Archive

    1. だ and です : Venturing Beyond Textbook Rules into Real-Life Use Learn how style choice matters in authentic communication

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, and Moeko Norota
    2. New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2019 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Kanae Nakamine, Koichi, Kristen Dexter, Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, and Moeko Norota
    3. 面: Counting Masks, Binoculars, Land, and Generally Anything that Has a Surface Ironically, we'll be going way beyond the surface with this one

      | Mami Suzuki and Kristen Dexter
    4. New Japanese Learning Resources: May 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    5. 発: Counting Shots, Hits, Punches, and More POW! You're gonna learn this counter in 1発!

      | Mami Suzuki
    6. 基: Counting Big, Stable Things Use this to count all the Moai statues your neighbor set up on their front lawn

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    8. カップ: Counting Cups and Cup-units You can finally count your ever-growing collection of rare Cup Noodle

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    10. Senpai: The Japanese Word You Look Up To We can help you “notice” how to use this word better

      | Kanae Nakamine
    11. The Meaning of Sensei: More Than Just "Teacher" Impress your judo teacher Sensei Jeff by using 先生 in all the right ways

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

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    13. 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
    14. New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    20. 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
    21. New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    22. 回: Repetitive Actions, Regular Events The times, they are a-being counted

      | Mami Suzuki
    23. 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
    24. 人: Counting People and Smart Animals "This counter counts PEEEOPLE!" shouted Charlton Heston as he was carried away on a stretcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    36. 350 Japanese Counters Grouped by Usefulness Divided into 2 Absolutely Must-Know, 17 Must-Know, 47 Common, and so on

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    39. 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
    40. 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
    41. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

      | Mami Suzuki