Honorifics play a huge role in the Japanese language. They define underlying power dynamics and help the speaker express deference to the listener without being explicit.

It is the one area of the language where it is as essential to understand the culture as is it to understand the grammar and syntax.

Three groups: honorific, humble, polite


Teineigo is the basic way of being polite in Japanese and is absolutely crucial to master. It is used everywhere, every day in Japan. 
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The founder of HH JapaNeeds also actually learned English at a language school.

Initially, his language learning seemed like such a small step, but the journey he began was incredibly life-changing.

With the desire to share this life-changing experience, he started HH JapaNeeds. We look forward to helping you bring your own language learning journey.