TOP INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAPANESE
Almost 10% of Internet users speak Japanese.
It is the 9th most popular language. It is also the official language of Japan, of course. In fact, it is the only country in which Japanese is an official language because most native speakers of this language live in Japan. However, it is the third-largest language on the Internet, after English and Spanish. Despite the fact that Japanese make up less than 2% of the world’s population, they make up almost 10% of Internet users!
The Japanese word for “Japan” means “Land of the Rising Sun”.
The word “Japan” is a foreign word – Japanese people call their countryにほん (Nihon) or にっぽん (Nippon), which roughly translates to “Land of the Rising Sun”.
Japan uses three writing systems
These three writing systems are the native Japanese alphabets hiragana and katakana and the Chinese characters called kanji. The three writing systems are used together, sometimes even within the same sentence. Kanji is paired with hiragana to form words and sentences, while katakana is used for foreign loanwords as well as to add emphasis.
There are no Conjugation Of Verbs
This unique feature makes learning the language simple. The beginner only needs to remember the main verb and go to a more complex writing system. Instead, you can focus on the complexities of the Japanese writing system.
5.There Are Different Formality Levels
Japanese people are very fond of respect and formality; this is even expressed in their language. There are three basic polite forms in spoken Japanese: simple form (‘kudaketa’), simple, polite form (‘teinei’), and advanced polite form (‘keigo’). The Japanese language also uses honor, adding suffixes to words to express varying degrees of respect.
6. There are no plurals in Japanese
In Japanese, there is no difference between the words “There is a spider” and “There are spiders”. So it can be difficult to tell if someone is talking about a spider in your room, or if your house has been overflowing with a swarm of spiders.
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