LET’S LEARN JAPANESE (NIHONGO O MANABIMASHOO)
NIHONGO (JAPANESE LANGUAGE):
Japanese, the 6th widely spoken eastern Asian language in the world among 128 million people is known as Nihongo in Japan and thousands are learning Japanese to enhance their career prospects or to understand the Japanese culture. It’s the primary language of Japan and a member of the Japonic Language Family. If we look at the history, it has been divided into following terms: Old Japanese (era of Buddhism), Early middle Japanese (Heian period), Late middle Japanese (Kamakura and Muromachi period), early modern Japanese (Meiji Restoration), Modern Japanese (Edo period).
Japanese is a tenacious, mora timed language with phonotactics and pure vowel and consonant sound system. Japanese words are mostly based on verbs, nouns and particles; it has a lexically significant pitch ascent. If someone wants to learn Japanese, then he/she has to move step by step which shall include reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Learning About the Japanese
There are various dialects spoken in Japan. Few of the main dialects are Tokyo-type, Kyoto-type and Osaka- type. They all are spoken as per different subdivisions. There are few more dialects that are spoken in the mountain areas which are a part of the old Japanese era.
How the Japanese is Related With Chinese Langage
You may sometimes have misunderstood between Japanese and Chinese characters but Japanese have no genetic relationship with Chinese, we only make extensive use of the kanji characters in its writing system, where a large portion of its vocabulary is borrowed from Chinese. Along with the Kanji, the Japanese writing scripts also include Hiragana and Katakana.
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Politeness In Learning
The Japanese language can be spoken with a different status, the difference in the status can be determined through the various factors like job, age, experience, and even from a psychological state. Japanese people use grammatical expressions to describe politeness and formality. This is reflected extensively in the hierarchical nature of Japanese society. The three polite forms followed in Japan are TEINEIGO, SONKEIGO and KENJOUGO.
Learning Japanese Opens More Job Opportunities in Indian Market
Japanese companies such as Honda, Yamaha, Sony, Toyota have manufacturing facilities in India which means more job opportunities for Indian citizens who can speak Japanese. After learning Japanese, aspirants can take up a job in Indian market and can also choose to move to Japan or other countries representing the above mentioned Japanese companies. India is a huge market for the products manufactured by Japanese firms. Also, Japanese firms were the first ones to invest in India. Suzuki is the most prominent company which has invested deeply in India.
Top Benefits Of Learning Japanese Language
Since Japanese is the 6th most widely spoken language in the world, it is also the world’s second toughest language after Chinese. Learning a new language has always been a fascinating adventure. It is a journey full of excitement, enthralling experience, occasional challenges, vivid illustrations, unusual and unexpected encounters.
- The first benefit of learning Japanese is it sets you apart from the crowd. It is different because it isn’t an uncomplicated language to embrace.
- Secondly, if we look at the career options after learning Japanese language, Japanese language is the 5th top most language preferred. Japanese investors are the most influential investors in India and are leading in automobile, electronics, semiconductor, shipbuilding, and optical media. Top career options after learning the Japanese language include job of translators and interpreters, Japanese trainers, Japanese teachers, jobs in Japanese Embassies, jobs in the aviation sector, jobs in travel and tourism, and IT Sector.
- Last but not the least, it has a vast and vigorous culture. As of today, Japanese is the most popular choice among East Asian Languages, and the reasons are apparent.
Roughly 127 million people speak Japanese in Japan. One can also find sizable Japanese speakers in Korea, Taiwan, England, Canada, Brazil, the USA, and the Philippines.
It is also one of the most widely used languages on the Internet. While no official data seems to exist, it is generally assumed that a vast majority are monolingual.
It means very few people speak any other language, including English. One main reason is they take pride in their native language, and there is no such thing as “English for Japanese.”