“Baka” is a Japanese pejorative and one of the most famous Japanese words. But what does “baka” actually mean? Is it a bad word? How do Japanese people use it?
When watching anime or having a meal with Japanese friends, you may hear “itadakimasu.” So, what does it mean? Is it literally equal to “saying grace,” as many have told you before? This article aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of itadakimasu — What it means, What occasion to say it, How to perform it. Are you ready? Let’s get started!