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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161- キレる

Many words in Japanese have many different meanings and definitions, but some words have a crazy amount of meanings that you can’t possibly memorize or understand in one study session. Today we are going to talk about some of the (often) used...

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161- キレる

Many words in Japanese have many different meanings and definitions, but some words have a crazy amount of meanings that you can’t possibly memorize or understand in one study session. Today we are going to talk about some of the (often) used...

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 speaking life: まだ – still / yet もう...

第158- 二枚目・三枚目

Have you ever watched or thought of watching Kabuki? My first (and only) live experience with Kabuki was after I came to Japan and a teacher at my school invited me to go see a show with them. I must say, seeing it in person is WAY better than...

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...

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