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>you will never smell a bossy gyaru's feet after she's been clubbing in boots for hours
Why live, lads?
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Lamy safari to CP1 かもしれない
the extent to which people take pride in their work and strive for excellent customer service
even in jobs that would be considered menial here like fast food workers or grocery store clerks, everyone i encountered over there was super courteous and bent over backwards for the customer
here workers with those kinds of jobs do shit work and they know it, and people would think of you as strange if you took pride in actually putting effort into such a job
That is great to hear. What do you think differs most with western culture (besides politics)?
Yeah, the few japanese guys I have played with were bro tier
That is a great mentality
In Japan, if you lose your wallet, you can usually find it at a police station with all the money still inside. Japanese people don't like to break rules even when they are certain to get away with it.
One thing I noticed is that every time you enter a store you will be greeted. In America this almost never happens but in Japan it is a sure thing, even in convenience stores at 12 AM.
Going to be an acquaintance of a cute Japanese girl for the next five months or so. My job is quite literally to be a friend. However, I was something of a weeb until 2013 or so.
Any great ideas to not spill spaghetti. I want this lady to have a good time rather than be preoccupied by how much a of weirdo I am. And asking about what I do is out of the question, since I can't think of a worse icebreaker than "oh, I analyze the politics of your country for faux-policymakers," In my mind, that's almost as awkward as admitting to liking otakushit.
Pls be gentle senpai
I'm a student. One of the things I do for the university is help get international students adjusted to living in the US. One of the ones for this semester is a Japanese lady.
On an unrelated note, I also do thinktank-esque stuff about the Asia Pacific region (and have done so for the last two years). This part of a course of studies at my university.
I can avoid spilling spaghetti around basic white bitches, since I'm something of a frat boy. However, I'm not quite sure how not be a worthless weeb in this situation of being a friend to a qt Japanese gril
Pardon my spelling, I am quite drunk
Dude, I think you're overthinking it. And not all Japanese girls are the same. Just be friendly. Be a friend. Fuck.
So you're basically worried that in the midst of a real live Japanese girl you're going to get all doki doki moe and you'll go all weeb Hulk and revert to your old ways?
You could start by talking about majors. This is an easy way to make small talk with other students and it's weird that you wouldn't think of it.
>I'm not quite sure how not be a worthless weeb in this situation of being a friend to a qt Japanese gril
I'm embarassed for you, anon. Japanese girls are just like American girls except they have a cute accent. She might even like your embarrassing weeb shit, especially if it's weeb shit that's mainstream in Japan.
Late teens, early twenties - college undergrad
Ditto for me
I applied for it once I found out that some prospective employers wanted some experience with foreigners/different countries and I am too poor and my major is too specific to be covered by study abroad
I'm a rather basic nerd. I enjoy tabletop games like D&D and, to a lesser extent, vidya. I was throughout high school, something a weeb.
Currently, being a frat bro (and simultaneously a kissless virgin), I am able to mingle with basic white girls thanks to understanding friends. However, I am not entirely sure how to not drop my spaghetti around a qt FOB Japanese girl. And I don't suspect that the productive outlet for my weebness, thinktank shit with a focus on Japan, would be particularly helpful.
>One thing I noticed is that every time you enter a store you will be greeted
>go to a コンビニ
>cute Japanese JK バイト greets me
>say ハ、ハロー to her
>spaghetti spilling from my pockets all over the floor
>stomach starts to hurt
>feel the shit coming
>run out of the コンビニ
>shit pants on the way home
I mean, look man, Japanese girls are just people. Can pretty much guarantee she's not going to be wearing pigtails and knee socks and flashing peace signs and putting Hello Kitty stickers on everything.
You'll probably relax when you realize Japanese girls aren't Chinese cartoon characters and they're just people.
I know that, I'm just a little worried about falling back on somewhat obscure and cringeworthy weebshit (and I say that endearingly, because I certainly had hours of enjoyment from it) due to a lack of common ground.
So I tried this japanese version of Omegle and had conversation with a haffu. We exchanged emails and I only saw it as an opportunity to learn some Japanese. We regularly mailed for about a week and a half until I couldn't mail because I was busy with the holidays.
