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Spring into Fluency with the 4 Seasons in Japanese

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Summer has hit Japan and I can feel my insides boiling already.

The summers here (especially in Kyushu, the southernmost island) are famously humid. They’re uncomfortable, to say the least.

But, they’re also helpful. Let me show you why!

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

elements in japanese

“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