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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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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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