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No72 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) There are many times when I listen to someone not from Japan speaking Japanese, and regardless of their fluency I think: “this person really sounds like a J[...]

No71 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) When I first opened a work e-mail and saw the phrase “I hope this email finds you well”, I racked my brain trying to work out what it meant, while translating it[...]

No70 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) when are you struck by a sense of the times in which you live? when you compare how fashion and music have changed from the past? when you see how technology has cha[...]

No69 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Now we’re in March, spring is just around the corner! Spring is the perfect season to travel to Japan. As you know, from the end of March to the beginning o[...]

No68 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Freezing cold February is upon us. In Japan, while snow doesn’t tend to fall in Tokyo or Osaka, in places on the coast of the Sea of Japan, in Hokkaido and [...]

No67 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) There’s only one month of 2018 to go! How do you all spend New Year? This time of year is an important time in Japan for preparing for the New Year. First of all, collea[...]

No66 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Last time I wrote about how to talk about your favourite athlete/sports teams. In this column, I’m going to teach you some phrases that you can use when watching s[...]

No65 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO! / Dono senshu ga suki desu ka?

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. In this month’s column, I’d like to teach you some sports-related Japanese. In Japan, there is a certain phrase: “sports season autumn”. There are also the phrases: “appetite season autumn” and [...]

No64 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO! / Nihonshu ga suki desu.

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) My name is Makoto. In the previous issue, Kana.U explained how to talk about places you’ve been to and what you thought of them. The theme of this column is “Jap[...]

No63 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO! / Nihongo joozu desu ne!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) In my last two columns, I taught you how to answer when people asked you “where are you from?” and “what nationality are you?” and then “do you speak Japan[...]