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 to just get used to it.

I often get asked “how do you say ………………in English/Japanese?” and often my answer is “you don’t”. One of the great challenges of learning a language is to force yourself not to say what you want to say, but rather what is appropriate in the situation. Listen to what people around you say. Read more