This blog is one gaijin's attempt to learn Japanese through mnemonics, puns, and general linguistic absurdity.

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Friday, September 29, 2017


Zさん and Cさん are driving in a car.

Zさん:"I've been really looking forward to this party.  It's going to be fun."
Cさん:「Yes.  でも、can we go to スーパー, before?」
Zさん:"Sure, but it's back the other way. We'll have to make a u-ey."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Aさん:「Oh no, it happened again!」
Zさん:"What happened?"
Aさん:「My cat coughed up a hairball into my shoe.  He does it every Saturday, like clockwork.  毎週、my shoe!」
Zさん:"... your kingdom for your shoe...?"
Aさん:「。。。you're not helping, Catesby

Friday, September 15, 2017


日本人:「。。。?。。。fluent, fluent, fluent。」

Friday, September 8, 2017

Star Trek:Voyager

Zさん:"I heard you are collecting Star Trek:Voyager action figures. Which one did you want?"
Zさん:"... so I should ちゃこる?"