This thread is for the discussion of the language, culture, travel, daily life, etc. of Japan.
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How to Learn Japanese
100 most common Japanese words
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I was not born in Japan and I don't look Japanese
But Japan is MY COUNTRY
Whether you like it or not.
I am not here to visit
I am here to stay!
HAHAHA get used to it cause this is the future.
Japan is for the people who make it, not for its leech racist refuse
All girls like attention, anon. They can't help it.
RIP DAVID KUN:;(∩´﹏`∩);:
He must be coolest David kun in your country
>tfw had to get up early this morning to drive over to the cat centre
>stuck in heavy traffic listening to David Bowie songs for an hour
Heaven's got its angel back
Ahh yeah that makes more sense. Those prices are the same in New Zealand but sometimes there are 500 yen specials. Sushi is still very popular in New Zealand though, even in my small hometown there are dozens of sushi stores run by Koreans.
Actually, it's a Peugeot 207. Minis are a bit too Mr Bean for me 2bh
Nothing that exciting, I'm afraid.
You have to believe in yourself, The F.
If you learn Japanese, it would help to learn Chinese/Korean somewhat, but it wouldn't help so much than you are expecting.
When you learn Japanese, you need to memorize tons of Kanji, and it helps to learn Chinese.
Korean sentences have the same word sequence (SOV form) with Japanese sentences, so it helps to learn Korean.
Also, Japanese, Chinese and Korea share some vocabularies.
Looks a bit like noel gallagher tbqh
Have to wake up early to apply for my Japanese passport
Mine is RHD because unlike dirty European people, I drive on the left hand side.
I just feeling like I sit idly when don't learn languages - and if with English I need only practice, so I decide to take another language - Japanese
And If this will not enough for me - I will take Chinese or Korean, but 5 years looks good enough
Japan and UK truly have a dirty way of driving.
Have you started learning Japanese?
I guess Korean is the easiest one out of the three, because you don't need to memorize Kanji.
Many of Japanese learners in 4chan say that Japanese is a hard language to learn.
if i go travel in tokyo with these cloths will i get dirty gaijin looks?
Kuchizuke and seppun are both archaic/poetic and not used in modern contexts outside of literature. Kiss is the only modern Japanese word for kiss.
You are the degenerate here
Sugoi. How do you distinguish between a normal kiss and a French kiss though in Japanese?
Yes, I started for alphabet and some simple words, but my handwritting sucks, lol
Your handwriting is okay tier, but your 'か' might be misread as 'や'.
I'd recommend you to write them in this way to avoid misreading. Pic is related.
Is there any particular reason why these words are no longer used? Seems strange that a word describing a common action has been completely supplanted in common parlance by another word from another language.
Archaic words fall out of use all the time, nothing special. I'm no linguist and have no idea what the correct answer is. If I had to venture a guess, though, I'd say it's because of the Taisho, Meiji, and post-war obsessions with everything western. I'm pretty sure the same thing happened (fully Japanese word replaced with gairaigo) with a few other words in the bubble period, but can't recall what they are at the moment.
>How do you think of Japanese people posting 4chan?
I think they're really cute and sugeh, but I think they tend to a miss a lot of sarcasm and irony in posts.
Always paranoid because of the supposed 10.0 earthqauke we're due for
Feels good to have a girl willingly sit next to you man
>Japanese people posting 4chan
I'm glad they're here, since I don't really have an alternative way of direct communication with many Japanese people at once, but I often have questions on Japanese culture and traditions.
>If you were Japanese
D-don't pour salt on my wounds
Ich würd lieber aus dem Faden verschwinden
Die Leute hier sind einfach nur Versager und um sich abzulenken lernen sie japanisch weil sie denken eine Japsin abschleppen zu können
Größere Untermenschen als in diesem Faden wirst du sonst nirgends auf 4chan finden
Just want to say that this picture is often taken out of context.
The gaijin in there is infamous for being a massive asshat who harasses people at Tsukiji and grabs fish with his bare hands and does all sorts of retarded shit.
"Get out" is reserved exclusively for him.
You're so far away from everyone else.
When was the last time you even saw a foreigner?
I know, just memeing, lad, don't worry.
Depends on what you mean by a foreigner.
