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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon 2018.09.24

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Konbucha: a popular tea with health benefits…or not? culture, grammar, japan, japanese, konbu, konbucha, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.09.19

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Japanese word highlight: gureru (ぐれる) grammar, gureru, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, words 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

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

Sat 2018.07.21

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PS V1, Chapter 35: Dice Action, Adventure, Comedy, Dice, Die, Fantasy, Grammar, Magic, Mature, Private Server, PS, Science Fiction, Video Games Mike777ac

Sat 2018.06.30

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Japanese book review: 「脳が若返る!大人の古典・名文暗唱ドリル」(“Revive your brain! Recitation drills of classic literature”) by 篠原菊紀 (Kikunori Shinohara) classical japanese, classics, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, poetry, Reviews, study, working Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.06.14

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The correct way to describe a negative state using そう (sou): “なさそう” vs. “なそう” (nasasou vs. nasou) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, nasasou, nasou Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.05.15

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Overgeneralizing and 3 painful mistakes in Japanese expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.05.14

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Japanese Literature Review: 「猫を抱いて象と泳ぐ」 (Swim With an Elephant, Embracing a Cat) by 小川洋子 (Yoko Ogawa): A nostalgic ode to chess book, chess, fiction, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, Reviews, Uncategorized, yoko ogawa Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.04.30

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The expression「お茶はどう?」 (“ocha wa dou?”) and the vagueness of the Japanese language expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, vague Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.04.25

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Japanese literary expression:「〜かのように」 (~ka no you ni) expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literary, mitai, phrases, Uncategorized, you ni Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.04.12

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Introducing Mr. Mizuhiro Kaimai (開米瑞浩), diagram wizard Aside, culture, diagrams, General, grammar, japan, japanese, kaimai mizuhiro, Reviews, Uncategorized, 開米瑞浩 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.03.27

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Literary particle combination: をば (wo ba) ba, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, o, particles, wo Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.03.23

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Japanese word comparison: yaru (やる) vs suru (する), two ways of ‘doing it’. する, やる, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, suru, vocabulary, yaru Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.03.14

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A simple explanation of the particles wa (は) vs ga (が)and the surprising equation “1+1=2” ga, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles, Uncategorized, wa Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.03.09

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The mysterious case of the double wo (を) particle General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, o, particles, wo Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.02.22

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Japanese particle combination: ”no ni” (のに) のに, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, noni Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.01.29

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Two types of “can’t” in Japanese: improper vs impossible cant, General, grammar, impossible, improper, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, potential, self-taught Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.01.22

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Talking about the future in Japanese (mirai, shourai, kore kara, ima kara, etc.) future, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, self-taught, tense, verbs Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.01.03

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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

Thu 2017.11.02

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Review: 日経おとなのOFF: 美しい日本語と正しい敬語が身に付く本 (“Guidebook to beautiful Japanese and proper polite language”) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, magazine, nikkei, polite language, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.10.05

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A primer on Japanese emotive sentence-ending particles: ne, na, naa, yo (ね、な、なあ、よ) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, na, naa, ne, particles, raising a bilingual child, yo Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.09.05

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The Japanese particle は(wa), 癒やし (iyashi), and therapeutic dogs. General, grammar, ha, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particle, passive tense, translation, wa Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2017.08.27

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Using “~ga suru” (〜がする) to express feeling or sensing something in Japanese express, feeling, ga, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, suru Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.07.31

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Japanese non-past (present/future) tense, “will”, and intention future, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, non-past, past, present, tenses 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 2017.07.14

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Variations on a phrase for asking directions when you are lost directions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, phrases Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.05.02

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Japanese phrase: “warukatta” (わるかった・悪かった) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, phrase, study, warui, warukatta Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.04.07

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Japanese grammar: a tricky passage and morphing adjectives adjective, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, noun, self-taught Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.03.15

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Japanese Grammar: Using kara (から) and node (ので) to express a reason in isolation grammar, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, japanse, kara, language, node, reason Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.01.19

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Japanese expression “〜するも” (~suru mo) and vagueness of the が (ga) particle expressions, ga, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, mo, particle, Re, short story Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.12.27

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Japanese historical short story review: 野望の狭間 (Opposing Ambitions) by 天野純稀 (Sumiki Amano) culture, General, grammar, historical, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, period, Reviews, short story 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

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

Mon 2016.11.21

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Self Taught Japanese Podcast: 8 recordings in 8 days grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, podcast, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.08.17

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Another use of the simple non-past tense in Japanese: admonishing children grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Moderate, orders, raising a bilingual child Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.06.26

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Report: Meetup at Kale for The Portland Japanese Language Exchange (ポートランド日本語交換会) culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, meetings, meetup, oregon, portland Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.06.11

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The “〜くある” (~ku aru) form for Japanese adjectives adjectives, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, ku aru, language, linguistics Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.06.08

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問題 (mondai): a very problematic word in Japanese explanation, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, mondai, term, Uncategorized, word Self Taught Japanese