Japanese language, on its own terms, isn’t that difficult a language to learn I believe, but it does have some things that are pretty different from English, and require re-learning. One of them, surprisingly, is rhythm and lack of stress accents. I’ve talked about the “flat” sound of Japanese, but I haven’t really talked aboutContinue reading “Rhythm in Japanese Language”
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Part Three: Learning Hiragana Ain’t Hard!
In lesson one we covered basic concepts of Japanese hiragana writing and in lesson two we covered some more advanced features. Today, we’ll focus more on how to learn hiragana. If you’re studying Japanese, hiragana is a “learn once, learn early, use often” feature of the language. The sooner you make the leap, the better. Continue reading “Part Three: Learning Hiragana Ain’t Hard!”
Part Two: Learning Hiragana Ain’t Hard!
In part one we covered the basics of how Japanese Hiragana script works. In this post we’ll cover some of the more advanced concepts. First let’s review the basic hiragana characters: n w r y m h n t s k (blank) ん わ ら や ま は な た さ か あ a りContinue reading “Part Two: Learning Hiragana Ain’t Hard!”
Part One: Learning Hiragana Ain’t Hard!
Recently a colleague expressed interest in learning Japanese language and asked me for advice. I’ve been learning Japanese on my own for about 10 years ever since I married my wife, and have reached a point that, while certainly not fluent, I can still read Japanese without too much difficulty. Japanese language seems difficult atContinue reading “Part One: Learning Hiragana Ain’t Hard!”