2020年8月

発音イラストQA

Pronunciation らりるれろ

The Japanese language is easy to pronounce. But, I realized that most of native English speakers doesn’t pronounceらりるれろ correctly. Most of them pronounce it Ra Ri Ru Re Ro. They use R sounds. What’s is the problem not to be able to pronounce らりるれろ? I can say, It is no problem at all. Because we Japanese don’t distinguish between L and R. But, still, we know, something is wrong a bit…if you said Ra Ri Ru Re Ro. How to practice pronouncing らりるれろ Actually, らりるれろ sounds is between L and R, it’s more than closer to L. But it’s still not the correct. Here is the tip. What is this…

山のイラストQA

How to learn Kanji

Most of students except Chinese struggle with remembering Kanji which is Chinese character. However, if you learn Kanji quickly, then you could understand Japanese more faster. Kanji is art Most of kanji is complicated, you know? ONE, TWO, THREE are OKay.Because they are visually one, two and three. 一、二、三 But other than that… Yeah, a little bit more complicated. So, I suggest that You should think of Kanji as an art. They are like a drawing or a painting. Take a look 習字(syuuji) or 書道(syodoo) which is Japanese traditional calligraphy. When you write Kanji, you are an artist! Focus on how useful they are. Every Kanji have meanings. For example……

悩む女性の写真QA

When do you use 敬語(keigo, polite form)?

いつ敬語を使ったらいいですか? こんな質問をよくもらいます。 Most of students are not good at speaking KEIGO which is polite form in Japanese. I’m going to answer when should you use KEIGO. There are three types of keigo in Japanese 謙譲語(kenjoo-go) 尊敬語(Sonkee-go) 丁寧語(Teinei-go) They are complicated for foreigner.I am not explaining about that this time. But remember? Most textbooks are written in 丁寧語. And sometimes It says about 普通語 which is casual form. When should we use KEIGO? Whenever you meet a stranger. When you are in the office or business scene. When you are with older people. 知らない人と話す時。仕事関係の時。年上と話す時。 Basically, It is better to use keigo in the case above. What should you do when you…

くれる、あげる、もらう、の使い方を悩む女の子のイラストQA

What’s the difference あげる, もらう and くれる?

Hi everyone, お元気ですか。I feel a bit sad this summer because the fireworks event isn’t held due to covid-19. Speaking of Japanese summer, it is 花火(はなび). It is fun to go to see the fire works. Wearing 浴衣(ゆかた)see the beautiful fire works and drinking cold one. Maybe next summer… The unique features of Japanese. The other day, I had a lesson with one of my students who has been to Japan. He told me something quite interesting. He said that Japanese language is like a poem.So I thought he was talking about the sounds. But it’s not. “Japanese language is like a poem” means….It always implies something.Japanese don’t speak directly. I totally…