How to Speak Japanese

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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, […]

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How to use Double Negatives in Japanese

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How to use Double Negatives in Japanese Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at expressing positive statements by using double negatives in Japanese. For example: “よくないことはない”. Learn how to express subtle nuances by using double negatives in Japanese! Table of […]

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The Difference Between “から” & “ので” Explained

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The Difference Between “から” & “ので” Explained Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at the particles “から” and “ので”. They both translate to English as “because”, but depending on which one you use in Japanese, the meaning of the sentence […]

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The Difference Between “ha” & “ga” Explained

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The Difference Between “は” & “が” Explained Welcome back to our “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at the particles “は” and “が”. While they can sometimes be used interchangeably, there are some major grammatical differences in their usage. Learn when to use which […]

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Eight funny & figurative idioms you need to know in Japanese

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Eight funny & figurative idioms you need to know in Japanese Welcome back to our next “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at a couple of so called “cushion words” that you can use to make your polite Japanese sound softer and friendlier. Cushion […]

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How to Use Cushion Words in Japanese

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How to Use Cushion Words in Japanese Welcome back to our next “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at a couple of so called “cushion words” that you can use to make your polite Japanese sound softer and friendlier. Cushion words are essential for […]

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Learn 9 Idioms Using the Word “あたま” in Japanese

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Learn 9 Idioms Using the Word “あたま” in Japanese Welcome back to our first “Video & Article” series with tutor Miki. In this article and video we will take a look at nine different idioms that use the Japanese word for “head” (頭) in Japanese. Idioms make your spoken Japanese sound very natural, and having […]

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How to start a conversation in Japanese

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How to start a conversation in Japanese Welcome back to another “Video & Article” series with tutor Wakako. In this article and video we will take a look at how to start a conversation in Japanese. Many Japanese learners are confused or unsure which level of politeness to use in Japanese when initially speaking to […]

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Learn about laundry-related terms in Japan

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Learn about laundry-related terms in Japanese Welcome back to another “Video & Article” series, this time for another live-stream with tutor Erika. In this lesson we will take a look at laundry-related terms in Japanese. Doing the laundry may be a tedious talk, but it is an essential part of everyday life! In this article, […]