Meet Nihongo Master

Never having formally studied Japanese before, I went to Nihongo Master last week as a true Nihongo Rookie. “Nihongo” by the way, means Japanese in Japanese, which I clearly didn’t know as a rookie. If you’re a Chinese reader, you’ll see that the characters used in Nihongo—日本語—mean “Japanese language” in Chinese, but pronounced “rìběnyǔ” in … 

 

Happy Year of the Goat

On February 19th, China—along with its neighboring countries—is celebrating the coming of the Year of the Goat. If you’re currently not in East Asia, fear not, there are Chinese communities around the world where you can join in on the festivities, and you can always celebrate within your own home.   The Goat: All you need to know Have … 

 

Meet Waygo Fans Helen & Alan

Meet Helen and Alan. We found out about them and their epic journey from London to Vietnam after they wrote us some feedback (commercial break: do you have feedback? We’d love to hear it! Send it to feedback@waygoapp.com.) and pointed us to their blog post about Waygo and how it has helped them from going hungry … 

 

Announcing Korean & Vertical Text

Attention 친구 (chingu), A.K.A. friends! If you haven’t seen it already, Waygo now translates Korean. So those of you who live in China and Japan, it’s time to start planning your vacation to Korea!                                     You might have also noticed some major … 

 

A Movie Date with Waygo

Waygo recently caught a flick at the U.S.’s oldest continuously run theater, the Roxie. Opened in San Francisco in 1909 and still running, the Roxie “exists to showcase the best/coolest/raddest/true-ist/funniest/trippiest/fake-ist movies of the past, present and future!”   The movie? As a language enthusiast, it only makes sense that Waygo chose a language-centric film, Tongues of Heaven. Filmmaker Anita Chang was … 

 

Chinatown, Hawaiian Style

If you find yourself on Hawaii’s Oahu island and you’re in need of a China fix, head Downtown to Honolulu’s Chinatown, one of the oldest Chinatowns in the world.   Honolulu’s Chinatown dates back to the 19th century when Chinese laborers immigrated to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations. After their contracts expired, many of these workers …