Learn Hiragana

When "ha" は is "wa" - How to Tell If It's Pronounced wa or ha

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
If you have started learning Japanese you might have noticed or been told that the hiragana ha は is sometimes pronounced wa. This is even there's already another hiragana specifically for the syllable wa わ. So how can you tell if は is pronounced wa or ha in a phrase?  Is there even a way? Is it really that confusing all the time?

Mahou, Majutsu, Majo - Meaning in Japanese + 50 Magic Words & Phrases Vocabulary

Monday, May 29, 2017
If you have ever watched ever it's likely you've already heard some word related to "magic."  Be it mahou 魔法, majutsu 魔術, maryoku 魔力, majo 魔女, mana マナ, and so on. In this post I'm going to list the meaning of these magic words in Japanese and some common phrases about magic used in anime.

ゐ, ゑ, ヰ, ヱ - wi, we - Rare Hiragana & Katakana Characters in Japanese

Saturday, April 15, 2017
The kana in the Japanese hiragana can be easy to confuse sometimes. There's mi み, ro ろ and ru る, and they all look like 3's, but luckily it stops there, right? Except when you encounter the rare wi ゐ and we ゑ which are hiragana too and look like some weird versions of first three! Just what are those kana? Since when do they exist? Weren't the kana in the w row just wa わ and wo を?!