Monday, July 31, 2017

Particles

In Japanese grammar, "particles,", or joshi 助詞, are the basis of a very large part of the Japanese language, however, they're also a very alien concept to a lot of people learning Japanese. In this article, I'll explain what are particles and how they work in Japanese.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

dekiru できる, 出来る

In Japanese, dekiru できる, also spelled dekiru 出来る, means a number of things. It can mean "able to" when used as an auxiliary verb. But it can also mean "capable of." And, sometimes, it can mean "to make" or "to be made" or "to be made of."

先生の細胞を豆腐のように破壊できる ああ もちろん数秒あれば再生しますが quote from manga Assassination Classroom, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 暗殺教室
Manga: Assassination Classroom, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 暗殺教室
Monday, July 24, 2017

isekai 異世界

In Japanese, isekai 異世界 means "different world," but it also refers to a genre of anime that deals with going, ending up, being summoned to, or reincarnating in another world, particularly via high-speed truck-kun collision.

Friday, July 21, 2017

genki 元気

In Japanese, genki 元気 means "lively," "full of energy," "healthy," "fine," and so on. It's a word that's used in two ways: to ask if someone is doing fine, physically, or to tell someone to stop being gloomy and get motivated.