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Go Home! 6 Clever Jokes in Japanese for Eliciting Laughs or Groans

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How’s everybody doing tonight?

I said, how’s everybody doing tonight?!

That’s more like it.

So what’s the deal with Snuggies? It’s like, is it a blankie or is it a hoodie? Amiright?

Have you ever been in the middle of …

60 Advanced Japanese Vocabulary Words for Anyone Teaching or Studying at Japanese Schools

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Okay, y’all, break’s over. Time to get back to work!

Just kidding. I’m not a teacher, nor am I in school anymore, so I don’t know when your vacations begin or end.

As a student learning Japanese, you’ll probably learn …

The Smart Japanese Learner’s Medical Guide: 70+ Terms for Staying Healthy

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Have you ever fainted?

Let me rephrase that.

Have you ever fainted in a foreign country?

I have.

I was in Osaka for spring vacation with my parents and I’d come down with a cold the week before.

At …

What Parts of Japanese Are Easy to Learn? 15 Areas Where Learners Catch a Break

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No language is easy. Not really.

That said, the difficulties of learning a particular language are often exaggerated.

Whenever I mention that I study Japanese, most people look horrified as the victims on “American Horror Story.”

“That must be …