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This blog is for people studying Japanese! I hope this blog helps you study basic Japanese!


Oct 17, 2018

October 17, 2018

How to say "stop" in Japanese - Tomaru, Tomeru and Yameru

Hello. I'm Kosuke!

Today, let's learn how to say "stop" in Japanese!

I recommend you to check the video below before reading this article!

1. Summary

In Japanese, there are a few words which mean "stop".

I would like to explain about three verbs in this article.

They are "tomaru", "tomeru", and "yameru".

All of them mean "stop".

However, their meaning is slightly different.

I think it's confusing.

I will explain about their difference as clearly as possible.

Also, I will explain other similar verbs.

Oct 13, 2018

October 13, 2018

Japanese words for love - How to say "I love you"

Hello. I'm Kosuke!

In this article, let's learn how to say "love" in Japanese!

1. Summary

When you go to Japan, you might have a chance to get a Japanese girlfriend or boyfriend!

However, if you don't know how to say I love you in Japanese, you can't say how you are feeling to them!

Let's prepare using this article!

This is the most important article for you! hehe

Oct 10, 2018

October 10, 2018

Japanese work culture

Yesterday, I posted this video on my Facebook.

I would like to share my experiences and opinions regarding this.

You are reading this article, so I think you are interested in Japan.

Perhaps, you have a dream to go and live in Japan someday.

Japan has many good points, like beautiful temples, clean streets, a safe environment, interesting anime culture, cute stuff, convenient environment, and so on...

There are many web sites and YouTube channels mentioning these aspects.

So in this article, I would like to share my honest opinion regarding Japanese work environment or people’s mindset regarding it.

I hope sharing will help you somehow.

As the video says, the Japanese birth rate is decreasing rapidly.

Due to this issue, it is harder for Japanese companies to get enough workers.

To resolve this problem, two counter-measures can be presented...

The first is to use technology, like AI or RPA(Robotic Process Automation).
Getting computers to work instead of people.

The second is to hire foreign people...

Japanese companies need to hire more and more foreigners because they can’t get enough laborers in Japan.

So in the future, maybe you will have a chance to go to Japan as a worker.

Oct 7, 2018

October 07, 2018

How to say "sleep" in Japanese - Neru and Nemuru

Hello. I'm Kosuke!

Today, let's learn how to say "sleep" in Japanese!

I recommend you to check the video below before reading this article!

When you search "sleep" in a dictionary, you will find two Japanese words, "neru" and "nemuru".

However, their meanings are a little different.

Let's look at their differences in this article!

Oct 2, 2018

October 02, 2018

Yoisho - Unique Japanese Interjections

Hello. I'm Kosuke!

Have you ever heard "yoisho (よいしょ)"?

Japanese people often use this term when lifting something.

Today, let's learn what "yoisho" is!

Let's also check other useful Japanese interjections!

I hope they will help you to communicate with Japanese people!

Sep 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

Complete Wasei Eigo List【90 Japlish Words】

Hello. I'm Kosuke!

Today, let's talk about Japlish or Wasei-eigo!

I recommend you to check the video below before reading this article!

Have you ever heard Japlish?

Japlish is called "wasei-eigo" in Japanese.

They are English words created in Japan.

Basically, they can be understood only by Japanese people.

However, Japanese people think they are authentic English words.
So when you go to Japan, they will use those words with you!

Let me prepare you by using this article!!!

Below is the index of this article!


1. What is Japlish/Wasei-eigo?

2. Wasei-eigo list
 American dog
 baby car
 back mirror
 ball pen
 beach sandal
 bed town
 campaign girl
 camping car
 catch ball
 catch copy
 cellophane tape
 cheer girl
 chou cream
 coin laundry
 dan ball
 decoration cake
 gasoline stand
 go sign
 high tension
 hot cake
 ice candy
 jet coaster
 key holder
 live house
 low tension
 magic tape
 morning call
 mug cup
 my boom
 note paso-con
 open car
 order made
 pee man
 PET bottle
 recycle shop
 salary man
 sand bag
 service area
 sharp pencil
 side brake
 televi game
 version up
 virgin road
 Y shirts

3. Conclusion