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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
Nihongo Fun and Easy – Free Beginner Flashcards to Learn Japanese

Are you looking for Beginner Japanese Flashcards? If you are using our nihongo fun and easy textbook – we are excited to share that we are in the process of...

FAQ regarding Coto’s preventive measures in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 2020/11 Update

Hi Everyone, In response to the ongoing COVID 19 Situation – we have updated our guidance and safety measures. What is Coto doing in response to the COVID-19 situation? As...

Improve your Career in Japan – Evening Business Japanese Course

Improve your career opportunities in Japan with this NEW Evening Business Japanese Course Are you already working in Japan?  Do you want to improve your business Japanese communica...

Japanese Autumn: The Wonders of the 紅葉 (もみじ/Momiji) Season in Japan

Momiji and Kouyou When do I get to see these? What can I do in Autumn? If you’re planning on visiting Japan, you should make the trip twice! Once in...

Ways to say “I Love You” in Japanese

How Do Japanese people use “I Love You”? Do you know how to say “I love you” in Japanese? You may have heard “ai shiteru” or “suki” ...

What Does Chotto Mean in Japanese?

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...

How to Use こと in Japanese | 4 Different Uses of This Japanese Word

Do you know how to use the Japanese word こと (koto)?  Maybe you have seen the word used in a textbook for the JLPT – or you may have heard...

What is your name in Japanese? – Name Generator, Katakana Chart

How to say What is your name in Japanese In Japanese to ask someone their name – or to say, “What is your name?”  – you can say お名前は何ですか? Onamae......

JLPT N4 Grammar: How to Use the Grammar Point までに (made ni)

If you have been studying Japanese for a while now – you are probably familiar with から and まで.  But do you know how to use “made ni” (までに)? Unless......

O Genki Desu Ka – What does it mean in Japanese?

O genki desu ka is a phrase in Japanese that means “How are you?” If you have been learning Japanese for any amount of time – you have likely heard...

Conversational Japanese: What is Aizuchi? 相槌 – Conversational Interjections

Are you looking to improve your Japanese conversations?  One of the most important aspects of conversational Japanese is 相槌 (aizuchi)/相槌を打つ (aizuchi o utsu).  But what is Aizuchi? ...

How to Introduce Yourself in Japanese! Jikoshoukai (自己紹介)

Are you going to live in Japan? Better prepare yourself with a Japanese self-introduction – a jikoshoukai. Having this language knowledge early in your Japanese study will he...