Learning Japanese is pretty hard.
If only you could pop around the corner and visit …
I was on a train from Narita Airport to Tokyo when I noticed that everyone seemed to be staring at me.
Why all the stares?
I was reading manga.
The Japanese people sitting in front of me were absolutely fascinated …
We all know how to say “goodbye” in Japanese. Right?
Believe it or not, Japanese people don’t walk around saying “sayounara.”
Sorry to burst your bubble.
Sayounara (さようなら ) is the direct Japanese equivalent of goodbye, but is …
Did you ever hopscotch over sidewalk cracks because someone told you: “step on a crack, break your mother’s back”?
Who comes up with these things? There’s no doubt about it – our superstitions are kind of silly.
But don’t laugh …
Learning the Japanese language feels like wading through quicksand.
It can take years for a new language learner to finally achieve something close to fluency.
Looking for a way to speed up your Japanese language progress?
Learning key Japanese verbs …
Have you ever tried to pass off an English word as Japanese?
It’s okay, be honest!
Every beginning Japanese learner has tried this trick.
Imagine my relief when I anxiously guessed kiru biru (キル ビル) and discovered it actually is…
Afraid of making a huge faux pas with native Japanese speakers?
Ever wonder how Japanese textbook lessons translate to the real world?
You’ve already gotten off to a solid start with some basic useful Japanese phrases to use while traveling …
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