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How would you respond when you are not sure in Japanese? Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

Have you had a situation where you are having a conversation with someone in a foreign language, and you hear something you are not sure or don’t understand? How would you say, “please say it again”, or  “I don’t understand.” in Japanese?  or perhaps you were in Japan one day when you weren’t too comfortable…

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Names of different foreign languages in Japanese Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

I recently came across this video below. The famous “FROZEN”, “LET IT GO” sung in 25 different languages.  As you know, the movie, Frozen is famous world-wide. When I first watched it at the theater, I didn’t think this movie was going to be that popular around the world. Perhaps that’s because I don’t have a…

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How to learn Japanese efficiently. Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

If you are learning Japanese and always looking for a way to improve your Japanese, you might want to add this learning method to your current learning.  I would like to suggest “creating a simple sentence” exercise to learn more Japanese expressions. Let’s start with the word summer (natsu, 夏、なつ) What is the first thing…

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Love letter to 7 Eleven in Japan Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

If you have been to 7 Eleven in Japan, you will know what I mean, about loving going to 7 Eleven. It is so much different than the ones you see in U.S., in terms of variety of items you can find there. Love letter to my dear 7 Eleven in Japan~   Dear 7…

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How to say jet lag in Japanese? Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Hi everyone. I am sorry I haven’t been able to write recently. I just got back to U.S. this week after spending 5 weeks in Japan. I am suffering from jet lag during the last few days. For me, coming back to U.S. is much worse than going to Japan in terms of jet lag…

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Japanese words that come to your mind during summer-Part 2 Posted by on Jul 16, 2014

During summer months in Japan, there are many things that come to your mind. This is another article about it. I have collected some of the common words we use during summer. 台風、たいふう (Taifu) – Typhoon During the summer, typhoons are pretty common in Japan. It normally approaches at the end of summer, starting at the…

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Useful Japanese expressions to use with friends Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

It is summer, and that means it’s time to get together with your family and friends. Let me introduce you to some of the useful Japanese expressions you can use for your get together. _____________________________ Do you wanna go out ?  – Dekakenai?出かけない?でかけない? Let’s go together! – Isshoni iko- yo! 一緒に行こうよ!いっしょに いこうよ! Do you wanna go…

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