How to Say ‘My Name Is’ in Japanese: Introduce Yourself Like a Native!

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Once you’ve got the basic greetings covered in Japanese you are ready to engage in conversations and make new friends! When meeting someone for the first time they may ask you: anata no namae wa nan desu ka? (あなたの名前はなんですか / あなたのなまえはなんですか) meaning ‘what is your name?’. In this post, you will learn just how to … Read more

10+ Effective Ways to Get Japanese Speaking Practice (Even if You Study By Yourself!)

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Speaking is the ultimate goal of most language learners. It’s one thing working through textbooks or watching anime in Japanese. But if you ever go to Japan, how will you order your lunch, buy a train ticket or make Japanese friends, if you can’t actually speak Japanese? But speaking can definitely be the most nerve-wracking … Read more