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Japanese Reading Practice: Cozy Up with These Fun Resources for Beginners!

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Do you remember the moment you decided to learn Japanese?

I’ve always been a fan of Japanese media, but I began and abandoned learning the language on and off for years.

I didn’t get serious until I wanted to read …

Agree to Disagree: How to Say Yes and No in Japanese

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Think about the last time you agreed or disagreed with someone.

Without much thought, you may have given a non-verbal answer, such as giving a thumbs-up or shaking your head in disapproval. You may have even given a one-word answer …

How to Learn Japanese with Anki: 5 Tips for Personalized Flashcard Learning

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Flip, flip, flip…

That’s the sound of your Japanese skills improving, one flashcard at a time.

Flashcards are a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary words, memorize complicated kanji and even remember grammar constructions.

And if you take your flashcards …

Beyond Watashi: A Quick Guide to Saying “I” in Japanese

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Who are Atashi, Boku and Ore? Did I forget these characters’ names?

That’s what I thought when I first started watching subtitled anime. I felt lost. Characters were using a variety of terms to refer to themselves …

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