Backlash against Miyazaki is generational If you haven’t lived in Japan, it’s hard to appreciate just how beloved are anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki and his creative hub, Studio Ghibli. Annual surveys of Japanese consumers often find that Ghibli is their favorite domestic brand, ahead of stalwarts such as Toyota and Sony. Miyazaki’s animated epics regularly top the domestic theatrical market. “Kaze Tachinu” (“The Wind Rises”), his latest film — loosely based on the life of engineer Jiro Horikoshi, designer of Japan’s wartime Zero fighter plane — soared above its box office rivals for seven consecutive weeks after its July release. Meanwhile, his Oscar-winning “Spirited Away” (2001) remains the top-grossing film in Japanese history, knocking aside Hollywood live-action contenders such as “Titanic” and the “Harry Potter” films. But the rest of the world has been catching up.
Japanese counter word In Japanese, as in Chinese and Korean, numerals cannot quantify nouns by themselves (except, in certain cases, for the numbers from one to ten; see below). For example, to express the idea "two dogs" in Japanese one must say 二匹の犬 ni hiki no inu (literally "dog of small-animal-count-two"). Here 犬 inu means "dog", 二 ni is the number 2, "の" "no" is a possessive particle, and 匹 hiki is the counter for small animals.
Japanese Phrases Basic conversational phrases are listed in the table below. I believe these are very useful when you have a conversation with a Japanese speaker or when you visit Japan. I'll regularly add new expressions in the list, so please come visit this page often. The Japanese translation of each English phrase or expression is written in two or three ways: 1) romaji, 2) hiragana (and/or katakana), and 3) kanji, if applicable.
CAUSATIVE AND PASSIVE Posted by Tae Kim We will now learn the last two major types of verb conjugations: causative and passive forms. These two verb conjugations are traditionally covered together because of the notorious causative-passive combination. Find OpenCourseWare with OCW Search japanese-lesson.com How to describe Date in Japanese Day of the Week 曜日 [yōbi] The last syllable [bi] is sometimes omitted in daily conversation. For example, 月曜 [getsuyō], 火曜 [kayō], 水曜 [suiyō]... Day of the Month 日 [hi] See Numbers page to learn how to read numbers. The Japanese Slang Jiko undefined The Japanese Slang Jisho 最 高君の俗語の辞書HOMEPAGE ABAYO >> Informal term for "good bye", this is not considered a polite way to say goodbye. ABUNE >> Slang, this is an exclamation take from "abunai". It is used as in, "That was close!!!"
Beginner’s Japanese – Chapter 0 – Prologue - Ramblings of DarkMirage Instead of preparing for the finals of the speech contest tomorrow, I have decided to start a series of lessons to introduce some aspects of Japanese grammar to the those who are interested in learning about this curious language we all know as “moonspeak”. This is not intended as a lesson to teach Japanese to any point of fluency, but rather it’s just a brief introduction to various Japanese grammar forms and whatever else I think of when I am typing them. I intend to make this a semi-regular section, but I might run out of things or feel lazy along the way, so we’ll see how many chapters I can last. First, we need to go through some basic terms… just in case.
Coolest Traveling » The Best Japanese Slang Dictionary Online elcome to the premier dictionary of Japanese slang and colloquialism! Below you will find an update-to-date collection of colloquial expression, dialects, borrowed phrases, and pure, modern slang. Enjoy! P.S. Errors including typos and definitions are also welcome! Japanese Slang Dictionary Updates: -8/6/08: Added Japanese Characters and useful links.-11/18/08: Added a few more words and cleaned up some as well.
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