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Rendaku aka “Sequential Voicing”

If you've studied Japanese for at least a little while, you've probably run across a phenomenon known as rendaku. Rendaku means "sequential voicing" and it's when the reading of a word changes when coupling multiple parts … [Read more...]

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Namba Aruki

In this guide I'm going to show you how to learn and practice Namba Aruki, a walking style from the Edo period (1603-1868) that is said to be more efficient than how you walk right now. Sure, you'll look like an idiot … [Read more...]

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Japanese Body Language And Gestures

Communicating with a Japanese can be very frustrating at times. If the rapport hasn't been developed, they tend to communicate in brief, but meaningful sentences, and a lot of times can be very ambiguous in their answers … [Read more...]