I really want to go to Japan, but I can't speak Japanese and I'm a bit worried…Japanese has three kinds of writing characters: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, which is so complicated…
This time MdJ collects some articles that you can learn the basics of Japanese for those who have these kinds of ideas!
First, let's learn the words to say hello and thank you in Japan.
Japanese culture values greetings a lot, so if you learn to say these in Japanese, even the shy Japanese will open their hearts to you!
Things to Know When Visiting Japan! Basic Japanese Phrases #1
Japanese has three kinds of writing characters: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.
In addition, Japanese people may use polite and respectful wording (honorific) according to the occasion.
Sometimes the same Kanji can have different pronunciations, so even memorizing some basics you can still feel frustrated in many aspects.
Starting from a good command of hiragana, Japanese isn't that scary.
Let's take a quick look at what on earth hiragana and katakana are!
Permanent Cherished Version! Japanese lecture part1. Hiragana, which can be used all the time.
Permanent Collector's Edition ! Useful Japanese Course, part2. Katakana.
So far so good!
Then you might as well take the challenge to learn a slightly more difficult marking method!
Permanent Cherished Version! Japanese Lecture for Sustainable Use · Review & Summary +α
Japanese kanjis are with far more strokes than hiragana or katakana which is too hard to remember! ...
In fact, many Japanese think so too. Since many Japanese kanjis were created by imitating real objects, it will be much easier to remember them referring to their origins!
Check out and remember these Japanese kanjis will make traveling in Japan easier!
Permanent Cherished Version! Japanese lecture part1〜Kanji〜which can be used all the time.
In addition, one of the complexities of Japanese is that many variations can be listed regarding to the first and second person.
There are many different wordings for "I" and "YOU" in Japanese, and from the usage you can get a glimpse of the person's personality.
If you keep these in mind, you might be happier watching anime and comic and talking to Japanese people, right?!
There are many ways to express "I (First Person)"in Japanese amine and comics! ～Ore,Boku,Watashi～
There are many ways to express "You"in Japanese amine and comics! ～Second Person～
Finally, we will introduce to you the Japanese sentence "すみません(Sumimasen)" which is known as the most incredible! It can be used for an apology and can also be used to show thanks.
Let us uncover the secret of the sentence "すみません(Sumimasen)" that heard a lot in Japan.
Why Do Japanese People Apologize?
By reading again and again, when you come to Japan you can apply these in a smart way!
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