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A different take on the future: 未來

Coming into the office today, this thought – or rather, this word – popped into my head.

The word future in Korean – 미래 – is merely the surface representation of the Hanja (Chinese characters) 未來 (みらい in Japanese; wèilái in Mandarin Chinese). 529 kata lagi


The Differences between Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji

A student at The Bronx High School of Science, Wataru Takada takes several Advanced Placement courses and researches math through his school’s Math Research Program. A Japanese national, he has been living in the United States since he was 3 months old and studying Japanese at home for several years. 177 kata lagi

Wataru Takada

Japanese Lesson (2): Passive, Causative and Causative Passive

So far (aside from Relative Clauses), one of the most difficult grammar points of Japanese, is the Passive, Causative and Causative Passive form! Even the name sounds horrible, doesn’t it :’D Anyway, I’m going to teach you how to conjugate and use this form to make your Japanese sound even more natural and native!  467 kata lagi


Lesson 1: Pronunciation and Vocab

Konnichiwa minna-san!

Welcome to Lesson 1 of Tomodachi Teacher!

Now that you’ve learned all these new Hiragana and Katakana letters (Kana for short), we’ll be going over how to actually pronounce them correctly. 377 kata lagi