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Four Terrifying Japanese Legends Posted by on Mar 1, 2020

Countries from all over the world have legends – stories passed down from generation to generation. Some of those legends are absolutely terrifying. Japan’s stories are no exception. Here are four Japanese legends that just might freak you out. Hanako of the Toilet トイレの花子さん  Hanako of the Toilet is the story of a school girl…

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How To Curse In Japanese Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

You are planning to come to Japan, and you want to be completely and utterly prepared. You’ve learned all of the standard phrases, but what do you do when you need to curse at someone? Most people generally avoid flinging out expletives willy-nilly, but it can’t be denied that there are some situations where cursing…

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5 must know difficult Japanese words Posted by on Sep 23, 2018

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” – Unknown    The other day, I came across this quote above, and thought I would share with you all. This applies to all sorts of things we deal with everyday. Your work, study, and social life, etc. and obviously, learning a foreign…

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8 Must Know Japanese Kanji’s related to Body Parts Posted by on Aug 17, 2018

“The Limits of Your Language are the Limits of Your World.”~Ludwig Wittgenstein~   Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying learning Japanese on a daily basis. 🙂 When it comes to learning Kanji’s, I believe the best way is to group them in a categories where you can learn a handful of them at the…

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What is Japanese Obon? Posted by on Aug 13, 2018

Knowledge of Language is the Doorway to the Wisdom. ~Roger Bacon~    Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the month of August (Hachi gatsu, はちがつ,八月) . Hard to believe it’s already August where I feel like summer (Natsu, なつ, 夏 ) is approaching to the end, and we are about to start the fall (Aki…

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8 Must Know Japanese Kanji’s related to Summer Posted by on Jul 29, 2018

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things. ”  Flora Lewis    Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Some of you might be out on vacation and enjoying your time away from your home.  If so, I am so…

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8 Must Know Japanese Kanji’s related to Family Posted by on Jul 14, 2018

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini    Hi everyone. Hope you are all enjoying the summer and longer days.  Love how we can still enjoy the outdoors in later hours to go for a walk or enjoy after dinner activities. 🙂 This month, I received a request to write…

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