Carpe Japanese-em! 21 Japanese Greetings for Seizing the Day

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Confession: I have a crush on a Japanese man.

Well, not a crush exactly.

More like an intense reverence for his music and talents.

I first saw this gentleman perform in his band at a venue a few years …

17 Cute Japanese Words You'll Love to Say

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It’s in anime.

It’s on Japanese television.

Even some of our Western admirers have appropriated it.

Yep, we’re talking about 可愛い (かわいい) — “cute,” known phonetically as “kawaii.”

Whether you’ve been learning Japanese for years or just have a …

The Smart Saver’s Guide to Learning Japanese with MOOCs

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DIY is the thing right now.

IKEA hacks. Brew-your-own-beer kits. At-home Japanese learning.

It’s everywhere!

But if you’ve ever tried to put together a trendy hanging bookshelf that immediately fell apart, you know that a little structure and direction can …

How to Use Japanese Adverbs Masterfully, Excellently, Beautifully

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You ran to the store.

Wait, let’s try that again.

You ran to the store frantically.

Better…

You ran to the unusually empty store quite frantically as the zombies chased you tenaciously.

Now we’re talking.

If you really …

Japanese Variety Shows: 6 Shows to Teach You the Language

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Are you ready to delve into the world of entertainment on an entirely different level?

And enhance your Japanese while you’re at it?

Variety shows are very common in Japan and Korea, going toe-to-toe in popularity with television dramas.…

6 Authentic Japanese Learning Videos for Real-world Language Skills

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No more Splenda.

Don’t give me imitation crab.

And keep that tofurkey far, far away.

I only want the real deal.

On my plate, and in my Japanese learning, too.

To use Japanese like a native speaker, you’ve got …

Bookmark These 4 Free Japanese E-book Sites and You’ll Always Have a Book by Your Side

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There are two feelings that can make almost any human being happy.

The first is curling up with a cup of tea and a good book on a cozy weekend afternoon.

The second is getting free stuff.

Want to combine …