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Japanese Study How to express ability in Japanese – How to say “I Can” or “Cannot” do something

When expressing something that you can or cannot do in Japanese, you may use the following pattern: V+ことができます (Verb + koto ga dekimasu) “can do (something)…. V+こと The first p...

Posted by on July 17, 2019
Make Changes to Your Dinner Reservation in Japanese – Add Table Plan / Change Dates / Late for Reservation / Cancel Reservation

In Japan, whether you are going to have dinner in a restaurant, getting a haircut at a hair salon or staying in a hotel, you can will need to make...

Beer Garden Party 17th August 2019

What do you do to beat the summer heat? Come and enjoy our “Beer Garden Party”! It will be a lot of fun, and you can practice your Japanese! Feel...

How to Get Connected When Traveling in Japan – Sim Card, Pocket WiFi, Mobile Phone Rental

Traveling in Japan can be a great experience – but because of the language barrier – it is a great idea to make sure you have an internet connection. In...

How to Say – Can I return or exchange this Item in Japanese – Video Guide

Shopping in Japan as a tourist or a short term resident can be daunting – especially if you don’t know how to communicate with staff in Japanese. This guide will...

How to play Rock Paper Scissors in Japanese – じゃんけん (Janken) – Handy Illustrated Guide

In Japan, “rock paper scissors” is referred to as “じゃんけん”(Janken). Although it is called different names in different places, the rules of the game are the ...

Top 100 Basic Japanese Words

Have you learned hiragana and katakana? Now you can step up your Japanese learning game by taking on some basic vocabulary. We have selected the top 100 Basic Japanese words...

What is 日本漢字検定(漢検) – The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test – Kanji Kentei – (How to register, levels, cost, studying, passing)

What is the 日本漢字能力検定?   日本漢字能力検定(Nihon kanjinouryoku kentei), usually knowns as 漢検(Kanken) or the Kanji Kentei, is a test that examines the candidate’s kanji skill. It tests o...

How to ask “What are you lining up for” in Japanese?

In Japan, you can often see people lining up for something. No matter whether you are at a train station or waiting in a public toilet, you always need to...

Body Parts in Japanese – How to Say “head, hand ,leg…” in Japanese

In the previous blog, we introduced some facial features in Japanese, in this blog, you will be learning the various body parts in Japanese. You will also be learning some...

Facial Features in Japanese – How to Say Nose, Mouth, Eyes… in Japanese? – Illustrated Guide

In Japanese, there are many expressions that use facial features and body parts to convey meanings. In this blog article, you will be learning the facial features in Japanese. You....

Japanese Ink Painting Class – 7/31

Let’s learn Sumi-e(Ink Painting) Together! Take a brush and a piece of washi paper and learn how to draw the typical Japanese ink paintings called Sumi-e! Practice this ancie...

Directions in Japanese – How to say Up, Down, Left and Right in Japanese?

Do you know how to describe the position of something in Japanese using directions? Today, you will learn 10 Japanese positioning words that describe where something is.   Con...

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