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Mon 2022.09.12

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Japanese word confusion: 入れる General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2022.09.06

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Verbification: how (almost) anything can turn into a verb in Japanese culture, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.08.22

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Japanese Literature: Using Western letters as placeholders for names culture, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.08.15

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Japanese literary expression: 〜さに (~sa ni) grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.08.01

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An interesting Japanese expression about hunger General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.07.18

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Japanese expression: 〜してもしきれない (~shite mo shikirenai) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.07.11

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Japanese Literature Book Release: “Gensen: Selected Stories in Modern Japanese Literature (Volume 1)” E-book publishing, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.07.07

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Language Learning Tip: It’s *not* all about the vocab General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

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 2022.05.04

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Tackling Translation Troubles (Vol. 2): parallel structure General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Tackling Translation Troubles, translation 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

Wed 2022.03.30

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Japanese Grammar: The mysterious connection between the volitional form and でしょう / だろう (deshou / darou) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Uncategorized, 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

Wed 2022.03.02

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10 usages of the Japanese word でも (demo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese
Japanese expression “〜なくてすむ” (~nakute sumu) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.12.06

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Japanese expression “darou ni” (だろうに) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced 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

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

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

Fri 2021.06.25

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Japan’s amazing “Braille Blocks” for the visually-impared (点字ブロック) culture, grammar, Uncategorized 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

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 2021.03.15

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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

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

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 2021.02.15

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50 Hints for Learning Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.02.08

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The Adventures of “wa” + “ga”: Question Sentences General, grammar, particles, Uncategorized 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

Mon 2021.02.01

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Classical poem translation: “The Second of a Series of Miscellaneous Poems” (雜詩其二) by Tao Yuanming (陶淵明) Chinese, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, poetry, translation, Uncategorized 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

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

Mon 2020.11.23

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Japanese literary phrase: さも (samo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.16

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The patterns “shite dou?” / “shitara dou?” and vagueness with verb tenses in Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced 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 2020.10.19

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Japanese fairy tale now available free on Kanshudo (a Japanese learning site) Aside, General, grammar, Kanshudo, translation Self Taught Japanese
Machine Translation Showdown: 5 MTs tested using a classical Japanese excerpt General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.10.07

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The right and wrong way to use the verb あげる (ageru) in Japanese culture, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner 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

Wed 2020.08.19

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Japanese expression: とんだとばっちりを食う (tonda tobacchiri wo kuu) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese