Japanese Study

The Finesse that Sushi Chefs put into making Sushi: “Sushi nara, Dekiru!”

Sushi: A Food for the Soul What makes Sushi so Special? Taking a look at the Japanese word “なら (Nara)”   Sushi: A Food for the Soul Sushi is known...

Japanese slang tame

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will also...

Japanese Slang: ダメもと (Damemoto)

What’s ダメもと (Damemoto)? Conversational Uses… When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you...

Japanese Slang: ガチ (Gachi)

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a nati...

A Japanese word for October: Koromogae

In Japan, the rather sudden change of seasons has lead to a very interesting custom called koromogae 「衣替え」: to change one’s wardrobe seasonally. The tradition began when all ...

Understanding Omotenashi: Uncovering the Key to Japanese Hospitality

Omotenashs is all about offering the best service without the expectation of a reward

Japanese Essentials: Sending a Postal Package in Japan

Sending something abroad… Sample Dialogue Vocabulary & Useful Phrases   Sending something abroad… Many challenges await expatriates in Japan. The small actions...

Japanese Slang: チンする (Chin Suru), The Sound of a Microwave?

Microwaving your Bento/Food What did it Originate from? Using it in Casual Conversations   Microwaving your Bento/Food Do you often buy prepared meal to warm up with a microwa...

Japanese slang otsubone

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a nati...

Let’s learn how to use the Japanese Word: ぶり (Buri)!

Useful Expressions In a Conversational Setting… How about Hisashiburi (久しぶり/ひさしぶり)? Useful Expressions Expressing the passing time in a foreign language can be quite tricky. ...

Japanese Slang: Hamaru

Who has never gone crazy over a new video game, an anime or a new phone? Like children, we can easily be absorbed by an exciting new item or activity. We unknowingly...

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...