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10 Japanese useful phrases when traveling

If you are proficient in the English language, you can survive no matter where you travel in the world: there is usually always someone who can speak English. But be warned: in Japan, English might not always help you since the older generation generally does not speak it and the younger is not fluent enough…

17 Useful Japanese Words for First Time Travelers!

Are you planning to visit Japan soon? Well! it’s not yet too late for you to memorize some useful words that would make your entire travel experience a convenient one. I made some useful list of words that are quick to remember, in fact, you can even just run through it even you are already…

2 Almighty Japanese Words You Should Learn

We always start with the basic greetings when we learn a foreign language. We learn how to say good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night, goodbye. We use these words in specific situations. We say good morning in the morning, good afternoon in the afternoon and so on. But, do you say “Thank you”…

Overview of Honorific Japanese Language

We already know that Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn. It is even more difficult to master, especially when it comes to the use of keigo. Keigo or honorific language is a way of expressing politeness, addressing superiority and expressing humility. There are three types of honorific language in Japan: 1) Polite…

Get Familiar with These Fun and Easy Japanese Word Games!

Japanese have many kinds of games, such as board games, card games and word games. Today, I want to talk about some word games that can usually be found in anime or manga. Japanese use kana to play with words or phrases, and pronunciation. There are some Japanese word games that you should get to…

3 Recommended Japanese-Language Proficiency Tests

01.gatag.net/ Have you heard about any Japanese language tests? If you have not heard of it and you are non-Japanese, it is worth registering for one and start preparing. 1. JLPT static1.squarespace.com/ JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a standard test useful for non-natives to boost their skills. It is also good when you are…

An Introduction to the Japanese Language

One of the most difficult languages to learn is Japanese. Unlike English which has only twenty-six (26) letters, Japanese has three different sets of characters. Hiragana, Katakana and the dreaded Kanji. Hiragana jp.fotolia.com/ Hiragana is the basic of all the Japanese writing systems one must master to learn the language, consists of forty-six (46) characters…

5 Widely–Used English Words that Originated from Japanese!

We know that the Japanese have Romaji and tons of literal English translations in their language. Also, there are quite a lot of Japanese loan words in English such as Bento, Manga, Tsunami, Hentai, Ramen, Soba, Bonsai, Origami, Karate, Kamikaze and so on. But the list below would amaze you even more by how some…

Several Warning Signs You Will See in Japan

Need to adjust foreign land Being in a Foreign Land involves big adjustment not only for food, shelter, transport system, but mainly for the way of living itself. Whatever reason you have for visiting Land of the rising Sun, You might as well take note some of the important warnings visible on the road, park,…

A little about Japanese language

The difficulties of going abroad or entering a new country don’t end with getting your passport and visa. Knowing basic things such as manners, traditions, and, of course, some language is needed. The language normally being the most important, because it would serve you as a weapon to go through everyday communications with different people,…
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