These 10 Japanese words and phrases can help you bargain for some good deals or talk about the finer things in life.
By Teni Wada on April 18, 2018
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
Time to head out and enjoy the annual bloom of flowers armed with a few new casual and slangy phrases to try with your friends.
By Teni Wada on March 14, 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
Ever dreamed of making a living in subtitle and voice over translations for Japanese manga, movies, TV shows and other visual media? This translation course, ideal for foreign students, makes that a possibility.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 24, 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
It’s that time of the year again — the countdown to Valentine’s Day (and its alter ego White Day) begins in Japan. Are you ready to let that special someone know how you feel? Here are five ways to tell it from your heart — without sounding like a cheesy anime character.
By Teni Wada on February 2, 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
Resolved to improve your Japanese in the new year? These tips from our resident GaijinPot Study guru can help!