"Japanese language" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Japanese Language

    8 Tips to learn to speak Japanese effectively Tip 1: Attend Japanese classes If you are just starting out learning Japanese‚ I suggest that it is best you attend some basic Japanese courses at a local language school in your country. That is because the foundation of the language is so important that if you screw up in the beginning‚ it will drag you down when you move forward to the intermediate or advanced classes. You will always have to refer back the materials in the basic classes. I have

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  • Charles Kelly's Online Japanese Language Study Materials

    Charles Kelly ’s Online Japanese Language Study Materials オンラインで使える日本語教材 These are free-to-use online materials that I have developed to help people learn Japanese.  I am a long-term resident of Japan. I came to Japan when I was four years old. Japanese-English Quizzes in Romaji You can use these even if your computer doesn ’t support Japanese characters. Matching Quizzes and Multiple-choice Quizzes Using Only Romaji Japanese Kana Quizzes Hiragana Katakana Multiple-choice Vocabulary Quizzes

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  • Importance of Japanese Language

    The importance of Japanese language is spoken by over one-hundred forty million in Japan alone and is also a natural second language for people in Chinese and Korean speaking countries. Despite Japan’s growth being out shined by neighbor countries like China and India. Japan is still has the second largest economy in world following China. Japanese is part of the Altaic languages (which includes Turkish‚ Tungusic‚ Mongolian‚ and Korean) spoken in the early Transcaspian steppe country over four

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  • Japanese Katakana

    Japanese Katakana Origin The katakana syllabary was derived from abbreviated Chinese characters used by Buddhist monks to indicate the correct pronunciations of Chinese texts in the 9th century. At first there were many different symbols to represent one syllable of spoken Japanese‚ but over the years the system was streamlined. By the 14th century‚ there was a more or less one-to-one correspondence between spoken and written syllables. The word katakana "part (of kanji) syllabic script". The

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  • Japanese 3001

    SCHOOL OF LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE STUDIES St. Patrick’s‚ Carleton University     日本語3010A JAPA3010A Third-Year Japanese Academic Year: 2014 秋学期 Course Title/Number: 三年生の日本語 JAPA3010A Time/Location: JAPA3010A Tuesdays and Thursdays‚ 2:35-3:55pm‚ RC209 Department: The School of Linguistics and Language Studies Instructor: Yoko Azuma-Prikryl Office/Hours: 324 St.Patrick’s building Phone: 613-520-2600 Ext. 6635 Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm and Thursday 4:20~5:20pm or by appointment

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  • Japanese Lessons

    lJapanese Language Club Lesson 1 Summary 1. Writing system There are three kinds of characters in Japanese: hiragana‚ katakana‚ and kanji. All three characters can be seen in a single sentence. テレビを見ます Katakana Kanji Hiragana Hiragana and katakana‚ like the alphabet‚ represent sounds. As you can see in the above example‚ hiragana has a roundish shape and is used for conjugation endings‚ function words‚ and native Japanese words not covered by kanji. Katakana‚ which has rather straight fines

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  • Useful Japanese Phrases

    Useful Japanese phrases A collection of useful phrases in Japanese. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages. Key to abbreviations: frm = formal‚ inf = informal‚ f = said by women‚ >f = said to women English 日本語 (Japanese) Welcome ようこそ (yōkoso) Hello 今日は (konnichiwa) おっす (ossu) - used between close male friends もしもし (moshi moshi) - on phone How are you? I’m fine‚ thanks. And you? お元気ですか? (o genki desu ka) はい、元気です。あなたは? (hai‚ genki desu. anata wa?) お蔭様で元気です

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  • Japanese

    Japanese Language for Children (Interactive CD) Nampu Kawamoto April 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS Background Project Description Rationale Project Objectives Communication Objectives Theoretical Framework Project Brief Technical Description Content Outline Components Audience Beneficiary and Market Profile Sample Audiences Scope and Limitations Review of Related Literature and Works Proposed Methodology References Background Visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in

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  • Japanese

    Japanese (日本語 Nihongo?‚ [nihõŋgo]‚ [nihõŋŋo] ( listen)) is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers‚ primarily in Japan‚ where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family‚ whose relation to other language groups is debated‚ particularly to Korean and the suggested Altaic language family. Little is known of the language’s prehistory‚ or when it first appeared in Japan. 3rd century Chinese documents recorded a few Japanese words

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  • Japanese and Arabic Language

    Japanese and Arabic Language Although Japanese and Arabic languages ranked as top ten languages used in the web in 2011‚ there are significant differences in the number of internet users and the percentage of growth between Arabic and Japanese language. (www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm). This essay compares the ratio between Japanese and Arabic language in the Internet and then discusses the reasons for this differences. Although Arabic population was higher than Japanese by over than

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