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Learn Japanese Homonyms

Have you ever confused the bird crane with the lifting machine at construction sites? The word
“crane” is a homonym; it is spelled the same way but can mean different things. In Japanese,
homographs exist too, and they can be hard to distinguish at the beginning. Let’s master them
by paying attention to the three clues: kanji, context, and intonation!

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Why Watching Anime Can Help You Learn Japanese Faster

Anime has been successful in bringing the understanding of Japanese people to many people all over the world that would have not gotten to hear it anywhere else. It is estimated that the world has nearly 122 million people who can speak Japanese; sadly most of these people are found in Japan. This is because the Japanese language lacks the reach that the other many Asian languages as well as other languages have gotten. However, the advent of Anime has provided a lot of people with an easier ...

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Quick and Easy Learning with YouTube - Top 5 Japanese Channels

Ever thought about learning Japanese but you don't have time to sign up for an actual class? Wait! Don't go out and buy a Japanese/English dictionary or Japanese textbook to self-study just yet! Instead, what if I told you can learn the language for free? In addition, what if I told you can learn the language for free online? While there are some websites that will charge fees for language lessons, the best way to access free Japanese lessons online is through YouTube. What makes ...

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Why Learn Japanese?

This is a certainly a question that is asked of both myself, and of Hills Learning. Japanese in the 80’s was what Chinese is today, a language that is learned for business, political, and most importantly future expectations. If a language is perceived to become more prominent, people will try to learn it. Chinese is seen as a language that might even take over English in prominence, so people are desperate to learn it. Potential students for Japanese these days, so people tell me, are manga ...

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