Category: Language

義援金 vs 支援金

This is probably appropriate topic given the recent Kumamoto earthquake is requiring either or both. The good news is, despite the apparent difficult kanji, the difference is quite straightforward.
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おはよう vs こんにちは

Haven’t you always been taught that  おはよう/おはようございます (ohayo/ohayo gozaimasu) means “Good morning” and こんにちは (konnichiwa) means “Hello” or “Good afternoon?” Unless you’ve never taken Japanese class, chance is, you
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そう vs よう

At Lena’s request, I’ve finally gotten down to writing this. Before that, let me tell you about something you probably don’t care, but I want to say it
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