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Tue 2019.02.19

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The *other* uses of polite language in Japanese General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, keigo, 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

Tue 2019.02.12

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Hitori Saito (斎藤一人): entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker Aside, culture, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews 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

Wed 2019.02.06

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Adverbial “~ku”(〜く)form of Japanese i-adjectives (and challenges of translating them) grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.05

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A mistaken case of mixing spoken and written language (ですし,”desu shi”) General, japan, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.04

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Japanese sentence-ending particle ぞ (zo) and being eaten by a green monster General, japan, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.31

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Japanese novel review: “火星に住むつもりかい?” by 伊坂幸太郎 (Koutaru Isaka) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.30

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Japanese word “yoroshiku” (よろしく・宜しく) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.28

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Japanese polite expression: 頼まれてくれる? (tanomarete kureru?) General, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized 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

Wed 2019.01.23

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Japanese Read & Answer: #10 [Level 2] ––test your reading comprehension–– japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, practice, quiz, Read & Answer, test 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

Fri 2019.01.18

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Japanese word 実務 (jitsumu) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, 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

Tue 2019.01.15

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“Mu” (無): The Japanese word that means nothing General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate 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

Wed 2019.01.09

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Japanese educational site review: ReadNihon (“Learn Japanese By Reading It”) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews, website 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

Wed 2019.01.02

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The hit-and-miss of learning foreign language words (and a few hints for better retention) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate 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

Tue 2018.12.18

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Shinichi Tohei (藤平信一), current head of Ai Aikido (心身統一合氣道), appears on a Japanese educational program aikido, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.12.12

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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 2018.12.03

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Japanese expression ありそうでなかった (ari sou de nakatta), and some tasty soy sauce expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.11.29

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A tale of particles: “ni” (に) vs “wo” (を), the verb “kizuku” (気づく), and a bus full of moles General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles 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
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

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 2018.10.15

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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

Fri 2018.10.05

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Japanese expression: “七光り” (nana hikari) – Benefits received on account of a father expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, nanahikari, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.10.04

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Getting along with people: Japanese expressions involving “naka” (仲) [naka ga ii, nakayoku, nakanaori, etc.] General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, naka, naka ga ii Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.01

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Japanese everyday word: “kasabaru” (かさばる) gasabaru, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kasabaru, terms Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.09.25

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Japanese term “magari” (間借り): renting a room in someone’s house General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, magari, term Self Taught Japanese
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

Mon 2018.09.10

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“I’ve lived in Japan for X years and am still not fluent in Japanese!” –– 13 tips for language learning General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate 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

Tue 2018.08.14

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A quirk of modern Japanese Grammar: adjectives becoming nouns adjective, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, verb Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2018.08.12

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Gotta catch ’em all (in Japanese): Learning Pokemon cards in a foreign language card games, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pokemon, pokemon cards, raising a bilingual child, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.08.08

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 7 – Japanese Elementary School Experience 2018, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japan trip 2018, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.08.07

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Japanese literature review: “Utopia” (ユートピア) by Kanae Minato (湊かなえ) book, culture, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kanae minato, literature, review, Reviews, 湊かなえ Self Taught Japanese