Japanese dialects The dialects of the Japanese language fall into two primary clades, Eastern (including Tokyo) and Western (including Kyoto), with the dialects of Kyushu and Hachijō Island often distinguished as additional branches, the latter perhaps the most divergent of all. The Ryukyuan languages of Okinawa Prefecture and the southern islands of Kagoshima Prefecture form a separate branch of the Japonic family, and are not Japanese dialects. History Regional variants of Japanese have been confirmed since the Old Japanese era. Man'yōshū, the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry includes poems written in dialects of the capital (Nara) and eastern Japan (see also Old Japanese#Dialects), but other dialects were not recorded. The recorded features of eastern dialects were rarely inherited by modern dialects except for a few language islands such as Hachijo Island.
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Reading Tutor Homepage This is a reading support system for learners of Japanese, made up of several useful items, with a dictionary tool as the key component. Other items include a 'Toolbox', a 'Reading Resource Bank', 'Website Links', and a 'Grammar Quiz' section. You can display the site in Japanese, English, German or Dutch.There are dictionary tools for the following: Japanese-Japanese, Japanese-English, Japanese-German, Japanese-Dutch, Japanese-Slovene, Japanese-Spanish.You can check the degree of difficulty for words and kanji.You can locate grammar structures in sentences and display explanation screens for them.Lots of reading materials are gathered here.You can check your grammar knowledge.You can make your own word book.
35 widely unknown Japanese internet slang terms This recent ranking survey from goo Ranking was quite an effort to translate, a look at current net slang that are not yet widely known. Here is a related survey from a couple of years ago. Demographics Over the 5th and 6th of October 2012 1,064 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.2% of the sample were female, 10.5% in their teens, 13.7% in their twenties, 26.6% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 11.7% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older.
List of Kanji にん person Click for more info 王おう king, rule, magnate Click for more info 犬いぬ dog Visualizing Japanese Grammar Table of Contents Unit 1: Sentence types Unit 2: Word order Unit 3: Simple noun phrases Unit 4: Spatial relations Bureau of Tourism, Gunma Prefectural Government Only 100 kilometers away from Tokyo,the shape of soaring crane appears in the heart of Japan. Gunma Prefecture is located right at the center of the Japanese islands. The shape of the prefecture resembles a crane flapping its widely spread wings so much, as it is referred to as “Gunma Prefecture with the shape of a soaring crane” in a local card game which is popular among residents of the prefecture. Not only is Gunma blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, such as famous mountains including Jomo-Sanzan (three famous mountains in Gunma: Akagi, Haruna and Myogi), Mt. Asama and Mt.
Yojijukugo v.4.0 2005-2012 「あ」 合縁奇縁・相縁機縁 （あいえんきえん） [aienkien] (n) uncanny relationship formed by a quirk of fate; a couple strangely but happily united 相碁井目 （あいごせいもく） [aigoseimoku] (exp,n) In every game or play, differences in skill between individuals can be substantial.