Japanese: The language with no plural words
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10 facts about the Japanese language
Origin of the language
Japanese emerged in the Korean peninsula.
History of the language
It is believed that Japanese originated in the middle of the 4th century.
Learning the language
It takes an English speaker 2200 hours to learn Japanese as.
Japanese language for beginners
Ten basic words to start learning in Japanese:
There is nothing that I fear. I was born into this world to achieve something.
Comics are an international language, they can cross boundaries and generations.
Cartoonist, manga artist and animator
This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.
Novelist and short-story writer
Fun facts about the Japanese language
No connection to other languages
Japanese did not originate from any language. Despite the resemblance, it has no connection to Chinese.
World’s first novel
The novel often credited for being the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, is a Japanese novel.
Japanese started as a verbal language, and there are many theories about when and where it originated.
Reading the paper
According to official government advice, you have to know 2,000 words in Kanji to read a newspaper.
No names for months
Japanese infants do not have any names for the first 12 months of the year; they are denoted by Kanji numbers.
Grammar for politeness
Japanese has a separate grammar to express politeness called “Keigo” which also has several levels of politeness.
You would know some Japanese words already!
Commonly spoken English words like 'tsunami', 'karaoke', and 'emoji' are actually Japanese words.
Days of the week
In Japanese, the days of the week are named in Kanji after stars such as Mars (fire) and Jupiter (wood).
Two different years
In Japanese, the years are recorded according to the Gregorian calendar and based on the reigns of Japanese emperors.
Kanji characters have multiple meanings
Kanji characters can be read based on the methods of on-yomi (Chinese) and kun-yomi (Japanese) and can have more than 10 meanings.