Category: Japan

What did English borrow from Japanese?

The English Language has many loan words from many languages, but we don’t care about those other languages except Japanese right? We all (I hope) know about the cool words like “ninja”, “anime”, “karate” and “samurai” just to name a few. But what about the...

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Nightmare – Raison d’être

I’m big anime fan and to me one of the most important parts of the anime experience is not even the anime itself but the intro and ending music and when I am ratings anime on a scale of one to ten I would give...

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Before and After Hurricane Dean – In Japanese

Hurricane Dean caused me to miss one of My Japanese classes and not surprisingly Tomoko sesei used the opportunity to give us homework, this time the Hurricane was the topic. Like my Easter Holiday write up this was hard and took lots of time, had...

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Japanese “u” verb practise

After part one of my letter to all Japanese verbs it’s time to practice some, I hope to post lots of posts like these practicing and getting used to using “u“, “ru” and irregular verbs so that when its time to speak or write them...

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Hiragana and Katakana explained

Hiragana and Katakana (together known as “Kana”) are simple, 50 character (4 of which are obsolete so most sources list 46), syllable based writing systems that should be one of the first things that all persons studying Japanese should learn. Hiragana and Katakana might seem...

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Katakana Charts – Jamaipanese style ^_^

Hiragana Charts were posted less than two days ago and now it’s time for the Katakana version. Remember don’t worry if yoy don’t know nothing about these weird characters as I will be posting information on them soon. If you know them and want to...

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Hiragana Charts – Jamaipanese style ^_^

Three consecutive nights of fiddling around in Macromedia (or should I say Adobe) fireworks has produced the following hiragana charts, as you can see the column colours are taken from the Jamaican and Japanese flag and a Jamaipanese touch has been added ^_^. The katakana...

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3 useful sites for Japanese Learners

Yes I am staying true to my promise to start posting more about learning Japanese and use these posts to help in my own practice and understanding of the Japanese language. Before I started I thought I’d share 3 excellent online resources for persons who...

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My letter to all Japanese verbs – Part 1

Japanese verbs ooh how evil arth thou, you sound so cool prior to conjugation in your dictionary form, your masu form and progress tense form is not so much trouble either but it’s when the time comes for your multitude of other forms such as...

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Japanese Summer classes

Ah yes, its been so long since my last update on Japanese class, why is this so must be the question that pops into your mind after reading that. Lets just say I am pass the happy=go-lucky or easy stages of the language and its...

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