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A brief introduction to Japanese language

A brief introduction to Japanese language Japanese (日本語 Nihongo, [nihoŋɡo]) is a language spoken by over 120 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family, which has a number of proposed relationships with other languages, none of which …

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Japanese grammar is difficult but useful

Japanese grammar is difficult but useful ちょっと難しい文法が役に立つ Kinda difficult grammar will help   Related Post: Essential Japanese Grammar Useful Japanese Grammar with Examples – Part 1

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What is the difference between: どこかで and どこかに

What is the difference between: どこかで and どこかに (Somewhere / Anywhere / Where ) Today I’m going to talk about the difference between どこかで and どこかに in Japanese! The two particles that you see (で and に) change the meaning of both these words that otherwise seem very similar! And …

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Japanese Verb たべる (to eat)

Japanese Verb たべる (to eat) General: Meaning: To eat Kanji: 食べる Hiragana: たべる Particles: (object) を Conjugation: ( type:  verb, positive・ verb, negative ) Present, plain: たべる・たべない Present, polite: たべます・たべません Past, plain: たべた・たべなかった Past, polite: たべました・たべませんでした Te-form: たべて Potential, plain: たべられる・たべられない Potential, polite: たべられます・たべられません Volitional, plain: たべよう Volitional, polite: たべましょう Imperative:  たべろ・たべるな Example: 今日、何を食べましたか。 What did you eat today? …

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Common Japanese Homophones

Common Japanese Homophones Today I will be talking about Japanese homophones and when to use them. These are the ones that I used to have a lot of trouble with, but there are a lot more so I encourage you to research/study more homophones. 1. あつい 暑い “used when talking about the …

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Demonstrative Pronouns in Japanese: これ, それ, あれ

Demonstrative Pronouns in Japanese: これ, それ, あれ Today we’re going to look at demonstrative pronouns in Japanese! Essentially these pronouns mean ‘this’ or ‘that’ in English but it’s a little tricky deciphering the difference between them, since there are a lot of versions of these words in Japanese. これ, それ, …

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How to say Time in Japanese

How to say Time in Japanese 時間 /jikan/: Time When describing the time of day in general terms: 朝 /asa/: morning 昼 /hiru/: noon 晩 /ban/: evening 夜 /yoru/: night When expressing time between the hours: 時 /ji/: o’clock 時間 /jikan/: hour 午前 /gozen/: a.m. 午後 /gogo/: p.m. 分 /fun/: …

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