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Archive for September, 2014

Telephone Etiquette in Japanese Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

Do you use Japanese often perhaps at work place or with your family? When you answer your phone in Japanese, how do you respond? In today’s article, let me show you some of the telephone etiquette that you can use in Japanese. Read on! Moshi Moshi – もしもし  (Hello) ~is the key word to use…

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Learning Romaji to read Japanese words Posted by on Sep 29, 2014

Throughout my blog sites, I’ve often used Romaji(ローマ字)-Roman Alphabet to write Japanese words. If you are not familiar with Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji, Romaji will make it easier to for you to read and pronounce Japanese words. Romaji is simply a use of Latin script. Romaji is used in many places in Japan, especially for various…

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Speaking politely in Japanese Posted by on Sep 23, 2014

In Japanese, depending on who you are talking to, we use all forms of different ending for our verbs. However, it will be most appropriate if you learn the polite form of each verb, so you can use them to anyone.   For example, take a look at the following conversation. You: How are you?…

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Expressions for love in Japanese Posted by on Sep 20, 2014

When you are in love with someone special, or always thinking about the special person in your mind, how would you explain  your feelings in Japanese? Read on. I will show you various ways of showing your affection. Vocabulary List: Love ==> Ai (愛、あい) To Love ==> Aisuru(愛する、あいする) To Fall in Love ==> Koini…

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Can Do forms in Japanese Posted by on Sep 19, 2014

When someone asks you, “Can you help me this weekend? (Konshu matsu tetsudatte itadake masuka? (今週末、手伝っていただけますか?こんしゅうまつ てつだって いただけますか?)” in Japanese, how would you respond?  If you are available to help out, you can reply saying, “Sure, I can help you.” In Japanese, this is expressed as, “Un, tetsudaeru yo. (うん、手伝えるよ。うん、てつだえるよ。)” As you noted here, the word,…

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