Tajiks and Azerbaijanis? Almost every day I go out. Japanese people? Never.
Just live, really boring, cold, polluted.
15 bucks a month for (nominal) 100 Mbps (80 Mbps on speedtests though)
Where are you all getting it from?
so its も I mistook it for き but I think it's a つ instead of っ since there's no consonant after it.
So it's an onomatopoeia? and It's fumoffu.
Probably a sound not a literal word.
Because it's interesting. You're a rare breed.
Do you know this tv program?
This is a Japanese tv show where a Japanese man who can't speak English and Russian well is left at Irkutsk, Russia, and let him go back his home in Japan by himself. On the other hand, a Russian woman is left at Nigata, Japan, and let her go back her home in Russia by herself. The departing point of the Japanese man is the Russian woman's family home, and the departing point of the Russian woman is the Japanese man's family home. If she/he arrives their family home earlier, she/he is a winner of this show.
I have never met another person outside of my state.
>How do your parent react
Forgot this one
My mum was interested in Japan before me, she liked some Japanese bands when she was young, we had cassette tapes with Boowy, The Blue Hearts, X Japan and probably all Akutagawa Ryunosuke that was translated into Russian. And my uncle was a huge Asian films buff, mostly "specialising" in Hong Kong and Taiwanese police films, but also with some jidaigeki and yakuza films too.
maybe I will die without a girlfriend if I'm so obsessed with korean girls
maybe I should try and date german girls
Lots of pressure and few outlets for it.
Like a little teapot whose spout has been plugged.
>I wonder what it's like to try and speak to someone who doesn't even speak the bare basics of your language.
You can experience it in rural area of Japan.
>arrive the airport of Japan
>want to go to Tokyo, but take a train heading to the wrong direction
>not notice because all directions are written in rune moons.
>arrive final station, and notice you are lost.
>ask someone for direction
>get 'aww! gaijin!' reaction
>can't do anything
Some jobs require people to work very long time. You may be required to work even Saturday and Sunday.
In this situation, minds of people go wrong, and they finally commit suicide.
I don't believe it's an easy subject to summarise without being reductive to the point of error. Lots of factors are at work:
>young japanese people now no longer enjoy guaranteed "lifetime employment" with companies after graduation, although the Japanese model of education hasn't changed a great deal to accommodate this - people are expected to become employed upon graduation, and commonly can't find steady work
>japanese people are more conscious of the shame their actions bring on themselves and their families than in the West, and suicide was traditionally seen as honourable (Catholics who commit suicide go to Hell), or being seen as cowardly
>dissatisfaction with life - salarymen often feel like they are built for one particular job, and when they no longer want to do that job, they find it hard to imagine what else they can do. What are you supposed to do when you can no longer do the one thing you've been doing for the past 30 years?
>conformity is greatly encouraged, moreso than in the West, people are more scared to be different and thus often put up with an unhappy life following what others do
>stress of the japanese education system and great competitiveness
I don't know how to weight these factors, but I've heard these discussed a lot.
Japanese tend to don’t want to get others into trouble, because it's
embarrassing thing. We take it all on oneself, particularly the male. So suicide rate of Japanese men is so higher than women.
they work like 6 days a week as worker drones, 10-15 hour days, then they have to be yes men to the boss and go out drinking and do forced socialization on their off time.
most japanese males aren't getting laid either, and japanese women don't pay any attention to them
their life is fucking miserable
>being an engrishu teacher in japan
Enjoy being a token white monkey babysitting little brat kids and their parents who hate you for $1200 per month. I bet a Lawson convenience store worker makes more money than an English teacher in Japan these days.
No wonder Japanese women avoid English teachers lol
>conformity is greatly encouraged
>japanese people are more conscious of the shame their actions bring on themselves and their families than in the West
I hate that.
>Most of the suicides in Japan are the elderly
Really? That's unexpected.
>but suicide is very egoistic thing
Exactly, Japanese religions teach the worst thing you could do to your parents is to die on them. You will fall into hell and then you should wait by carrying stones is the hell of riverside until your parent dies.
That's interesting knowledge that I will remember, thanks 我が友
When one of your cute students invites you back to her place to watch super-late night anime.
>tfw no qt Kazakhstani falconer gf who rides horses across the vast and unforgiving Steppe