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How to study JLPT Kanji

There a variety of strategies to learning kanji. It seems like everyone has a different method they employ, and that they swear by. You might have even heard a few heated debates in your time over what is the best way to study kanji. You could say that there seem to be just as many [...]

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JLPT N5 Vocabulary – People

Do you think you know this already?  Take the Quiz In addition to the words for your immediate family, the N5 also includes the more basic vocabulary you need to refer to people, starting with how to refer to a man and a woman: 男おとこの人ひと otokonohito man 女おんなの人ひと onnanohito woman And you can talk about [...]

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Recently an article caught my eye “How a love of Japan, led me to stop dating its women.” It details the trials and tribulations of a man trying to not get too deep into Japanese culture by not dating ‘its women’. Or at least that’s what I think it was about. From the start it [...]

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Most of the words for your immediate family are covered in the N5. As you may have learned before, in Japanese, there are different words that refer to your in-group (e.g. your family) and members of an out-group (e.g. someone else’s family). You might have heard of these referred to as humble, for in-group, and [...]

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JLPT Summer 2017 Results

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For the first 7 months of this year, I was spending most of waking hours working on a study book for the N5. It have been learning a lot, not only about Japanese but also all the ins and outs of publishing a book with a major publisher. I realized about halfway through that I [...]

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