How to Speak Japanese

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How to Communicate Non-Verbally in Japanese

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How to Communicate Non-Verbally in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video, Wasabi Japanese tutor Miki teaches you non-verbal/sound-based communication in Japanese, including some references to “あいづち” (sounds given during a conversation to communicate active listening) as well as body language. Learn more about communicating […]

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How to use the particles “は”, “にとって”, & “には” in Japanese

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How to use the particles “は”, “にとって”, & “には” in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video, Wasabi Japanese tutor Miki teaches more in-depth aspects of the topic marker particle “は”. Miki introduces the particle combination “には”, and the very similar expression “にとって” and how […]

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The Difference Between the Particles “に” and “へ”

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The Difference Between the Particles “に” and “へ” Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video Miki teaches you the difference between the particles “に” and “へ” Japanese. Did you know that the phrases “東京(とうきょう)に行(い)きます” and “東京(とうきょう)へ行(い)きます” each carry a slightly different meaning? Learn why in this […]

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How to use Abbreviated Nouns and Verbs in Japanese

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How to use Abbreviated Nouns and Verbs in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video Miki teaches you how to use “略語(りゃくご)” in Japanese. This refers to words that have been abbreviated or made into an acronym, like for example “LOL” or “ASAP” in English. […]

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Learn Winter Vocabulary in Japanese

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Learn Winter Vocabulary in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video Miki teaches vocabulary and expressions related to winter. If you wish to up your small-talk game in winter and learn some useful words that you can use in your daily life in Japan, this […]

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Learn Three New Idioms in Japanese

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Learn Three New Idioms in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video Miki teaches three Japanese idioms that are easily misunderstood by English-speaking Japanese learners. Learn these three idioms to avoid misunderstandings and make your spoken Japanese more idiomatic. Table of Contents [Introduction] [足(あし)を引(ひ)っ張(ぱ)る] [塵(ちり)も積(つ)もれば山(やま)となる] […]

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5 Ways to Say “To Wear Something” in Japanese

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5 Ways to Say “To Wear Something” in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video Miki teaches five different verbs that all mean “to wear” in English. Japanese uses different verbs meaning “to wear” or “to put on” depending on the type of clothing or […]

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How To Correctly Omit Words in Japanese

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How to correctly omit words in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video Miki will show you how to omit certain words in your Japanese sentence to make your spoken Japanese sound more natural. Stop learning how Japanese is spoken in theory, and learn how […]

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Learn Three Japanese Words with no English Translation

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Learn Three Japanese Words with No English Translation Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at three Japanese terms that are so specific to the Japanese culture that there is no way to translate them directly into English. Learning about these […]

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How to use Wasei-Eigo (Japanese English)

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How to use Wasei-Eigo (Japanese English) Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at “Wasei-Eigo”. Wasei-Eigo, or Japanese English, refers to originally English terms whose meaning has changed after they were integrated into the Japanese language. They look like English words, […]