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Why is it good to learn Japanese?

Why is it good to learn Japanese?

Learning Japanese will help you to appreciate your own culture as well as your own language because it improves your communication and cognitive skills. Accessing a culture that is very different from yours will heighten your awareness that cultures and languages vary.

What is unique about Japanese?

We know that 漢字 (kanji) is adopted from Chinese characters and used as a Japanese writing system. In fact, Japanese is considered one of the most unique languages in the world with no direct derivative language that birthed it. Other such languages include Sumerian, Korean and many Native American languages.

Why is Japanese an interesting language?

With around 130 million native Japanese speakers, this makes it the 9th most spoken language. It is most space-concentrated of all the most spoken languages. Thus, foreigners are interested in learning Japanese due to the spread of Japanese culture.

Why is learning Japanese fun?

Because It Is Interesting It is fun to learn a different language! Japanese is especially fun because some words sound really funny and I remember my former students were getting a kick out of the word, “tokidoki”!

What does Japan mean in Chinese?

The name of the country in Japanese is Nihon or Nippon, written 日本 in Chinese characters. The characters mean “the origin of the sun”. This comes from the position of Japan to the east of China. However, neither “Nihon” nor “Nippon” sounds much like “Japan”, so the origin of the word Japan is mysterious.

Why is Chinese harder than Japanese?

Learning to read and write Japanese is probably harder than Chinese because most Japanese characters (kanji) have two or more pronunciations, whereas the vast majority of Chinese characters (hanzi) only have one. In Japanese you also have to contend with two syllabic scripts (hiragana and katakana).

Is it worth it to learn Japanese?

It is absolutely worth learning some basic, everyday words and phrases, even if you have no intention whatsoever of ever attempting to become fluent in Japanese. The good news is, there are a few phrases are absolutely music to the ears of literally ALL Japanese people.

What can you buy with 1 dollar in Japan?

You can buy some standard items reflecting Japanese culture to items that are currently trendy, so definitely check out this list for some ideas.

  • Asakusa Kaminarimon Goods.
  • Items from the Shibuya Souvenir Vending Machines.
  • Food Sample Items.
  • Japanese liquor and Kiriko Glass.
  • Japanese-style stationery.
  • Edo Tsumami Kanzashi.