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...

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...

The Main Difference Between「は」and「が」

A simple question for beginners studying Japanese is, what are the main differences between「は」and「が」? Some of you may have come across them before and initially thought their uses are very similar, if not the...
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Directions in Japanese

Simple things like directions in Japanese may seem simple enough for anyone, especially with the use of gestures. However, if you simply know the correct words for the corresponding direction, this can ensure you...

Dining Out and Restaurant Related Japanese

Dining out and restaurant related Japanese is essential in a country whose food culture is amazingly rich. Not only just in its long-held traditions, but also in its value on taste, presentation and hygiene....

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...

Cool Vocabulary for the Cold Winter

You need some cool vocabulary for the cold Winter season. Especially, as the lonely mountains gather a new white glow, the ski resorts begin to gain momentum and the rental shop's activity grows. This...

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,...

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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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...