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Archive for March, 2016

How do you say, “No” in Japanese? Posted by on Mar 31, 2016

Hi! weather here in NW is much like a spring weather this week in 70’s.  Even warmer than the normal spring.. After having so many rainy days, we all love it! With the weather being this nice, there are so many reasons to go outside and enjoy your day. Some of you might be…

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What is Japanese word, mottainai? Posted by on Mar 27, 2016

The other day, one of my friends heard me telling my kids, “Mottainai!”, and asked me what that means.. this is another one of those Japanese words that we use often, quite often and that if you are learning Japanese, this is the one that you would want to know for sure.   Mottainai ~Mottainai…

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How to say Spring Break in Japanese? Posted by on Mar 19, 2016

Hi everyone..  here in NW where I live, spring break is almost here, starting next week. Kids are looking forward to it so much, but me? I am not so sure. Since we are staying in town, I would have to find something for kids to do, to keep them busy, etc…. So, with…

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What is Mendokusai? Posted by on Mar 10, 2016

Have you heard someone say, Mendokusai (めんどくさい) in Japanese?  Mendokusai (めんどくさい) is one of those words we use often during the day. From small children to adults, you hear everyone say this word.. what exactly is it? Well, in this post today, I would like to introduce you to one of the most used Japanese…

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How to celebrate Japanese Girl’s Day Posted by on Mar 3, 2016

Today is one of the most exciting days for girls in Japan. Every year, on March 3rd, people in Japan celebrate a day called ” Hinamatsuri (雛祭り、ひなまつり). It’s the day just for girls to cherish them and wish them for a long lasting healthy years ahead.  Hinamatsuri is also called “Dolls Festival” since one of…

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