Japanese Language Blog

Archive for December, 2016

Being thankful before welcoming New Years Posted by on Dec 31, 2016

Today is December 31st where I live. Some of you might be already celebrating New Years. Today is the last day of 2016 for me, and I am thankful that we as a family had a great year with good health with wonderful memories we can cherish for many years to come. Looking back 2016…

Continue Reading

New Year Celebration at Tōdaiji in Nara Posted by on Dec 30, 2016

New Year (新年 Shinnen) is just around the corner and we are all looking forward to celebrate it in our own way. Last year, I spent the New Year’s Eve (大晦日 Ōmisoka) at Tōdaiji (東大寺) temple in Nara (奈良). In this post I am going to share my experience of New Year (新年 Shinnen) in…

Continue Reading

2016 Top 10 Instagram Sites in Japan Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

2016 Top 10 sites used by Instagram in Japan.   I came across this article the other day about the Instagram, announcing the top 10 sites used in Instagram in Japan in 2016. Here are the list of top 10 sites. How many of these places do you recognize? Have you been to some of…

Continue Reading

10 Must Know Welcoming Words in Japanese Posted by on Dec 24, 2016

It’s almost Christmas time. Hope everyone is having a great time with your family and friends. Some of you might be hosting a party and welcoming your family members and close friends. It’s the time of the year when you appreciate being with your family, cherishing fun time together.   Here are the 10  must…

Continue Reading

Japanese Words Formed by Antonyms Posted by on Dec 24, 2016

In this lesson I would like to share some interesting Japanese words. Here is a list of 8 Japanese words and phrases that are formed by two antonyms.   表と裏 (おもてとうら omote to ura)  two sides of the same coin どんなことにも表と裏があるものですね。Donna koto ni mo omote to ura ga aru mono desu ne. Everything has two sides…

Continue Reading

How comfortable are you with Japanese greetings? Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

New to Japanese greetings?     You all have heard some major and typical Japanese greetings.  Konnichiwa (こんにちは) and Ohayo gozaimasu (おはよう ございます) are one of the typical ones. Today, including these typical and easy greetings, I would like to introduce you to some of the other common Japanese greetings that you might not know yet…

Continue Reading

8 Japanese Onomatopoeic Words Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

Onomatopoeia refers to the usage of words that describe sounds associated with an action or a thing. There are mainly three types of onomatopoeic words in Japanese – Giongo 擬音語, Giseigo 擬声語 and  Gitaigo 擬態語. Giongo 擬音語 are onomatopoeic words that represent sounds produced by non-living objects. For example, ザーザー zaazaa is the sound of…

Continue Reading

Older posts