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Archive for February, 2014

How to express your feelings in Japanese…. Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Everybody has feelings…  you could be happy, angry, sad, and stressed out.. etc..  In this article, I would like to cover some of the expressions you can use when you are “not happy”…  How would you express your feelings when you feel sad or angry in Japanese? Well, read on..!     1. I don’t…

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Vocabulary Building Exercise – Japanese word game Posted by on Feb 23, 2014

When learning foreign language, building vocabulary is a key, as you know. In this article, I would like to introduce you to a simple word game that helps you build vocabulary. You can do this game anywhere, and it is pretty fun! The game is called Shiritori(しりとり) in Japanese. This is a word game that…

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Let’s cook Japanese food – Tempura Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

Hi everyone! Have you heard of a Japanese dish called Tempura(てんぷら、天ぷら)? Tempura is a dish that has battered and deep fried seafood and vegetables.Tempura is one of the major Japanese dishes that you will easily find at local Japanese restaurants. You can easily make this at home. Ingredients could be any seafood, and pretty much…

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What to say when you are not feeling well. Posted by on Feb 17, 2014

Here in Portland, we’ve just gone through a pretty heavy winter storm recently. Hope everyone is doing well in this winter season. The cold snowy weather prompted me to this topic: what to say when you are not feeling well in Japanese. I sure hope that you won’t have to use this too often, but…

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Valentine’s Day in Japan Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is very popular, it is widely celebrated by many people around the world.  In Japan, the way people celebrate the Valentine’s Day is a bit different from the way it is celebrated in the U.S.  When we hear the word, “Valentine’s Day”, the first thing that comes to our mind…

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Let’s learn how to read Japanese! Part 5 (Kanji) Posted by on Feb 12, 2014

Hi everyone. We have had some lessons on how to read Japanese since last month, starting with basic Hiragana through Katakana so far.  This month, I would like to introduce you to basic Kanji’s. If you would like to review what we have covered so far, please take a look each link below: Let’s learn…

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Things to say at the restaurant. Posted by on Feb 10, 2014

So, you are walking into a restaurant in Japan where nobody understands English. These are the expressions that you can use to survive and enjoy your restaurant experience!  Below, I have created a typical conversation you might have at the restaurant in a dialog format. English translation is below for your review. ________________________________________ You(the customer)…

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