Japanese language

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest kanji ever 【Weird Top Five】

Kanji, go home. You’re drunk.

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Iketara iku: A simple Japanese phrase that people in Tokyo and Osaka take completely differently

Survey suggests that east Japan and west Japan interpret the common invitation response in almost entirely opposite ways.

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Should you say “Itadakimasu,” Japan’s pre-meal expression of thanks, when eating by yourself?

Our Japanese-language writer used to give himself a pass, until he encountered a woman who changed his mind.

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Do you know some Japanese? Test out your skills with this Japanese “math” puzzle

Can you bend your brain to turn “three” into a “ball?”

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12 strange Japanese names for Western sports, from “fighting ball” to “reject ball”

Are you ready for some armor ball?

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Grammar Nazis exist in Japan too! “Ra-nuki” fanatics get put in their place by Twitter user

No “ra-nuki” for you! No “ra-nuki” for you!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】

We’re going beyond baka today. (Obviously, this is not safe for work due to language.)

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Kyoto accidentally calls all old people “terrible drivers”【Why Does Engrish Happen in Japan?】

Japan’s most polite city inadvertently throws shade on elderly motorists.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most perfectly translated Pokémon names【Weird Top Five】

Which of the original 151 had their names translated best from Japanese to English?

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Japanese netizens discuss the ulterior meaning of “kawaisou” (how sad/pitiable)

Be careful when breaking out this one; sometimes the person you’re pitying doesn’t want your pity.

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Words they don’t teach you in Japanese class: How to say “straw man” in Japanese

Could a straw man survive the attack of even a single sumo wrestler?

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 myths about learning Japanese【Weird Top Five】

Japanese is a crazy language, but not for the reasons you might expect. Read More

Only one out of five Japanese people can pronounce these hiragana — can you?

Wait, what? These weren’t in chapter one of Genki….

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most difficult kanji ever【Weird Top Five】

The kanji with the most strokes – you may run out of ink before you finish writing some of these.

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Japanese, Korean, and Chinese speakers pronounce English words in their native languages 【Video】

The word “transformer” does a lot of transforming in these languages!

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Westerners in Japan – Can they speak Japanese?【Video】

Nicknamed the “Devil’s Tongue” by Jesuit missionaries, Japanese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. So, how many Westerners in Japan can really speak it fluently?

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Inventor of instant ramen noodles appears as Japanese samurai in awesome new animated rap video

The beautiful animated visuals and rap soundtrack make it easy to learn Japanese and discover the history of instant noodles at the same time.

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Learn Japanese through ridiculous manga: Death Vote 【Episode #6】

It’s a showdown between Clighton, the death god Tryuk, and the mysterious B. Read More

Learn Japanese through ridiculous manga: Fullmedal Alchemist 【Episode #5】

“You cannot gain a medal without sacrificing something else in return.”

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Learn Japanese through ridiculous manga: Dragon Bowl【Episode #4】

Join Bullma, Poolong and Sun Goku on a brand new episode of Dragon Bowl!

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