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5. October, 2008

Japanese is easy

Filed under: General — frightanic @ 13:13
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The title is misleading I admit, it should rather read “Japanese is easy – sometimes”. I’m currently swoting kanji for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test JLPT. Every now and then I come across a kanji combination that is so logical that it’s startling.

Example: what do you do when you feel dizzy – chances are you roll your eyes. In Japanese 目が回る = dizzy. 目 stands for eye, が is the topic/subject marker, and 回 plus る mean to turn around, rotate, revolve. Easy and obvious, isn’t it ;-).

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1 Comment

  1. watashiwa indo jin desu. watashiwa JLPT prepare no appear in December. sumimasen.

    Hi, I am also appearing for JLPT this year. Keep up the good work and let me know if we can have chat some time to share japanese text messages 🙂


    Chetan

    Comment by Chetan Sachdev — 21. October, 2008 @ 13:39


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