learning Japanese

6 Katakana Words English Speakers Learning Japanese Might Find Strange

Katakana is that wonderful part of the Japanese language that makes you feel a bit stupid when you are saying an English word in a way that just feels wrong; but as most Japanese learners will know, not all katakana words came from English. Some of them are entirely Japanese creations, and some come from…

Top 5 Japanese Microaggressions

Microaggressions, that word alone can stir a mixture of emotions that can widely differ depending on the individual. Its polarizing nature is deeply linked with the perceptions people have on microaggressions: some believe they are very damaging, while others do not think they are acts of aggression at all and gag when hearing the term.…

3 Very Useful Websites for learning Japanese

During my years of perusing textbooks and getting information on learning Japanese, I came across a variety of useful resources for gaining a better understanding of the language. Here are three websites which, I think, are the best sources for anyone seriously dedicated to learning Japanese. Wanikani jp.fotolia.com/ Learning Kanji is pretty damn essential in…