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Fri 2020.01.03

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Interesting Japanese expression: 噛み砕く (kamikudaku) expression, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
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

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

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

Mon 2018.10.29

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Japanese word “sonna” (そんな) and related expressions [sonna koto nai (そんな事ない), etc.] expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, sonna 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
Japanese Expression Highlight: 「水を得た魚 」(mizu wo eta sakana) expression, fish, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kotowaza, phrase, Uncategorized, water Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.21

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Expressing bad intentions in Japanese and 「悪気」 (warugi) expression, General, grammar, intenion, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, warugi Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.06.09

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Japanese Slang Word: 「鬼〜」 (Oni~) culture, devil, expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, oni, slang, term, Uncategorized, word Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2016.12.02

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Japanese phrase “mou hitotsu” (もうひとつ)and a brief Murakami translation expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, meaning, mou hitotsu, murakami, shosetsu, translation 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

Wed 2016.01.20

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Japanese expression of respect: “足を向けて寝られない” (“ashi wo mukete nerarenai”) ashi wo mukete nerarenai, expression, General, grammar, honor, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, respect, Uncategorized 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

Thu 2015.10.22

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Japanese word “koso” (こそ) explained in detail expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Moderate, koso, language, linguistics, self-study, term, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.10.21

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Japanese phrase: “yokatta” (よかった) conversation, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-taught, Uncategorized, yokatta Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.09.16

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Japanese grammar: the word ‘無し’ [なし, nashi] and related terms ari, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, nashi, nashide, nashini, rahxephon, Uncategorized, without Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.09.08

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The mysterious “といって聞かない” (to itte kikanai) and it’s explanation conversational, explanation, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, novel, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.07.27

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Expressing state in Japanese with “ni aru” and “ni natte iru” expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Moderate, language, linguistics, self-taught, state, term, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2015.06.20

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断る(kotowaru): an important Japanese word with two nearly opposite meaningshe first mea expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kotowaru, language, linguistics, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2015.06.13

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Japanese phrase 〜として (~toshite) [including としても and としては] asia, expression, grammar, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, self-taught, toshite, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.03.18

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Expressing interest in Japanese expression, foreign language, General, interest, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kyoumi, language, linguistics, self-taught Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.03.09

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Japanese verb suffix 〜きる (~kiru) expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kiru, linguistics, self-taught, study, suffix Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.02.10

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Dreaming in Japanese dreams, expression, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, yume, Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.02.04

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Japanese useful word: 大変 (taihen) expression, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-study, taihen, term, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.09.05

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“otagai” and “otagaisama” in Japanese culture, expression, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, otagai, otagaisama, politeness, sama, study Self Taught Japanese
バトンタッチ (“Baton Touch”) in Japanese タッチ, バトン, culture, education, expression, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, raising a bilingual child, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.06.01

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Understanding in Japanese: 分かる(wakaru) beginner, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, object, Uncategorized, understand, wakaru Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.05.19

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ちょっと (chotto): a little word with a big set of meanings ちょっと, chotto, expression, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, learn, linguistics, little, Uncategorized, vocabulary, wait Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.05.12

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ちゃんと (chanto): doings things properly in Japanese chanto, expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, properly Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.05.04

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Japanese phrase ender し (shi) , conversation, expression, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, rola, self-study, shi, slang, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.04.30

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余裕(yoyuu): a unique and useful Japanese word expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, resource, space, time, Uncategorized, yoyuu Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.04.21

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Japanese suffix ーがる (-garu) がる, expression, feeling, foreign language, garu, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, look like, study Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.04.15

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Is there really no word for ‘foot’ in Japanese? expression, feet, foot, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, linguistic, loanwords, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.04.10

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Can you say the word “glove” in Japanese, in reverse? children, culture, expression, funny, game, General, glove, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, joke, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.04.01

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Different ways of saying “except” in Japanese except, expression, foreign language, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, study Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.03.24

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Different ways to express “Again” in Japanese again, expression, foreign language, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, once more, self-study, words Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.03.20

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Japanese honorific prefixes お and ご (‘O’ and ‘Go’) expression, grammar, honorific, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistic, prefix, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.03.19

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Placing blame or fault in Japanese with せい (sei) せいで, blame, expression, fault, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, okagede, okagesamade, sei, seide, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.03.12

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Different ways to say ‘only’ in Japanese だけ, expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, only, self-study, study, words Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.03.12

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普通 (futsuu), a perfectly “normal” Japanese word expression, futsuu, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, normal, self-study, self-taught, Uncategorized, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.03.11

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〜て + ある (~tearu): saying something exists in a certain state ある, expression, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-study, tearu, words Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.03.10

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まし (mashi) in Japanese – a way to express the best of two evils expression, foreign language, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, linguistics, mashi Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.03.06

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A few uses of 〜じゃない じゃない, expression, General, grammar, ja nai, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-study, study Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.03.04

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そろそろ (sorosoro) – an extremely useful Japanese phrase daily life, expression, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, learn, linguistic Self Taught Japanese
Japanese useful construct: ~なくなる (ex: しなくなる) なる, なくなる, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.02.23

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いい (ii): A very ‘good’ Japanese word いい, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, study, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.02.18

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でしょう / だろう (deshou/darou) in Japanese darou, deshou, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.02.16

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The Japanese question particle, か (ka) expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, particle, polite, question, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.01.28

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Three confusing Japanese words challening, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, tekitou, Uncategorized, yappari Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.01.21

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“Becoming” in Japanese: the many uses of なる (naru) なる, become, beginner, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, linguistic, naru, Uncategorized, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese