Monday, July 31, 2017

Particles Introduction

One important piece of the Japanese grammar is the use of the "particles," or joshi 助詞, and that might sound weird to people who just started learning Japanese. After all, what are particles? Are there particles in English or something like it? And how do the particles work? This article will try to answer these questions and give a summary about the particles of the Japanese language.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Verbs in Japanese - How do They Work? - Conjugation Grammar

In Japanese, verbs work in a different way than they do in English. The main difference being that they are more important in a phrase. This happens because the Japanese verb, and its conjugation, have more effect in the meaning of a phrase than English verbs do. In this article I'll explain how this happens and some main features of Japanese verbs and their conjugations.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dekiru できる, 出来る

The verb and auxiliary verb dekiru できる (or dekiru 出来る with kanji) is one of those common Japanese words that appear everywhere and then sometimes places you'd think it shouldn't be. It doesn't have one single meaning, dekiru can mean multiple things. And its kanji are kind of weird too. So in this post I'll explain about the word.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sekai & Isekai

Lately there's been a lot of isekai 異世界 anime, which are anime set in "another world," often adapted from a light novel. And you might have noticed that sekai 世界 is usually translated as "world." But is this really true? After all, the difference between isekai and sekai is a mere i. Does sekai really means "world" and isekai really means "another world"?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Genki: Meaning in Japanese | 元気

Are you genki 元気? I mean, genki desu ka 元気ですか? No? Do you even know what genki means? Sure there are some anime characters that are called the genki type, and you may not be one of those, but is the meaning of one genki the same as the other? What does genki mean anyway?