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Learn Japanese Hiragana Alphabet: Wa (わ) Warai (わらい)

Alphabet is the foundation of English language, and the same thing can be said about hiragana in the Japanese language. Mastering hiragana is important for anyone who want to learn the basics of Japanese. As one of the two Japanese alphabets — right next to katakana — hiragana is used for both Japanese grammars and […]
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Learn Japanese Hiragana Alphabet | Ro (ろ) Rotenburo (ろてんぶろ)

Alphabet is the foundation of the English language, and the same thing can be said about hiragana in the Japanese language. Mastering hiragana is important for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Japanese. As one of the two Japanese alphabets — right next to katakana — hiragana is used for both Japanese grammars […]
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Re-れー礼儀(れいぎ)

Manners come in many forms and knowing when to use them is very important. In today’s AIUEO blog, we will be explaining some manners that you should take note of even between friends. Sample Conversation Why do we need manners? Manners between friends Sample conversation: A: Earlier on, my teacher said something funny in class, […]
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Learn Japanese Hiragana Alphabet | Ru (る) Routine (ルーティン)

Check out this article for an insight into Japanese hiragana, katakana and daily routine! Find out more about Yumi sensei's routine and her advice to others!
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Learn Japanese Hiragana Alphabet Ri (り) Ryokan (りょかん)

Learn about the Japanese hiragana character 'ri' and ryokan! We'll go through accommodation guides for travelers in Japan and fun ryokan facts!
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Learn Japanese Hiragana Alphabet | Ra (ら) Ramen (ラーメン)

Learn about the Japanese hiragana character 'Ra' and the popular ramen! Disocver useful vocabulary for ordering ramen in Japan.
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Yo: Yosakoi Festival

Yosakoi Festival What is Yosakoi? Japanese Dance Culture Dance Lesson Yosakoi Festival The city of Kochi, in Kochi Prefecture, holds a festival called the “Yosakoi Festival” – every year in August, from the 9th to the 12th. Find out more here! This festival features approximately 200 dance teams, comprising 18,000 dancers, in a parade that […]
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Bravery in Japanese! Yu (ゆ) – 勇気 (Yuuki)

How to Say “Bravery” in Japanese – Bravery in the Face of Adversary 日本語をこちら In the face of Adversity More Examples! Why be Brave? Speaking another Language In the face of Adversity What do you say to a friend when they are hesitant in the face of some challenge? “I want to try this, but […]
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Ya (や) – Yamanashi- The Yamanashi Prefecture

What to eat and drink in Yamanashi? Festivities around Yamanashi Quiz Time! Hello, everyone! Just when I thought that I had gotten sick of the heat, the blanket season came in before I knew it. I already have a set of trusty Japanese UNIQLO Heat Tech, and am ready for the winter! Now, onto today’s […]
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Mo (も) – Mottainai- Meaning of Mottainai in Japanese

日本語はこちら Mottainai (勿体無い) is a phrase that is deeply ingrained into the Japanese culture. This is especially so when the Japanese take recycling and sorting their trash so seriously. In today’s AIUEO blog, we will be introducing how the concept of 勿体無い  – how it has spread globally and its influencing some cultural practices. How Mottainai […]
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Me (め) – Me (目) – Meaning of Eyes in Japanese

日本語はこちらToday’s theme is “eyes (目:me)”. Did you know that in Japanese Idioms, the most frequently used word is eye?   Frequently used ExpressionsIn a Conversation between FriendsBetween CoworkersBetween Lovers  Frequently used Expressions “I woke up (目が覚めて:me ga samete) at 6 today, and had a look at  (目を通して:me o toushite) the newspaper while having breakfast. I […]
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Mu (む): Meaning of Muri 無理 (むり) in Japanese

What is 無理 (Muri)?無 (Mu) as a PrefixOther uses of 無 (Mu)   What is the meaning of 無理 (Muri)? Muri, put simply, can be translated into English as “Impossible 無理 (mu-ri)”. The typical antonym for Muri would typically be “Infinite possibilities 無限大の可能性 (mu-gendai-no-kanousei)”Have you ever heard someone say “that’s impossible 無理です (mu-ri desu)?”For example,“Why […]
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