Japanese Language Fun Facts (4)

Sometimes it's fun to encounter new words. If there's a lot in common, it's just swell. But when they're opposed to everything you know and love, it might take some time to get used to.

Sometimes it’s fun to encounter new words. If there’s a lot in common, it’s just swell. But when they’re opposed to everything you know and love, it might take some time to get used to.

日本語のおもしろい情報(4)

Today we’re going to look at some weird words and the patterns that underlie them. Continue reading

Understanding Dr. Seuss in Japan

日本でドクター・スースを理解するかどうか

I grew up on Dr. Seuss. Japan didn’t. That’s sad to me, but I’m sure a childhood without Anpanman is just as sad to Japanese people.

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Not Understanding Is Fine: Teaching English

不理解は大丈夫:英語教育

One of the first things you realize when you teach a language is that you don’t really understand what the heck is going on. And that’s okay, especially if you’re a learner. Continue reading