Japanese with Anime: March 2017 Japanese with Anime: March 2017

ma マ, for example, but it is indeed a kanji, and a very special one at that. One that makes you wonder: "what is 々 and why does it hav...

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Japanese with Anime: February 2017 Japanese with Anime: February 2017

masu  ます or mashita  ました, and that might make you wonder: what does masu means? What does mashita means? Why all these words end like that...

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Japanese with Anime: January 2017 Japanese with Anime: January 2017

Gyakuten Saiban 逆転裁判, also known as Ace Attorney , where the lawyer Naruhodo Ryuuichi  成歩堂龍一, a.k.a. Phoenix Wright  goes around lawyering ...

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Japanese with Anime: December 2016 Japanese with Anime: December 2016

Say you like manga and anime, things made in Japan, in Japanese. One day you feel a calling: you got to learn Japanese, because you love ...

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Japanese with Anime: November 2016 Japanese with Anime: November 2016

kakkoii かっこいい, or if you like separating things,  kakko ii カッコ良い. And let's not forget about its antonym, kakkowarui かっこわるい, or kakko...

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Japanese with Anime: October 2016 Japanese with Anime: October 2016

hito 人, the sword  nin 人 and the word  jin 人 all have the same kanji in Japanese but different, related meanings? If you didn't know ...

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Japanese with Anime: September 2016 Japanese with Anime: September 2016

ojisan 伯父さん, ojiisan お祖父さん, obasan 伯母さん and obaasan お祖母さん. Yep. Four words. Both ojisan and ojiisan  and obasan and obaasan  are differ...

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Japanese with Anime: August 2016 Japanese with Anime: August 2016

anime アニメ, right? Anime is the best. Truly the greatest of all modern arts. Both you and me know this. If you don't, then, well, I don&...

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Japanese with Anime: July 2016 Japanese with Anime: July 2016

gessou 月相, for a reason or another. Like the full Moon, for example. Or the full Moon. The full Moon. And... the full Moon. And also, of co...

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My guide to self-studying Japanese My guide to self-studying Japanese

It’s time to contribute my little share to all the websites out there telling you how to learn Japanese, w...

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A good way to protect your manga – Book-Kun A good way to protect your manga – Book-Kun

I love all my books and manga and always try to protect them the best way possible. On my visit to Tokyo I...

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Katsura Hashino talks Persona 5, life and his new project Katsura Hashino talks Persona 5, life and his new project

I waited so long for Persona 5 to finally hit the stores and when it was there I only played it for about ...

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The Monocle travel guide to Tokyo The Monocle travel guide to Tokyo

There are tons of books and travel guides about Tokyo out there, a lot are published in Japan and even in ...

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Review: Japanese Cheat Sheets are a good way to refresh your memory Review: Japanese Cheat Sheets are a good way to refresh your memory

I bought a lot of study materials over the past few years. When I started to learn Japanese back in 2011 I...

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