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Mon 2014.01.27

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Festival at Ichimura Japanese Gardens (South Florida) culture, festival, florida, garden, General, japan, japanese, martial arts, miami, Reviews, Uncategorized, usa Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.01.24

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The right way to use subtitles when studying Japanese dramas, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, learning, movies, self-study, study, subtitles, TV Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.01.23

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Popular Japanese series: Heartbroken chocolatier (失恋チョコラティエ) chocolate, drama, entertainment, fiction, General, ishihara, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, matsumoto, Reviews, series, TV Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.01.22

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Tricky Japanese loanwords borrowed, gairaigo, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, loanword, vocabulary, 外来語 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.01.21

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

Mon 2014.01.20

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The wonders of Japanese particle も(mo): different ways to say “also” [intermediate] also, expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, mo, particle, self-study, study Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.01.19

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Shimajiro and Benesse’s distance learning program for kids benesse, bilingual, child, course, distance learning, education, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, parenting, raising a bilingual child, Reviews, shimajiro, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.01.17

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Quruli(くるり): Japanese dynamic band country, General, japan, japanese, music, pop, quruli, Reviews, rock, singer, techno, u2, Uncategorized, くるり Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.01.16

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Some important uses of wari (割) comparison, considering, expression, for, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, wari, わり, Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.01.15

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Variations of saying a simple phrase in Japanese expression, General, grammare, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, study Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.01.15

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Japanese dramas to watch abe hiroshi, comedy, drama, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kimutaku, love comedy, Reviews, show, soap opera, TV, Uncategorized, ドラマ Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.01.14

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Itazura Na Kiss in Different Version ariel lin, cast, dramas, furukawa yuki, it started with a kiss, itazura na kiss, japan, Jdorama, Jiro wang, joe cheng, jung so min, Kdrama, kim hyun joong, Korea, lee tae sung, miki honoka, playful kiss, Taiwan, Taiwanese drama, Uncategorized, yamada yuki Azurro 4 Cielo

Mon 2014.01.13

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Words are bursting at the seams with meaning acquisition, dictionary, foreign language, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistic, linguistics, memory, Uncategorized, words Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.01.13

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Learning resources for experienced learners [advanced] advanced, bilingual, dictionary, example sentences, General, goo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, learning, study, yahoo, 知恵袋 Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.01.12

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Japanese aizuchi (相づち), the glue that holds conversation together aizuchi, back chanelling, conversation, dialogue, fluent, grammar, japan, japanese, linguistics, skills, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.01.10

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Raising a bilingual child where one language isn’t your native tongue baby, bilingual, child, country, education, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, raising, speak, trilingual, upbringing Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2014.01.09

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Transitive and intransitive verb pairs in Japanese [Intermediate/Advanced] action, General, grammar, intransitive, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, master, object, transitive, tsukeru, tsuku, verb, 他動詞, 自動詞 Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.01.08

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Why I decided to learn Japanese anime, culture, foreign language, General, haruki murakami, japan, japanese, language, life, samurai, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2014.01.07

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Omitting subjects and other words in Japanese [Intermediate] fluent, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, omitting, self-study, study, subject Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2014.01.06

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Embarassing moments learning a foreign language embarassing, foreign language, funny, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, life, story, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2014.01.05

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Use your energy: Useful expressions in Japanese which use ‘ki’ (気)[Intermediate] chi, energy, expressions, fluent, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, ki, life force, qi, self-study, study Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2014.01.04

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Using Japanese Documentaries as a study aid ceo, child, education, facebook, father, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, mark zuckerberg, son, Uncategorized, upbringing Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2014.01.03

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Study trick: refine your Japanese with help from Google [Intermediate/Advanced] General, google, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, search, tool, translate, trick Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2014.01.01

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Japanese verb dictionaries: are they really needed? [beginner] beginner, conjugation, dictionary, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, reference, self-study, study, verb, verbs Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2013.12.31

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New Years Resolution: Why not learn a foreign language? 2014, bilingual, blogging, General, japan, japanese, language, life, new years, resolution, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2013.12.30

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Japanese Anime Movie Review: The Garden of Words (2013, Blu-ray) anime, art, beautiful, cartoon, cg, fantasy, film, japan, japanese, makoto shinkai, movie, Reviews, Uncategorized, visual effects Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2013.12.29

