Take a verb and turn it into a noun simply by adding "mono" to the end of it and you're halfway to verbalizing that you've found something that was lost.
For Yaeko Kabe's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
April is a fresh start for everyone and things can get pretty busy, so don’t forget to smell the flowers while you can.
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, it's good to get a refresher on the kind of vocabulary we're using to describe PCR tests and travel-related quarantines.
It seems like every week Japanese-language learners are introduced to new terms that are connected in some way with the pandemic.
Christmas in Japan is a time for giving gifts, but make sure to save some of your money for the new year holiday.
The lingo inside a Japanese boardroom tends to borrow a lot from baseball as well as from 16th-century samurai philosopher Miyamoto Musashi.