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Japanese Slang: Mattari (Suru) for Chilling Out!

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a funny way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a native spea...

Taking Pictures – How to ask for Permission to take Photos in Japanese

Are you wondering if you should know how to ask the permission to take photos in Japanese? When you are in Japan, you will find yourself reaching for your camera more...

Japanese Slang : Dekikon

One of the many ways to become more fluent in a foreign language is to study its slangs. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more...

How to Correctly Use the Japanese Word chotto?

Some frequently used words convey different meanings according to context, and among them, the Japanese word chotto 「ちょっと」is quite a challenge to master. If you are learning Japane...

Asking to go on a Date with someone in Japanese

We’ve already presented the Japanese slang “nanpa” and “gyakunan” to describe flirting with someone – in particular on the street. This time, le...

Japanese Slang: Nanpa Suru and Gyakunan Suru

Picking People up? Where did the Word come from? Usage Examples When you are learning a foreign language, studying slang is a funny way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you...

Common Japanese Mistakes: Pronouns 彼 (Kare) and 彼女 (Kanojo)

「彼」Kare and「彼女」Kanojo 「私」Watashi Japanese Personal Pronouns are really hard to get for Japanese learners. In truth, we rarely use them. Not only “I” 「私・watashi」and R...

Common Japanese Mistakes: Using あなた (Anata) to refer to “You”

Subject Omission Referring to more than 2 People… Why should I avoid using あなた (Anata)? Subject Omission Japanese is not always easy to use, especially when it comes to ident...

Japanese Slang: Being Egocentric/Selfish/Self-centered in Japanese, 自己中 (Jikochuu)!

Describing someone as Egocentric, Selfish or even Self-centered… Derivation of the Word 自己中 (Jikochuu) In a Formal Context…   Describing someone as Egocentric, Sel...

Common Japanese Mistakes: Using 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete)

Meaning of 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete) When to use 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete)? Meaning of 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete) Have you ever heard of this Japanese expression before? When learning foreign lang...

A Japanese word for August : net tai ya

It is well known that Japanese summer can be unbearably hot and humid, especially during July and August. All day long people will drag themselves from building’s shadow to t...

“I appreciate that!” in Japanese: 助かります (Tasukarimasu)!

Expressing Gratitude What is 助かります (Tasukarimasu)? Usage Examples Being more Respectful Expressing Gratitude Learning Japanese is not always easy, especially when you have to under...