Category: Japanese

And in Japanese

5 Ways to Say AND in Japanese

Compare: どら焼きと大福が好きです。 Dorayaki to daifuku ga sukidesu. I like dorayaki and daifuku.   どら焼きや大福が好きです。 Dorayaki ya daifuku ga sukidesu. I like dorayaki and daifuku.   と(to) and や (ya) are both translated as and...

Japanese Counters, Counters in Japanese

Top 5 Japanese Counters You Must Know!

In English, we can count the object directly in [number + object], as in the following: an apple, two bags, three umbrellas, and so on.   Japanese Counters Well… The counting method above doesn’t...

Time in Japanese, Japanese Time

How to Express Time in Japanese

Learning how to express time in Japanese is essential and useful. Before we get started, I would highly recommend you to know about numbers in Japanese – at least you know how to count...

Japanese Numbers, Nihon no Sūji, 日本の数字

Japanese Numbers: The Complete Guide (Up to 10^68)

  Japanese has two systems of numbers: the native Japanese numbers and the Chinese origin numbers. Native Japanese and Sino-Japanese Numbers The native Japanese numbers can count almost everything except people, other living things, time,...

Japan-made Chinese words

30 Japan-Made Chinese Words

Perhaps you have heard about a large portion of Japanese vocabulary is borrowed from traditional Chinese characters. Surprisingly, the borrowing of words actually goes in both directions between the two languages. Known as wasei-kango...