Nikki Yodo



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.
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