Archive | Japanese Vocab and Grammar

10 Advanced Japanese Words to Memorize for the JLPT N1 and Fluency

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You might never need to use the word “defenestration” in a sentence, but it sure is a great word to know, right?

Japanese also has words like this: slightly more difficult and obscure, but definitely good to know.…

8 Interesting Facts About the Japanese Language You Didn’t Know

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Put the kettle on and settle down in your comfiest chair.

It’s time for a 休憩 (きゅうけい) — break.

Here at FluentU, we write a lot of articles to help you improve your fluency in whatever language you’re interested in.…

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 …