Japanese Language

  • Published on : 20/07/2017
  • by : Japan Experience

The basics of the Japanese language

How to introduce yourself in Japanese? What are hiragana and katakana? Here is our selection of useful vocabulary list during a trip to Japan.

Japanese Language

Les kanji ont parfois des prononciations irrégulières lorsqu'ils composent un patronyme

Rare Japanese surnames: discover the least common surnames in Japan

Japanese surnames are generally constructed from kanji related to places, features or plants.

Meanings and uses of the Japanese phrase "so desu ne"

Desu ne meaning: Understanding the versatile Japanese phrase

The Japanese phrase "desu ne" is commonly encountered by learners of the language, but its various meanings and uses can be confusing at first.

Some handwritten kanji characters

Japanese kanji: discover Japan's sinographic writing system

Kanjis are an integral part of the three Japanese writing systems, along with hiraganas and katakanas. Originally from China, they have been adapted to transcribe the Japanese language.

Famille japonaise

Japanese surnames

In Japan, there are more than 100 000 different family names! This is much more than in China and Korea, even though they are Japan's neighbors.