Author Archive | erroldejesus

To Each Their Own! Your One-stop Guide to Nanori in Japanese

Remember the guy who changed his legal name to Captain Awesome? Or the little girl with the name “Moxie CrimeFighter?” Those are pretty bizarre names. …But guess what?  漢字(かんじ) — kanji can form extraordinary names, too! And …

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

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 …

The Ultimate Kanji Flashcards to Kick Your Kanji Up a Notch

Unlike written English, which uses a mere 24 letters, kanji is made up of 2,000 commonly used characters. As a Japanese language learner, mistakes are totally understandable, but can be nonetheless embarrassing—especially when a few missed strokes can …