It’s plum blossom season in Japan, which means spring and cherry blossoms are right around the corner. It’s also around the time when you’ll hear the yojijukugo 三寒四温 (さんかんしおん） being throw around often. When spring starts to roll around, it is said that the weather pattern is warm for four days and cold for three. If… Read More Almost Spring
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your year has gotten off to a great start! This year, I spent my first New Year’s in Japan and participated in the yearly shrine visiting activities. Before the year started, Brittany and I went off to Kanazawa before she left Japan for good. This means I might want… Read More Happy New Year!
My favorite thing to tell myself is that I can use Japanese games to study. This is very convenient for me because I’m always looking for an excuse to spend more time playing games. For Beginners If you’re new to playing games in Japanese, I have two suggestions. Suggestion #1 is to play Animal Crossing:… Read More Use Japanese Games to Study?
This week’s idiom is 四苦八苦 (しくはっく). I found this one in my Chibi Maruko no Yojijukugo Shitsu book. The compounds in this idiom are 四苦 and 八苦, which mean four kinds of suffering and eight kinds of suffering, respectively. Since this is a lot of suffering in one, it means to be in distress. Like,… Read More Weekly Yojijukugo – 四苦八苦