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Archive for April, 2013

How to talk about your family Posted by on Apr 28, 2013

Last week I was asked by a friend how to ask if someone is married and she also asked how to say cousin and grandchild in japanese. So I thought I’d post a thread about family members and family-related phrases. One tricky thing is that you use different words for family members depending on if…

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How to talk about the weather Posted by on Apr 19, 2013

Finally, you can feel it in the air, it’s springtime 春だ (haru da). When I think of spring in Japan, I think of cherry blossom viewing 花見 (hanami). Talking about the weather 天気 (tenki) is an easy way to break the ice and start a conversation. So I thought I’d post some useful spring-related vocabulary…

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My 5 Favorite Anime Characters Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

5.) Pirate Empress Boa Hancock 海賊女帝 ボア・ハンコック (kaizoku jotei boa hankokku)(One Piece) is the Snake Princess 蛇姫 (hebi hime) of the island 島 (shima) Amazon Lily and a member of the Oka Shichibukai 王下七武海 (ouka shichibukai) who falls in love with Monkey D. Luffy. I like her character because on the one hand she appears…

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3 reasons why you should visit Fuji Q-Highland Posted by on Apr 9, 2013

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Beside Tokyo Disneyland 東京ディズニーリゾートand Universal Studio Japan ユニバーサル スタジオ ジャパン, the amusement park Fuji Q-Highland 富士急ハイランドis one of the most popular amusement parks 遊園地 (yuu-en-chi) in Japan. The park is located in Fujiyoshida 士吉田, Yamanashi prefecture 山梨県 and near Mount Fuji 富士山 (Fuji-san). 1.) Haunted Hospital: Compared to most of the haunted houses お化け屋敷 (o-bake-yashiki)…

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