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I run a blog all about learning Japanese at www.kotobites.com
I run a blog all about learning Japanese at www.kotobites.com

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Looking at the words you find difficult to say in Japanese is a useful exercise for deciding how to improve your pronunication. Here's how I did it

It is said that Japanese pronunciation is easy for native English speakers, but I think that this can make them complacent. Whilst a lot of sounds in Japanese also exist in English, there are still lots of differences between these sounds. This means that…
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This is the first post of 2019, so I will start by saying Happy New Year/ あけましておめでとうございます, or あけおめ for short! You might have noticed that the blog is looking slightly different. I have migrated the blog from WordPress to my own self-hosted site. I’m in…
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2018 has come and gone in what feels like a very short time. I thought it would be fun to look back on the year in terms of my Japanese learning, which will help inform my goals for 2019. I didn’t want to make this post too long and boring so I have…
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Here's some thoughts on how to kickstart a new language learning habit in 2019 with a language challenge! These are great if you feel like you are stuck in a rut.

We are almost at the end of 2018 – can you believe it? It is naturally the time of year when we reflect on the last 12 months, and set our goals for 2019. If you haven’t quite met your goals for this year, now is the perfect time to reset for 2019. And…
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I've done a little post about 2 Youtube channels to watch if you're learning Japanese.

I’m always on the lookout for YouTube channels that are useful for Japanese studies. I wanted to put together a quick post about a couple of channels I have found recently that I think are particularly good for Japanese learners.   Great for beginners:…
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Knowing the best #Japanese foods to eat in Winter will help you make the most of your time in Japan. Here are a few recommendations to get you started.

Winter in Japan brings with it a whole host of seasonal dishes that often make for the ultimate comfort food. Having lived in the northern island of Hokkaido, I quickly learned that eating the right dishes were essential to surviving the long winter! Here…
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Instagram is a pretty fun way to brush up on your language skills. Here are 10 accounts to consider following if you are learning #Japanese!

To be honest, I had been putting off joining Instagram because I thought it was too hipster and filter heavy for me. However, I recently decided to join the platform on a whim, and have found it to be a great resource so far for learning Japanese.…
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I've been using @Clozemaster for a little while and think it is a super useful resource for studying with sentences!

I strongly believe that studying with sentences is an effective way to learn new vocabulary. If this is something you are interested in, I recommend checking out Clozemaster – a website and app that is built around this concept. It is designed to…
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My latest manga recommendation, Tsuredure Children, happens to be cute and accessible for upper beginners (JLPT N4 and up)!

Today’s manga recommendation for Japanese learners is Tsuredure Children/ Tsuredure Chirudoren (徒然チルドレン), a manga series created by Toshiya Wakabayashi. This is a very funny but heartwarming manga which those who upper beginners and above should be able…
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Subtitles are incredibly useful for #languagelearning, but making the switch to target language subs (or no subs) can be daunting. Here are my tips on how to make the transition!

When I’m watching Japanese TV, I try to make use of Japanese subtitles instead of English subtitles as much as possible. But until recently, I had never given much thought to whether native-language or target language subtitles are better for language…
Subtitles and language learning
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