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Things You Should Know Pertaining Japanese Language

By Tlb

Are you or are you not interested to learn Japanese language? If you are in the process of deciding whether you choose to learn this incredible idiom or not, allow this article to site you some things that you should know pertaining Japanese language. Let’s take a glimpse at these one by one:

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●   Japanese language has no verb conjugation, no gender of nouns, and has no articles like “a” and “the” like in English. Its number is also not that important, and this source of information even pointed out that it barely exists. Moreover, the language has only 48 sounds, with 5 vowels and 11 consonants.

●   The writing side of Japanese language has 3 methods of writing. First is the Kanji where it’s derived from various Chinese characters; and the second and third are the Hiragana and Katakana, which was described to be a dual Japanese syllabic scripts.

●   Japanese is actually influenced by Chinese language in some areas. However, Japanese tones have distinctive features particular to pronunciation. Japanese is multi-syllabic, while Chinese is monosyllabic.

●   The words in Japanese language take about twice as long as to say something compared to English. When English lyrics are translated, they are cut in half when translated into Japanese in order to keep the same rhythm.

I hope these facts will serve as a guideline in letting you decide to learn Japanese language. Besides, you wouldn’t take it too difficult as it seems to be because the teachers will gladly assist you with your learning. We know that Japanese is considered to be one of the most difficult languages known to man today, that’s we have to maximize the learning progress as possible by letting learners learn Japanese in Japan.

So what are you waiting for? Are you or are you not interested to learn Japanese language?

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