learning japanese

Why are there different counters for animals and people in Japanese?

This will change the way you think about counting things in Japanese forever. 

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Milla Jovovich’s daughter charms Japan with video of her speaking excellent Japanese【Video】

Ever Anderson made video to show her love and respect for Japanese culture.

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Pikachus perform classical Japanese dance routine for Japan’s most famous cherry blossom song【Vid】

With sakura in bloom, a trio of dancing Pokémon give us a moment of beauty, something to smile about, and a Japanese language lesson.

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Japanese expat remembers the words that changed his life when he started working in Australia

Having never left Japan before, he was worried his English wasn’t good enough, but a coworker knew just what to say.

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Japanese karaoke rooms become live concert venues for otaku and oshikatsu

A place where you can dance with your idol like no one is watching.

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English for otaku – New book provides fans with skills to internationalize their oshikatsu

Because the Japanese school system isn’t going to teach them how to say “The set list is lit!”

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Let’s learn how to sing “Jingle Bells” in Japanese with the help of Santa Pikachu!【Video】

Come for the Japanese language lesson, stay for the Japanese mythology lesson!

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Let’s learn how to order in a Japanese yakiniku restaurant with the help of a “cookable” puzzle

Can’t tell your sotomomo from your sankakubara? This puzzle is here to help!

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The top 70 words that keep showing up in Japanese light novel titles (and yes, isekai is one of them)

I Was Called to a Delicious Alternate World by the Too-Cute Devil Lord isn’t an actual light novel title yet, but it’s only a matter of time, data analysis shows.

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Japanese man says “I’m a Vietnamese” while pointing knife at convenience store worker to rob her

Criminal shows astounding lack of human decency and linguistic skills.

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Japanese students despair over the many, MANY ways you can describe a dead flower

Would a rose by any other name be as dead?

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The extremely violent backstory of how to write the word “take” in Japanese

Commonly used kanji’s components don’t make a lot of sense nowadays, but once upon a time…

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Drink like an ox, eat like a horse! Five Japanese idiomatic phrases to celebrate Year of the Ox

From the relatable to the amoo-sing, there’re idioms for Japanese language learners of all skill levels.

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Katsu isn’t curry! Four kinds of katsu, and three delicious ways to eat them【Video】

Embassy of Japan in the U.K. posts video explaining what katsu is and isn’t, and we delve into the non-pork varieties.

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Japanese teacher shares surprising reason why the kanji for crow has one less line than bird

Learn how to never mistake the two kanji ever again.

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Busty Japanese brushstroke calligraphy artist shares visual appeal in video series【Videos】

Shuji demonstrations teach viewers how to write names of hit anime series, popular kanji.

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11 different ways to say “father” in Japanese

Otou-san is just the tip of the paternal iceberg.
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Tired of wasting paper practicing your kanji? Try these reusable water-activated practice sheets

Just water and a brush is all you need to practice Japanese calligraphy with these high-tech school supplies!

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Manga artist makes rare move of taking paternity break, some wonder if he was actually a woman

Come for the heartwarming story of a famous artist actually getting time off to spend with family, stay for the weird Japanese linguistics lesson!

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The three ways to say “love” in Japanese, and when to use them

Because there are many different kinds of love.

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