How to Speak Japanese

How to Speak Japanese

For Girls, How to Propose to a MAN in Japanese

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Nowadays it’s not so unusual that a girl proposes to a man. Especially, Japanese men are well-known for their shyness. When necessary, please try to use the following phrases to propose to your Japanese boyfriend. *We have made literal English translations for the sake of easy understanding. Please utilize them just for understanding the meaning of […]

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27 Phrases: How to Say “I’m Not Feeling Well” in Japanese

A woman who is not feeling well

Even if you pay attention to your condition, it sometimes happens that you don’t feel well. You may need to know how to express your condition in Japanese. *() means (formal) or  (casual / formal)  24 Japanese Phrases You Should Know When You’re Not Feeling Well General Expressions of Your Condition 気き分ぶんが悪わるい(です)。 I’m not feeling well. […]

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15 Phrases: How to Say “You’re Welcome” in Japanese

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If you look up “you’re welcome” in your Japanese dictionary, you will probably reach this phrase 「どういたしまして」. Actually, native speakers usually don’t use this one to friends. So, let’s learn natural and practical expressions to say “you’re welcome” in Japanese. Expressing “You’re Welcome” in Japanese with Proper Phrases To Your friends, “You’re Welcome” in Casual […]

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30 Phrases: How to Say “Thank You” in Japanese

Thank You

When it comes to “thank you” in Japanese, ありがとう is the most common phrase. However, there are a lot of other expressions to say “thank you” and you may choose one of them depending on situations. In this article, you are going to learn how to express your thanks in various situations. Expressing Your Thanks in […]

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Encourage Someone with Eight Cool Japanese Proverbs

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In Japan, people generally think of a person who uses Japanese proverbs everyday life as being educated and cultured. If a person does not know anything, he or she might be thought of as the opposite. Of course, foreigners are not required to know them. However, if you use them, I am sure you will […]

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Enhance Your Japanese Script: Ki-Sho-Ten-Ketsu

Japanese Traditional Method: Ki-Sho-Ten-Ketsu

*The target readers are those who will make a speech or a presentation in Japanese. 起 (Ki), 承 (Sho), 転 (Ten), 結 (Ketsu) is a well-known method of structuring Japanese scripts. One of the strengths of this structure is that you are able to narratively express what you want to convey to your audience. You […]

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Distinguish your Japanese Script: Jo-Ha-Kyu Structure

Japanese Traditional Method: Jo-Ha-Kyu

*The target readers are those who will make a speech or a presentation in Japanese. 序 (Jo), 破 (Ha) 急 (Kyu) Structure is a concept of modulation and movement coming from Japanese traditional arts; GaGaku which is said to be the oldest orchestra in the world. In this day and age, it is applied to […]

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How to Talk about the Weather in Japanese

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When it comes to small talk, the weather is a common topic in Japan. In this article, you will learn how to talk about the weather in Japanese. How to Talk about the Weather in Japanese with Key Expressions Vocabulary Related to the Weather 春はる spring 夏なつ summer 秋あき autumn, fall 冬ふゆ winter 快晴かいせい clear weather […]

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Complete Explanation; What Does よろしく Mean?

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When you start learning Japanese, you first learned the phrase; よろしくお願ねがいします as a component of introductions like “nice to meet you”. However, once you come to Japan, you will realize that よろしくお願ねがいします is often used in different contexts and then you may start wondering whether the meaning is really “nice to meet you”? The answer […]

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How to Measure Length, Weight and Area in Japanese

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It is well-known that the Japanese counting system is very complicated because you have to change how to count depending on objects such as 個こ, 本ほん, and つ. When it comes to how to measure, that’s simpler but you need to know which units Japanese people use, such as yards and meters, and how to […]