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The Definition of a “Weeb” ― Revealed

If you’re an anime or gaming fan and you’ve been on the internet for any period of time, you’ve probably heard the word “weeb”. Weeb is the result of many different variations of internet slang evolving into a brand-new term, and they aren’t all flattering! Let’s get to know the origins, the meaning, and the …

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Dogeza — Meaning, Context & Usage

Let’s take a look at one of the more distinctive physical acts many people recognize from Japanese culture: dogeza. While the term itself is probably unfamiliar, you’re probably at least passingly familiar with its meaning, that of prostrating yourself on the ground, in an extreme form of bowing. In this article, we’ll cover the full …

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Rocket Languages Japanese — Full Review (2021)

Next in our long line of reviews of Japanese learning materials is Rocket Languages. If you’ve spent time (like me) furiously googling around for answers to your various questions about Japanese, no doubt you’ve stumbled on some of their stuff before. What a lot of people don’t immediately realize about them is that they actually …

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Daisuki (大好き) — Here’s What It Really Means

Let’s look at a word that it seems like everyone loves to use in Japan. Tread carefully, however, this word (like, it seems, all words in Japanese) carries more nuance than you might at first expect. Those pitfalls are pretty easy to overcome, though, and in this article I’ll be guiding you on how to …

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“Kawaii desu” ― Meaning, Usage & Examples

Ramen. Sushi. Sake. Some Japanese words are immediately recognizable, even if you don’t speak the language at all. Others are still heavily used in non-Japanese media but aren’t quite as easy to understand. Let’s look at the Japanese phrase “kawaii desu.”   What does “kawaii desu” mean in Japanese? The phrase “kawaii desu” (可愛いです) means …

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