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So you're comfortable with the basics of Japanese verbs, now its time to-learn the foundations of the verbs negative form. Basically, we want to be able to express that a certain action was not...

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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...

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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So it's Halloween time, well officially that is on the 31st of October 2017, and time to learn some Horrifying Halloween Expressions, even though you may have retired your costumes from the previous weekends...

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,...

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...

Common Rental Property Terms and Phrases – Japanese Vocabulary

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...

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