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JLPT N5 Vocabulary – Talking about Food post image

Do you think you know this already? Take the Quiz. Talking about Monos At the N5 level, you will see two similar looking words – 食べ物 and 飲み物. The word もの means thing in Japanese and 食べ is the -masu stem of 食べる, to eat. So, you can add them together to make a new [...]

December 2017 JLPT – First Impressions post image

The 2017 December JLPT was yesterday. This is by far the time when most of you probably took the test. There is another test in July, but it is not as widely administered. Generally speaking, only Asia gets the opportunity to take it twice in one year. So, this is the big one. I’ve personally [...]

JLPT December 2017 – Last Minute Advice post image

So the test is coming up this weekend on Sunday, Dec 3rd. Some of you might be feeling a little anxious. Before the test, you might feel like your heart is pounding out of your chest, and an uncomfortable feeling that you shouldn’t be there. You might be navigating your way through a college campus [...]


JLPT N5 Kanji – 一, ichi, one

JLPT N5 Kanji – 一, ichi, one post image

This is 5 Minute Kanji, and today we are going to go over quite possibly the easiest kanji you are going to ever learn, the kanji for one. Mnemonic: On ONE of my Japanese adventures, I met ONE old man. HE TOld me of a ninja named ITCHY, who fought with HIs TOTSU. ITSU ONE [...]

JLPT N5 Vocabulary – Talking about People post image

Let’s talk more about people. Imagine if you want to introduce someone to a friend. How would you describe them? What words would you use? Think you are ready? Jump to the Quiz. N5 Vocabulary used in this Lesson ほそい – slender hosoi せが 高たかい – tall sega takai せが ひくい – short sega hikui 長ながいかみを しています – [...]