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第153- 気〜

The word combinations using 気き + something else are so plenty in Japanese and today we are bringing you more of them. The ones we will cover today are: 気きまずい – unpleasant / awkward 気難きむずかしい – hard...

第151ー 〜狂

I remember when I was learning Japanese in college I asked my teacher how do you call someone “crazy” in Japanese. She answered with the typical response of tilting her head thinking and then saying “we don’t...

第159- もう・まだ

Sometimes it is the really simple, but often repeated, words that are confusing, but give an edge to our speech. Today we are going to look at two words you will certainly need every day of your Japanese...

第162- 〜げ

There are a few ways to say “looks like” or “seems like” in Japanese, and some are more powerful than others. Today we are going to look at one of those limited, but still often used, ways of expressing such a thing. Generally speaking, the ones...

第160 – オノマトペ #4

Time for some more onomatopoeia! Let’s dive right in! 1- クラクラ – dizzy / giddy 急きゅうに立たち上あがったせいで、めまいがして頭あたまがクラクラした。 My head got all dizzy because I stood up too suddenly. 2- ズバズバ – straightforwardly / being outspoken...

第157- 数〜

You’ve probably learned how to make some nouns (especially living things) plural by adding 〜達たち to them, but what about talking about not just a day or two, or a specific days of the week, but about “a few days” or “a few years” worth of...

第156- 便利な語句

When speaking a language, there are some phrases that are easy and simple, but have a powerful effect on how natural our speech sounds. Today we are going to talk about 5 common and very useful Japanese phrases you can start using in your speech...

第155- オノマトペ #3

We are here again covering some more Japanese onomatopoeia! In terms of the way they sound, #1 is hilarious in our opinion. Let’s check them out and how to use them! 1- プニプニ – squishy / springy / bouncy 赤あかちゃんの肌はだはプニプニしていて気持きもちいい。 The skin of...

第154- 飽き飽きする・うんざり

Expressing your feelings in a language is really important. Today we are going to show you how to finally tell all the people around you you’re sick and tired of some things! The two words that could be used for this are: うんざり – tedious /...

第150ー オノマトペ #2

We are back with our second installment of useful onomatopoeia! Today we have: A- さらさら = rustling / fluently / free-flowing B- キラキラ = glittering / sparkling / twinkling C- つるつる = smooth / slippery / slurping (noodles) Let’s look at some example...

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