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Japanese Conbinis & Useful Japanese Phrases for a Japanese Conbinis

If you ever visit Japan, it is a must do to visit a Japanese convenience store, or also known as “conbini” or “konbini”. The word conbini is derived from the word convenience store, which is pronounced as 「コンビニエンス・ストア」in Japanese. As of 2020, there are over 55,000 conbinis in Japan, with top major chains consisting of […]
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What does Yare Yare mean in Japanese?

If you already watched or read JoJo’s Bizzarre Adventure in Japanese, you would know the iconic phrase by Jotaro Kujo: “やれやれ” -pronounced “Yare Yare”. The phrase is trasnlated to intrepretations such as “well well”, “good grief” and “give me a break.” It is a common expression in Japan used to show disappointment. It is also […]
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What does Domo mean in Japanese? -Domo Japanese meaning

 どうも -pronounced “Dou-mo” is a phrase you’d come across when you eating in at an Izakaya or a restaurant. Domo is equivalent to the English version of “very much” and “very”. In many situations, the word is used to express appreciation. “Arigato Neko” by jpmatth is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 If you know Japan, you have probably come […]
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10 Phrases from Japanese Anime That Have Real-life Use Case – Part 2!

Are you learning Japanese from watching Anime?  Have you already read our article “10 Phrases from Japanese Anime that you can actually use – Part 1“? Want to learn even MORE practical Japanese found in various anime series? In this second article of Japanese phrases from anime that have real world use case, we introduce […]
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Crypto in Japan article – Useful Related Japanese Vocabulary

Are you interested in trading digital currency or crypto in Japan? Bitcoin and crypto is all the buzz as of late – especially since Bitcoin crushed it’s 2017 all time high and has since tripled in price.  As of writing this article the price of 1 BTC is sitting around ~¥600,000 JPY (around $57,000 USD). […]
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How to start learning Japanese from zero

Learning a complete new language from square one may seem terrifying. The process of understanding the grammar structure, building up a good vocabulary based, and strengthening communication skills may seem too much of a work to do. Let’s be honest, learning a new language is not easy. But with endurance, a motivated attitude and with […]
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What Does Yamete Mean in Japanese? How to Say Stop in Japanese

Have you ever heard the word “yamete” in Japanese before?   Do you know what it means or how to use it? There is a good chance you have heard this word before if you live in Japan or watch Japanese shows or TV.  “Yamete” (やめて) is a relatively basic Japanese word, and can be used […]
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10 Useful Japanese phrases you should know

Maybe you have come over from our Beginner Japanese Phrases or Most useful Japanese Phrases article and thought, okay, I want to take my Japanese to the next level. What better to have more useful Japanese phrases under your sleeve? In this article, we will introduce you phrases that are helpful in many situations, from […]
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Top 10 Japanese phrases from Anime you should NOT use

Anime is a great way to learn Japanese! It helps you familiarize yourself with daily conversations in Japanese… It lets you grasp what life in Japan is like… And most importantly, it’s fun! However, some of the phrases used in anime are very informal, rude, or impolite. Here are the top 10 Japanese phrases you […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar-ながら Nagara (How to say “While…” in Japanese)

We have yet another JLPT grammar blog post for you!  In this article, we review Nami-sensei’s video on how to use the JLPT N4 grammar point: ながら (Nagara) meaning “while”. You may have read some of our previous blogs about the English word “while”.  However, as you are probably aware, there are different translations for […]
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How to improve in Japanese reading with Browser Extensions

It is said that there over 50,000 kanji and out of which around -2000 kanjis are commonly used for daily life. For a Japanese learner like you, this may seem like a terrifying thought to remember all the kanjis to survive learning Japanese. Do not worry, in this article, we introduce a 5 reading websites […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜かどうか (How to say “Whether or not~” in Japanese)

In English, we often use “whether or not~” in various contexts.  But do you know how to express this phrase in Japanese? Whether or not you know how, in today’s blog we examine the JLPT N4 grammar point: 〜かどうか – meaning “whether or not”.  This is a useful word to know as it has different […]
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