Archive

    1. New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

      | Kanae Nakamine
    5. 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
    6. New Japanese Learning Resources: February 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    7. 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
    8. New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter, Michael Richey, and Jamal Lee
    13. 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
    14. 時/時間: Counting Time and Hours Your time is valuable... so use it to read about time

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    17. 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
    18. 冊: Counting Books This one's easy, the counter even looks like a book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    30. 350 Japanese Counters Grouped by Usefulness Divided into 2 Absolutely Must-Know, 17 Must-Know, 47 Common, and so on

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    33. 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
    34. 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
    35. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi and Mami Suzuki