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How Japanese has changed over time

In Japanese by Jeremy Arns

All living languages are evolving, and it’s likely accelerating as the world grows. Languages often adopt words from other languages, maybe a “mistake” is used so much it starts to become acceptable use, certain expressions …

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Chinese character challenges, July 2016

In Chinese by Olle Linge

Test your Chinese character knowledge and improve your ability to compare and contrast characters with these challenges! Answers at the bottom.

Which character does not belong in this group? why?
上、本、日、下

Which character does not belong in this group? Why?
您、你、灯、路

Which character does not belong in this group? Why?
然、灯、冰、炎

Which character does not belong in this group? Why?
目、日、六、火

Answers on our blog:

https://blog.skritter.com/2016/07/chinese-character-challenges-july-2016/

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Yakuwarigo (役割語)

In Japanese by Jeremy Arns

If you’re studying Japanese, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of yakuwarigo (役割語),  however you might not have known it’s name. Yakuwarigo is used in writing, but can also be heard in some Anime …