The Best Online Course for Learning Japanese Vocabulary – How long does it take to learn Japanese vocabulary with a flashcard application?

Disclaimer: We have not updated this in forever!  I am doing an MBA in Japan so its been hard to find time for an update – but I am currently cramming for a Japanese exam and I am inspiring myself by returning to blogging.  Look forward to – infrequent – updates!  😀   6,000 Words – A good base knowledge of Japanese vocabulary. How much time … Continue reading The Best Online Course for Learning Japanese Vocabulary – How long does it take to learn Japanese vocabulary with a flashcard application?

5 Ways to Break your Chinese Learning Slump

Are you de-motivated? Are you too tired, too busy or just generally uninterested in spending the time it takes to learn Chinese? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Demotivation is a common problem that everyone will experience throughout the course of their Chinese learning journey at one point or another. What matters is how you deal with it when it does. When you’re at the point … Continue reading 5 Ways to Break your Chinese Learning Slump

Hanbridge Mandarin Review

The nice folks over at Hanbridge Mandarin reached out to me in order to provide me with a free-trial of their online Skype school.  In the following review I will give an honest run-down of my first impressions and my experience. Initial Impressions: Hanbridge is a mandarin school based out of Shenzhen, I first learned about them when I was approached by one of their … Continue reading Hanbridge Mandarin Review

Last Minute JLPT Study Resources

It’s too late to register for the December JLPT, so if you haven’t registered… tough luck! But for those of you that are taking the test, I have found that there are several great resources that will help those of us that are prepping. 1st Recommendation – Nihongo Challenge http://www.amazon.com/Nihongo-Challenge-N4-Kannji-Japan/dp/4872177576 http://www.amazon.com/Nihongo-Challenge-Grammar-Reading-JLPT/dp/4872177568 (I have linked to the n4 versions, because that is where most beginners are … Continue reading Last Minute JLPT Study Resources

Mandarin Chinese Coffee Vocabulary List

In addition to having the one of the strongest tea cultures in the world, coffee culture is also exploding in China. As of July 2015, Coffee Consumption is in a growth cycle of 7x the global average, about 25% to 30% year on year.① With Coffee Cafe’s popping up everywhere, themes and gimmicks to set them apart from the rest are popping up too! You … Continue reading Mandarin Chinese Coffee Vocabulary List

Cool Chinese Character Memorization Methods

It seems like every day a new app comes out that promises to help you learn characters easily. With a growing pool of research in memory and memory competitions on the rise, this article will be a quick round-up of some of these learning methodologies and some of my thoughts on how you can use them to learn characters quickly. Mnemonic A mnemonic (RpE: /nəˈmɒnɨk/, … Continue reading Cool Chinese Character Memorization Methods

Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses In Japanese – Number 91 – 100

Click here to get Cheap Online Japanese Lessons! #91 1 Peter 2:24: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. さらに、わたしたちが罪に死に、義に生きるために、十字架にかかって、わたしたちの罪をご自分の身に負われた。その傷によって、あなたがたは、いやされたのである。 Kanji Used – 罪 – Sin (Tsumi) / æ­» – Death (Shi) / 義 – Righteousness (Gi) / 生きる – To live (Ikiru) … Continue reading Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses In Japanese – Number 91 – 100

Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses In Japanese – Number 81 – 90

Click here to get Cheap Online Japanese Lessons! #81 Romans 8:39: neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 高いものも深いものも、その他どんな被造物も、わたしたちの主キリスト・イエスにおける神の愛から、わたしたちを引き離すことはできないのである。 Kanji Used – 高い – High,Tall (Takai) / 深い – Deep (Fukai) / 他 – Other (Hoka) / 被造物 – Creature (Hizoubutsu) / 主 – … Continue reading Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses In Japanese – Number 81 – 90