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Mon 2018.01.08

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Some thoughts on language selection and code switching code switching, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, language selection, linguistics, raising a bilingual child, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.02.14

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“I am” (A linguistic essay) Aside, essay, General, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, poetry, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2017.01.14

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Japanese Children’s Book Review: 「言葉図鑑」(Visual Word Encyclopedia) by Taro Gomi (五味 太郎) book, children, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, portland, review, Reviews, vocabulary 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 2016.10.10

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The Art of Translation: My process for translating from Japanese to English becoming, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, process, self-taught, translation, translator, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
What it’s like reading Haruki Murakami novels in their original Japanese culture, fiction, General, japan, japanese, linguistics, literature, murakami haruki, novels, self-study, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.07.05

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Ways to describe style in Japanese General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, list, style, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.06.26

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The trouble with insufficient samples: The Japanese word 偉い (erai) and it proper usage culture, erai, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, term, word Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2016.06.24

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Japanese Vocabulary list: Trains (電車) and related terms japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, self-study, terms, trains, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists, words Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.06.19

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Spoiling and being spoiled in Japanese: 甘やかす (amayakasu) and 甘える (amaeru) expressions, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, spoiled, terms Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.06.13

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Japanese Novel Translation: 『そして、星の輝く夜がくる』(And thus, the starry night fell upon them) by 真山仁 (Mayama Jin) [First chapter] book, fan, General, japan, japanese, jin mayama, language, linguistics, novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.06.12

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Japanese Writing Lab #3: How do you study Japanese? essay, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese writing lab, japanese_writing_lab, language, linguistics, practice, self-taught, writing 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 2016.06.01

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Linguistic debate on the existence of subjects in Japanese (from three points of view) english, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, sentence structure, subject, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.05.28

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Japanese vocabulary list: airplane related terms airplane, airport, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, list, terms, vocab, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.05.17

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Translation challenges: the tradeoffs of title translation with “Godzilla” culture, General, godzilla, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, movie, title, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.05.12

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Japanese particle confusion:  人「?」手伝ってあげる , , General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, ni, particle, Uncategorized, wo, 日本語 Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.05.07

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Origami Tales: The artful performance of Kuniko Yamamoto culture, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, origami, osaka, performance, performances, review, Reviews, tokyo 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

Thu 2016.05.05

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Interesting in buying a bunch of Keigo Higashino(東野 圭吾)novels? Aside, for sale, General, higashi keigo, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, novels, sale, 日本語, 東野 圭吾 Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.05.04

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Short essay: Thoughts on learning to speak and write in a foreign language… naturally fluent, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, language acquisition, linguistics, self-taught, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.04.26

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Japanese phrase “~kara de” (〜からで) advanced, because, construction, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, karade, language, linguistics, particle, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.04.04

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An important Japanese word that is good to master: “hoka” (ほか、外、他) explanation, General, grammar, hoka, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, other, Uncategorized, word, 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 2016.01.15

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Japanese vocabulary list: Words used in Twitter General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, terms, twitter, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists 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

Sun 2016.01.03

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Impressions as a new translator for Gengo.com (professional translation services) culture, english, freelance, General, gengo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, translation, Uncategorized, work Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2015.12.26

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Japanese story translation: Shusaku Endo’s “The man who shared my face” humour, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, shusaku endo, shuusaku endo, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.12.18

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Japanese Grammar Focus: “tomo” (とも) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, particles, tomo, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.12.16

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Gengo.com – contract translation services: First take contract, gengo, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, language, linguistics, Reviews, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.12.14

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The joys of translating Aside, book, candy candy, culture, General, japan, japanese, joys, linguistics, novel, story, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.12.11

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Gacco: Online Courses in Japanese asia, culture, gacco, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, learning, linguistics, online, online course, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.11.16

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Japanese word nuances: 美味しい (oishii) vs. 美味い (umai) used to describe food General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, meanings, oishii, slang, umai, Uncategorized, vocabulary Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.11.04

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Using parallel texts to study a foreign language books, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, linguistics, parallel text, self-study, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.11.03

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An interesting use of “wakaranai” (分からない) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, Uncategorized, wakaranai, wakaru, yukue 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

Thu 2015.10.29

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A tale of two Japanese “because” words: “node” (ので)vs “kara” (から) から, ので, because, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kara, language, linguistics, node 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

Thu 2015.10.22

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** Japanese Read & Answer series ** (Introduction) answer, exercises, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, linguistics, practice, questions, quiz, read, Read & Answer, self-study, series 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

Mon 2015.10.19

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Language Learning Trip: think meaning, not words Aside, comedy, General, grammar, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, meaning, self-taught, tricks, Uncategorized, words Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2015.10.16

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Japanese word puzzles (nazo nazo) challenge, culture, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, nazonazo, puzzle, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2015.10.13

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The whys and hows of Japanese asia, General, grammar, how, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-study, Uncategorized, why Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2015.10.11

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Being girly in Japanese (“womens language”) culture, expressions, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, Uncategorized, vocabulary, women Self Taught Japanese
What are teachers really needed for? Aside, education, General, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, teaching, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.10.07

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We don’t make language, it makes us (and an incorrect use of the Japanese particle ‘ga’) exceptions, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, patterns, self-study, Uncategorized, words Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2015.10.01

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Animal sounds in Japanese animal, animal sounds, cat, cow, dog, duck, frog, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2015.09.30

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(Foreign) Language fluency at work fluency, foreign, General, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, self-study, software, Uncategorized, work Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2015.09.21

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Japanese grammar highlight: Word order in Japanese english, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, self-study, Uncategorized, word, word order Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2015.09.19

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Need something translated from Japanese to English? anime, free, General, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, manga, novels, service, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese