• Japanese

    What Does sore yori Mean in Japanese? Learn it Now!

    When you’re listening to a variety of Japanese podcasts or anime, you tend to run into a lot of the same words and phrases over and over again. One of those short phrases is sore yori, which is spelled in Japanese as それより. Today we will ask and answer the question, what does sore yori mean in Japanese? After that I’ll provide some additional example sentences so that you can begin to really get a feel for how it works and is used in the language. The Meaning Behind the Phrase If you simply pop the phase それより into Google Translate it will provide you with the English translation “Than…

  • Reviews

    LingQ Japanese Review – 2018

    How would you like to learn Japanese from interesting content that you would normally read or listen to in your native language for fun? For example, do you like the Harry Potter books? What would it be like to learn from the Japanese eBook and audio book directly? That is the basic premise behind the company LingQ (pronounced “link”) which is to “Learn Languages from Content You Love.” This of course includes Japanese, and today I’ll be giving you my LingQ Japanese review – 2018. There’s a lot to learn about it, so let’s start with the basic philosophy behind it first, and then move on to exactly how the…

  • Culture

    What is Omae wa mou shindeiru’s meaning?

    Do you like memes? Do you like things that come from Japan? Well if you said yes to both of those questions, then get ready because today’s post will answer the question “what is Omae wa mou shindeiru’s meaning?” The first thing you should know is that this is a Japanese phrase. Hence, the reason I’m going over it here on my website dedicated to helping you learn Japanese. The other thing that you should be aware of is that the line comes from a pretty well-known, and old anime. Of course it does, right?! Well, let’s begin! What Does the Phrase Mean? Alright, so what I would like to…

  • Japanese

    Japanese Phrases for Flight Attendants – Learn These 15 Now!

    Sometimes it can be really hard to find the Japanese words and phrases that you’re looking for. That’s why today I’d like to do a special lesson and talk about Japanese phrases for flight attendants. Yeah you heard me! Today I’m going to be going over some useful sentences that you, as a flight attendant, can use to communicate with your Japanese passengers in their own language. There are two things that most people probably don’t know. The first is that there are an estimated 1.5 million Japanese people who travel abroad each month! And the second is that there are about 98,700 people employed as a flight attendant. That…

  • Japanese

    How to Say Where Are You in Japanese? There are Two Ways

    Hey, we’ve all been there, right? Separated from a friend or family member in a huge crowd or an unfamiliar mall, and there’s nothing to do but call them on the phone and figure out where they went. To solve this problem, it’s time to learn how to say where are you in Japanese. The first thing I want to go over is the basic phrase so that you can immediately learn one way to ask this question. But after that I’d like to spend a little bit of time going over some other stuff as well. One of those things is the Japanese word for “you.” This word isn’t…

  • Reviews

    The Japanese Are Like That Review

    Alright, so the other day I picked up a book from a local library sale. You can see it in the picture above and today I’d like to give you all some insights into it. So if you’re interested in reading it, here is my The Japanese Are Like That Review. The interesting thing about the book is that it was written by Ichiro Kawasaki back in 1955! This makes it really interesting because it talks about “Today’s Japan” from that time period. Obviously some of the things won’t still be the same today in 2018, but there are a few things that have survived the passage of time. Let’s…

  • Japanese

    How Do You Say Wrong in Japanese? It Depends on This…

    Sometimes in life, people make mistakes. It could be that they screwed up your lunch order, or perhaps called you by someone else’s name. Regardless of the specific details, you want to let them know about it. So how do you say wrong in Japanese? That’s what I’ll be covering today so that you can learn the correct form of the word to use depending on what sort of situation you find yourself in. The thing to keep in mind is that, in English, the word “wrong” can have several meanings and it really depends on the context that it appears in. Consider the following sentences examples: What happen to…

  • Japanese

    How to Say Come Here in Japanese – It’s Easier Than You Think!

    Let’s say you’re out and about with your Japanese friends and you discover something cool. You’d like to tell your friends about it, but there’s one phrase you need to know first, how to say come here in Japanese! We’ll be going over this phrase, and a couple that are pretty similar to it, so that you can persuade people to come over to where you’re at and save yourself the trip of going over to them, throwing them on your shoulders, and then taking them by force. No? It’s just me that does that? Oh well, MOVING ON! The Polite Way to Say it We’ll start out with the…

  • Japanese

    How to Say Nice in Japanese. Learn it Now!

    There are some Japanese words that, once you’ve learned then, will seem to appear all the time! We are going to go over some of those words today and you will learn how to say nice in Japanese. The interesting this about this word is that there are a couple of different ways to say it, and they primarily depend on the context of the situation, and what you are saying is “nice,” be that a person, an idea, etc. Let’s hop right into it and start learning. How to Say “That’s Nice” in Japanese In English, we will often use the phrase “that’s nice” when referring to pretty much…

  • Japanese

    What Do Japanese People Say Before Eating?

    Many languages (if not all) have set phrases that are used before beginning a meal. In English, we say things such as “let’s eat” or “dig in” and such. So what do Japanese people say before eating? That’s the topic of today’s lesson and the first thing you’ll learn in the next part. In addition to the set phrase, you’ll also get a little bit of background on the word, and then some of the other phrases that will be useful either during the meal, or once you’ve finished. What to Say Before Starting a Meal The set phrase that you’ll want to use is いただきます (itadakimasu) which is usually…