Since April is the month of fibs and mistruths, Gaijinpot presents some vocabulary to discuss them.
By Matthew Coslett on April 12, 2018
Here are some details about the information on your Japanese bank card to help you have a better online shopping experience.
By Matthew Coslett on March 29, 2018
Learners may know of “wasei eigo” (English words coined in Japan), but there is another weird subcategory of katakana terms: those whose meaning has been utterly altered from the original form.
By Matthew Coslett on March 21, 2018
If a partner “has you wrapped around their little finger,” it may not be such a bad thing. When it comes to love in Japanese, this a sign of destiny!
By Matthew Coslett on March 1, 2018
While the feeling of love and romance is something that is impossible to describe, Japanese has a lot of words that try to capture its essence.
By Matthew Coslett on February 8, 2018
You’ve just got off the plane, you’re jet-lagged and want to get to your bed as quickly as possible. For you weary travelers, Gaijinpot presents a guide to getting through passport control and customs as smoothly as possible.
By Matthew Coslett on January 31, 2018
Since Buddhism played an important role in creating Japanese culture, GaijinPot presents a primer on some of the ways that its influence has also changed the language itself.
By Matthew Coslett on January 10, 2018
With the season of giving upon us, GaijinPot presents a guide to the different words for delivering presents.
By Matthew Coslett on December 22, 2017
Gaijinpot discovers that talking about religion is even more complicated than expected.
By Matthew Coslett on December 12, 2017
Navigating the world of Japanese etiquette can be tricky without knowing some of the words that are associated with good and bad manners in Japan.
By Matthew Coslett on November 28, 2017
One of the cheapest ways to rent new digs in Japan is to look for “incident” apartments. Gaijinpot presents a guide to these pads and the benefits — or horrors — that await.
By Matthew Coslett on November 15, 2017
Japanese has many words for fear. By learning them, learners can gain a greater understanding of what makes this nation tick.
By Matthew Coslett on October 16, 2017
Mastering the use of こと and の can be a challenge for beginners and advanced students alike.