Sunday, November 27, 2016

Kakkoii and Kakkowarui: Meaning in Japanese | カッコいい, カッコ悪い

Perhaps the coolest ever spoken in anime is the word kakkoii かっこいい, or if you like separating things, kakko ii カッコ良い. And let's not forget about its antonym, kakkowarui かっこわるい, or kakko warui カッコ悪い. These two words often have a number of different translations, so in this article I'll explain their real meaning.
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Names of Sports in Japanese

There are a lot of animes about sports, for some strange reason, and we all love to watch them showing the characters' hard work and sweat pay off while we're comfortably seated behind the screen. But what are those sports called in Japanese?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Furigana 振り仮名

Has someone ever told you to read manga with furigana 振り仮名 but now you're in trouble because you still don't know what furigana means? Is furigana like hiragana or katakana or something? Nope? Then what is furigana?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fighting Styles in Japanese

Have you ever wondered how a fighting style is written in Japanese? Like boxing... or kickboxing... or chinese kickboxing... or drunken, chinese kickboxing? Or maybe how karate is written in Japanese? Well, worry no more, I've compiled a list of those names for you.