Archive

    1. Japanese First-Person Pronouns: わたし, ぼく, おれ, and a Whole Lot More Get yourself out of that 私 rut.

      | Kanae Nakamine
    2. New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    3. 日: Counting Days How many days do you have left on Earth? Count them with this counter!

      | Mami Suzuki
    4. 月: Counting Months When this counter hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's 愛

      | Mami Suzuki
    5. 年: Counting Years and Planetary Orbits If you're an 1年生 in understanding this counter... then keep reading

      | Mami Suzuki
    6. New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter, Michael Richey, and Jamal Lee
    7. 時/時間: Counting Time and Hours Your time is valuable... so use it to read about time

      | Mami Suzuki
    8. 分: Counting Minutes and Edo Period Silver Currency When someone asks how many minutes it took to boil the egg you brought for lunch, you'll need this counter.

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    10. 階: Floors of a Building When the elevator operator in Japan asks you what floor you want, how will you answer her if you don't read this article?

      | Mami Suzuki
    11. 回: Repetitive Actions, Regular Events The times, they are a-being counted

      | Mami Suzuki
    12. 人: Counting People and Smart Animals "This counter counts PEEEOPLE!" shouted Charlton Heston as he was carried away on a stretcher

      | Mami Suzuki
    13. 冊: Counting Books This one's easy, the counter even looks like a book

      | Mami Suzuki
    14. 羽: Counting Birds, Bats, and Bun-Buns 🦅 🦇 🐇 ... one of these things is not like the others

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. New Japanese Learning Resources: September 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    16. 本: Counting Long, Skinny Things 11 categories of long, skinny things that are worth counting

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    17. 匹: Counting Animals, Bugs, and Wild Children Learn the difference between counting orcs and elves, you racist nerd.

      | Mami Suzuki
    18. 台: Counting Machines, Furniture, & Whole Cakes Finally, you can count that pile of window unit air conditioners in your basement

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. 枚: Counting Everything Flat Counting flat things, round things, cloth, roles, sections, food orders, and so much more

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    20. 頭: Counting Those Big, Professional Animals That show "Dogs with Jobs"... all those dogs on that show are counted with this counter

      | Mami Suzuki
    21. 個: Counting (Almost) Everything and Anything Like the counter 〜つ but slightly less useful (only slightly)

      | Mami Suzuki
    22. 〜つ: Counting Everything and Anything When you don't know what counter to use...

      | Mami Suzuki
    23. Getting Started with Japanese Counters What they are, how to use them, and grammatical aspects

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    24. 350 Japanese Counters Grouped by Usefulness Divided into 2 Absolutely Must-Know, 17 Must-Know, 47 Common, and so on

      | Mami Suzuki
    25. New Japanese Learning Resources: August 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    26. Ganbaru: Fight! Do Your Best! Never Say Die! Meanings, history, example sentences, and what Japanese people think when they hear it.

      | Mami Suzuki
    27. Japanese Name Enders: More than Mr. and Ms. When and how to use さん, くん, and more you've never heard of

      | Michael Richey and Mami Suzuki
    28. Rendaku: Why Hito-Bito isn't Hito-Hito What your Japanese teacher doesn't want you to know (because they don't actually know)

      | Kristen Dexter
    29. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    30. Japanese Numbers and How to Count ALL of Them Counting that's not as easy as 1, 2, 3

      | Mami Suzuki
    31. The Meaning of Genki: Going Way Beyond "O Genki Desu Ka? Hai, Genki Desu." Start using the word "genki" the way the Japanese use it.

      | Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, and Koichi
    32. New Japanese Learning Resources: May & June 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    33. Chotto: A Little Word with a Lot of Ambiguity Seven meanings, one word, all cop

      | Mami Suzuki
    34. How to Make a Reservation in Japanese Make that reservation in Japanese, reservation-free

      | Mami Suzuki
    35. A Guide to Japanese Pronunciation: Sounds, Words, and Sentences Who knew glottal fricatives and voiced alveolar nasal stops could be so rewarding?

      | Kristen Dexter
    36. Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs It’s time for you to 覚え込む some Japanese grammar

      | Koichi and Mami Suzuki
    37. New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    38. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese and How To Use Them Never mix them up again!

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    40. New Japanese Learning Resources: January–February 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    41. The Best Japanese Textbooks, Reference Books, and Dictionaries for Beginners Minna, Busy People, Genki, From Zero. It’s like a Japanese textbook Justice League in here

      | Michael Richey and Kristen Dexter
    42. New Japanese Learning Resources: The Best of 2017 The year's best tools to help you learn Japanese!

      | Kristen Dexter