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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

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 2019.06.10

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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

Thu 2019.05.09

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Japanese astronomical terms: “chidousetsu” (地動説) and “tendousetsu” (天動説) astronomy, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.05.03

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“Horumon Yaki”: Do the Japanese really eat grilled hormones? culture, food, Word Origins 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon 2018.07.02

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Alternative responses to “arigatou” (thank you) in Japanese besides “dou itashimashite” (you’re welcome) culture, douitashimashite, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manners, politeness, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.06.27

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Japanese Word Highlight: 超訳 (chouyaku), the “extreme translation” chouyaku, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.02.24

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A discussion about the origin of Japan’s name (日本, nihon / nippon) Aside, country name, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, nihon, nippon, origin, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.11.27

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あらせられます (araseraremasu): A triple-polite Japanese word General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, politeness, verb, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2016.05.06

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Useful Japanese expression: shikata nai (仕方ない) and a bunch of variants expression, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, shikata nai, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.04.02

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More about the origin of the Japanese word くるま (kuruma) [a confession] april, General, gogen, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, origin, word, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2016.04.01

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The interesting origin of the Japanese word ”くるま” (kuruma) april, Aside, car, General, gogen, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kuruma, Uncategorized, word origin, Word Origins, 語源 Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.01.13

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”テンション” (tenshon), a tricky Japanese loanword english, expression, General, high, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, loanword, slang, tenshon, tension, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.01.09

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Researching terms during translation General, gengo, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, research, techniques, terms, translation, Uncategorized, Word Origins, work Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.01.05

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The bridge of translation and “yoroshiku onegaishimasu” (よろしくお願いします) in Japanese culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, onegaishimasu, translation, Word Origins, words, yoroshiku Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.11.02

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The real origin of “arigatou” (ありがとう), Japanese for “Thank you”. arigatou, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, thanks, thank you, translation, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese