How to use 20 kawaii emoticons! (Text Like Japanese)

How to use 20 kawaii emoticons! (Text Like Japanese)

As you know, Japanese emoticons are very different from Western emoticons. There are a large variety of emoticons in Japan. Some emoticons are more popular than others. I am a Japanese girl who is going to show you how to use those kawaii emoticons when you write a text messaging or a blog post. If you want to write messages like hip and cute Japanese girls, you can start using those kawaii emoticons.[Continue Reading…]

15 different ways to apologize other than “Gomennasai”

15 different ways to apologize other than “Gomennasai”

I will show you how to apologize to Japanese people other than “Gomennasai”. We have lots of ways to apologize. Sometimes we use the same word but it means totally different in different situation. Have you ever been in a situation when you want to apologize in Japanese but you have no idea how? Is “Gomennasai” too casual to apologize in business situation? Do you want to apologize without saying “Gomennasai”? I have 15 tips for you![Continue Reading…]

10 “Shiro” useful expressions for any situations

 

10 Shiro useful expressions for any situations

I was born in Japan, but have lived and travelled all around the world. As I learn different languages, I notice that there are many expressions that are hard to understand for non-native speakers. Today, I want to explain how to use the word “Shiro,” which means the white color in Japanese. In English, the word “white” can be used in an expression such as “a white lie.” The word “Shiro” can also be used in expressions and has different meanings other than just simply describing a color. [Continue Reading…]

30 Japanese Emoticons (Text Like a Native)

30 Japanese Emoticons (Text Like a Native)

Are you familiar with the Japanese emoticons? If so, then could you tell how these emoticons are used and what they mean? I’m Japanese, and I think Japanese emoticons help enrich the expression of messages when sending mails containing hard to express feelings. However, [Continue Reading…]