Japanese Study

Japanese Essentials: How to go about ordering Sushi at a Restaurant

Origins of Sushi Walking into a Sushi Restaurant Appreciating your Sushi Types of Sushi Meals Frequently Asked Questions regarding eating Sushi Conclusion   Origins of Sushi S...

Understand Better Keigo: Japanese Honorific Prefixes お and ご

Introduction Rules of Japanese Honorific Prefixes Frequent Expressions Japanese Polite Prefixes When learning the Japanese respectful speech called Keigo, the attention is often fo...

Sweet Words for Love in Japanese! ラブラブだね!

Love-Love…? Origins of Love-Love (ラブラブ) Other Loan words related to Love Traditional Japanese words related to Love Love-Love…? – They are so love-love! – W...

Learning Japanese: Knowing the Punctuation used in Japanese Writing

Without punctuation, language is doomed to be ambiguous. And yet, you would be quite surprised to discover that in Japan, punctuation did not even exist before the 19th century. De...

Moshi Moshi (もしもし) – Japanese Phone Etiquette

Speaking in Japanese on the phone is a next level challenge for most students. Here’s our handy guide for some key phrases that you need to know.

Japanese Conversational Skills: Using Ending Particles “Ne (ね)” and “Yo (よ)”

When studying Japanese, one of the first ending particles you learn is ka (か). This acts as a question mark and turns the whole sentence into a question. It’s one of...

Learning about the Japanese Culture through Calligraphy

If you are troubled by Kanji studies, why don’t you take a break with some brushes and ink? Japanese calligraphy is not only an important part of Japanese culture but...

The Origins of the Traditional Japanese Bento (弁当)

What is a Bento? The Worker’s Lunch & The Noble’s Snack A Style for Everyone’s Taste The Bento of Love What is a Bento? The Bento, from Convenience to Love...

A Japanese Word for June: Tsuyu

Do you believe an umbrella will just do the trick when the rain starts falling? Well, keep that thought in mind, experience the Japanese rainy season, 梅雨(つゆ) , and get......

Welcome to the World of Japanese Onomatopoeia!

“My stomach went ペコペコ (peko peko).” Does the word “peko peko” ring a bell? If you are studying Japanese, you probably would have come across this word as a cute...

Japanese Expressions: Ittekimasu, Itterasshai, Tadaima and Okaerinasai!

The phrases, ittekimasu, itterasshai, tadaima, okaerinasai symbolize so well Japanese spirit that once you grasp the nuance of their meaning you will have a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Common Animal Onomatopoeia used by the Japanese

We like to think some constants are with no doubt universal and shared by everyone. For instance, sounds that animals make. They don’t have change from one country to another...

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