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An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

A foreigner's guide to Japanese honorific, humble and polite forms.
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20 Phrases From Japanese Anime You Can Actually Use!

Want to know a list of popular anime phrases that you can use in real life? Yes, you can learn Japanese from anime — but only if you do it right. The thing is, a lot of students mindlessly copy phrases they found on their favorite anime TV shows and films, but if you sound […]
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4 Basic Japanese Greetings: Ohayou, Konnichiwa, Konbanwa and Oyasumi

There are four basic Japanese greetings, otherwise known as aisatsu (挨拶), that can be used at different times of the day. If you’re just starting to learn Japanese, this will be the first thing you’re introduced to. After all, you don’t want to accidentally claim “Good morning” in the middle of the night, or say […]
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Saying Goodnight in Japanese: Oyasumi (おやすみ)

One of the four basic Japanese greetings, there's more to saying "Good night".
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The Various Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” in Japanese!

Ever wondered about different ways to respond to "Thank you" in Japanese? In this article, we cover the various ways to say "You're Welcome" in Japanese.
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Moshi Moshi (もしもし): Japanese Phone Etiquette

Speaking in Japanese on the phone is a next level challenge for most students. Here's our handy guide for some key phrases that you need to know.
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10 Ways to Say Thank You (ありがとう) in Japanese

Luckily, with a little bit of crash course, you’ll be able to understand the social cues of the art of saying thank you in Japanese.
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Use and Meaning of よろしくお願いします (Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu)

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu (よろしくお願いします) is one of those quintessential Japanese words that is highly ingrained into the culture but very difficult to translate to English.
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