Learn Japanese 21st Century Style: 4 Viral Japanese Memes That’ll Boost Your Fluency

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The internet: It has the power to make silly videos go viral, to spread celebrity gossip within a matter of minutes and lets us chat with people on the other side of the world.

Whether you’ve realized it or not, …

The 5 Elements in Japanese: What They Mean and Where to Find Them

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“You’re rooted, Brandon.”

A friend from Switzerland told me this one day. She was telling me how I reminded her of solid earth and trees. To her, I was grounded and stable.

Have you ever heard a natural element being

Days of the Week in Japanese: Beyond Time and into Space

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Do you like mythology?

Love etymology?

Are you fascinated by astronomy?

Or perhaps, all of the above?

If you answered yes, yes and yes—then you’re going to like what we’ve prepared for you!

As you’re about to find out, …

Shadowing Japanese: Super Resources to Get You Shadowing Better Than a Parrot

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Parroting.

Funny word, isn’t it?

I know it always makes me think of a colorful bird and chuckle.

It probably does that for you, too, right?

But do you know that parroting is just another word for shadowing, …

A for Effort! 7 Fun Japanese Quizzes to Skyrocket Your Skills

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Remember when you were a kid in school and the teacher would announce, “Quiz tomorrow!”

You felt your stomach drop, right?

If you were like many of us, you knew that meant tons of studying mixed with anxiety about passing.…

It Is, I Am and More: Solving the Mystery of the Meaning of Desu

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Have you ever found yourself struggling to end your sentences with a bang?

Like a “bang” that screams “I’m a grammar guru?”

Or perhaps you’ve been listening to native Japanese speakers’ sentences and realize that you hear a certain word …

Say Thank You Like You Mean It! 20 Phrases for Saying Thank You in Japanese

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If you’ve ever been stuck on the crowded trains of Tokyo, you know the relief of being offered a seat (though it rarely happens!).

So when somebody is nice enough to give your aching legs a rest, what would you …

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