FREE Websites for Japanese Reading Practice (At Every Level)

free websites for Japanese reading practice

Want to get better at Japanese? Reading is one of the best ways to improve your language skills. It’s especially important to read a lot when you’re learning a language with a different writing system, like Japanese. Hiragana, katakana and kanji can be overwhelming at first. But with enough reading practice, reading these characters will … Read more

How To Say Everybody In Japanese (Mina-San Vs Minna)

The word for ‘everybody’ in Japanese is minna (みんな). When calling others’ attention, addressing a group or talking about ‘everybody’, the proper word is mina-san (皆さん / みなさん). You can also use minna for inanimate objects when saying ‘everything’ or ‘all’.  One of the most common beginner mistakes in learning Japanese is confusing mina and … Read more

Kouhai In Japanese: What Does it Mean and How to Use it

Japanese society embraces a hierarchical system especially when it comes to school or work. You may know it as the senpai-kouhai system. Senpai (先輩 / せんぱい) means one’s superior. The opposite of senpai is kouhai (後輩 / こうはい), one’s junior, a younger person or colleague who has little experience. Today we will highlight the background … Read more