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Polite Form in Japanese 0

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,...

Pronouns in Japanese, Japanese Pronoun 0

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...

Noun in Japanese 0

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...

Superlative in Japanese 0

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...

Comparison in Japanese 0

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...

Or in Japanese 0

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...

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...