Japanese Verbs for Every Day Use (50 common verbs)

Verb (Eng.)  –  Japanese plain form (Hiragana) to run  –  はしる to walk  –  あるく to swim  –  およぐ to eat  –  たべる to drink  –  のむ to know  –  しる to fight  –  たたかう to heal  –  なおす to stand  –  たつ to sit  –  すわる to wash  –  あびる to wake up  –  おきる…

Months and Seasons in Japanese

Months are really very simple in Japanese. All you need to know are Japanese numbers from 1-12 and the word がつ (gatsu – 月 in Kanji). You express the month by the number of the month in the year: January – Ichigatsu – 一月 February – Nigatsu – 二月 March – Sangatsu – 三月 April…

Time for TIME in Japanese

So you’re staying in Japan for a few months and decided to get yourself a job. You got yourself an interview at half 3 and spent all morning shopping and your phone battery died! (-_-;)… So you’re gonna need to remember how to ask for the time: Vocabulary: Hour – ji – じ – 時 Minutes –…

Directions in Japanese

SO you’ve finally made it Japan after years of saving and months planning (maybe) and you find yourself in beautiful Kyoto. You know you are in an area filled with amazing historical sites, and the only problem is, you left your accommodation without your map and you’re LOST! ╭(๑¯д¯๑)╮  So you’re going need to ask someone…

Talking About Family in Japanese – 家族

Family – Kazoku – 家族 Father – Otousan – お父さん    (Formal) * Mother – Okaasan – お母さん    (Formal) * Older Brother – Ani – あに Younger Brother – Otouto – おとうと Older Sister – Ane – あね Younger Sister – Imouto – いもうと Siblings – Kyoudai – きょうだい Baby – Akachan – あかちゃん How many people…

Japanese Adjectives Basics List – Describe Your World!

I’ve separated the list into the two types of adjectives that exist in Japanese. To see more information regarding these types and conjugation click here. To see how to use ‘na’ adjectives, click here ‘i’ adjectives:                                               ‘na’ adjectives: Nice/Easy – yasashii – やさしい                 Convenient – benri –  べんり Difficult – muzukashii – むずかしい          Kind – shinsetsu –…