WHAT I DO
February 1, 2017
Some kanji compounds are harder to work out than others. Once you know the rough meaning of each kanji individually, putting them together might give you a...
November 30, 2016
On the long, uncomfortable trek through the Joyo Kanji list, similar-looking kanji have a tendency to block my path.
Lately, it's been this pair:
防 - prevent
November 2, 2016
For Halloween, I dressed up as a blue alien. Jumpsuit, LED antenna headband, the works. Even painted my face blue to make the whole ensemble better.
October 12, 2016
For the longest time - THE longest time - I thought that a 'rirekisho' (履歴書) was the Japanese version of a CV/resume. Simple.
Obviously, just like everythin...
September 20, 2016
I was inspired to write this post by 2 things.
1) the dubious proverb 'cabbage twice cooked is death', something I might well save for another post another...
August 3, 2016
Today's awkward Japanese word is *drum roll please*:
Ah, the nuances of speech and context. 'Zenzen' is a tricksy one.
Use it with a positive, and...
July 7, 2016
I've been having trouble making myself understood recently.
No, the Japanese language study is going well. Thanks for asking. I assume you asked.
May 18, 2016
As someone currently spending rather a long time in another country, my view on immigration/emigration is this:
If you're going to live somewhere, speak th...
April 11, 2016
In February, I started using WaniKani as a way to become more familiar with kanji and Japanese in general. You can find out everything you need to know abo...
February 19, 2016
Every so often, a Japanese advert will make its way into the general public consciousness. This is even more likely if that ad features an international ce...
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