Dating and App updates

I would like to thank all of you for using Japanese Hub and for providing feedback to help me make the app even better. Today, we’re going to go over what it means to date in Japan and some updates for the app.

You might think that if you want to ask someone out, you’d say something like,

Dēto wo shimashou!
Let’s go out (let’s date)!

With デート being the borrowed English word “date.”

Or maybe

Dēto wo shite kudasai.
Please date (me).

And you would be asking this person out, but it may not on a date in the western sense, as in you’re interested in being boyfriend / girlfriend. This word could mean that you’re going out on a date or that you’re just going out (but not on a date).

If you want to ask someone out on a date, a more specific way would be

わたしと つきあって ください
Watashi to tsuki atte kudasai
Please go on a date with me.

The phrase 付き合う, tsukiau, consists of two kanji:
付き – tsuki – to attach
合う – au – to fit, suit, or join

And means to accompany someone, to associate with, to go out with, to go steady with, etc.

Culture Note

Japanese people love to do things in groups, so it’s very common for groups of people to go on dates and the most common destination is certainly karaoke, or a カラオケボックス karaoke bokkusu, where you can rent a private booth, order food, and sing your heard out with your friends.


Thanks to you guys sending me your ideas and letting me know of problems that you encountered through the app, I’ve added the ability to make the quizzes writing only and fixed some issues in the kanji and quiz sections.


I’m adding some big updates to the app that I hope to have out in the next couple of months. I don’t want to give away too much, but one of them will be the ability to gift the app and the other has to do with establishing a community (this one is like an app in itself). 😉

I’m still working on the tablet version. I’ve got the core pieces of it done, I just need to add speech, connectivity, and trial functionality.

As always, I love hearing from you guys. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments! To send me feedback, go to the feedback section from the main page and click the button to send me an email!