QUIZ: Which Japanese Animal Are You?
There are certain animals that are significant in Japanese culture and history. Some animals are feared because of their supernatural powers, while others are loved and trusted by the Japanese people.
So whether you're taking Japanese lessons or you're just an animal lover, learn some vocabulary and find out if you're a friend or foe with this quiz!
Learn how to say more animals in Japanese with this infographic!
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5 Common Japanese Phrases You Should Know
Japanese people are full of life in their expression and communication, which makes the language very fun and interesting to learn.
The language has become globally accepted, so whether you're planning a trip to Japan or just looking to broaden your horizons, you can definitely benefit from learning basic Japanese vocabulary.
Here are some common Japanese phrases to get you started.
1. Shitsurei shimasu
Shitsurei shimasu means excuse me, please. The literal translation of the p
A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Stroke Order
Having trouble figuring out the stroke order for Japanese characters? Whether you're using hiragana, katakana, or kanji, these tips from Japanese teacher Karou N. will help you learn the correct stroke order for Japanese characters...
There are three types of characters in the Japanese language: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana is used for basic writing. Katakana looks similar to hiragana, but is slightly different in function.
Kanji was originally invented in ancient China from
The Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Kanji
When you're studying Japanese, you will learn new vocabulary, grammar, and writing systems. Now that you've been introduced to hiragana , it's time to talk about kanji. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. shares some effective study tips to help you learn kanji...
If youre interested in studying Japanese, and you've made up your mind to learn the language, theres no way to avoid kanji. Understanding kanji, and being able to read and write the letters correctly, is important for
Get Ready to Roll: The Complete Guide to Sushi
There's no better way to learn Japanese than exploring the culture and sampling some of the signature dishes! Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese foods, not only in Japan, but also worldwide.
Sushi has a long history in Asia, and the traditional Japanese cuisine is vastly different from the sushi you find in America, which brings us to etiquette. Learn proper dining manners, whether youre a longtime sushi fan or just discovering this delicacy.
Sushi as we know it to