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How to master Kanji

How to master Kanji Hi, I heard from many no-Japanese that Kanji is difficult to study. Yes, it’s correct. In this post, I wanna introduce the efficient way to master Kanji by showing how...

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Useful words! Japanized-English – 和製英語

Useful words! Japanized-English – 和製英語 Hi, I got question from one non-Japanese friend. “What is コンセント in English?” コンセント is this.   What is コンセント in English? Some Japanese believe コンセント comes from English because...

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This year’s Kanji contest

This year’s Kanji contest Hi, Leo Sensei dayo. 2015 is almost finished. How were your days in 2015?? Now is good time for looking back this year and set new goals for next year....

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Buzzwords Contest 2015

Buzzwords contest 2015 In early December, most influential Buzzwords in 2015 were announced in Japan. We have Buzzwords contest presented by U-can, publishing company, in Japan every year. Buzzwords reflect current society situation, popular...

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Particle⑧ – “ね(ne)” and “よ(yo)”

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo. In this session, we will study particles “ね(ne)” and “よ(yo)”. Just add these particles at the end of sentence. Very simple.   “ね(ne)” Agreement (or confirmation) The particle “ne” at...

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Particle⑥ – “か(ka)”

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo. In this session, let’s study particles added at the end of sentence. “か(ka)”. This is often used for question.   “か(ka)” ① Question The particle “か(ka)” at the end of...

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Particle⑤ – “と(to)” and “や(ya)”

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo. In this session, let’s study easy but useful partices,  “と(to)” and “や(ya)”.   “と(to)” ① Joint word(or phrase) The particle “と(to)” joints nouns. It is equivalent to “and” in English....

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Particle③ – “の(no)”

In particle series No.3, let’s study “の(no)” The particle “の(no)” has three main meanings, possessive, equivalent and location. Among these three, possesive is the most important one. We often use “の(no)” in daily conversation...

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Particle② – “を (wo)”

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo! In this session, let’s study “を(wo)”. “を(wo)” is also very important since this shows which word or phrase is object in the sentence. “を(wo)” has mainly two meanings, object and...

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Particle General – 助詞 (Jyoshi) まとめ

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo! I believe particle is very difficult for Japanese language learner since there are many kinds of particle and many usages for each particle. Also, there is little clear and easy explanation in Japanese...

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Calligraphy art -書道(Syodou)

Can you read this kanji? This shows some chracter. Seems difficult, right? I also could not read this at first time. The answer is ” 和 “(わ, wa). ” 和 ” means gentle, warm,...

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Copula – I am Japanese

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo! I am Japanese.(Watashi wa nihonjin desu)  Sure, I am! In this session we learn how to say ” I am~” “You are~” etc. in Japanese. I posted topic about how...