There are Japanese phrases that are deeply part of me. I feel alone or lonely when I don’t get to say these to anyone. Today, I want to share a small story related to those phrases. In Japanese, we have specific expressions when we come home or welcome someone home. NOTE: You can drop the […]
Thank You in Japanese – 6 Common Phrases
There are many ways to say Thank You in Japanese just like many other languages. In English, they say Thanks, Thank you so much, I appreciate it, etc. Likewise, the ways to thank people in Japanese can be different depending on the situation or people you are thanking. Here are what we will discuss in […]
こんにちは or こんにちわ? Which is correct and Why?
Recently I’ve been asked about the spelling of Konnichiwa in Hiragana. Is it こんにちは or こんにちわ? Which is correct and why? The answer is こんにちは with は (Hiragana HA) at the end instead of わ (Hiragana WA) although the phrase is pronounced “KonnichiWA.” Why? Because the WA in this particular phrase is a particle (Topic […]