Archive | Japanese Vocab and Grammar

What’s a Weasel’s Last Fart?! 10 Funny Japanese Proverbs for Everyday Situations

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You know what they say!

The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

And the best way to teach someone a valuable lesson is with a quirky proverb.

What is it about idioms and proverbs that find …

5 Common Types of Japanese Mistakes (and How to Correct Them!)

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It’s a trap!

Yes, you’ve encountered another one of those sneaky little tricksters in the Japanese language.

The ones that lure us learners in every once in a while.

They might be parts of Japanese grammar that seem weird to

Describing Japanese Food: A Tasty Intro to Adjectives

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“Raw” isn’t always a bad thing.

That’s true in Japanese cuisine as well as many other food-based traditions.

But you’d never guess it from hearing Gordon Ramsay yelling the word repeatedly with dissatisfaction.

Ah, the wonderful gift of adjectives

Japanese Greetings: 21 for Engaging with Natives on the Fly

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Confession: I have a crush on a Japanese man.

Well, not a crush exactly.

More like an intense reverence for his music and talents.

I first saw this gentleman perform in his band at a venue a few years …

So Kawaii! 17 Cute Japanese Words That Are Fun to Say

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It’s in anime.

It’s on Japanese television.

Even some of our Western admirers have appropriated it.

Yep, we’re talking about 可愛い (かわいい) — “cute,” known phonetically as “kawaii.”

Whether you’ve been learning Japanese for years or just have a …

How to Use Japanese Adverbs Masterfully, Excellently, Beautifully

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You ran to the store.

Wait, let’s try that again.

You ran to the store frantically.

Better…

You ran to the unusually empty store quite frantically as the zombies chased you tenaciously.

Now we’re talking.

If you really …

Is It Hot in Here, Or Is It Just This Post About Japanese Pick-up Lines?

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You’ve met someone.

You get butterflies in your stomach when you see them, and you just can’t seem to keep that smile off of your face.

You’re in love!

Maybe you’ve met while gaming with them, or you’ve bonded …