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language surrounds us everyday of our lives. it is impossible to live without it. personally, i love languages and trying to learn them. i love that, with some effort, anyone in the world could understand anyone else. 317 more words


"Coming" and "Going": Getting your Japanese in motion

Two of the most commonly used verbs in Japanese are “行く” (iku, to go) and “来る” (kuru, to come). Though they may seem simple, since their meanings and usages don’t quite match up with their equivalent English words, they can often be a pain to use correctly! 437 more words

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Am I fluent yet???

One thing that always comes up in language learning is being fluent in a language. I thought I knew what that is, but lately I’ve realize that people define it very differently. 1,109 more words


Studying While Eating: Improving Your Katakana Skills through Food

Increase your appetite for learning and food simultaneously! Our Japanese language instructors want you to be aware of the many academic benefits Japanese food can serve in bettering your Japanese… 942 more words

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Experiencing Japan the "Write" Way - Preparing for JCMU by Learning Hiragana and Katakana

You don’t need to be fluent in Japanese to get around in Japan, but a basic understanding of the writing system sure helps! JCMU Japanese language instructor Nagatomi-sensei discusses the importance of learning… 359 more words

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Usagi's Hiragana & Katakana Drag-n-Drop Game

Usgai’s Hiragana Drag-n-Drop Game is a simple way to quiz yourself on your hiragana knowledge. Simply click on the hiragana with your mouse and drag it into the correct sound space. 151 more words

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Go Forth and Conjugate!

When some people think of verb conjugations, they get a little nervous. All of those endings, the spelling changes, the irregulars… English, if it’s your native language, seems so much simpler. 931 more words

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