Monday, July 31, 2017

Japanese Grammar Particles - An 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

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

できる, 出来る, Dekiru - Meaning in Japanese

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 - 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?