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Surprise! 45 Everyday Phrases Your Japanese Book Didn’t Teach You

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Out of nowhere comes a twist you’d never have predicted—not in a million years.

Have you ever been completely surprised by the ending to a book chapter, TV episode or movie?

The same thing can happen to …

A Fun Intro to Japanese Aesthetics: 7 Key Words to Beautify Your Vocabulary

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Ever heard someone squeal 可愛い!(かわいい!) and turned around to see something not even remotely “cute”?

If you spend some time in Japan, there’s a good chance this might happen.

A situation like this can be confusing, simply because of …

8 Freaking Complicated Kanji That Are Weirdly Fun to Learn

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When you’ve just started learning kanji, they pretty much all look complicated.

Then you’ll find that some kanji are simple and friendly enough, while others look like terrifying, vicious, thousand-toothed beasts.

How can you decipher those extra complex kanji,