This thread is for the discussion of the language, culture, travel, daily life, etc. of Japan.
Let's tark at randam in Japanese and English. Take it easy!
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How to Learn Japanese
100 most common Japanese words
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China always can't handle our banz
Does the "Rainbow Mountain" bit at the end really sound like Lainbow to English speakers as people are saying in the comments?
Does this mean that the Japanese R sound closer to the English L than R?
I got thrown out of school partly because I was addicted to this thread
Without this degree I have no chance to study in Korea so I will have to forget about having a korean girlfriend
I have to get a place at a community college in canada or my parents will throw me out
This thread destroyed my life and my dream
Forget about the comfort women and dokdo you japs made many korean girls very sad because I can't be their bf anymore
fuck you 2bh
We used to call an area where prostitution is allowed as '赤線地帯' which literally means 'red line district' in Japanese.
I wonder if origin of this word come from an English word of 'red light district'
whats the name of the berlin red light ditrict?
>germs outside of /deutsch/ are more willing to help lesser beings with learning German
I'll never understand this
Don't listen to this guy, /fr/ is a really friendly place.
Also, I always end up confusing "die" and "das", is it like in spanish and portuguese where you have no easy way of telling if the word is masculine or feminine (if you're not native that is)? you just have memorize which ones are which
I remember long ago my uncle (who knows a bit more german than I) telling that while in portuguese sun and moon are mas/fem respectively, in german is die sonne und das mond
Yeah...there is no rhyme or reason. The only advice I can give you is that all diminituives are neutral, but that's about it, sorry.
Mond is masculine, der Mond, seems like they're just the other way around, compared to portuguese
>Japanese men unlearn how to have sex
Hope Nipponbros can understand even though german narrator talks over everything
>all diminituives are neutral
Das Zünglein an der Waage
Das Spieglein Spieglein an der Wand
BOAH KRASS ALTER
Warum ist mir das noch nie aufgefallen?
Language simply evolved like that. Latin had gender. Dunno if we got it from Latin or if the old germanic language also already had language.
I'd guess the germanic language also started out with genders because "Sonne" is female and "Mond" is male while it's the other was round in latin languages
allows you to more easily explain what you're trying to say while using less words and reduces the chance of misunderstandings
Catch is you have to store more words in your memory
But yeah more or less what >>53841235 said, I read once that turkic and finno-ugric languages don't even have a separate "he" and "she" you have just one word to describe in third person.
What I'm trying to find out is, why the hell would someone name their cafe "Kitten's arse"?
>mfw I wasn't born in the UK, the US or the other based countries.
>mfw I've never been attacted to our girls.
>mfw I would rather have gf from the UK, the US...etc etc
My life is painful.
animal's arse is 2kawaii4us
>you have just one word to describe in third person.
Native American languages had that as well. You just described most things as "we" as far as I know.
I'll meet nice friends?
This is exactly how our country is supposed to work though. If it's Muslims that have understood what our democracy should be, then I am ok with that. They're doing exactly what they should be doing which is electing people who will represent them well.
I think as a non Japanese I also understand the spirit of Japan better than Japanese. I feel like many Japanese have a lot of baggage and indoctrination. Since I grew up elsewhere I can appreciate Japan more than native Japanese.
Hungarian only has ő for 3rd person and instead of genders, you get vowel harmony
and also on the topic of genders, explain this:
in English, sometimes when talking about ships, you use "she" and not "it", right?
>tfw you realise you were twice as likely to be born a cute Japanese girl instead of a British male
>you use "she" and not "it", right?
Yep. I think it's one of the only cases of gender in the language. And that's because people living aboard them spent so much time upon them they came to know them as their women/mothers.
>cute Japanese girl
I think about 0.01% Japanese girls are.
British girls(or Irish/Scottish girls) are more attractive to me.(I can't tell the difference between Irish girls and Scottish girls though)
Maybe you don't read English well enough to understand things like his tone, what he's implying, etc. people from the same country share a lot of background info too. I can understand a lot about who he is and what else he believes just from that one line. It's understandable if you can't though.
That's mainly because your exposure to european girls is mostly your media that only shows the most beautiful of all, while the other way round it's the same for us and japanese girls.
