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Category Archives: Grammar
Above: “Absolutely not!!” (ironic promo image used for the subject of this post by Ken Akamatsu, creator of Love Hina, and thus the actual holder of the intellectual property thereof.) いいえ、本当かも （It Really Might Be For Real!) The Gist: Ken … Continue reading
Substance, Not Fluff So, I was trying to catch up on reading the Gakuranman blog (I finally got around to putting it in my blogroll section here, which I have been neglecting for too long) and I see a site … Continue reading
Cute And Educational This is a 60 second video lesson with good looking animals and the Japanese names for them (along with the English, not because viewers are unintelligent, but because it may help provide an audio memory anchor for … Continue reading
Watch And Learn This is a little video on Japanese sentence structure, narrated by yours truly, Jeremiah Bourque, as used in my private Japanese tutoring lessons. Thank you very much.
Hear Me Speak! …And Pronunciate Just listen along and we’ll be covering many common Japanese greetings, for meetings and otherwise, and goodbyes and farewells. I hope that this not only helps you understand the words themselves, but to gain a … Continue reading
Rice You Can Hold For once, eating with your hands (in Japan) is OK. To nigiru is “To Grasp.” O-Nigiri (Japanese: おにぎり、お握り) is sushi that you grasp while eating it. Put simply, onigiri are rice balls with fillings of some … Continue reading
You Know, The Rice Is The “Sushi.” That’s right. It’s the rice, not the fish, that is, quote unquote, “sushi.” Sliced fish, usually skewered, is actually called sashimi. If you didn’t know this, and even if you did, stay tuned … Continue reading
Line Ten trust me おろしてみればいい そう 君のために 僕がいるんだ Translation trust me / just put it down and see yes, I’m right here … Continue reading
Line Nine trust me この想いほどけないから my dear 抱えた荷物 Translation Trust me / these feelings will never come apart my dear / that baggage you carried Vocabulary & Grammar Notes Kono … Continue reading