About This Website
Welcome to Takashi’s Japanese Dictionary (Takashionary)! This website introduces unique Japanese words and phrases in English. If you want to astonish your Japanese friends using advanced Japanese words, idioms or slang, this is the website for you. To have a feel for this site, you can take a look at the list of my selected posts!
Takashionary also has its Facebook page and Twitter account. Please feel free to share this site on social media with your friends!
Hello, I’m Takashi. I’m a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Japan, and currently doing a Ph.D. in Australia. I’ve created this website to assist Japanese learners to talk with their friends more naturally and casually in Japanese. If you have any request, please send me a message via the Facebook page, or a contact page!
現在、オーストラリアで大学院生（博士課程）をしているTakashiと申します。このブログでは、面白くて訳しにくい日本語を英語で詳しく解説しています (一部、日本語の記事も書いています)。一応、サイト名では “Dictionary” と謳っていますが、読み物として面白い内容であることを一番に心掛けています。TOEICのような「英語試験のため勉強法」ではなく、日本語・英語という言語の面白さを読者に伝えられたらと思っています。もし、お仕事のご依頼やご意見・感想等ございましたら、SNS (Facebook, Twitter) またはお問合せフォームより是非ご連絡ください。
About Word Description
As you can see, some words are evaluated by a bipolar scaling method on a scale of 1 to 5. Here are the definitions of both sides:
1. Word Level
- Basic: commonly used; it can be very useful to learn the word
- Advanced: occasionally used; people wouldn’t expect that non-natives know the word
- Standard: used by everyone regardless of their age
- Slang: used only among young people
- Formal: predominantly used in writing or speaking with older people
- Informal: predominantly used in SNS or a daily conversation among friends
I would like to thank my friends and English teachers for helping me with a lot of fruitful advice and feedback.