AIUEO Japanese Learning Blog

AIUEO – To (と) – Toriaezu (とりあえず) – What is the meaning of Toriaezu?

日本語こちら Typical Conversation between Japanese Friends The Positive & Negative Connotations To (と): Toriaezu (とりあえず) Beer! (Tori-Bee!) Have you ever been to an izakaya? It’...

AIUEO Learning Blog – Te – Tekito (適当) – The two meanings of Tekito in Japanese

日本語こちら A, who is a university student, told me this story the other day: “I had an interview with a company today. My university lecturer had told me to “go...

AIUEO – Tsu – Tsui Tsui – “ついつい” in Japanese

日本語こちら Would it be strange if I said I   (“couldn’t help but study?”) “ついつい勉強してしまう” When you “couldn’t help yourself” – ついつい &...

AIUEO – “Chi” – Chahan

Today’s AIUEO Japanese learning blog is about Chahan – or fried rice. This blog will teach you how vocabulary and in the process – how to make delicious egg fried rice.

AIUEO – Ta – Taiyaki

Japanese Version  Hello everyone! My A-I-U-E-O blog will be focusing on Ta this week. I hope that you enjoy guessing what word will come next! And today’s theme, well, if...

AIUEO - So (そ) - Souda (そうだ) - I know, Kyoto, Let’s Go!

In this blog – Matsumoto Sensei teaches us the meaning behind one of Japan’s longest running advertising Campaigns.

AIUEO - Se (せ) – 先輩 (Senpai)- What’s Senpai?

Learn about the word Senpai and its meaning in Japanese and English in this latest A-I-U-E-O Learning Blog.

AIUEO Learning Blog – Su – Suki koso monono jouzu nare

This blog teaches us a popular Japanese Proverb – Su – “Suki koso monono jozu nare (What one likes, one will do well).” 好きこそものの上手なれ

AIUEO – Shi (し) – Shikata ga nai, Shouganai – When it can’t be Helped

「しかた(が)ない、しょうがない」、 Shikata ga nai, shouganai There’s nothing you can do. / It can’t be helped. 日本語 Expressing Ideas… In Casual Conversations… Expressing Ide...

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

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 time for yet another edition......

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

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.

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.