Switching Gears when Switching Levels post image

I’ve heard back from several people over the last few weeks about their results from the JLPT. It’s been great to hear from everyone about how well you all did and how you are setting your sights on something bigger. I’m impressed by the amount of hard work everyone puts in to pass this test. [...]


JLPT December 2017 – Results

JLPT December 2017 – Results post image

For those of you who are lucky enough to have been able to register online at MyJLPT, you can now see your official results for the December 2017 JLPT. The official results will be mailed out next week and should be arriving sometime next week for those that took the test in Japan. It will [...]


JLPT N5 Vocabulary – The Basics

JLPT N5 Vocabulary – The Basics post image

Welcome to the N5 vocabulary course! We will be going over all of the basic vocabulary that is usually covered on the N5 as well as some other useful vocabulary that you will need to communicate in Japanese on a basic level. The goal of this course is to cover a little more than everything [...]


JLPT N5 Kanji – 二, ni, two

JLPT N5 Kanji – 二, ni, two post image

 This is 5 Minute Kanji, and today we are going to go over another simple kanji, the kanji for two. Mnemonic: There is a woman who is known for her TWO large FUTAs, by which I mean owls. All you Nied to know is that she will smack anyone WHO TATSU them. So hands [...]


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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 – [...]


How to study JLPT Kanji

How to study JLPT Kanji post image

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 [...]


JLPT N5 Vocabulary – People

JLPT N5 Vocabulary – People post image

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 [...]

I real love for Japan.

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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