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What is Romaji? Everything you need to know about Romaji

So you want to take the plunge and finally begin your Japanese learning journey. But… what is romaji? Do you really have to learn hiragana, katakana, and kanji? Don’t we see Japanese transliterated into English already with words like sayonara, sushi and karate? Surely you can cut your language-learning time in half if you just …

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Korean Verbs: When and How Are They Conjugated?

What is the Korean Verb Conjugation? Why learn Korean verb conjugations? Korean verb conjugations are the most important part of Korean sentences. It’s essential to learn Korean verbs to fully understand the language. The more verbs you understand, the better you can communicate and read the text. It’s also important to learn how to conjugate …

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Korean Sentence Structures: A Complete Overview

A Quick Impression of Korean Sentence Structures Korean sentence structure is frequently regarded as one of the most challenging parts in learning Korean as a foreign language.  Basic word order in Korean: SOV Basic word order in English: SVO Let’s consider English as an example. English is a Subject-Verb-Object language, which means that the subject …

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Differences Between Hiragana and Katakana and Which to Learn First?

When you make up your mind to learn Japanese, the first question that pops into your head may be: What are these?! Why do Japanese characters look so different from each other? In fact, Japanese has three different writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. How to learn kanji will be discussed in another article. After …

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How Long Does It Take to Learn Japanese? Answered by a Fellow Learner

How long does it take to learn Japanese? You are searching for a definitive answer to this question because you, like I, have been captured by the unique beauty of the Japanese language and culture and dream of speaking it on your next trip to Japan. As a Japanese learner who started learning Japanese about …

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