Japanese Study

JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜のに (How to say “Even though…” in Japanese)

One of the great things about the Japanese language is that it’s grammar is rich with expressions.  Additionally, due to it’s ambiguous nature, Japanese has different n...

Japanese Particles Cheat Sheet & Guide -N5-N4 – Free Download!

Confused about Japanese Particles?  Want to know the difference between wa and ga? Check out this easy to use reference guide. Japanese particles are an indispensable key in unders...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N2 -Unit 3: Food Labels – PDF

For foreigners living in Japan, reading food labels may be particularly challenging. In this unit, we sort out some common kanji to help you understand the information written on J...

How to find Kanji Stroke order using Kanjibro

Are you struggling with stroke order? You’re not alone. Some kanji have more than a few strokes to remember. That is why we are so happy to share about this!...

JLPT N3 Grammar – うちに (How to say “During…” in Japanese)

We have yet another JLPT grammar point companion blog!  Today we are looking at Yuka-sensei’s video about the JLPT N3 grammar point: うちに (uchi ni) meaning, “during̶...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N2 -Unit 1: Household goods – Detergent – PDF

When shopping at drugstores and supermarkets in Japan. kanji can be seen on the detergent bottles, medicine packages…etc. In our first unit of N2 Kanji Workbook, we’ll ...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N2 -Unit 2: Body parts – 体の部位 – PDF

In this new Kanji unit, we are going to learn how to write some body parts. For example, 腕(arm), 腰(waist) and 肩(shoulder). To learn more N2 kanji related to themes...

JLPT N3 Grammar – ついでに (How to say “While you are there…” in Japanese)

Japanese is a very nuanced language.  By now, you have probably realized this – especially if you are studying at a JLPT N3 level.  Although you may be familiar with...

5 Tips for Great Japanese Classes

It’s easy to lose motivation when commitment is one sided. In this blog we’ll look at a few ways to keep yourself engaged when you’re taking Japanese classes. Tip...

What Does “Oishii” Mean in Japanese? 美味しい, おいしい in Japanese

Have you ever heard the word “oishii!” in Japanese?  It’s a common adjective found in Japanese media, like anime, comics, TV, as well as in everyday life in Japan...

訳ではない – How to Say “It’s Not Necessarily the Case that…” in Japanese

Have you ever heard the Japanese phrase “そんな訳じゃない” or “そういう訳ではないんです“?  This is a very common Japanese phrase that can be used in a number of different circu...

JLPT Level N3 Grammar: ばかり, ばかりいる – How to say “always” or “nothing but” in Japanese

JLPT N3 Grammar: What is ばかり, ばかりいる Bakari / Bakari Iru in English? In this video we introduce how to use the JLPT N3 Grammar Point – Bakari / Bakari iru ばかり,......