Verbs in Japanese Honorific and Humble Language

The Japanese language makes extensive use of honorifics and humble language in many situations. Let’s learn about them in this short article. Honorific suffixes are attached to the end of names, such as さん in 田中さん, and are often gender-neutral. Honorific suffixes also indicate the relationship between the speaker and referred individual’s and are often …

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Guide to Japanese Adjectives

A Japanese adjective can be divided into two parts, a stem and a suffix.  All adjectives fall under two categories: i-adjectives and na-adjectives.  Adjectives ending with the Hiragana suffix “い(i)” are i-adjectives. I-adjectives are also categorized as A1. The second type  is the na-adjective, A2. A2 takes な(na) before the noun that it modifies. Examples of i-adjectives …

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Japanese Particles: What Are They and How to Use Them

Japanese particles shows the relationship of a word, a phrase, or a clause, to the rest of the sentence.  If you have trouble keeping all the particles straight, the chart below will illuminate you by explaining how to perfectly use them. A List of Japanese Particles は “は (ha) “is the topic marking particle in Japanese …

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LingoDeer Korean vs Integrated Korean vs HowToStudyKorean

LingoDeer was born with the mission to serve as the main guide for beginner learners, so our courses are designed to match the beginner levels of the standardized tests and popular textbooks. Of course, the journey to fluency easily involves a dozen resources, but everyone’s mix has one main guide and several supplementary tools. We …

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Is Duolingo Korean Any Good? A Review by a Native Korean Teacher

So you’re interested in Duolingo Korean but sure if it’s right for you? You’re in the right place! 5 years ago, I was first recommended to try Duolingo to learn English. After English, I’ve dabbled in Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese with this app.  After learning that Duolingo added a Korean course, as a Korean teacher, …

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Understand the Difference between 은/는 and 이/가 in 2 Minutes

The particles 이/가 and 은/는 이/가 and 은/는 are two of the most frequently used particles in the Korean language. At the same time, they are usually the most confusing particles for Korean learners. Subject marking particles 이/가   To sum it up, 이 and 가 are used to denote the subject of a sentence.  이 …

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Visiting Tokyo 2020? Tickets, Corona Virus + 7 Important Travel Tips

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have now been rescheduled to 2021 to make sure that athletes, spectators and support staff remain as safe as possible from the COVID-19 corona virus. Keep an eye on the official website for more details and updates. With 11,000 athletes from 200+ nations, competing for medals in 339 events across 33 …

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