What is she saying?

For the most part, Japanese has syllables that are easier to pronounce than a language such as English. Most of the Japanese syllables only have two letters. If you’re anything like me, when you listen to a person fluent in Japanese, sometimes you may miss the actual syllable. It may...

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My Japanese Coach

For those of you learning Japanese, and own a Nintendo DS, good news. Ubisoft, maker of the Spanish and French versions of My Word Coach have chosen Japanese as their next installment. My Japanese Coach will be released on September 16, 2008.  Kotaku caught the title being given a rating...

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Is Japanese hard to learn?

Is Japanese hard to learn?

With Japanese basically being the sole languages of Japan, how hard is it to really learn Japanese? That’s a question that I believe everyone interested in learning Japanese has wondered at one time or another. The Japan Times has tried to tackle that very broad question. Japan Times writes, Contrary...

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New Japanese Words

Language is one of the many things that is constantly evolving. Here in America, the news of Webster adding new words into their dictionary is always a news worthy event. In Japan it is no different. Kojien has adopted a “few” new words into their dictionary. This is the first...

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Talking Japanese Watches

Here’s a cool set of watches from Fredflare for anyone who’s learning Japanese, or just wants a cool accessory. When a button is pressed, the watches will announce the time in Japanese. It’s like having a Japanese friend with you all the time, plus for $20, it’s a very cheap...

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Beautiful Kanji Training

Here’s a new product over at J-List that I think would be really useful if you’re learning Kanji. Beautiful Kanji Training is a Nintendo DS game that teaches you to write, as the name suggests, beautiful Kanji characters. You hold the DS on the side like a book, and Beautiful...

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