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Say “yes” to a better understanding of the Japanese particle “no” (の) assertion, foreign, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learn, linguistics, particle, self-study, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
If I could only live in Japan… bilingual, fluent, General, japan, japanese, language, lifestyle, stay, study, 日本, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2013.12.26

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Expressions for giving and receiving in Japanese (objects and actions) [intermediate] ageru, expression, General, giving, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kureru, language, morau, receiving, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2013.12.25

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Manga review: 大奥 (Ooku – The Inner Chambers) by Fumi Yoshinaga, Book 1 book, classical japan, comic, comic book, edo, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, manga, ooku, review, 大奥 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2013.12.24

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Self introspection and correction: critical skills for learning a foreign language [Intermediate/Advanced] fluent, foreign language, General, introspection, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, memory, skill, study, technique Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2013.12.23

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Common Japanese abbreviations [Intermediate / Advanced] abbreviation, abbreviations, colloquial, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, short form, slang, くだけた, くだけた口調, 日本語, 省略 Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2013.12.20

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We learn language best from our peers foreign language, General, instinct, japan, japanese, language, language instinct, learning, linguistic, Steven PInker, thought, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2013.12.19

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Manga book review: 映画篇 1 (“Movie Version 1”) book, bookstore, comic, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, korea, manga, movies, stories, study, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2013.12.18

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A closer look at Japanese particles wa (は) and ga (が) ga, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, learn, linguistics, particles, subject, topic, wa, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2013.12.17

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Japanese bookstores in America america, book, book off, books, bookstore, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kinokuniya, magazine, manga Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2013.12.16

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Get a pen pal to help your foreign language learning [Beginner/Intermediate] culture, foreign language, friend, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learn, overseas, pen pal, penpal Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2013.12.16

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Age-related expressions in Japanese [Beginner / Intermediate] age, expressions, foreign language, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, phrases, study, Uncategorized, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2013.12.15

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Enjoy a piece of Japan at the Morikami Japanese Museum & Gardens(森上博物館・日本庭園) culture, delray beach, florida, gardens, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, morikami, museum, travel, 博物館, 森上 Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2013.12.13

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Podcasts: an essential tool for foreign language self-study fluent, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Podcast, podcasts, self-taught, student, study, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2013.12.12

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Japanese Pitch Accent: It’s more important that you realize [beginner/intermediate] accent, dialect, emphasis, General, intonation, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pitch, pitch accent, pronunciation, アクセント, 日本, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2013.12.11

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Kanji: pictographic compounds [beginner / intermediate] alphabet, compound, furigana, General, intermediate, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kana, kanji, pictographic, 日本語, 漢字 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2013.12.10

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Japanese learning pitfall: Don’t wait too long to learn hiragana! [Beginner] furigana, General, hiragana, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, kana, katakana, learning, romaji, self-taught, ローマ字, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2013.12.09

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Set your focus for effective foreign language learning foreign language, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistics, self-study, self-taught, studying, 日本, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2013.12.08

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A new blog is born: *Self Taught Japanese* 「日本語学習ブログ登場」 asia, foreign, foreign language, General, japan, japanese, language, life, linguistics, self-taught, study, 日本, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2013.11.24

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A Koori Machi 紅葉 (Fall Colors) Hiking Tour descent in Japan, fall colors, Fukushima, Handa Lake, Japan, Koori, koori machi, Kori Town, kouyou, Mt. Handa, Other, Persimmons, サル, 半田山, 半田沼, , 桑折町, 福島, 紅葉, 雪虫 Descent Subs

Fri 2013.09.13

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Hello from Japan! (a late update) Deco*27, Delusion Tax, Descent, Descent Subs, Fukushima, Japan, JET Program, koori machi, News, Other, Teaching English, Teaching English in Japan, 妄想, 妄想税 Descent Subs

Wed 2013.08.28

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紅蓮の弓矢 Japan, Japan: Anime 茉莉花の独り言

Fri 2013.08.02

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いよいよ来日の時間だ!Descent is going to Japan! Descent, Descent87, Fukushima, Japan, JET Program, News, Other Descent Subs

Mon 2013.04.15

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Diary: Kou Chan getting older baby, Diary, japan, Japanese, kouchan, personal Azurro 4 Cielo