Let’s learn how to say “Yes” and “No” in Japanese. How to say “Yes”? There are mainly three affirmative expressions in Japanese: “はい hai”, “ええ ee” and “うん un”. Let’s look at how they differ from one another. 1. はい […]
The coronavirus pandemic has forced people to spend long hours at home. This gives rise to tension in the household and frequent quarrels and conflicts with your partners, spouse, or children. This article will introduce some Japanese expressions used during quarrels and arguments.
Let’s learn how to tell time in Japanese today. Knowing how to tell time increases your language proficiency and survival skills in Japan as you can ask time and understand train and bus schedule announcements.
Hello. We received the following question below. “I met my friend Yoshiko back from my university days. We had a good time over lunch but I happened to see her looking at her smartphone with tears in her eyes outside the toilet. Something must be worrying her. I wanted to ask her about it but how should I go about doing it?” Today, let's think about phrases to call out to a friend in trouble.
What happens if you are living or travelling in Japan and you encounter an accident or disaster? You don't know any Japanese language and depending on the scale of the disaster, you may lose your life if you know nothing about the language. Let's look at some life-saving expressions today.
1. 秘密(ひみつ)です。 Himitsu desu. (It’s a secret.) “Secret” can be translated as “himitsu” in Japanese. Sample Expressions Man: おとしはいくつなんですか。 Otoshi wa ikutsu nan desuka. (How old are you?) Woman: 秘密です。 Himitsu desu. (It’s a secret.) “Secret” can be translated as […]