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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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Particle – “か(ka)”

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

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Particle – “と(to)” and “や(ya)”

Particle – “と(to)” and “や(ya)” In this session, let’s study easy but useful particles,  “と(to)” and “や(ya)”. sponsored link “と(to)” ① Joint word(or phrase) The particle “と(to)” joints nouns. It is equivalent to “and”...

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Particle – “の(no)”

Particle – “の(no)” The particle “の(no)” has three main meanings, possessive, equivalent and location. Among these three, possessive is the most important one. We often use “の(no)” in daily conversation and writing. Importance level...

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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...

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Word Order

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo! This session’s topic is “word order”. One of the special characteristics in Japanese is “word order”. Basic sentense  Japanese is different from English in the word order of verb. The...

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Konnichiwa world!

        Konnichiwa! Hello!This is Leo Sensei. And this is the first post to world! This web site is created for Japanese language learners and Japanese culture fans. Japanese language learners can...