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Cartoon Character Challenge #1

In Chinese, Japanese by Jeremy Arns

Chinese and Japanese learners unite. This character challenge works for both languages! Below is an image of a scene, however it’s made up using Chinese characters only. The goal is to look at the image, and to …

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Japanese Proverbs: ことわざ (kotowaza)

In Japanese by Jeremy Arns

Japanese is a language filled with a ton of ことわざ  (諺), or “kotowaza”, meaning “proverbs”. They can take on different forms– some are 四字熟語  (よじじゅくご) or “Yojijukugo”, which translates to “four character idiom”, while others …