Learning Japanese The Hard Way and The Easy Way Komei Harada http://www.komeiharada.com/Japanese Learn Japanese culture Read manga comics Watch Japanese animé Read Japanese game manuals Speak reasonably well Visit Japan and get by Talk to Japanese friends Do business with the Japanese
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Hiragana (46 chars)For original Japanese words.Created by simplifying kanjis.こんにちは (good day)かわ (river)
Katakana (46 chars)For foreign words/names.Created by taking parts of kanjis.カメラ cameraララ・クロフト Lara Croft
Roma-ji (Roman characters)Kon-nichiwa (good day) Kawa (river)Japanese Characters
Imported from China a few thousand years ago.
There may be ~ 50,000
6,000 in the computer character codes alone
Students learn 1,000 by 6th grade
Each character typically has 2 or more readingsひ “hi” as in Hitachiにち “nichi” as in Nippon
“No way I’m gonna learn those! Show me an easy way!”Japanese Characters
Kono kugi wa hiki nuki nikui kugi da.
This nail is a nail that is hard to pull out.
Tokyo tokkyo kyoka kyokuchou kyou kyuukyo kyuuka kyoka kyohi
Tokyo Patent Office Director today suddenly denies vacation approval.
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Japanese – tonal accentはし hashi (bridge)はし hashi (chopstick)Tonal Accent
これ-が クリスタル-が 4月-に 引っ越す 新しい ビル-です。
This Crystal April in move (to) new building is.
이 (빌딩)은 크리스탈이 4월에 이사갈 새 빌딩입니다.
bu bina Crystal’in Nisan ayinda icine gececegi bina
“Ural-Altaic language family” is what linguists call them
Incandescent is getting a pretty bad name in today's going-green society, but GE wants to salvage the tech with innovation before it's scrapped for the ages in laws that ban its use at home and abroad.
→ Society of incandescence present line green ill repute is obtained rather, but and before being thrown away because of age of the law which use of the foreign country the house is prohibited as for GE we would like to rescue the technology of reformation.
Chinese is to Japanese as French(Latin) is to English
自动化 (Ch)= 自動化 (Jp) “automation” = “automation” zì dòng huàjidouka (Fr) (Eng)
10.聡 SatoshiMost Common First Names
Japanese Telephone Guide!