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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,...

Arigato vs Arigatai 0

Arigato vs. Arigatai: Meaning & Usage

Arigatou (ありがとう/有難う), also spelled as Arigato, is a Japanese word that many overseas people know, meaning Thank you. Meanwhile, Arigatai (ありがたい/有難い) is a similar word to it equivalent to grateful/thankful in English, which I...