Concerned about kansai-ben throwing you off in Shiga? Go through some basic parts of the dialect with us before chatting with the Hikone locals!
What are rendaku? Come fold some origami and find out!
Particles are really important in Japanese – so why are they so frequently dropped in casual conversation?
If you know how to speak Japanese then you know a bit about the language’s sound system. Today we will start with the smallest part of any language: phonetics.
What’s the difference between a takoyaki and a taiyaki? Teriyaki?? Teppanyaki??? Kanji to the rescue!
Honorific anarchy? Discover the rules (or lack thereof) for the honorific prefixes “o” and “go”!
Get a hand-le on your language studies!
You may know “koto” as an intangible object in Japanese, but there’s more to it than that!
How would you describe you discomfort: Gangan? Piripiri? Sarasara?
From the traditional Japanese martial art kyudo (bow & arrow) come many standard Japanese words and phrases still used today!