I have been fascinated with Japanese language and culture for a long time.
On 2019, I decided to pick up the language and found a very interesting world.
Until now, I learn Japanese through JapanesePod101 and Duolingo.
I also read some Kanji books.
- 3 sets of characters: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.
- Kanji is actually traditional Chinese character.
- There are a lot of onomatopoeia in Japanese.
- 4 levels of politeness.
- There words reserved for either male or female.
- 2 tenses: present and past.
- Japanese loves to shorten words and sometimes, it is significantly shorter.
- Context is heavily depended upon. A single word can mean a lot.
- Particles are very important.
- I think Japanese doesn't have as wide range of vocabulary as other languages but it is very interesting how they used words.
- Correct pronunciation is actually pretty hard, but native speakers can understand you just fine if you miss it.
- Elongated words have different meaning.