Author Archives: RobinB

Get Used to It

The title of this month’s column is directly stolen from former FuJET CIR Daniel Morales. One of the major themes of his blog (along with how to find good beer) is not to think too deeply about Japanese but rather … Continue reading

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手 does not mean hand!

If I told you that 手(て) in Japanese doesn’t mean ‘hand’ in English, would you believe me? Actually it’s true. 手(て) has its own definition in Japanese that in most cases is conveniently translated as ‘hand’. But what if I … Continue reading

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Choosing Skis

So you decided not to bow to peer pressure and take up skiing instead of snowboarding? Congratulations! Skiing is just as fun as snowboarding and you don’t have to get a cold bum while you buckle on your board. Just … Continue reading

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Tips for Reading Kanji: Part 2

If you missed part one of this article, you can find it here. It explained how to find the radical a kanji and the information that it can give you. Part two will look at the rest of the kanji … Continue reading

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Japanese for Dummies

If you want to learn a bit of Japanese but don’t know where to start, then this column is for you. Continue reading

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