Learn Japanese at JAPANESQUE CAFÉ

Mai Yamamoto
Learning Japanese as a foreign language with a native speaker
Created 17 Jul 2021
  • How do you say "I'm learning Japanese" in Japanese?
    23 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    When you want to say "I am learning Japanese" in Japanese, you can say; 日本語(にほんご)を勉強(べんきょう)しています。 Nihongo wo benkyoo shiteimasu. 勉強しています (benkyoo shiteimasu) means "to be leaning". The dictionary form...
  • How do you say "I don't understand Japanese" in Japanese?
    21 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    When you travel in Japan, you may meet some Japanese people who speak to you in Japanese. Ideally, you want to understand them, but it might not be the case. What can you say in Japanese when you don'...
  • What does "kawaii" mean in Japanese?
    20 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    "Kawaii" is one of the most important expressions in Japanese. It primarily means "cute" when we use it for something little or small. かわいい赤ちゃん kawaii akachan cute baby(s) かわいい子犬 kawaii koinu cute pup...
  • How do you say "it's hurting" in Japanese?
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    In Japanese, "it's hurting" is "itai". When you want to say which part of your body is hurting, you can say "(a noun) ga itai". あたまが痛い(いたい) Atama ga itai. My head is hurting. 歯が痛い Ha ga itai. My tooth...
  • Life as a nomad worker (Digital Nomad)
    16 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I’m a writer and I work online. I can work anywhere in the world as long as I can connect with the internet. You call the people like me “digital nomads” while Japanese people call them “ノマドワーカー (noma...
  • How do you say "beautiful" in Japanese?
    15 Oct 2021 1 0
    "Beautiful" is "kirei" in Japanese. You can use this word for people, things or scenery. きれいな人 Kirei na hito a beautiful person きれいな箱 Kirei na hako a beautiful box きれいな景色 Kirei na keshiki a beautiful ...
  • How do you say "delicious" in Japanese?
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    In Japanese, "delicious" is "oishii". It's an i-adjective. Here is the conjugation. おいしい(です) oishii (desu) おいしくない(です) oishikunai (desu) おいしかった(です) oishikatta (desu) おいしくなかった(です) oishikunakatta (desu) ...
  • How do you say "definitely" in Japanese?
    13 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Yesterday, we talked about how to say "maybe" in Japanese. Today, we are going to learn how to say "definitely". In Japanese, "definitely" is "zettai (ni)" which is a very strong word. Since Japanese ...
  • How do you say "maybe" in Japanese?
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    "Maybe" in Japanese is "tabun". Japanese people like using this word, so you will hear it very often when you talk with them. "Tabun" can be used alone, or you can use it in a sentence. We often say "...
  • How do you say "Never mind" in Japanese?
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    In Japanese, when people want to say "never mind", they say, 気(き)にしないで Kini shinaide. It is interesting that some people say, ドンマイ!| Don mai I believe that it originated from the English phrase "don't...
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