Author Archive | niko

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Internet Slang

You message your Japanese friend: Who are you tutoring tonight?

To which they respond: jk.

Hold up.

So the tutoring was a joke? Your friend could possibly be free tonight after all?

Or are these someone’s initials? Why didn’t you …

10 Awesome Japanese Dictionary Apps to Read and Define Anything

Two tourists and a German Shepard walk into Ueno Park.

Where’s the punchline? There isn’t one, expect for the fact that neither tourist can determine if the sign at the park entrance “犬の出入禁止” (いぬの でいり きんし) reads, “No Dogs Allowed.”…

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Hiragana and Katakana

Can you read this message?


Well, did you do it?

If so, you are ready to learn to write in Japanese! (The message says “I am sad because you cut my sharp pencil in half on Sunday!”).

Learn to …