Now, I only read her last mail today. In it she said she was incurable and had multiple sclerosis. She says no one in Japan understands her and her disease. I'm too afraid to reply because it's been too long and I should have replied some time ago and also because I don't know what to say.
>I'm too afraid to reply because it's been too long and I should have replied some time ago
You can just say you were busy instead of ignoring a friend who was confiding something very personal to you.
Jesus is everyone on this site more socially retarded than I am
There's a government initiative called "Cool Japan" that emphasizes Japanese traditional culture and the growing popularity of its contemporary culture.
This is some turbo bitch saying that Japan is actually a laughing stock because weebshit is depraved and perverted, apparently. Look at her dead eyes. Clearly a sociopath. What a cunt. She thinks "fool Japan" is supremely clever I guess. Ha.
it's making fun of the Cool Japan campaign, which promotes Japan's image on the world stage through arts and entertainment (i.e. anime)
she's saying that Japan isn't cool, that only dorky foreigners like anime and manga, that foreigners think it's weird and perverted, etc.
>Go full NEET autiste and practice reading with tons of VNs, games, and books every day for about two and a half years
>My reading has gotten really good and I can read most things and only need to use a dictionary from time to time.
>My listening is still complete shit and if I try to listen to even simple things then it just goes too quickly for my brain to process it.
Does anyone have some tips for listening practice? I've completely neglected it. I thought it would just naturally develop as I heard people speak when I was playing VNs and games, but I think I just taught myself how to read Japanese subtitles really fast instead of learning how to listen.
I've tried to just listen to random TV shows and movies, but I can't keep up and then it's like listening to white noise.
You have to learn how to read faster as well, if the situation is as your describe you must really be taking your time reading or what you are describing would not make any sense
Listening is harder but the disparity should not be as big as you experience it
Try look up Mikus songs, she usually have text that goes along with the lyrics, try to follow them along and if you cant keep up you need to go back and practice more reading
I like Miku
Hoppsan, meant to quote frogpostingburger
My listening is much worse than my reading. I know what you mean. A problem for me is that Japanese has so few sounds compared to English and words tend to sound the same.
Ah, he's just annoying to me. I don't hate him personally because I don't know him, I just hate his schtick and don't think he's funny. Le Epic NERD RAGE XD over those "whacky Japanese" just isn't funny.
Like if some Japanese guy was like "foot, mood?? Different pronunciation of 'OO'? WHY ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE WHY???"
He was pulled out his soul by Yoshiharu Habu
>Like if some Japanese guy was like "foot, mood?? Different pronunciation of 'OO'? WHY ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE WHY???"
That's not what his character though. Why do you even complain about him when your namefagging is more irritating.
He just knows his place as a gaijin. Whites in Japan (especially they are english teachers) are clowns.
I understand your "N-no! I'm not a clown, I'm an intelligent superior white guy!" sentiment, but still...
Most people probably don't realize it, but I think the frog resonates with white people so much because it reminds them of the famous childhood stories about two friends named Frog and Toad that they probably read when they were little. They represent everything that is now dead about western culture.
Wholesome morals and values, having fun with your best friend, feeling cozy and safe, enjoying a Hobbit-like rural life, being able to go outside without worrying about getting shot by black people or muslims.
If the happy Frog and Toad represent white westerners during the happy and idyllic days of our childhoods then Pepe the frog is a dark, depressed, and occasionally psychotic representation of what we've transformed into.
I think something has been misunderstood. I just don't think Atsugiri Jason is funny. I think a lot of comedians aren't funny. So what? Why are we talking about English teachers and what makes you think I believe I'm an "intelligent superior white guy." When did I say that?
I'm so confused. I think you might have mistook something I wrote..
That's fine, but I'm not an English teacher and neither is Atsugiri Jason, so I'm just not sure why you're bringing up English teachers.
And I'm not upset. Just confused by your reactions.
I feel like there is more animosity toward English teachers from other foreigners than Japanese people themselves. His line about thinking English teachers are scum made me think he was maybe a foreigner pretending to be Japanese.
