linguistics

Beautiful anime fantasy mom is now teaching Japanese people how to speak English

Fans of Do You Love Your Mom? Will learn how to say “You may not look at me in the nude” as part of new textbook.

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Japanese Twitter user misses joke, stresses that “beati dogu” is not traditional Japanese culture

Samurai tradition stresses the importance of horse and rider as one, but this canine contest is completely for comedy.

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Disney knows what yokai are, teaches Japanese vocabulary word to Donald Duck【Video】

Kappa and kasa obake are among the creatures menacing Donald and his feathered friends.

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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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Do you need to apologize when using a credit card in Japan?

Online commenters have a strong reaction to textbook’s advice, but there might be another angle to consider.

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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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Does Comiket need to revise its booth code system for foreigners who don’t understand Japanese?

Fan thinks Japanese linguistic stubbornness is limiting the potential audience of Japan’s artists and creators.

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Counting sheep to get to sleep may work after all, unless you speak Japanese

Japanese children’s book suggests we might have been doing it wrong all this time.

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Japanese Twitter users surprised to learn that “Yoko Ono-ing” is a verb in English

”As a Japanese person, it’s not something I can feel proud about,” says commenter as British royal family shakeup teaches English vocabulary.

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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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Japan announces Kanji of the Year for 2019, and it was really the only logical choice

One topic dominated conversations in Japan this year, and now it’s officially the most significant single kanji character of the past 12 months.

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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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Mongolian professor says Japan’s name for Mongolian barbecue, “Genghis Khan,” is disrespectful

Mutton dish is commonly known by name of Mongolian historical figure instead of its original name.

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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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Some thoughts on Netflix’s Evangelion anime translation controversy: Like, love, and eating d***s

Evangelion’s original English scriptwriter has some harsh words for people complaining about translation choices, but also a pretty good point.

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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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Japanese TV broadcaster captions Donald Trump’s sumo speech in Tokyo as just “English”

But even though it looks like the laziest translation job ever, it might be justified.

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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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