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日本語: Basic Japanese

The best way for me to learn (and retain) something is to ‘teach’ other people. Since I can’t afford going to school right now but don’t want to give up on my goals, I’m trying to study Japanese on my … Continue reading

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私のかぞく

I thought I may as well share “my speech” that I wrote for my final project for my Japanese class. Usually we present in groups for the final projects, doing a skit or something, but I will be absent for … Continue reading

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I Love English

I went out for an after school snack with a group of my new classmates the other night. My favourite restaurant is 9 minutes from the building our class is in. (I timed it! LOL. In the three weeks I’ve had … Continue reading

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Homophones PSA

We’ve all seen the there/their/they’re and to/two/too rants. Improper grammar is annoying and I frequently rant about these types of mistakes myself. I thought I would share some of my ‘favourites’. peek/peak/pique peek – to sneakily look at something peak … Continue reading

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Hush

I love words. I really do. I love language and linguistics and syntax and diction. English is great because there are so many different words to say just what you mean. You can sift through dozens of words to find … Continue reading

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Let’s

I wrote this back in 2010 and just found it in my email. ~~~~~ I love the idea of the Japanese verb ending ~masho, meaning “let’s~” such as “tabemasho” = “let’s eat”. As Peter from J-List said, “These statements subtly … Continue reading

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