Alphabets & Writing Learn Hiragana Common Anime Words

Otaku, Otome - Meaning in Japanese - オタク, 乙女

Have you ever been called an otaku オタク or otome 乙女 and had no idea what the word meant? Or, maybe, you've started calling other people otaku but now you're not really sure you know what it is? Well, worry no more, I'll tell you exactly what otaku means.

Kimochi, Kimochi ii, Kimochi Warui - Meaning in Japanese - 気持ち

A word that gets said a lot in anime and that also seem to have multiple meanings in Japanese is kimochi 気持ち.  Sometimes it's just kimochi, other times it's kimochi ii 気持ちいい, other times, it's kimochi warui 気持ち悪い. But what does it really mean? What's the difference here?

Shounen 少年, Seinen 青年, Shoujo 少女, Josei 女性 - Meaning in Japanese & Differences Between The Anime "Genres"

Monday, July 25, 2016
Often manga and anime are divided into these four categories: shounen 少年, shoujo 少女, seinen 青年, and josei 女性. Everyone has watched a shounen anime or two, and read a shoujo manga, perhaps. But what's the difference between shounen, shoujo, and the others? What do these words even mean in Japanese?

Oniichan, Oneechan, Otouto, Imouto - Meaning in Japanese - お兄ちゃん, お姉ちゃん, 弟, 妹

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Brothers and sisters, we are here united on this day to talk about the difference between "brother" and... "brother"... in Japanese. And "sister" and "sister." Of course I'm talking about the words oniichan 御兄ちゃん and otouto 弟, and oneechan お姉ちゃん and imouto 妹, and some other words related to siblings.

What does San, Kun, Chan & Sama mean in Japanese?

Friday, July 22, 2016
Have you ever noticed how every time someone says someone else's name in anime they add a san さん, chan ちゃん, kun 君, sama 様 or something else at the end? No? Well, have you ever actually watched anime? They do that all the time! The question is... why?

Tsundere, Yandere, Kuudere, Dandere - Meaning in Japanese + Other Types of Dere

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Some words you may often hear when talking about girls in anime are tsundere ツンデレ, kuudere クーデレ and yandere ヤンデレ. Besides being used only when talking about girls and being mostly words made-up by fans, they also got this dere デレ there at the end, so, clearly, they're related somehow. But what do they mean exactly?

Baka - Meaning in Japanese - 馬鹿

The word baka is one of those that keeps showing up in anime everywhere. It means "stupid," but that everyone knows, right? The question is, where does baka comes from and how do you use it?