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Difficulties Learning Japanese

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Kohei Miyawaki

on 18 January 2018

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Difficulties Learning Japanese
Kohei Miyawaki
Common difficulties
Grammar

Pronunciation

Keigo

Three difficulties
Loan words (
Katakana-go
)

Special morae (Tokushuhaku)

おWords that exist only in JP
Loan words
Loan words and the original words are different in:
Pronunciation
Meaning
Grammatical function
Special sounds
Special morae (
tokushu-haku
): three unique sounds in Japanese
Unique Japanese concepts
Words that are difficult to be translated into other languages
Three difficulties
When learning Japanese,
Learners would find difficulties in:

Loan words (ex. pants, theme)
Special sounds (ex. )
Words from JP concepts (ex. wabi-sabi)

The End
Pronunciation
McDonalds, Virus, Sweater
Meaning
Pants: underwear in JP
Theme

Alcohol
Pants? Tobacco?
Tobacco: a cigarette itself

Never means leaves that cigarettes are made of.
Grammatical function
Changes in parts of speech
Save-suru (V-N)
Pierce (V-N)
Common mistakes
-
Wabi-Sabi
: Concepts of Aesthetics

-
Gambare
: Phrase to cheer up
ex. Hung in there, Keep it up

-
Otsukaresama
: Phrase to thank hard work
ex. Good job, Well done
American EG
British EG
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