Hot Japanese Language & Culture How-Tos

How To: Flirt in perfect Japanese

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to flirt in Japanese. With Japanese, as with any other language, a few key nouns and phrases (and knowing how to properly pronounce them) can go a long way. For more information, and to get started speaking Japanese yourself, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Use the Japanese slang "kakkoii" or "cool"

In this tutorial, we learn Japanese slang "kakkoii" or "cool". The word we will learn is "kakkoii" which describes something that is cool, looks awesome, or sounds cool. So, if you wanted to describe a band that sounds cool or say someone is cool, you would use this word. There is a small "su" in the word that you will need to learn how to pronounce when you are saying it. "Mabui" is a word that you would to describe for a girl that is really hot with a nice body and face. For the ladies, if ...

How To: Use Japanese expressions for "lazy"

In this video, we learn how to use Japanese expressions for "lazy". This is difficult to translate for most people, because of how it's expressed and said. Mendo-Kusai is expressing something you don't feel like doing. This is something that takes too much effort, and you can take this to someone casually or with your friends. An example is if you don't feel like doing your homework, or you don't want to walk all the way around a grocery store. This basically means you are being lazy and don'...

How To: Write the Japanese character, "hito" meaning "human"

Writing the word “human” using Japanese characters or writing (also known as kanji) is deceptively easy. It can be completed in as little as two downward, curving strokes. Beginning from the top, draw a line downward, curving the direction of the pen or pencil slightly to the left as you go. Next, find the halfway point of the line you have just drawn. Once you have found the halfway point, draw a line from the halfway point downwards and curving slightly to the right. The end result will loo...

How To: Write "tree" in Japanese

If you have ever wanted to learn Japanese or even just a few words in the language then this video is perfect for you to begin with. This video will show you how to write the word "tree" in Japanese in a fun creative way. The video takes a picture of an actual tree and redesigns it to become the word tree, but if you want to just learn how to write the word on it's own then a grab a piece of paper, pen and begin with making a horizontal stroke. Next, make a vertical line through the horizonta...

How To: Hold a dinner conversation with Japanese etiquette

This video language lesson explains how to hold polite dinner conversation in Japanese, focusing on traditional Japanese table etiquette. At the beginning of a meal, a typical thing to hear is "itadakimasu". Translated literally, it means, "I will partake." When finished with a meal, everyone says, "gochiso-sama", which is a way of expressing respect for the meal. The names of the utensils used in a Japanese meal are "hashi" (chopsticks), spoon (same as in English) and "foh-ku" (fork), "coppu...

How To: Say and read the days of the week in Japanese

You're in Japan but don't know what today is or what tomorrow is going to be? The days of the week are important to know, and simple to learn. This video language lesson shows the days of the week written in Japanese hiragana and kanji, as well as English while the word is clearly pronounced. Follow along while watching this video Japanese language tutorial and learn how to read and say the days of the week.

How To: Say "I love you" in Japanese

In this video we learn how to say "I love you" in Japanese tutorial. Japanese words take a lot of different ones and expressions to say. To learn how to say this in Japanese, you first need to listen to how it's said. The word "aisitemasu" is how you say "I love you" in Japanese. If you say this wrong, you could end up saying something completely different that will come off as the wrong response to "I love you". Once you learn how to say this correctly, you can learn how to say more phrases ...

How To: Ask simple questions in Japanese

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to turn a statement into a question in Japanese. With Japanese, as with any other language, a few key nouns and phrases (and knowing how to properly pronounce them) can go a long way. For more information, and to get started speaking Japanese yourself, watch this video tutorial.

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