Japanese konichiwa! by ae-j

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 13th June 2010 and has been read 12538 times.

Fascinating Facts1. Most Japanese people either cannot or will not say "I love you" to their loved ones. These words do exist in Japanese, but are not part of daily vocabulary. 2. There is no verb conjugation in Japanese. Nor are nouns gendered. 3. Most words have two roots of pronunciation, a Chinese root and a Japanese root. They are totally different sounds. So learning Japanese is almost like learning the vocabulary of 2 languages at once! 4. Japanese uses 4 (!) different writing systems: Kanji (Chinese characters), Hiragana (phonetic alphabet for native words), Katakana (phonetic alphabet for foreign words), and Romaji (western alphabet used to write Japanese).

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