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Japanese

How do you say I’ll be late in Japanese

Some people say that Japanese are really strict with time. If you end up going to Japan, you may notice that trains or buses are almost never late when running regularly.So, if you're late meeting with someone, you'll need to apologize, because some Japanese people are strict when it comes to time. We will share about how to say "I'll be late!" in Japanese in this article. You will be able to learn both the casual and the formal way to say it. How do you say I’ll be late in Japanese? Casual When you're late to meet a friend, ...

Japanese

How do you say it's such a hassle in Japanese?

When something bothers you, or you just don't want to do something, you can say "it's such a hassle..." in English. In Japanese, you can say めんどうくさい (mendou-kusai) for these situations! Such a hassle / めんどうくさい めんどうくさい (mendou-kusai) is often used to say “such a hassle.” This is a useful word you can use for a thing, situation, or a person.For example, your homework is always a pain in the butt. You want to do something else, like hanging out with friends or watching a drama or an anime, but you have to do your homework.When you have homework you ...

Japanese Culture

Boy's Day! A traditional Japanese festival for boys on May 5th.

Boy's Day / Tango no sekku May 5th is the national holiday Children's Day, and is also the day for a traditional Japanese festival for boys called 端午の節句 (Tango no sekku, Boy's Day in English). 端午の節句 (Tango no sekku/Boy's Day) is an important day to celebrate a boy's healthy growth. Japanese people display samurai dolls in their houses and carp streamers outside. They also have some special foods. The custom of Tango no sekku is derived from ancient China. In the ancient Chinese calendar, May is called 午 (go), which means the horse in the Chinese zodiac. Tango (端午) means ...

Japanese

How to respond in Japanese naturally!

You probably feel Japanese people nod and say things in response a lot when you are having a conversation in Japanese. Japanese has many words and phrases to respond to what the speaker is saying, like うん (un) or あー(ah). These are called aizuchi (あいづち) in Japanese. Aizuchi (あいづち) show that you're following along with the conversation when you talk with Japanese people! In this article, we will share 10 common words and phrases so you can respond naturally in Japanese! How to respond in Japanese naturally うん (un) うん is the most common reaction to show you're listening to ...

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