• Reviews

    The Best Online Japanese Courses 2018

    Do you want to learn Japanese? Are you looking for a good course to help you? Well, there are actually quite a lot of them available these days and today I’d like to share the best online Japanese courses in 2018. I’ve used all of them myself at one point or another, so I’ve got a solid grasp on what they teach you, and how they do it too. The two primary things that you have to keep in mind while you go over this list are these: What is your current level with Japanese? What are your language learning goals? The reason these questions are important is because some…

  • Japanese

    How to Say Age in Japanese – It Depends on This…

    Normally when you want to learn a new word, you check out a dictionary first. But sometimes you still can’t learn what you’re looking for in it, or you’re just not sure how to search for it, and then you have to turn to the internet. Well today I’m going to explain how to say age in Japanese, along with some useful phrases that you’ll probably want to remember. The interesting thing about the Japanese language is that you will typically use different words for “age” depending on if you’re talking about a person’s age, an object’s age, the age of the times (or the era, so to speak) and…

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    What is the Japanese Word for Bug? Learn it and more!

    Some people love them, and some people hate them. But no matter what you think of them, bugs are everywhere… including in Japan! And to talk about them, you gotta’ know how. So, what is the Japanese word for bug? I’m going to be going into depth on our creepy crawly friends (or foes!) and provide you with plenty of useful vocabulary when dealing with them. I mean, if somebody yells out (in Japanese) that there’s a spider on your shoulder, that’s probably a message that you want to understand! Right?! How to Say Bug or Insect in Japanese The Japanese word for bug is 「むし」 and it uses the…

  • Japanese

    What Does Ude Mean in Japanese? | 腕, うで

    According to the linguist Steve Kaufmann, one of the primary jobs of the language learner is to acquire words. The more words you learn and understand, the better you will become at all aspects of the language. So what does ude mean in Japanese? The simply answer is that the Japanese word ude means “arm” in English. But as it turns out, there is actually a lot more to know about this particular word since it gets used in some other ways (with other meanings) quite often. So if you’re looking to learn all there is to know about the word ude, then hopefully this article can help you on…

  • Japanese

    How to Say Queen in Japanese – Learn it Now!

    Do you fancy yourself as royalty? Would you like to wear a crown and rule a queendom? Well if you want to do all of that, and also learn Japanese, then you’ll need to know how to say queen in Japanese. I’ll go over that today with several different words that you can select from depending on the situation that you find yourself in. And also, I’d like to share a little bit about Japan’s history with a ruling queen at the end of this article. Let’s get started by seeing the basic word for queen in Japanese, and then go over an example sentence that shows one way on…

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    Bakari – Meaning in Japanese | ばかり, 許り

    Bakari is a very useful word in Japanese when it comes to forming (and understanding) certain grammatical patterns. That’s why today I’m going to be going over bakari’s meaning in Japanese, and providing examples that illustrate them. Bakari is a double-edged sword in that its strength of versatility is also its weakness since it can be really confusing to understand at first. Hopefully by the end of this lesson you will have a better grasp on it though. The very first thing you should know about bakari is that it is usually spelled in hiragana as ばかり, but it does have a specific kanji as well which you will see…

  • Japanese

    How to Say Town in Japanese – There are Several Ways

    Today I’d like to spend a little bit time teaching you how to say town in Japanese. As it turns out, there are actually quite a few different ways to do so, and the particular word that you will want to use depends primarily on what kind of town it is. In addition to showing the kanji for each one, I’d also like to provide a few example sentences so that you can get a better understanding of each one. Let’s start off this lesson by starting with the most common ones first. The Japanese Word for Town is Machi – まち The first word you should know is まち…

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    What Does wo Mean in Japanese? Learn It Now!

    There is a very common particle in Japanese that you will see in nearly every sentence you read. It is spelled in Rōmaji as “wo” and in hiragana as 「を」. So what does wo mean in Japanese? And what is the correct way to use it? That’s exactly what we’ll go over today in this lesson. There is a very simple answer that I want to go over and illustrate first, and then move on to a few more complicated uses. The Simple Explanation on “wo” First of all, を is the direct object marker for the Japanese language. What that simply means is that, it gets attached to the…

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    Shika – Meaning in Japanese | しか Nouns and Grammar

    There is a fairly common grammar pattern that uses shika (しか) in Japanese, and also a couple of nouns that aren’t super common, but aren’t unheard of either. After today’s post, you should have a solid understanding of the shika meaning in Japanese. First let’s go over the nouns that are potentially used when someone says しか in Japanese. After that, we’ll move on to the grammar pattern. I save it for the second half, because it’s more common to see, and also harder to understand. I’ll do my best, so be sure to let me know afterwards if you have any questions. A Quick Word Before We Get into…

  • Tactics

    Learn How To Speak Japanese In 5 Simple Steps

    Let me ask you something, how are your speaking skills with Japanese? Are they strong, or are they a little weak? Today I’m giving you a 5-Step process to use, so you can learn how to speak Japanese. No matter where you are currently at (beginner, intermediate, advanced) there will be valuable information in this walk-through that you can start using right away in order to take your game to the next level. Let’s start off right at the beginning as if today were the first day of your Japanese speaking journey, and then ramp it up from there to the point where you sound like a native speaker. 1.…