These adorable clips and characters will help you memorise kanji symbols and make you smile at the same time.
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“On that day, we ticks received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the five-foot-tall humans.”
Read about the adventures of Narutoe – a ninja toe – and his friend Sauceke – a jar of tomato sauce.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn Japanese through horribly-drawn manga, then today’s your lucky day!
But if the word for “goodbye” is dying, how do we say goodbye to it?
Because cats are the true universal language.
Get ready to impress/terrify your Japanese friends!
You can learn all the words and practice all the kanji, but there’s one little Japanese language quirk that will almost certainly trip you up when you first encounter it.
Master these and you can convince anyone you’re a native Japanese speaker…over the phone anyway.
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With enough hard work, anyone can learn to speak and read Japanese. But you know you’ve truly made it as a Nihongo master only when you can effortlessly break out a few yojijukugo, or four-kanji idioms. Join us after the jump for 10 of our favourites!
It used to be that if you were studying a foreign language in your own country, the only listening practice that was easily available to you was hearing your teacher or classmates speak, or listening to the CD that came with your textbook. The first Japanese textbook I ever bought actually came with a cassette tape, which was particularly irritating as it was 2006 and I didn’t even own a Walkman any more.
Then someone invented a website that allowed users to upload short videos for all the world to see. Fast-forward nine years and YouTube is one of the biggest sites on the planet, making it a veritable treasure trove of free online spoken content.
So whether you’re after language lessons, YouTubers who vlog in Japanese, or just want to try watching your cat videos in a foreign language, online videos could be your new secret weapon. The trick is just knowing where to look.
Unlike the creature it features, the above image has been floating around online for a few years, but recently has returned back to Japanese shores. However, here such a situation has led to a decidedly punnier outcome. Let’s read what Japanese people have to say about it and maybe learn a little unusual Japanese along the way.