How to Speak Japanese

How to Speak Japanese

How to read the clock and tell the date in Japanese

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How to read the clock and tell the date in Japanese Last time we looked and numerals in Japanese and learned how to count up to 10,000. In this lesson, we look at reading the clock and telling the date in Japanese – so you can practice putting those numerals you learned last time to […]

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How to count and use numbers and numerals in Japanese

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How to count and use numbers and numerals in Japanese Here are some questions for you: “今日は何月何日ですか? (What is today’s date?)” “今何時ですか? (What time is it right now?)” “あなたは何歳ですか? (How old are you?)”  Can you answer any of these questions in Japanese? If not, watch our video and read our article on “数字”, Japanese numbers […]

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How to introduce yourself in Japanese

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How to introduce yourself in Japanese (Easy to detailed self introduction) Whatever your reason for learning Japanese, you will probably end up in a lot of situations where you need to introduce yourself. Therefore, we have compiled a few sentence structures, some vocabulary and other important points you can use for your own self-introduction. Table […]

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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

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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

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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 […]