The Cost of Dreams: My Top 5

The time I fly out to Japan (FINALLYYY) fast approaches. Just 12 DAYS to go! 12 days till I fly to Germany, to Tokyo, to Osaka, to do volunteer work in a Kyoto nursery and Kindergarten for 3 weeks, through ‘Workaway’. Since every dream requires at least some sacrifice to achieve, I thought it appropriate…

A Pen-Palling Adventure

The information age. Brilliant. Fast. Freeing. Captivating. (On one of its faces at least) It is thanks to the information age with all its advancements in technologies of communication that we are able to communicate in real-time, with virtually anyone (see what I did there?) in the world, providing they have access to the necessary…

Practice Hiragana #2

TASK 1 Hand-write the following in Hiragana: a) pi, bo, ya, chi, mo, sa, ji, ge, bo, be, na, nu. b) tsu, ki, ne, to, ru, da, te, no, wa, yu, yo, so. c) cha, shu, kka, ppi, sho, tto, ke, ni, ri. *Try without help, then check if you made any mistakes using a…

Practice Your Hiragana #1

がばって!:) Use a Hiragana alphabet table while you practice if you’re struggling – you will still improve. Practice Task 1: I will write several sentences in Romaji. Try to write it out by hand in Hiragana. (answers will be at the bottom of the page) a) Konnichi wa, watashi no namae wa yamato desu. Kochirakoso douzo yoroshiku! b) Hontou…

Neat Blog Award

Hey, guys. SO, A little while ago I was nominated for the Really Neat Blog Award! I was nominated by TheLinguistGamer, ありがとう!! ;D QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1. What recent news from the entertainment and/or pop culture world (TV, movies, video games, books, etc.) has got you excited? Star Wars Episode 7! That’s recent enough… it…

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…

日本語の試験 – Exams in Japanese

It’s the end of the first year of university. All that’s left – 4 Japanese exams, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Speaking is already done and out the way, so that leaves just 3 exams between me and my holiday to Cyprus! But somehow I ended up procrastinating revision for my listening exam THIS AFTERNOON…