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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜かどうか (How to say “Whether or not~” in Japanese)

In English, we often use “whether or not~” in various contexts.  But do you know how to express this phrase in Japanese? Whether or not you know how, in today’s blog we examine the JLPT N4 grammar point: 〜かどうか – meaning “whether or not”.  This is a useful word to know as it has different […]
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Japanese Learning Clubs on Clubhouse

Have you ever heard of the newly launched social media platform Clubhouse? Clubhouse is an exclusive platform, allowing users to interact with not only celebrities, but people around the world through conversations. Sure, Japanese podcasts and radios may be a great way to learn Japanese, but Clubhouse offers something new to the table. Through Clubhouse, […]
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Life in Japan Tip – Deals on Japan Train Travel (Tokyo Rail Pass)

“Tsuzumi Gate” by jpellgen (@1179_jp) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Summer is right around the corner!  And with it, many great opportunities to travel and see Japan. However – we know that budgeting is important when traveling Japan.  If you aren’t careful, the cost racks up quickly!  What’s more, if you have a family – that’s […]
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JLPT N3 Grammar- ~てもかまわない (How to say “It doesn’t matter if…” in Japanese)

We have another companion blog for you!  In this entry, we review Nami-sensei’s video above, where she teaches the JLPT N3 Grammar point: ~てもかまわない (~te mo kama wa nai).  Meaning: “It doesn’t matter if…”/”I don’t mind if…” in Japanese You know the drill – first watch the video, then review with this article!  And don’t […]
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JLPT N3 Grammar: 〜切るKiru (How to Say “To Do Completely” in Japanese)

We have new a JLPT N3 grammar blog for you!  Do you know the Japanese word 切る-kiru?  It’s a verb meaning “to cut” – but it also has another meaning as a JLPT N3 grammar point. In the video above, Nami-sensei shows us how to use the JLPT N3 grammar: 〜切る meaning, “to do completely; […]
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I want to pass the JLPT – How can I study with Coto?

In this blog – we will share the different ways that you can study Japanese in order to pass the JLPT with Coto. From online classes to self-study materials, there are many ways that you can prepare for the JLPT Exam. At Coto – we are now offering a wide range of online and offline […]
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Top 5 apps for Kanji Writing

Do you struggle with writing Japanese Kanji?  Can’t seem to grasp how to remember the order of the strokes and positions? Many Japanese learners out there are also feeling the same pain. With smartphones, desktops and tablets, you can study and practice Japanese kanji wherever you go! You don’t necessarily need to have a quiet […]
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Duolingo Japanese Review: Pros and Cons

Read our review of Duolingo Japanese. Duolingo is one of the most popular  applications to learn Japanese. In this review we will be breakdown the pros and cons of using Duolingo as a study application. We will look at five areas of the application and give you our insight into how it can help you […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜しよう Shiyou (Volitional form – How to say “Let’s do…” in Japanese)

We have another JLPT grammar blog for you!  This one is a companion to the Youtube video above, in which Yuka-sensei teaches us the JLPT N4 Grammar: しよう Shiyou – volitional form “let’s do!”. This is a Japanese grammar word that is used in daily life as well as on the JLPT – so it is […]
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JLPT N4 Grammar: 〜しよう (Volitional form – How to say "Let's do…" in Japanese)

We have another JLPT grammar blog for you!  This one is a companion to the Youtube video above, in which Yuka-sensei teaches us the JLPT N4 Grammar: しよう (shiyou) – volitional form “let’s do!”.This is a Japanese grammar word that is used in daily life as well as on the JLPT – so it is […]
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Golden Week Intensive Special Japanese Course – 2021

Golden Week Intesive – Special 5 Day Japanese Conversation and Business Writing Courses Wondering what to do for this year’s Golden Week?  If so, we at Coto Academy have some exciting news for you – Our Special Golden Week Intensive Courses! When? May 3-7, 2021 (5 days) Where? Online or In-person – it’s up to you! Why? […]
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Online Small Group Japanese Lessons Starting from April

Have you ever wanted to visit Japan?  Watch Japanese dramas and anime without subtitles?  Learn more about Japan’s historical cultures?  From April 2021, we will be offering online small group Japanese Lessons! Why not use this chance to take a further step with your interest in the Japanese language and communicate better? Why Online Small […]
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