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Four Ways to Express A Little Amount in Chinese

We use ‘a few’ and ‘a little’ to suggest not much of something in English. However, ‘a few’ is used for countable, while ‘a little’ is for uncountable things. How about in Chinese? Let’s...

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Articles in English Does Not Have to Be Hard

The articles ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’, are important words that we use in almost every sentence in English. Articles are words that modify a noun. There are two kinds of articles: definite and indefinite....

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Polite Form in Japanese

We all know that Japan is well known for its politeness. Japanese bow to say hello, thank you, and even goodbye. As for the languages, there are several levels of politeness: the plain form,...

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Directions: Come vs Go in Chinese

Do you think that ‘come in’ and ‘go in’ have the same meaning? While both phrases are the synonym to the word ‘enter’, they are actually being used in different ways! If you are...

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The Complete Guide of Pronouns in Japanese

Just as in Spanish and Italian, pronouns in Japanese are generally omitted in the conversation if the meaning of the sentence is clear without them. For example, the verb あげる (ageru) implies that ‘somebody...

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What You Need to Know about Noun in Japanese

Noun in Japanese only have one form, which is used under all circumstances. The noun itself even includes the concept of English articles ‘a, an, the’. As an example, the word ‘星’ (hoshi) can...

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How to Express Superlative in Japanese

Just like comparative degree, there is no superlative degree form in Japanese. ‘The most’ for comparing three or more objects is commonly stated by 一番 (ichiban) or 最も (mottomo). Read: Comparative Degree – How to...

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How to Express Comparison in Japanese

In this lesson, we will learn how to construct comparative sentences in Japanese. The good news is, you do not have to conjugate Japanese adjectives into the comparative form! All you need to do...

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Two Common Ways to Express OR in Japanese

As in ‘and’, ‘or in Japanese’ is not a word, but more like a concept of conditionals. In this post, you will learn the two most common ways to express or in Japanese – か...

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Using 比 (bǐ) for Comparison in Chinese

Using 比 (bǐ) for Comparison in ChineseThere are several ways to express comparison in Chinese. Among them, 比 (bǐ) is one of the most frequently used to compare two things or two persons. Structure:...

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...