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Japanese Study JLPT N3 Grammar – わりに (How to say “Considering…” in Japanese)

We have another Youtube companion blog for you!  This article goes over Yuka-sensei’s video about the JLPT N3 grammar point: 割わりに (wari ni) – meaning “considering...

Posted by on March 5, 2021
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,......

JLPT N3 Grammar Point: ~ppanashi (〜っぱなし)

Have you ever heard this phrase in a Japanese sentence before, but didn’t know what it meant: 何々っぱなし〜?   Maybe you were able to catch the general meaning or implication, but....

JLPT N3 Grammar – How to Say “Depending on” (niyotte) in Japanese

Have you ever heard the phrase “による” (ni yoru) or “によって” (niyotte) in Japanese conversation?  This is a JLPT N3 Grammar unit that is a very useful way to ex...

JLPT N2 Grammar – How to Say Something is Very Hard to Do Using がたい

In Japanese conversation, you may have heard the expression 〜にくい to describe when something is hard to do. However, in this blog we will introduce another way to express this......

JLPT N2 Grammar: How to Say “I did not have the chance to..” | ずじまい

Time for some JLPT N2 grammar.  Today we are looking at the JLPT N2 Grammar point: ずじまい (zujimai). As the title suggests, this grammar point is on the JLPT N2...

How to Say “As Long As” in Japanese – JLPT N1 Grammar: かぎり

As you may know by now, the Japanese language has many different and nuanced expressions in their grammar. One way of testing your Japanese grammar abilities is by taking the...

ONLINE JLPT Courses are now available for US Time Zones

Are you looking for online lessons to prepare for the JLPT N3, N2, or N1? We are very happy to announce that we are now offering additional schedules that fit...

Yokohama is offering a Free Trial Lesson!

Our Yokohama Japanese language school is now offering a free trial lesson to all new students for a limited time! Free trial lesson available until April 20th 2021 For a...

JLPT N2 Online Course is now live!

Are you preparing for the December 2020 JLPT N2? We are offering a 24 week online course to help you pass! Time: Mondays and Wednesdays – 7:10 – 9:00 PM...

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...

Useful Words to Describe Food in Japanese – Illustrated Guide

Looking for Japanese words to describe that great lunch or dinner you just had? In this blog, we will be taking a look at some useful and basic vocabulary words...

Update regarding the Coronavirus Situation in Tokyo – SOE 1/12/2021

School Policy in response to the State of Emergency Dear everyone, Thank you for your continued cooperation and support for Coto. On January 7, 2021, the Government of Japan issued...