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やさい(Yasai) or やすい(Yasui)? (Vegetable or Cheap?)

Since my Japanese skills still is like… none existing, I sometimes makes mistakes that leads to funny situations~

Kaori and I (The landlady) were going to a food store to get some goodie goodie food for dinner! 255 more words


New Japanese restaurant named はな毛 (nose hair), sighted in Germany, actually has a Japanese owner!

If you’re located outside of Japan, think of some Japanese restaurants around you and chances are their names contain easily recognizable, if uninspired, nouns like “sakura,” “Tokyo,” or “Fuji.” For instance, near me are eateries like Umi, Kaze, Samurai Boston, and countless Teriyaki House’s. 581 more words


'Super' n'est pas 'mega cool'

Many English speakers in Brussels have a propensity for what I’ve come to call ‘linguistic pseudo deprecation’. This typically involves an ostensible complaint about some linguistic error that said native English speaker has come to frequently make and claims to feel ashamed about. 373 more words

Neden kidecik

Little cat is really helping me learn Turkish….


The Basic Bit Missing in Your Failed Attempts to Learn Languages

/pur puhs/
What something is used for.
Synonyms: function, role, use.
Origin: From the Latin word propositus which meant “to put forth”. 930 more words



Oh gosh, this is a funny story. Once I went to a Chinese restaurant with my friend (call her A..makes me think of PLL! But rest assured, my friend doesn’t go round harassing teenage girls! 234 more words


January 31, 2004 - I need a beers

Another work week finishes. Whee! I guess it is the last day of the month so I should write some insightful and meaningful wrap up for the month, showing how I learned something or how the cultural experience was meaningful or something. 24 more words

Life In Japan