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Wed 2022.06.15

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Japanese expression “ima sara” (今更、いまさら) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2022.05.31

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Japanese expression: どうにでもなれ (dou ni demo nare) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.05.23

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Japanese expression highlight: あるある (aru aru) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.05.09

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Say wha? The Japanese word “世話” (sewa) and related expressions culture, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.04.27

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Getting cool in Japanese with 格好いい (kakko ii) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.04.18

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The origin of 幸せ (shiawase), a Japanese word for “happiness” General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.03.23

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Japanese grammar: When is it safe to omit a first person pronoun? General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.01.20

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Japanese vocabulary list: Employment-related words General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.01.12

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Japanese expression “〜なくてすむ” (~nakute sumu) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2021.12.16

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Manga Review: 「スライム ライフ」(“Slime Life”) by メガサワラ (Megasawara) [Issue 1] Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.11.22

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Japanese expression: “~shitara to” (〜したらと) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
Japanese literature release: “Lulu & Mimi” by Kyusaku Yumeno E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.11.09

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Manga review: Oyasumi Punpun (おやすみプンプン) by Inio Asano (浅野いにお) [Volume 1] General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, portland, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.10.27

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Self-taught Japanese…conversation? General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.09.27

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Japanese comedy highlight: Sandwich Man (a comedy duo) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.09.20

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“Mai”: a Japanese word with a variety of meanings (マイ、まい、舞、毎、枚) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.08.16

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Japanese expression: “〜からすると” (~kara suru to) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.07.26

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Japanese expression ともなく (to mo naku) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.07.21

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Japanese expression:「言葉が足りず、すみませんでした」 (kotoba ga tarizu, sumimasen deshita) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.07.12

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Blog review: Landofnudotcom (landofnu.com) Chinese, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.06.30

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Japanese Grammar: Abbreviated causative-passive forms General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.06.21

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Japanese vocabulary: the power of 力 (“chikara”) General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.06.02

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Beware of fake Japanese proverbs culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.05.24

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A test for measuring distinguishing ambiguity in Japanese Aside, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.05.17

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50+ Introductory Phrases in Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

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

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 2021.04.13

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

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
The Compound Verb 着替える (kigaeru) and a Question of Particles General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.03.10

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Japanese expression: だけあって (dake atte) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, TransLiterary Lab 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
50 Hints for Learning Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate 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

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

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 2020.12.14

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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

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 2020.11.09

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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

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 2020.10.12

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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