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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

Mon 2021.03.15

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

Mon 2021.02.15

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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

Mon 2020.10.05

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Introducing the Japanese Correction Service (JCS): get feedback on your Japanese writing General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.09.21

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Getting specific with も (mo) and what not to tell your lover General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.31

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Multiple Meanings of “Maru” in Japanese (円、丸) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.17

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Japanese literary expression: ~言わんばかり (~iwan bakari) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.07.13

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Japanese particle combination: からの (kara no) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.22

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Japanese particle combination: にも (ni mo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles 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

Fri 2020.06.05

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Use active reading to boost your foreign language skills General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.01

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Particle combination かで (kade) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.05.26

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Japanese book review: “コミュニケーションの原点は「氣」にあり!” (“Communication begins with Ki!”) by Shin’ichi Tohei (藤平信一) aikido, culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.05.11

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Japanese Book Release: Classic Japanese Fairy Tales (Volume 3), by Mimei Ogawa E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, 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 2020.04.21

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50+ Japanese Grammatical Patterns: an experiment in translation General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.04.20

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Japanese Slang Term: yosage (良さげ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, Word Origins 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

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

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
Japanese literary expression: 〜のか〜 (~ no ka ~) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature 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

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

Thu 2020.01.16

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Japanese word highlight: 良かれ (yokare) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins 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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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