• Japanese

    What Is The Japanese Word For Car?

    Today’s lesson is all about cars! And if you’re reading this, then you are probably asking what is the Japanese word for car? Well today I’m going to give you the answer. Many of them in fact! I think we can all appreciate a nice classic car, a modern sports car, or even our own cars that have served us well through the years. And if you want to be able to talk in Japanese about your car, or about someone else’s, then you’re going to need to know some vocabulary. In addition to the common Japanese word for car, there are also some other ones that would be good…

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    How to Say Please in Japanese – 5 Ways!

    The other day I went over many ways to say thank you, so it only makes sense to cover please as well. Today’s lesson is going into depth on how to say please in Japanese. If you’re planning on visiting Japan this year, or next, then this should in the top ten words you MUST know! You’d be surprised how much you can accomplish by using body language (pointing, gestures, etc.) along with please and thank you in Japanese. Let’s see the many different ways to say it, and the situations that are appropriate for each one. 1. 下さい (kudasai) The first way to say please in Japanese that I…

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    How To Say Thank You in Japanese: The Definitive Guide

    I’ve heard it said many times before, but it’s worth repeating here: the two most important words in any language are please and thank you. That’s why today’s lesson is all about how to say thank you in Japanese. It will probably come as no surprise that there are many ways to say this useful phrase. The differences are based on things such as the formality level of the situation, or just the area of Japan that a person is from. Check out this list and learn the many different expressions so that you always know the right way to express you gratitude in Japanese! 1. The Common Way To…

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    How To Say Good Night In Japanese

    When the day’s winding down and you’re ready to catch some winks, you typically say good night to your friends or family before brushing your teeth and then going to bed. So today’s lessons will teach you how to say good night in Japanese. It’s a common phrase with both a polite form and a casual way to say it, but above all keep in mind that it’s not something you typically say to people who are above you in social standing, such as your boss for example. The Japanese Word for Good Night Here is the more formal form of the phrase now, written in both Japanese and roman…

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    How To Say Goodbye In Japanese – Learn It Now!

    When you’re first starting out with the language, you want to learn a lot of the common words and phrases first. Things such as how to say goodbye in Japanese will serve you well for the rest of your days. After all, it’s a word that you can practice in the real world many times each day, depending on how many people you normally interact with. But did you know that there are actually a lot of different ways that Japanese people say goodbye? Choosing the right one depends on the context of the situation, and your relationship with the other person. Let’s dive right in and learn the different…

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    How To Say Hello in Japanese – The Ultimate Guide

    Learning how to say hello in Japanese will serve you well as it will allow you to begin any and all new conversations in a friendly way when you speak in Japanese. The cool thing about the Japanese language is that there are many different ways that you can say hello, and they all depend on various things such as the time of day, the level of politeness needed, and so on. So today I’m going to share with you this ultimate guide on greetings, known as 挨拶 (aisatsu), so that you always know how to begin a conversation with anyone you meet. 1. Hello / Good Afternoon The most…

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    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…

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    LingQ Japanese Review – 2019

    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 – 2019. 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…

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    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…