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Monday, December 17, 2018

Dining Out and Restaurant Related Japanese

Japan's food culture is amazingly rich not only just in its long-held traditions, but also in its value on taste, presentation and hygiene. It also offers great depth and diversity in terms of its...
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Do I need Japanese in Japan ?

Learning Japanese in Japan or the native Language of any country you're planning to visit or live in goes a long way. It enriches your experience, gives you a better insight into the lifestyle...

Common Japanese Abbreviations – Japanese Vocabulary

Just like Aussies (Australian people), Japanese Abbreviations are also common including their own names to their friend's and family names, store names, vocabulary, expressions and a whole bunch more. As a means to create...

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The property rental system is a whole new world of complex terminology in Japanese and so we hope this guide helps to introduce you to some of the basic vocabulary. Rather than scare you...

The Main Difference Between 「は」and「が」

For those who even have a little experience studying Japanese, you will eventually stumble over a common question, what are the key differences between「は」and「が」? Some of you may have come across them before and...

The Differences in Use Between「を」and「が」

As we continue to explore the difference in Japanese particles, we will look at two which are particularly useful. These are used for distinguishing objects and identifying unknowns, namely 「を」 and 「が」 respectively. If you're...

How to get a Haircut in Japan – Japanese Tips

It's easy to think getting a haircut, especially in a place like Japan, can be a daunting undertaking. What about how to get a haircut in Japan where English is still a fairly scarce...

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Here are the 15 Japanese Buzzwords 2017 which topped our list this year. The 流行語 (Ryuukougo) or buzzwords are fashionable slogans or terms which have become popular in their own right. They usually have...

The State of Being – だ, です, じゃない and じゃありません

In this exercise, we will explore the equivalent expression of 'to be' or 'not to be' (that is the question ?... hmmm) in Japanese.  Firstly, we will look at 「だ」 and the similar, but...

Kanji of the Year 2017 is …

That's right they even have a Kanji (Chinese Character) of the year in Japan. So, this year is no exception with the '北' (きた or Kita - meaning North) character being elected as the...

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