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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...

English numbers, number in English, one, two, three, numbers

English Numbers: The Complete Guide (Up to 10^100)

After learning numbers in Chinese, French, and Japanese, you will learn about English numbers today! In fact, English numbers are easy yet tricky. Let’s get started!   Cardinal Numbers vs Ordinal Numbers We use...

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...

A Simple Guide to Chinese Adverbs Word Order

In the previous post, we have learned how to construct a basic Chinese sentence. Today, we will learn how to build up other information using adverbs.   1. Basic Sentence Structure The basic form...

The Complete Guide to Chinese Pronouns

Imagine if you have to mention the ‘noun’ again and again in a text: Angelina Jolie is an American actress. Angelina Jolie was born in California. Angelina Jolie has received several big awards… How...

Chinese Adjectives

Using Chinese Adjectives in Basic Grammar

We have learned that we can use「的」,「地」and「得」to connect adjectives and other parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adverbs). In this lesson, we will discuss how to use Chinese adjectives in the basic sentence.   In...

Chinese Idioms

Chinese Idioms Everyone Should Know

If you are learning Chinese, you should know a few 成語 (chéng yǔ) or Chinese idioms. They are widely used in books, articles, even in everyday conversations. The good thing is, most of the...

10 English Idioms You Need to Know!

An idiom is a phrase or a group of words that has a metaphorical meaning. Next time, use these idioms to make you sound more like a native English speaker!   Better Late than...