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5 Easy Tricks to Learn Conversational Japanese for Human Beings

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I had made—yet another—social blunder.

Our conversation had started normally enough.

My friend greeted me with a “Hey, Niko! What’s up?”

This is where the normality stopped, and everything went downhill as I offered a stiff, “I’m doing …

The Winner’s Guide to Online Japanese Lessons

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You’re a winner.

You know you need take your Japanese to the next level.

And since you’re a winner, you already know that you need some help from native speakers to do that.

So what’s keeping you from fitting

10+ Easy Japanese Books to Skyrocket Your Japanese

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Into manga?

Like, really into it?

The place you’re about to read about might just seem like your own little vision of heaven.

I studied Japanese with this one goal in mind:

To visit a 満喫 (まんきつ, manga cafe).

18 Click-tastic Resources for Learning and Practicing Japanese Online

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Are you in a weird limbo stage somewhere near Japanese fluency?

Are you still just beginning when you thought you’d be much farther along by now?

Well, why isn’t your Japanese fluent yet?

We’ve all imagined becoming fluent in another …

80 Easy Japanese Words and Phrases to Rock Any Situation

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Hey you!

Yeah, you.

Do you want to start speaking Japanese right this second?

Are you heading to Japan soon, desperately searching out useful phrases that you can use ASAP?

Maybe you’re on a quest to learn the …

Coloring in Your Japanese: An In-depth Guide to Japanese Adjectives and Conjugation

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Why’s it so important to master Japanese adjectives?

Well, wouldn’t you like to describe how savory your favorite local cuisine is?

Or why “Shingeki no Kyojin” is so heartwrenching that you cried over every episode?

Then it’s high time you …

42 Steamy, Romantic Japanese Phrases to Get Your Love Game On

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Romance: it’s everywhere.

Japan is no exception.

Our favorite Japanese comics are filled with blushing students confessing to their 先輩 (せんぱい – upperclassman).

Even all the most action-packed anime seem to have their golden couples.

No matter where you turn, …