Kategori Japanese

And in Japanese

Lesson 16. 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...

Time in Japanese, Japanese Time

Lesson 7. 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...

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...

5 Reasons Why Japanese is Not Difficult to Learn

Japanese has a reputation for being hard to learn. It’s true that learning the writing system is challenging, but it’s just one of the many aspects of Japanese. Actually, Japanese is surprisingly simple and it...

30 Similar Words in Japanese and Korean

Have you heard that Japanese and Korean are similar languages? They are two different languages, but there are many similarities, especially in grammar and vocabulary. If you know either Japanese or Korean language, it...

【雪うさぎ/ゆきうさぎ(yuki usagi)】

Sweet (cake) of Snow Rabbit Originally, snow rabbit is made of snow. ears: leaves of Bamboo grass body: a chunk of snow eyes: fruits of Nandina 雪うさぎのお菓子、可愛いですね。 雪/ゆき [yuki] = snow うさぎ [usagi] =...

Oden

【おでん(oden)】

The season of ODEN has come! It’s getting colder these days…eat Oden and warm you up   *昨日おでんを食べました。 昨日/きのう[kino] = yesterday おでん[oden] = a Japanese hot pot dish 食べました[tabe mashita] = ate > I...