Category: Japan

Japanese study material has arrived

I have tonnes of Japanese study material, all kinds of text books, notebooks, workbooks, print-outs, websites and audio CDs but with my busy life it’s hard for me to find enough time to study and the little time I get I am tired or mentally...

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Japanese “ru” verb practise

I’ve been doing my best to put aside some Japanese study time from time to time, because as I said in my post about wanting to conquer the Japanese Language I have been at the same level for over a year now and now that...

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I shall tame the beast called the Japanese Language

Yes I think of the Japanese language as a huge beast, but not an impossible task. It’s not like I think I am incapable of properly grasping and using the language properly, it’s just that process…a very long one and I have been incapable of...

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A guest post by a true J-pop Fanatic

This is the first guest post on my blog. It was written by Justin from educatedwhore.com, a very cool guy and one of my newest blogging pals. Don’t let the name of his blog fool you as his site is well done and offers interesting...

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What did English borrow from Japanese?

The English Language has many loan words from many languages, but we don’t care about those other languages except Japanese right? We all (I hope) know about the cool words like “ninja”, “anime”, “karate” and “samurai” just to name a few. But what about the...

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Nightmare – Raison d’être

I’m big anime fan and to me one of the most important parts of the anime experience is not even the anime itself but the intro and ending music and when I am ratings anime on a scale of one to ten I would give...

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Before and After Hurricane Dean – In Japanese

Hurricane Dean caused me to miss one of My Japanese classes and not surprisingly Tomoko sesei used the opportunity to give us homework, this time the Hurricane was the topic. Like my Easter Holiday write up this was hard and took lots of time, had...

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Japanese “u” verb practise

After part one of my letter to all Japanese verbs it’s time to practice some, I hope to post lots of posts like these practicing and getting used to using “u“, “ru” and irregular verbs so that when its time to speak or write them...

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Hiragana and Katakana explained

Hiragana and Katakana (together known as “Kana”) are simple, 50 character (4 of which are obsolete so most sources list 46), syllable based writing systems that should be one of the first things that all persons studying Japanese should learn. Hiragana and Katakana might seem...

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Katakana Charts – Jamaipanese style ^_^

Hiragana Charts were posted less than two days ago and now it’s time for the Katakana version. Remember don’t worry if yoy don’t know nothing about these weird characters as I will be posting information on them soon. If you know them and want to...

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