AIUEO Japanese Learning Blog

日本語の別れの挨拶といえば、さようなら??

みなさんが日本に来て最初に覚えた日本語は何ですか? この記事を英語で読む こんにちは?さようなら? そうですね。日本語の別れの挨拶は「さようなら」が定番です。 会話本や一般的なテキストにもしっかりと書かれています。 しかし日本で生活しはじめた多くの皆さんが気がついているように、日本人は普段の会話でさようならをほとんど使いません。学校などの下校時などに使われて...

What “Imadoki” means in English?? – AIUEO Blog! 「I」

What “Imadoki” means in English??   日本語はこちら! “i” → “imadoki” (Conversation between two colleagues at work) A: Looks like our casual, Yamada, is going t...

AIUEO - U (う) – うん (Un) - How to say “Lucky” in Japanese

How to say Lucky in Japanese – 運(うん)がいい  - あいうえおブログ「う」 日本語はこちら Feeling Lucky…? The Mysterious Man with a Chestnut A Matter of your own Abilities?   Feeling Lucky&#...

En no shita no Chikaramochi – 縁の下の力持ち

日本語はこちらから In the “E” edition of the “A I U E O” blog, we would like to introduce a Japanese saying. Have you ever heard of the saying “縁の下の力持ち En-no-s...

What is “Okashii” in English? AIUEO - O (お) – おかしい (Okashii)

Author, Mr. Matsumoto, was a junior high school Japanese teacher for 23 years before joining Coto Language Academy. Therefore, he is a Japanese language pro. He currently teaches Coto’s Intensive Courses (intermediate and advanced), Business Courses and the Part Time N1 grammar and reading classes. He is also involved in developing teaching materials at Coto.

Japanese Vocabulary related to Karaoke - AIUEO - Ka (か) – Karaoke (カラオケ)

Karaoke Japanese Vocabulary – AIUEO Blog! 日本語はこちら Hello to our lovely readers!  These days we can finally sense spring making an entrance amongst the winter cold.  Here on th...

The reason why you started – Kikkake ー AIUEO Blog

きっかけ (Kikkake) – The reason for starting something / “the story behind it” 日本語はこちら “Kikkake” can be defined as “a reason or incentive for why you started doing so...

How to say Exhausted! In Japanese! AIUEO - Ku (く) – Kuta-Kuta

This week’s author is Kambara Sensei – Ms. Kambara loves to travel and in addition to teaching Japanese at Coto Academy has her own tour company that rents camper vans to Tourists in Japan.https://www.roadtripjapan.com/

Arguments & Fights in Japanese! – “Kenka suruhodo naka ga ii” – AIUEO Blog

The author for this article is Kumi Tanaka-sensei. (About Tanaka Sensei) She is mainly responsible for the Business Japanese course, JLPT N1 classes, and Intensive courses. Tanaka-sensei is quite popular amongst our intermediate and advanced students! Currently, she is enjoying studying the Vietnamese language.

What is Konnichiwa in English? AIUEO ー Ko (こ) ー こんにちは (Konnichiwa)

About this week’s Author: Mr. Matsumoto, was a junior high school Japanese teacher for 23 years before joining Coto Language Academy. Therefore, he is a Japanese language pro. He currently teaches Coto’s Intensive Courses (intermediate and advanced), Business Courses and the Part Time N1 grammar and reading classes. He is also involved in developing teaching materials at Coto.

The Basics of Japanese Cooking - AIUEO - Sa (さ) – Sa, Shi, Su, Se and So

The Basics of Japanese Cooking Vocabulary What are the Sa, Shi, Su, Se and So’s of Japanese Cooking? 日本語はこちら Hi there! Can you believe it’s already May!? Well, anyways, it’s....

What Does Shouganai Mean in Japanese? AIUEO – Shi (し) – Shikata ga nai, Shouganai

What do the Japanese Words “Shouganai” and “Shikata ga nai” Mean in English? 「しかた(が)ない、しょうがない」、 Shikata ga nai, shouganai There’s nothing you can do. ...