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Grammar JLPT N4: V-てくる V-te kuru

Adding the verb くる ‘kuru' after a verb in ~て form produces a new meaning

Grammar JLPT N4

Grammar JLPT N4: V-ていく V-te iku

Adding the verb いく ‘iku’ after a verb in ~て form produces a new meaning

Grammar JLPT N4

Christmas Carols - “Jingle Bell”  ジングルベル in Japanese

Although the religious dimension of Christmas may not be well understood by the majority of Japanese people, Christmas Carols クリスマスキャロル such as “Silent night” きよしこの夜, “Jingle Bells” ジングルベル, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” クリスマスの12日 are heard across Japan in Christmas time. For Japanese language learners the lyrics of these carols are a great occasion to learn Japanese vocabulary and to encourage to practice pronunciation.

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Christmas in Japan: Modern Japanese traditions

To the surprise of many, Christmas really is celebrated in Japan! It is seen as a synonym of love and happiness, as well as an opportunity to spend time with loved ones.


Japanese Greetings

Here's on some principles that govern the use of greeting expressions in Japan.


Japanese kanji: a brief history of the Japanese writing system

Here's a brief history of kanji and contemporary Japanese writing system to understand the complexity that comes with it.


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