learning japanese

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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Laugh and learn! Japanese language school for foreigners teaches real Japanese with manzai comedy

Tokyo language school shows students a kind of Japanese you won’t find in textbooks, but that you’ll definitely want in your skill set.

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The Japanese you learn at school vs the Japanese used in Japan【Video】

Twitter user has something to say about the language they don’t teach you in textbooks.

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Free “Language Learning with Netflix” extension makes studying Japanese almost too easy

Works for lots of other foreign languages too!

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Canadian learns to speak proper Japanese by becoming comedian, pouring tea for his master

Katsura Sunshine brings a fresh look to a 400-year-old style of Japanese comedy.

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How to respond to Japanese people saying “I don’t speak English” when you’re speaking Japanese?

A cutting comeback from a Japanese-proficient foreigner leaves one man with a permanent emotional scar, but there are softer ways to make your point too.

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How to tell Japanese’s two most confusing, nearly identical characters apart from each other

Katakana is supposed to be the easy set of Japanese characters to learn, but there’s a huge exception.

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Test your knowledge of Japanese convenience stores with this katakana puzzle

There’s a trick to this riddle that’s staring you right in the eyes.

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How should a guy say “I” in Japanese? Japanese women give their opinions【Survey】

Women have some strong opinions on which of the many Japanese words for “I” a guy should use when talking about himself.

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Foreigner says he wants to learn Japanese because he loves manga, real reason is what he hates

Heartbreaking encounter spells the end of foreign fan relying on translations.

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How do you say “Happy New Era” in Japanese?

With the imperial Heisei era over and the Reiwa period just beginning, this is the phrase to use.

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How to write “sakura” in Japanese (and why it’s written that way)

There’s a beautiful reason why the kanji for cherry blossoms looks the way it does, and remembering it makes the character a snap to write.

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Instant karma on the streets of Japan as jackass motorcyclist shows the essence of “dasai”【Video】

Come for the twist ending, stay for a useful Japanese vocabulary lesson.

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The Japanese language has a special honorific suffix just for talking to athletes

Soccer star wants more fans to mind their manners and remember to use it.

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Japanese study tip: Imagine kanji characters as fighting game characters, like in this cool video

Kanji are one of the hardest parts of leaning Japanese, but they’re easier when they have move sets related to their meanings.

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If this adorable Shiba dog can learn to speak a word in Japanese (and he has), so can you【Video】

Yeah, yeah, people say Japanese is a hard language to learn. But Beni shows that even a humble pooch can pick up some vocabulary.

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Japanese government announces stricter requirements for foreigner student visas

New rules aims to close loophole that lets language school students spend as much of the year working full-time as attending class.

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