Japanese Study

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...

The Art of Aizuchi: Active Listening in Japanese Conversation

What is The Art of Aizuchi? “Sou” Variations Expressing “I got it!” Showing Your Surprise! Using Aizuchi Properly   What is The Art of Aizuchi? To mast...

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...

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...

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.

Ways to say “I Love You” in Japanese

Introduction “I Love You” in Japanese Being in Love Other forms of Love Introduction – Tanaka sensei, how do you say “I love you” in Japanese? –...

Understand Better Keigo: Japanese Honorific Prefixes お and ご

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

An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

Whatever the reason you are studying Japanese, we believe you were having fun and you enjoyed writing your first hiragana and katakana. Gradually, you were able to express yourself...

29 Useful Japanese Keigo Phrases to help you out at Work

Learn 29 Japanese Business keigo words to communicate with your Japanese co-workers. If you’re working in Japan, this quick list of will be handy.

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...

Knowing how to say “No” in Japanese

Saying ‘no’ in Japan is a tricky subject. The Japanese will rarely give a direct no to an answer, preferring instead to give an indirect answer that conveys the message of no.

Jikoshoukai (自己紹介): How to Present/Introduce yourself in Japanese!

Going to live in Japan? Better prepare yourself with a Japanese self-introduction, jikoshoukai, as you will inevitably have to go through this painful yet, necessary experience. Ye...