#7): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.13

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Expressing plurality in Japanese: the full story General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.13

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TransLiterary Lab (#6): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.01.08

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Why is grass (草) used in Japanese to mean something is funny? culture, General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese
TransLiterary Lab (#5): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2020.01.04

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TransLiterary Lab (#4): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.12.31

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Thoughts for the new year: Satisfaction vs. Enjoyment (and language learning) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.12.30

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TransLiterary Lab (#3): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.12.29

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The real difference between 遅く (osoku) and ゆっくり (yukkuri) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.12.24

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TransLiterary Lab (#2): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.12.22

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Japanese vocabulary word: 着膨れ (kibukure) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.12.18

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TransLiterary Lab (#1): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.12.09

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Tips for asking other for help with a foreign language General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

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
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
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