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April 26, 2017

How to Speak in Japanese Number Codes

Let’s give a 8888 for this guide to Japanese numbers wordplay. 4649 onegaishimasu!

April 17, 2017

How To Pronounce Japanese Like A Native

Use these techniques to help you sound more like a native when speaking Japanese.

March 22, 2017

How to Ask for Time Off in Japanese

It can be a tricky business asking for time off in a Japanese workplace. Try these useful phrases to help you secure that much-needed holiday.

March 10, 2017

How to Haggle in Japanese

Useful Japanese for negotiating a discount in different situations from shopping to signing an apartment contract.

February 20, 2017

A Guide to Texting in Japanese

Note to self: The poo emoji is not a bad thing.

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February 13, 2017

Why does Japanese have two kanji for “love”?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s something to add to the romantic confusion: the two different kanji for love.

January 30, 2017

Useful Japanese for Getting a Haircut

Learning useful Japanese vocabulary is a small price toupee to get the haircut you want.

January 26, 2017

Tips for Taking your Japanese to the Next Level

We all have our own New Year’s resolutions: some easily obtainable, some pretty lofty and others just downright ridiculous. Improving your Japanese ability shouldn’t be the latter. Here’s how to keep your resolve.

January 17, 2017

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions in Japanese

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Gaijinpot presents a guide to making them… in Japanese.

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January 11, 2017

Japanese Body Language: 7 Key Gestures to Learn

Combat confusion by learning to speak the unspoken language of Japan.

December 19, 2016

How to Talk About Politics in Japanese

Talking about politics can be tricky in Japanese. Here’s a guide to the recent election in America and some of the words it brought up.

December 12, 2016

A Guide to Japanese Christmas Words

The language of Christmas in Japan reveals some interesting insights into how the season is seen, celebrated and sold here.

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