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Unusual Katakana and Their Origins

Did you know that ノルマ actually means "quota" and not the name of your mate's grandma?

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Common Japanese Phrases To Help You Study JLPT N2 and N3 Grammar

Master advanced Japanese grammar by listening out for these phrases on the daily.

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How to Make Small Talk in Japanese

“Atsui desu ne” and other phrases to help you fill an awkward silence in Japan.

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Oyaji Gyagu: A Guide to Japanese Dad Jokes

They say that jokes turn into dad jokes when the punchline becomes ap-parent.

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Satori Reader: This Online Tool Will Take Your Japanese Reading Skills to the Next Level

Escape study stagnation with customizable reading content, in-context definitions, and sentence-by-sentence audio.

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Potsu Potsu: Japanese Words for Rain

The Eskimos may have fifty words for “snow,” but did you know there are a whopping 1,190 rain-related words and phrases in the Japanese language?

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