Japanese Study

Saying Goodbye in Japanese: Can it only be さよなら (Sayonara)?

Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell Casual Conversations In Formal Context… Not meeting for a while… Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell One of the first wo...

Counting Numbers in Japanese

Numbers from 1 to 10,000 Above 100,000 Over 100,000,000   Japanese Numbers are fairly simple. It advances on a base ten system, so you’ll be able to use the numbers...

Translating 頑張る / 頑張って (Ganbaru/Ganbatte) into English

Article written by our contributor Jason Cohen. He has a master’s degree in Japanese language and worked in a variety of unique fields as a multi-cultural consultant and as a translator. Jason will explain to us the differences between Japanese and English in his point of view.

Using Wakarimasen (わかりません) vs Shirimasen (しりません)

Learning the Nuances Practice & Examples Going Further… Did you know that both “wakarimasen” or “shirimasen” can be used to say “I don’...

Japanese Slang: Dotakyan (ドタキャン) Suru for Pulling out Last Minute?

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

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