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The 12 Best Books To Learn Japanese

(Updated April 5, 2021) Japanese language students are incredibly lucky: There’s so much competition for Japanese learning materials that the quality of Japanese textbooks out there are extremely high compared to some other less-pursued languages (even compared to Korean textbooks for example). In the 12+ years I’ve been studying Japanese, I have bought piles and …

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What Is Ganbatte

What Is Ganbatte?

Ganbatte Meaning Westerners vaguely familiar with the Japanese term “ganbatte” sometimes think of the English translation as “good luck” or “hard work.” However, ganbatte is less about one’s luck and more about defining one’s own destiny. A more specific and appropriate translation of ganbatte is “do your best.” Cultural background of ‘Ganbatte’ in Japan Ganbatte …

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Learn in Your Car series currently available for free on Audible

Learn in Your Car is a cool series that I’ve been meaning to do a review of for a while. There’s no time for that tonight (I just finished work and it’s almost 3am). However, the other day I noticed that the complete Learn in Your Car audio courses for both Chinese and Japanese are currently …

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