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Happy New Year 2018! – NY Vocabulary and Customs

Happy New Year 2018! Finally, it is upon us, the new year has come upon us. Perhaps, you have probably returned to your workplace for the new year. If so, don't fret we're here...

Top 10 Japanese Buzzwords for 2018

We finally have the Top 10 Japanese Buzzwords or 流行語 (Ryuukougo) for 2018. So, we have provided a listing of the top ten, with their English equivalent meanings to help you understand as easily...
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Your Guide to Hiragana – Japanese Writing System 1

Hiragana (ひらがな) is one of three writing systems (including Katakana and Kanji) used for the Japanese Language. It forms the fundamental core of sounds and writing used in Japanese. As a learner of the...

Self-Introductions in Japanese

Self-Introductions in Japanese or 自己紹介 (じこしょうかい or Jikoshoukai), when speaking Japanese is a good place to start when just beginning your study. Usually, using this simple structure will help you to memorise not only...

Top 12 Most Common Polite Japanese Phrases

If you haven't realised by now, the Japanese language places particular emphasis on formality and the correct use of language based on a given situation. For example, in the company of friends or family,...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas – Top 8 Japanese Christmas Words

Tis' the season to be jolly, and here are our Top 8 Japanese Christmas Words for the year. This is our attempt at spreading the Christmas cheer through language learning. So メリクリ from everyone...

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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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...
The Sai Kanji of the year 2018

Kanji of the year 2018 is …

The Kanji of the year 2018 is「災」(sai) meaning disaster or curse. This character reflects many of the events and adversity that Japan has faced in the past year. This year was hit by many natural...

Topic Marker and Sentence Ending Particles – は, も, よ & ね!

In this exercise, we will examine the main particles used at the start of Japanese sentences, namely 「は」(wa), which is used to identify the topic of a sentence. Additionally, we will look at 「も」(mo),...

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