There are probably many people from overseas who work in Okinawa. There are also many foreigners who visit Okinawa for sightseeing. Okinawa is a land where a culture different from that of mainland Japan has taken root, and is known for its frequent use of “dialects” that differ from the standard language used by people […]
How is your Japanese language learning going? Some Japanese grammar is simple, while others are complex and difficult to understand. In this Japanese Grammar category, we will post detailed explanations and other information on grammar questions that Japanese language learners often have. Why don’t you relax a little and read it!
Watash is not the only first person word in Japanese! Its types, times, and differences from region to region.
There are several types of first person in languages around the world. In English, “I,” “my,” “me,” “mine,” and “myself” are also first person. And in Japanese, there are a great variety of first-person words. The most standard first person is “watashi” (I), but many people use other first person words in daily conversation. In
The language of each country has words and grammar, but there are also words called “onomatopoeia“. Onomatopoeia is a general term for onomatopoeia, mimetic words, and onomatopoeia, and there are many such onomatopoeias in Japanese. Therefore, it seems that people who stay in Japan for a long time and try to learn Japanese have a
I am sure that people working in Japan or students who come to Japan to study are studying Japanese language everyday to learn it. However, many of them may be struggling with the same word but with different meanings, or with grammar that is completely different from that of their native language. In particular, the
When a foreigner stays in Japan for a long period or lives there on a work visa, they often encounter the “Sugoi meaning” challenges of the Japanese language. This phrase reflects the deep complexities and nuances they face. Even with the intention of “I want to learn as much Japanese as possible since I’ve been
When you suddenly fall ill in your home country, you can explain your symptoms and receive treatment at the hospital without any problems. However, if this were to happen in Japan, a foreign country, you would not be able to accurately communicate your symptoms, nor would you be able to understand the explanations given by
In Japan, the culture of “omotenashi,” or the spirit of respect for others, has taken root since ancient times. You may have seen the scene where Christel Takigawa expressed “o-mo-te-na-shi” during her French speech at the Tokyo Olympics bid presentation. Japanese people are originally known for their kindness, and especially when inviting others into their
If you are going to live in Japan, it is better to learn the word for the days of the week in Japanese. On the other hand, if you don’t learn them forever, you may have a hard time in your business or private life. Unlike time or month, there are only “seven” days of
In English-speaking countries, we count time in the form of “one o’clock” or “two o’clock”. In other cases, “am” and “pm” are used to indicate morning (morning), “seven o’clock am” for afternoon (afternoon), and “seven o’clock pm” for evening (afternoon), and so on. Naturally, however, the way to say time is different in Japan. There
It is not true that colors are different in different countries, but there are differences in the words used to describe colors. When visiting Japan, it is GOOD to learn common everyday words such as “Arigato (thank you),” “Sumimasen (excuse me),” and “Ohayo gozaimasu (good morning),” but it can be surprisingly useful to learn words