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New Keigo Expressions Used by Young People

This is Part 4 of the explanation on keigo, Japanese honorific expressions. For previous explanations, see What is keigo? Today, we are going to look at keigo and Japanese young people. We do not recommend the use of keigo if […]

Ways Of Counting One In Japanese

The number “one” is “いち ichi” in Japanese but there are many ways of counting “one” in Japanese, depending on the object that you are attaching the number to. These are called “counters” and they are required to count different […]

Questions on Second Person Pronouns in Japanese

We’ve received a lot of responses regarding how to say “you” from many of our readers in the article “How to say “you” in Japanese?”. Thank you for your overwhelming response. “あなた anata”, “君 kimi”, “お前 omae”, “てめえ temee”, “貴様 […]

Is Keigo(Honorific Expressions In Japanese) Discriminatory?

Some Japanese learners may think that keigo (honorific expressions) is discriminatory because they are words used to show a hierarchical relationship. Indeed, keigo is also used to show a hierarchical relationship but it is hard to say whether it is […]

What Is Keigo, Honorific Expressions In Japanese?

Hello. We’ve briefly mentioned keigo (honorific expressions) in “Is Japanese language difficult to learn? Let’s look at the characteristics of the language. Let’s learn more about keigo today. What is keigo (honorific expressions)? We’ve briefly mentioned keigo in “Is Japanese […]

What are particles? How they are used with real life examples

Hello. We’ve looked at the characteristics of the Japanese language in Is Japanese language difficult to learn? Let’s look at the characteristics of the language. Today, let’s talk a little bit more about Japanese particles. What are particles? Watashi wa […]

Introduction to Japanese Word Order

We’ve looked at the characteristics of the Japanese language previously in “Is Japanese language difficult to learn? Let’s look at the characteristics of the language.” Today, let’s talk a little bit more about the word order in Japanese. Basic word […]