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Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Japanese Language Exchange

Language exchanges can be a powerful tool to improve your Japanese communication skill. Check out the common pitfalls to get the best conversation with your Japanese language exchange partner.
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Setsubun: Ultimate Guide to Welcoming a New Season in Japan

Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring (according to the old Japanese lunar calendar) when people chase away demons to welcome a new season. It usually falls around February 2, 3 or 4.
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JLPT N3 Grammar – ついでに (How to say "While you are there…" in Japanese)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hewGVXis0hQJapanese is a very nuanced language.  By now, you have probably realized this – especially if you are studying at a JLPT N3 level.  Although you may be familiar with the Japanese word ながら (nagara), meaning “while”, there is a similar nuanced expression you may not be familar with. JLPT N3 Grammar: ついでに (tsuide ni) […]
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20 Phrases From Japanese Anime You Can Actually Use!

Want to know a list of popular anime phrases that you can use in real life? Yes, you can learn Japanese from anime — but only if you do it right. The thing is, a lot of students mindlessly copy phrases they found on their favorite anime TV shows and films, but if you sound […]
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Japanese Business Phrases at Work: お先に失礼します(Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu)

How to Use: お先に失礼します! (Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu!) Ended Work…?Meaning of お先に失礼します(Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu)…Replying to Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu…Leaving for a Short Trip/Errand… Ended Work…? Finally you’re done with your tasks of the day. The clock is ticking the end of your shift. Among the lucky ones, you are working in a good company. You don’t have to […]
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10 Ways to Say Thank You (ありがとう) in Japanese

Luckily, with a little bit of crash course, you’ll be able to understand the social cues of the art of saying thank you in Japanese.
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