You both don't know the ugly side of each other's country
>You both don't know the ugly side of each other's country
I don't know much about K-pop, but some of their music are really good to be honest.
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the former is better and the latter sounds a bit .....rigid...I don't know what to say but we don't say like that(やはり音楽を聞くと落ち着く) when we are with our friends.
I got one more, 輝かしい
But I guess it doesn't really matter when you can't do that for every verb
I'll ask a different way then: is there a regular way to get an adjective from any verb?
Objectively the best thing to come from Japan
>an adjective from any verb
Sorry but I have no idea other than these simple way right now.
We even don't memorize a certain way of the changes to be honest.
We just memorize the words individually or the phrases that we hear or see.
I learned Japanese by first learning the basics and then going through the changes because they're so regular. For example you learn what -たい is and once you know how to use it with one 五段動詞, one 一段動詞, you're done because it's the same thing for the rest.
The only verbs where you have to memorize the changes for the stem are 来る、する
and then stuff like 行く -> 行って (and not 行いて)
The principle is the same in Hungarian so that helped a bit, too.
I never ate one. I wouldn't call it unpopular, but it's rather something you don't find in germany although for some reason germany is know for it.
Most popular cake in germany is probably the "Bienenstich"
>and then stuff like 行く -> 行って (and not 行いて)
You basically learn it as soon as you learn the -te form. It's pretty intuitive anyway, cause such short and common verbs are likely to be shortened like that.
the regularity is really nice, it also means that if you hear a conjugated verb, but you don't know it's meaning, you can easily take away the suffixes to get the dictionary form.
too bad my uni doesn't have a Japanese class, could've gotten some free credits from that
It pleases me that you have found happiness.
That's a scary picture, anon. Please post cuter things in the future.
white people can't be scary
>are there any japanese male non-virgins here?
>how do you get a japanese girl to have sex with you??
You have to be nice and also attractive, and demonstrate financial stability, and buy her nice things.
My apartment just got robbed. Once again had a gun pointed to my face. Once again I survived.
Was thinking about quitting smoking cigarettes but nah fuck that. Life's too short.
Than God once again.
China is the "in" "country" right now. Don't you think?
I ended up going for shota milf incest
All the nihonjins are at school or work. They'll be back in a few short hours, fear not.
It is currently 3:09pm in Japan. It's a safe enough assumption that the majority of them are awake at this hour.
Except maybe the NEETs and hikis
You are not a nihonjin.
Shouldn't you still be in school at this hour though? I thought they didn't finish until the late afternoon in Japan.
I do not know what that is
Is it not Notches company?
Right now japs are checking the clock every 10 minutes, waiting for their miserable jobs to end at 6pm so they can get on the subway train, grope some women and then go home and fap to hentai
And then he's 'obliged' to go out for drinks afterwards.
Question for the Nips: What is the college life like there? Do they just go to class then straight home, study and repeat? Is there no nightlife around the campus's?
Also, how come most of you can speak decent English, thought you learned it at an early age and tossed it aside after that?
>Do they just go to class then straight home, study and repeat?
No, of course
sports, karaoke, shopping, movie etc.
and many party
university student has a lot of things to do, you know
>university student has a lot of things to do, you know
Not here we don't.
We go to class, walk home, do our assignments, then go out for the night, to to city, or to the other houses on campus.
That's cool how it's really different, every university over here has the same lifestyle, we don't really organise stuff, just meet up on the way home and end up in someones house.
I asked /adv/ where to go to get a girlfriend, is this true?:
>Should I go to Japan?
Totally opposite, with a few exceptions. Everybody and their fucking mother learned Japanese in high school to watch anime or some shit. Then they go there and embarrass themselves.
There's stories of girls that go nuts for foreign guys, but it almost seems like a disorder.
If you're into Asians, go anywhere but Japan. Learn the first few words in whatever other language and the girls start dropping their panties.
They were developed from different kanji
I WILL MAKE
They normally start learning English from primary school (only alphabet and simple greetings or conversation). It of course varies from school though..
they mainly learn grammar and reading for the sake of exam. Most of them can't make conversation.