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How to say Exhausted! In Japanese! AIUEO - Ku (く) – Kuta-Kuta

This week's author is Kambara Sensei - Ms. Kambara loves to travel and in addition to teaching Japanese at Coto Academy has her own tour company that rents camper vans to Tourists in Japan.
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The reason why you started – Kikkake ー AIUEO Blog

きっかけ (Kikkake) – The reason for starting something / “the story behind it” 日本語はこちら “Kikkake” can be defined as “a reason or incentive for why you started doing something”. For a personal example, I am a huge fan of soccer and my reason (Kikkake) for becoming such a big fan originated during the 2000 Sydney […]
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Japanese Vocabulary related to Karaoke - AIUEO - Ka (か) – Karaoke (カラオケ)

Karaoke Japanese Vocabulary – AIUEO Blog! 日本語はこちらHello to our lovely readers!  These days we can finally sense spring making an entrance amongst the winter cold.  Here on the (self-proclaimed) hugely popular A-I-U-E-O Blog, we will now be starting with the “ka” row!   A Popular Leisure ActivityList of Karaoke-related TermsQuiz on the Origins of Karaoke […]
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What is "Okashii" in English? AIUEO - O (お) – おかしい (Okashii)

Author, Mr. Matsumoto, was a junior high school Japanese teacher for 23 years before joining Coto Language Academy. Therefore, he is a Japanese language pro. He currently teaches Coto's Intensive Courses (intermediate and advanced), Business Courses and the Part Time N1 grammar and reading classes. He is also involved in developing teaching materials at Coto.
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En no shita no Chikaramochi – 縁の下の力持ち

日本語はこちらから In the “E” edition of the “A I U E O” blog, we would like to introduce a Japanese saying. Have you ever heard of the saying “縁の下の力持ち En-no-shita-no-chikara-mochi?” Example) A: “What do I do? I’m a wedding planner. I run around doing behind-the-scenes work at weddings. It’s a dull job but it’s also a hard job.” […]
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AIUEO - U (う) – うん (Un) - How to say "Lucky" in Japanese

How to say Lucky in Japanese – 運(うん)がいい  - あいうえおブログ「う」 日本語はこちら Feeling Lucky…? The Mysterious Man with a Chestnut A Matter of your own Abilities? Feeling Lucky…? Has anyone found themselves thinking “I’m lucky!” lately? In Japanese, the word “luck/lucky” can be any of the following: “運(うん)がいい”: Read “Un ga ii”. “Un” refers to “Luck” […]
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What "Imadoki" means in English?? – AIUEO Blog! 「I」

What “Imadoki” means in English??   日本語はこちら! “i” → “imadoki” (Conversation between two colleagues at work) A: Looks like our casual, Yamada, is going to be off today. B: What? When did he/she call you? A: He/she didn’t call. He/she used LINE. B: What? LINE? Unbelievable. A: It seems that all university students are like […]
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日本語の別れの挨拶といえば、さようなら Sayonara??

みなさんが日本に来て最初に覚えた日本語は何ですか? この記事を英語で読む こんにちは?さようなら? Konnichiwa? Sayonara? そうですね。日本語の別れの挨拶は「さようなら」が定番です。 会話本や一般的なテキストにもしっかりと書かれています。 しかし日本で生活しはじめた多くの皆さんが気がついているように、日本人は普段の会話でさようならをほとんど使いません。学校などの下校時などに使われているぐらいでしょうか。 さて、では日本語で別れの挨拶は「さようなら」でなくどんな表現が使われているのでしょうか。 日本語での自然な表現を見てみましょう! ●友達と日本語で別れの挨拶 じゃあね。 じゃあまた! またね! 次に会う予定が決まっていれば、 また明日! また来週! 仕事場での挨拶 それでは、失礼します。 お先に失礼します。(自分が先に会社をでるとき) ●しばらく会わない相手には じゃあ、元気で(ね)! また連絡する(ね)! また会おう(ね)! ーよく一緒に使う言葉 がんばってね。 がんばろうね。 ●目上の方と話すとき 今日はありがとうございました。 また是非! などのように使います。 日常生活に役立つ自然な日本語を身につけたい方はこちら! Coto Academy is a unique Japanese Language School in Iidabashi Tokyo, we offer relaxed and fun conversational lessons for all levels of Japanese […]
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