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In English we say "Japanese" and "Spanish," but not "Germanese" or "Americanish." In Japanese, saying language names is, in some ways, easier. Just add a 語 go after the country mainly associated with the language. Regular Examples 日本 nihon Japan 日本語 nihongo Japanese...read more
Adding ~tai adds the “want to” meaning. This is formed by finding the ~masu form and adding ~tai. For example: To eat → to want to eat: 食べる → 食べます → 食べ＋たい → 食べたい taberu → tabemasu → tabe+tai → tabetairead more
Aizuchi to show Attention.In English, we might say, “Oh, really?” or “Is that so?” or “Uh huh” to show the speaker we are interested and understanding what he or she is saying.read more
Today’s word for beginner – 桃 [peach].桃の花が咲きました。 もものはながさきました。 The peach flowers are blooming.(momo no hana ga sakimashita.)read more
Issue #8 November 2018 DOWNLOAD the eBOOK: Please note: We are providing the sound files from this issue openly, but to follow along and have full access to grammatical notes and the running gloss, please either purchase this issue at: TheJapanShop.com or, better...read more
Feeling under the weather? Great! Uh, I mean, sorry you feel bad, but I have the perfect Japanese vocabulary lesson for you today. Here are five phrases you can use right now. Sick Japanese Vocabulary のどがいたいです。 nodo ga itai desu. I have a sore throat. せきがでます。 seki ga...read more
Here are five kakkoii fighting phrases you might hear in anime Japanese or read in manga. Listen for them when you get to the fighting scenes. Please note, all five of these can be rude--they are, after all, fighting words. Be careful how you use them, but saying them...read more
FLASH JAPANESE LESSON What superpower would you like to have? X-Ray vision? Ability to fly? Teleport? All of the above? Well, sorry. That's not happening, but I can help you with Japanese superpowers, that is, how to say common superpowers in Japanese. ...read more
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