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Japanese Adjectives

The Basics I like to talk about words as a bridge to cultural communication. Unfortunately, there’s some pretty basic reasons why this is hard: even if I talk about an adjective, beginners in Japanese will want to, you know, use … Continue reading

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Overdoing It: Yari Sugi

やり過ぎ In Japanese, “yaru” (やる) is a catch-all verb for doing. It is inherently plain and informal. It is used in expressions like the Japanese equivalent of, “Do unto others before they do unto you.” “Sugiru” (すぎる、過ぎる) is the verb … Continue reading

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