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Shirataki vs Harusame 0

Harusame vs. Shirataki Konnyaku Noodles

As you may know, Harusame (春雨) is the Japanese take on Chinese fěntiáo, known as glass or potato noodles in English-speaking countries. The Asian food is healthy and similar to Shirataki (白滝), but its...

Gaki Meaning in Japanese 0

Why Gaki (ガキ/餓鬼) Means Child in Japanese

Although we usually use the word Kodomo (子供) when describing a child, we sometimes refer to an ill-mannered/annoying kid as a Gaki. Gaki (ガキ/餓鬼) is a vulgar Japanese term for brat in English, but...

Another Meaning of Sakura 0

Sakura: Another Meaning of the Japanese Word

When people hear Sakura (さくら), many will probably picture beautiful pink cherry blossoms in full bloom in the spring. Yes, Sakura (桜) is the Japanese word for the cherry tree and its blossoms, but...

Meccha vs. Totemo vs. Honto Ni in Japanese 0

Meccha vs. Totemo vs. Honto Ni: Meaning & Usage

Meccha (めっちゃ/滅茶), Totemo (とても), and Honto Ni (ほんとに/本当に) are Japanese synonyms used to emphasize an adjective or an adverb.  In other words, these phrases are interchangeable, but unlike Totemo and Honto Ni, Meccha is slang,...