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Japanese Study 20 Must Know Grammar Points for the JLPT N2!

Are you preparing for JLPT N2 now? This blog would explain to you 20 of the must-know grammar points for JLPT N2! From the meaning to sentence structures and sentence...

Posted by on November 11, 2019
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...

A Japanese word for August : net tai ya

It is well known that Japanese summer can be unbearably hot and humid, especially during July and August. All day long people will drag themselves from building’s shadow to t...

“I appreciate that!” in Japanese: 助かります (Tasukarimasu)!

Expressing Gratitude What is 助かります (Tasukarimasu)? Usage Examples Being more Respectful Expressing Gratitude Learning Japanese is not always easy, especially when you have to under...

A Japanese word for July : natsubate

July’s Japanese word: Natsubate Have you experienced Japanese summer yet? They are very hot and humid! Starting July, temperatures reach such point that you have literally th...

Coto’s events in August

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area ランチツアー! 神楽坂 Wednesday, August 5th 12:30-13:50 in Kagurazaka If....