7 Simple Ways to Study Japanese
Lots of people are interested in learning Japanese, but they quickly discover that Japanese is not a simple language. With hard work and the right study habits, learning the language can be fun and rewarding. Here are seven easy ways to study Japanese from language teacher Elaina R...
When you're learning a new language, it's important to start small and slowly build on what you're learning in your classes or lessons. Consistent study time and practice will help to reinforce both the writ
Japanese Grammar for Beginners: Learn to Conjugate Japanese Verbs
If you're learning Japanese, here's some good news: Conjugating Japanese verbs is much easier than you think! Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. shares some simple tips to help you conjugate Japanese verbs...
I love conjugating Japanese verbs. Why? In most romance languages, conjugations are based on tons of factors, including subject, number, and even gender.
For example, in Italian, "I am tired" is Io sono stanca; but if you are male, it's Io sono stanco. If there are several spea
The Best Way to Learn the Japanese Alphabet
Want to know the best way to learn the Japanese alphabet? Here, language teacher Elaina R. offers some effective tips and tricks to help you learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language...
In the United States, we learn our ABCs. In Japan, children learn their ?????s. Even though Japanese can be difficult to read and write, learning the basic Japanese alphabet isn't as hard as you think.
The Japanese Writing System
Written Japanese has two components: kana and kanji. Kana is easier t
Manga Madness: 8 Artists and Writers You Don't Want to Miss at Comic-Con
Great news for all you manga, comic book, and anime fans, the best artists and writers in the business will be featured guests this summer at Comic-Con International 2015 in downtown San Diego.
Comic-Con International: San Diego is the year's premiere event to promote comic books, films, artwork, science fiction literature, and more. What started as a single-day event in 1970, has turned into a four-day convention and one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year.
To get you re
The Ultimate Guide to Major Japanese Dialects
If you live in the United States, youve probably noticed that someone from New Jersey doesnt speak the same way as someone from California. This is because of dialects, or forms of language developed and used in specific regions.
These dialects differ not only in accent but in vocabulary, grammatical structure, and slang (from yall in the South to hella in Northern California).
The same is true in Japan. A majority of Japanese students are familiar with the type of Japanese spo