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JLPT N3 Grammar – うちに (How to say "During…" in Japanese)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Ayv3IpYqQWe have yet another JLPT grammar point companion blog!  Today we are looking at Yuka-sensei’s video about the JLPT N3 grammar point: うちに (uchi ni) meaning, “during” or “while”.Not to be confused with ながら, うちに is a different expression.  It is used to refer to “while” or “during” a timespan, as opposed to “while” doing […]
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Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N2 -Unit 1: Household goods – Detergent – PDF

When shopping at drugstores and supermarkets in Japan. kanji can be seen on the detergent bottles, medicine packages…etc. In our first unit of N2 Kanji Workbook, we’ll be presenting to you commonly used N2 level kanji of household goods. Are you looking to pass the JLPT N2? Enrollment for our Online JLPT N2 Prep Course […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜のに (How to say "Even though…" in Japanese)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KjZMzV4OisOne of the great things about the Japanese language is that it’s grammar is rich with expressions.  Additionally, due to it’s ambiguous nature, Japanese has different nuanced ways of expressing transitional words.  Such as the word we are looking at today, JLPT N4 grammar point: のに (no ni).First watch Yuka-sensei explain it in the video […]
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JLPT Level N3 Grammar Point – と言うより (How to say "Rather than…") in Japanese

We have a new Youtube companion blog for you!  In the above video, Kanbara-sensei introduces us to JLPT N3 grammar point: と言うより.  You can use this expression in conversation when you want to say “rather than…” such as to clarify a talking point. First watch the video above, and then review the content with this […]
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Best Online Japanese Classes? Guide to Choosing an Online Japanese Course

In today’s climate – we know it can be hard to find the best option to learn Japanese online.  Different people have different learning styles, and what works best for one person may not be the best way to study for someone else. For example, online group Japanese lessons may be a better fit for […]
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How to Say "Someone said~" in Japanese – JLPT N4 Grammar: と言っていました

In any language, knowing how to pass on information is crucial.  Thankfully in Japanese, it’s fairly simple to relay other people’s messages or words to another person.  The basic grammar point by which someone can relay messages in Japanese is: と言っていました (to itte imashita) meaning “Someone said that~”This is a JLPT N4 grammar point, which […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜てみる – How to Say "I will try…" in Japanese

Have you ever wanted to express that you want to try something in Japanese?  Or maybe you are having a conversation about a time when you tried something for the first time.  Of course you could use 初めて〜, but conversational Japanese uses the expression 〜てみる.In this blog we will review the above video and the […]
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Beginner Japanese Phrases – Easy Travel Japanese to Help You in Japan

Before we get started, be sure to watch the video above and subscribe to our Youtube channel! Are you planning on traveling Japan soon, but you don’t know any Japanese?  Or are you looking to learn some beginner phrases that can help you get around in Japan? Then this blog is right up your alley, […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜も (How to express "That many?" in Japanese)

First, watch Yuka-sensei’s video above! If you have been studying Japanese for a while now – there’s a good chance you have come across the Japanese grammar point も (mo). As we stated in this article on basic Japanese grammar, the particle も is often used to signify similarity and agreement in Japanese.  However, it […]
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What Does "Oishii" Mean in Japanese? 美味しい, おいしい in Japanese

Have you ever heard the word “oishii!” in Japanese?  It’s a common adjective found in Japanese media, like anime, comics, TV, as well as in everyday life in Japan.“Oishii” is an easy-to-use Japanese word. In other words, once you understand the meaning and how it’s used – you will be able to immediately add it […]
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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 – as well as N1 – tests. It may also be a word you have not yet heard in your daily Japanese.  That’s why today […]
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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 publishing a companion flashcard course on the memrise.com flashcard study app. It is a completely free to use app (we suggest the desktop version) – […]
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