Yet when you talk to other people (aside from your teachers and fellow students), you realize you sound strange and stiff.
You may be wondering: will I ever …
Are you a beginner in Japanese?
Do you want to go up to the intermediate level?
Sure, who wouldn’t?
It sounds great but…
…what does being “intermediate” even mean?
The definition of specific proficiency levels is hotly debated in the …
Let’s indulge ourselves for a bit.
Japanese learners have it rough.
Interviewing in your native language can be nerve-wracking enough.
Now you’re staring down the barrel of your first Japanese language interview.
In Japan, interviews require more than Japanese language skills, they require familiarity with Japanese etiquette and customs.
After learning …
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 …
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