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Archive for October, 2015

Halloween in Japanese Posted by on Oct 31, 2015

So, today is a Halloween day that many of the kids have been waiting for. My boys are sort of growing out of dressing up in a costume and going for trick or treating these days, but they still can’t seem to resist getting so many of the yummy candies.  Plus, trick a treating from door…

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5 Must Know Japanese Proverbs Posted by on Oct 31, 2015

In Japanese, we have many proverbs that are well known, but below, I have collected major ones that are good to know. These are simple and easy to understand, so we often use in our daily conversations.  I have included the English translation or English proverbs where applicable, so you can relate to what…

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Japanese N.G. Words Collection Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

I had to think twice about posting this, but thought this is part of Japanese language and that some of you out there might want to know this.  You might have heard some of these words in mainly comic books as well as in some Japanese movies. Below is a collection of Japanese slang…

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All about Japanese Transition Words Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

As we all know, there are many transition words in English that we use on a daily basis.  We also have many of those in Japanese. Transition words are called “Setsuzokushi(せつぞくし、接続詞)” in Japanese. Transition words are good to know as you have conversation with your partner. In order for you to keep the conversation flowing…

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At the time of accident in Japanese Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

When you have a totally unexpected accident happening right in front of your eyes, how would you respond in Japanese? This past weekend, my older son bumped his head against the toy chest in his bedroom. He started to cry and scream and by the time I saw him, half of his face was…

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7 Japanese Slang Words Your Textbook Isn’t Teaching You Posted by on Oct 13, 2015

Do you know enough basic Japanese to get by? Are you looking to expand your knowledge of the Japanese language beyond the conventional learning methods? Then this post is for you. First, know that the Japanese language is very contextual and what you say dependson who you are talking to. For example, you use the…

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