Our ancestors used to drench themselves in the blood of slaughtered animals and now we get squeamish when we see half of a frog flopping about.
We've become so weak.
>Adam of Bremen stated that at the temple of Uppsala in Sweden:
>"The sacrifice is like this: Of all the living beings that are male, nine head are offered; by whose blood it is the custom to appease the gods. Their bodies, however, are hung in a grove which is beside the temple. The grove is so sacred to the heathen that the individual trees in it are believed to be holy because of the death or putrefaction of the sacrifical victims. There, even dogs and horses dangle beside people, their bodies hanging jumbled together."
He absolutely is. He can't hide in any language cause his Japanese sucks and his English is too bad to be a Japanese posters. Japanese posters on the whole are quite against the idea of hating people based on their professions. Plus I made several posts about this not too long ago. Ignore the troll maybe he will go away
>See a fountain pen on Amazon
>59 dollars, discounted from 119 dollars
>40 detailed reviews with a 5 star rating, everyone is praising it
The pen was being sold on ebay a few months ago for one dollar only
From a certain way of thinking about it, isn't it more disgusting to eat it when it's dead though? You're technically shoveling pieces of a corpse into your mouth, but if it's still alive then you're not eating a corpse. It's not a big difference, but I can kind of see how it would be pretty easy to get into a way of thinking where eating living things is less disgusting than eating dead things.
No, it's absolutely less disgusting to eat a corpse than to eat something that's still living. I'm not an animal rights person but that really doesn't appeal to me. I'll kill it myself as long as it's dead before you prepare it.
I already own one since I picked one up because why the fuck not when it was up for a dollar on ebay
I felt the exact opposite. Even a good translation of this into English would leave Americans goggling or a bit confused. It's really inept as far as American recruiting propaganda goes. But it's very effective and touching in Japanese *to Japanese people*
I know some students who repeat similar phrases as mantras and one day really want to join.
What works is really culturally specific I guess. In America things like pride and strength and power and having your dad smile at you and respect you are big themes. Here it's nature and protecting a smiling obachan doing some gardening
Kek, not American for sure. Our military loves honor, tradition, selflessness, and the ideal that they protect the freedom of the US and the free world.
Not that it happens in practice.
Play online games pretending to be white?
Worked for a nigger I knew
The biggest theme I remember from army strong commercials was like
One, making the decision to join despite what people tell you aka being an individual
Two, having your dad be proud of you and respecting you as an adult finally
Those really stuck with me. But the rest of what you say is all in there at least implicitly too
Yeah, I was basing it more on muhreens commercial. THE FEW, THE PROUD. Always shows them in dress blues. Gotta save dem civvies, etc. Marines are the most retarded branch though and are literally fodder so it's pretty funny.
For every one man they kill we will invade and destabilize three governments.
>For every one man they kill we will invade and destabilize three governments.
TRUMP CALLS FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE AND AMERICA ANSWERS!
That brings me to my mind a friend who joined the spanish legion (spanish army that helped to promove the dictator we had for 40 years) because he wasn't able to find a job. He was a nice nerdy, and now he converted to fascism.
>He was a nice nerdy, and now he converted to fascism.
Good for him. Sounds like he loves his country and wants to protect it. If I lived in Europe then I'd be a fascist. You have to take extreme measures to fix extreme problems.
Yeah, it's much worse. You have a horde of muslims smashing through Europe and africans are climbing over the massive fences, or sometimes just smashing them down through the sheer weight of all the combined africans, to get into Spain in something that looks like a scene from a fucking zombie movie.
That's what I like of Japan, they have an inteligent government. It's not about racism, it's about making the right inmigration choices. Right now in Europe there's too much "politicaly correct" government. Anyways, fascism was and is the wrong choice.
using namespace std;
cout <<"Enter your new ability here:" ;
cin >> 现在我会说中文阿;
cout << "Enter your second new ability here:";
cin >> dinero;
string 办法 = 现在我会说中文阿 + dinero;
cout << "si sabes programar" << 办法 << "\n";