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N4 Grammar: Using souda, sugiru, and tagatteiru post image

This month, I'm continuing on with N4 grammar points by talking about how to use verb stems with some important structures. This month, I'm going over souda, sugiru and tagatteiru. You can use souda and tagatteiru to talk about impressions. Do you know when to use ~tai and when to use ~tagatteiru. How do you [...]


Sins of the Son

Sins of the Son post image

In America, kids are typically on their own at age 18 or at the very least after they have graduated from college. A parents responsibility for their deeds good or bad tends to stop there. We don’t hear a lot from the parents of grown criminals. They typically don’t get a mention. The situation is [...]


I’ve been teaching English for well over 12 years now. And I have taught all types from children to adults, from company presidents to housewives. I’ve learned that everyone tends to learn a little differently and is motivated to learn a language by different things. I’ve always wondered if there is a significant difference in [...]

New Audio for the N5 Vocabulary Ultimate Anki Deck post image

I’ve been doing my best to make the Ultimate N5 deck the only deck you need for N5 vocabulary. I went over the definitions one by one and tried to boil them down to the essence of what you need to know. It also includes some enhancements to help you remember the words better and [...]


Crime in Japan

Crime in Japan post image

No I haven't been arrested. I tend to mind my matters in other countries for the most part. And in my experience, the police here are generally pretty nice and don't like to harass us too much, except for the occasional bicycle registration checks here and there. The closest I've been to being arrested is [...]


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