Category Archives: 日本語

Five Seemingly Useless Words in Japanese

Five words you believe you will never use but that I know. In Japanese. Share on Facebook

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Eirtakon 2011

This year, for the first time, I attended Eirtakon, an anime and manga convention in Dublin, Ireland. It ran from Friday 11th of November until Sunday 13th of November. I had already bought my ticket months beforehand, receiving with it … Continue reading

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Numbers in Japanese

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Introducing myself in Japanese

Translation: Hajime mashite: Nice to meet you. Watashi wa Fany Savina desu. My name is Fany Savina. (lit. I Fany Savina am.) Yoroshiku onegai shimasu: lit. I’ll be in your care / please take good care of me Yoroshiku onegai … Continue reading

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Japanese Numbers

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Kenpō

Kenpō is a Japanese fighting art brought to Japan from China around 700 years ago. The word Kenpō literally means ‘Fist Law’, but it also references to its Chinese roots. The Japanese adaption of the Chinese martial art was well … Continue reading

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Basic Greetings

Today, I learned some basic greetings for various times of the day. Good morning (polite) : おはようございます ( Ohayō gozaimasu )    To be less formal, you can remove ‘gozaimasu’, creating: おはよう ( Ohayō ) Hello, Hi, and also Good Afternoon: … Continue reading

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Floating Weeds (浮草)

This Japanese movie, directed by Yasujiro Ozu, was made in 1959. This is a really old geezer. I watched it recently, having borrowed it from a local library, its main purpose being to surround myself with the Japanese language. However, … Continue reading

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Introductions

Now that I know what my name is, I need to be able to properly introduce myself. English: Nice to meet you. I am Fany. It’s a pleasure to meet you. (lit. please be good to me) Romaji: Hajimemashite. Watashi … Continue reading

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My Name in Japanese

Recently I have started learning Japanese. I am highly interested in the language and culture of Japan. I have obtained a premium membership with Japanese Pod 101, and to begin my journey into the art of Japanese, I learned what … Continue reading

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