Japanese slang: Bacchiguu

Japanese slang: Bacchiguu

Posted by in Language, Media on 03. Sep, 2011 | Comments Off

Time to learn some 90s Japanese slang!!! バッチグー!!! I can hardly even remember why I wanted to blog about this phrase… Ah yes, I do remember now. So I’m slowly working my way through Devil Survivor, a sweet strategy RPG for DS, and there is one character that says this phrase over and over again. [...]

Swearing in Japanese

Swearing in Japanese

Posted by in Culture, Language on 13. Aug, 2011 | 8 Comments

Come on, admit it. The first time you started learning Japanese you wanted to learn all the swear words. There’s no shame in that, I did too. But now that you know a few, and you’re a bit more geek, you want to know what they really mean and where they came from, right!? Maybe you [...]

Intensive Japanese at OSU – Interview with @curryisyummy

Intensive Japanese at OSU – Interview with @curryisyummy

Posted by in Culture, Language on 04. Aug, 2011 | 1 Comment

Time for another interview with a fellow Japan Head! This time we talk to David (@curryisyummy) who will tell us about the intensive summer Japanese program that he is doing in Ohio at the moment. He finishes the program on August 19th, so he’s really right in the thick of it. If you still have [...]

Unbelievable! Old School Japanese Slang

Unbelievable! Old School Japanese Slang

Posted by in Culture, Humor, Language on 16. Jul, 2011 | 5 Comments

Today I attended a wine tasting party and there happened to be tons of old-school Japan hands there along with their respective Japanese wives. It was a little awkward being the youngest dude in the room by an entire generation, but it was cool to hear their stories. One man had lived in Japan in [...]

A Poem by Misuzu Kaneko

A Poem by Misuzu Kaneko

Posted by in Art, Culture, Language on 09. Jul, 2011 | 6 Comments

Kaneko Misuzu One of my good friends told me to check out this poem by Kaneko Misuzu [wiki] quite some time ago, and I finally got around to it. The poem is short and sweet, and not too difficult, so you can use it as a study tool as well. I have provided a simple [...]

Japanese Calendar Converter for iPhone

Japanese Calendar Converter for iPhone

Posted by in Gadgets, Language on 09. Jul, 2011 | Comments Off

I’ve had this app for a while now. It’s simple, but useful, and free! The title is, “Gengou Free” By Masayuki Akamatsu. It converts the year counting system you’re used to, like 2011, into the Japanese system which is like 平成 (Heisei) 23. You know how when you’re filling out some form at a service [...]

Tadoku Again! What to Read?

Posted by in Books, Language on 29. Jun, 2011 | 4 Comments

Kafka! Again! Tadoku is coming again! I haven’t performed very well in the Tadoku competitions. I do read a lot of Japanese daily, because it’s my life, but I have trouble sticking to whatever novel it was that I picked for the contest. Also, I’m too lazy to record pages of games or random webpages [...]

Japanese on StackExchange

Japanese on StackExchange

Posted by in Language on 20. Jun, 2011 | Comments Off

There is yet another place for you go to ask all your questions about the Japanese language without fear of being ridiculed for being too geek. japanese.stackexchange.com Some of you may recognize the format of the stack exchange site from another fairly popular site that called onJapanese. Well, basically they are the same thing. The [...]

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