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April showered us with tons of lovely new Japanese learning resources. We have an amazing selection: new apps, new shows, new games—even a brand-new social media platform just for Japanese speakers! (Whaaaat?!) Let's go! 和日帳: Wanicchou Jishonari
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So what kinds of cups can you count with カップ? Plastic cups? Mugs? Bra cups? World Cups? Let's start with a riddle: what do a rice cooker, a golfing green, and a bra have in common? That's right—they all have cups! The Japanese counter カップ (かっ...
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March has passed, but it left behind some fantastic new Japanese learning resources in its wake. In addition to the helpful apps and websites that usually grace our screens, we also found a conversational podcast and a book about kanji! Let's check...
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Do you like Japan and/or the Japanese language? Tofugu's looking for motivated individuals who share our love for Japan, the Japanese language, and learning. We are currently hiring for a broad range of full time positions. We're looking for a front...
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"Notice me, senpai!" You've probably seen this phrase floating around the Internet. It took hold in 2012 and introduced many people outside Japan to the word 先輩 (せんぱい), as well as its counterpart, 後輩 (こうはい). It became a popular meme, shortly after...
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先生(せんせい) teacher; master; doctor Thanks to the popularity of sports like judo and karate, 先生 (せんせい) is a Japanese word people all over the world use in place of "teacher." If you take Japanese classes at a school or online, you probably call...
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February has come and gone, and it proved to be a wonderful month for new Japanese learning resources! We have some excellent quality of life extensions, websites, and a ton of apps for you to peruse. LLN: Language Learning with Netflix Japanese...
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In English, when you refer to yourself, you use "I," "me," "myself," and… not much else. 一人称代名詞 First-person pronoun But what about in Japanese? Some scholars say that including all its regional differences and euphonic changes, Japan has
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I was in Aichi Prefecture, about a thirty-minute train ride from Nagoya Station, on my way to visit the Momotarō Shrine when, on a whim, I got off at Inuyama Yuen Station. As I emerged, a colorful, flashy, psychedelic building jumped out at me. My...
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