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The whys and hows of Japanese

In Japanese, there are several ways of saying “why” and “how”. In this post I’m going to go over a few of the more common ones and discuss a few exceptions. Starting with “why”, we have the following expressions, each with it’s own nuance. なんで (nande) – basic “why”, slightly informal nuance (Kanji: 何で) どうして (doushite) –… Read More »

Poll Analysis: “Why are you studying Japanese?”

I was very fortunate to get 89 responders for my first WordPress poll, “Why are you studying Japanese?”. (Thanks everyone!) In this post I’ll analyze the results. (The poll is here and it will remain open so if you haven’t responded, please consider doing so. If the results change appreciably I’ll do another article analyzing… Read More »