『金Kin』『銀Gin』『銅Dou』ーabout Kanji and radicalsー


Kanji can be divided into several parts. These parts have the same shape and are called “部首(Busyu)”. “部首(Busyu)” of the same shape often represent the same meaning. Kanji with “金” as ”部首(Busyu)” The first place winner at the Olympics receives a 『金(Kin)』=『gold』 medal. So what medals do the second and third place finishers get? The second-place finisher will receive a 『銀(Gin)』=『silver』 medal, and the third-place finisher will receive a 『銅(Dou)』=『bronze』 medal. Both of these kanji have the radical ”部首(Busyu)”『金』. This radical is called “Kane-hen”. The word “kane” represents money. There are many Kanji that represent “money” and “metal” in “Kanehen”. …

Japanese honorifics – san, sama, chan, kun and zero honorific- What’s the difference?


n Japanese, when you call someone, several honorifics are used, depending on the person’s age, gender, social role and status. In most cases, the honorific is determined by the relationship between the caller and the listener.


5 Ways to Say You Like Something in Japanese


Would you like to say you like something in Japanese?
These are five ways to talk about your likes.

Interesting Facts about Small Kana – Japanese writing


Have you noticed that there are tiny kana in Japanese writing such as ゃ, っ, or ィ?
These guys look adorable but they play a big role in Japanese writing.
Let me introduce how these small kana are working with full-size kana in writing.

10 Most Common Japanese Hiragana


You might wonder which character you should learn first. Let me introduce 10 hiragana you should definitely learn first to facilitate your Japanese learning.

How to say “Goodbye” in Japanese


we have greetings of “Goodbye” in Japanese. Who do you talk with? Where do you talk? When do you talk? It depends on each situation. so please learn method to say ” Goodbye” If you say ” Goodbye” in wrong situation, it might be impolite for people. You had better learn to say “Goodbye” in polite way. Sayounara : さようなら this is the most popular word. you can use this “Sayounara” in polite to all people. At first you should learn this “Sayounara” to your friends to your teachers) to people in your company) to your parents) ✓ ✓ ✓ …

All Hiragana and Katakana You Need to Know – a perfect guide for Japanese alphabet


You need to learn hiragana/katakana when starting Japanese language.
Here are tables for 71 hiragana/ katakana you need to know.

Japanese writing system

A Quick Guide to Japanese Alphabet – Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji


One of the unique feature of Japanese language is its writing system. There are three types of script in Japanese: hiragana, katakana, and kanji or Chinese characters. These three types of script are mixed to use in words and sentences. You might wonder why Japanese people are using such a complex writing system. To answer these questions, let me tell you about overview of Japanese hiragana, katakana and kanji. Why are there three types of script in Japanese? Japan has a long history, so does Japanese writing system. First, there were only kanji in Japanese writing. Kanji were imported into …