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One-letter- word ひらがな 一文字(ひともじ)の ことば

There are 46(!) basic syllables in Japanese. It’s a whole lot more than the English alphabet. The good news is, if you consider this a good news that is, just one of those 46 letters can be a word. For … Continue reading

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Mikkabozu - 三日坊主 - みっかぼうず

Do you know a Japanese word/expression ” mikka bozu”? You quit something after (only) three days even if you pledge to do it.  Literally it means a three-day-monk. 三日(みっか)(mikka) means 3 days. 坊主(ぼうず)(bozu) is a monk. So the story behind … Continue reading

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Long time no see = “hisashiburi”

Wow, it’s been such a long time since I last wrote something on the blog. So the appropriate word here would be ひさしぶり(hisashiburi), meaning it’s been a long time. Long time can be years but also a couple of weeks, … Continue reading

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