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
This is a back entry, so I’m going with a relatively easy yojijukugo that I believe can be found on the Kanji Kentei Level 3. This week let’s look at 気分転換 (きぶんてんかん) This idiom is made up of two compounds, 気分 and 転換. 気分（きぶん kibun）which pretty much means mood. 転換（てんかん tenkan）which means conversion. So, put that… Read More Weekly Yojijukugo – 気分転換
Before Utada Hikaru, there was the JLPT N1. The first time I attempted the N1 was in July. I wasn’t very close to passing at the time. However, I decided to study and give it a go for December. In the link below, you can see my chosen study methods for the JLPT N1. Studying… Read More JLPT N1 Afterthoughts