Useful Japanese phrases
アニメ・マンガの日本語 Japanese in Anime & Manga
『「The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜」。』！？ When you’re sitting there writing or typing something, you may take for granted the little things… little things like periods, commas, and quotation marks. That’s cool – they only hold together everything a sentence holds dear. If you didn’t have these little things, this “punctuation” if you will, the fabric of sentence time would tear apart, creating some kind of super-black hole (it would just look like a period). In the Japanese language, punctuation exists as well. It’s not that much different from English punctuation, which makes it easier, but there are definitely a few things to learn if you want to read Japanese more easily. In this article, I’m going to go over the main Japanese punctuation (and even some of the more obscure stuff).
Nihongo o Narau - Learn Japanese
Hiragana (平仮名, ひらがな?) is a Japanese syllabary, one basic component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (the Latin-script alphabet). Hiragana is used to write native words for which there are no kanji, including grammatical particles such as から kara "from", and suffixes such as さん ~san "Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms." Likewise, hiragana is used to write words whose kanji form is obscure, not known to the writer or readers, or too formal for the writing purpose. There is also some flexibility for words that have common kanji renditions to be optionally written instead in hiragana, according to an individual author's preference. Hiragana