Guest Post: How to Learn The Basics in the Japanese Language

It’s been a long time since we had a Guest Post in “The Rising Sky”, so today I’m presenting you to Dan Chabert’s guide to learn the basics of Japanese language! To find out more about Dan Chabert, scroll down to find his picture and website below! ~~~ Learning Japanese is a great thing, whether … More Guest Post: How to Learn The Basics in the Japanese Language

Japanenglish: Sea… what?

Let’s mix this one with a little katakana exercise: Starting with the translation. Big belly seahorse. No big problem. Animals always had strange names. But if you “romanize” the Japanese version, you get “Sea Pony“! Well, it was actually kinda small, so I admit you are right on this one!

Japanenglish: The weirdness of Katakana English

Japanese people have a very common word, with a very common and very wrong meaning. It’s already widely known that Japanese like to absorb everything from America, and one of those things is the language. Because it’s cool. But the fact it might sound “cool”, doesn’t mean it is correct, and in fact, when heard by … More Japanenglish: The weirdness of Katakana English

Mnemonic phrases to memorize numbers!

Japanese have an extremely intuitive way of memorizing things. Let’s see how. Square root of 2 1.41421356…人世人世に人見頃 (ひとよひとよにひとみごろ) Meaning: It’s people’s world; people’s world. It’s time to observe people. To understand, you must look at the hiragana. Each one (or more, depending on the case), points to a digit! Let me show you: 1(ひと).4(よ)1(ひと)4(よ)2(に)1(ひと)3(み)5(ご)6(ろ) ひと … More Mnemonic phrases to memorize numbers!