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Japanese Study 10 Japanese Words with Multiple Meanings!

Did you know that in the Japanese language, there are many words with multiple meanings? These words can come across very differently depending on the situation you use them in!...

Posted by on October 23, 2019
Japanese Crash Course – Survival Japanese

Welcome to Japan! Along with your first steps in your new life in Tokyo, begin to learn Japanese with Coto’s Japanese Crash Course and feel immediately your improvement. In 4...

Taking Pictures – How to ask for Permission to take Photos in Japanese

Are you wondering if you should know how to ask the permission to take photos in Japanese? When you are in Japan, you will find yourself reaching for your camera more...

Japanese Slang : Dekikon

One of the many ways to become more fluent in a foreign language is to study its slangs. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more...

How to Correctly Use the Japanese Word chotto?

Some frequently used words convey different meanings according to context, and among them, the Japanese word chotto 「ちょっと」is quite a challenge to master. If you are learning Japane...

Asking to go on a Date with someone in Japanese

We’ve already presented the Japanese slang “nanpa” and “gyakunan” to describe flirting with someone – in particular on the street. This time, le...

Coto’s events in September 2015

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events Join Local festival and Omikoshi experience in Iidabashi 夏祭り・おみこし体験をしよう! Friday, September 11...

One Week Special Nail Art Course

Learning Japanese is quite captivating isn’t it? Step by step, being able to communicate in a foreign language is really rewarding. We hope you are enjoying your classes! Hav...

Japanese Slang: Nanpa Suru and Gyakunan Suru

Picking People up? Where did the Word come from? Usage Examples When you are learning a foreign language, studying slang is a funny way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you...

Common Japanese Mistakes: Pronouns 彼 (Kare) and 彼女 (Kanojo)

「彼」Kare and「彼女」Kanojo 「私」Watashi Japanese Personal Pronouns are really hard to get for Japanese learners. In truth, we rarely use them. Not only “I” 「私・watashi」and R...

Common Japanese Mistakes: Using あなた (Anata) to refer to “You”

Subject Omission Referring to more than 2 People… Why should I avoid using あなた (Anata)? Subject Omission Japanese is not always easy to use, especially when it comes to ident...

Japanese Slang: Being Egocentric/Selfish/Self-centered in Japanese, 自己中 (Jikochuu)!

Describing someone as Egocentric, Selfish or even Self-centered… Derivation of the Word 自己中 (Jikochuu) In a Formal Context…   Describing someone as Egocentric, Sel...

Common Japanese Mistakes: Using 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete)

Meaning of 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete) When to use 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete)? Meaning of 気を付けて (Ki o Tsukete) Have you ever heard of this Japanese expression before? When learning foreign lang...