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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 […]

Learn Japanese With Famous Anime – NARUTO –

* Source: http://www.naruto.com/j/ Naruto is a popular manga series from Japan that was first published in the best-selling manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Since then, it has developed into anime, movies, live-action versions, and various media, and is also very […]

Learn Japanese With Famous Anime – ONE PIECE –

* Source: https://www.shonenjump.com/j/rensai/onepiece.html The best-selling manga of all times, ONE PIECE, follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who aims to become the Pirate King, and his crew of pirates. One reason for ONE PIECE’s popularity lies in […]

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 […]

How to say “you” in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher When you do not know the other person’s name, ask for his/her name first and then address him/her using the “name + san” format. (1) Sumimasen, onamae wa? すみません、お名前は Excuse me, what’s your name? Business setting […]

How to say “I” in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation You’re right. There are many ways of saying “I” in Japanese depending on the situation, gender, and self-image that you want to project to the listener. The most standard and gender-free term would be “watashi”. […]