Even though human beings live on the same planet, they have different words to express things that can’t be explained in other languages. Here are 30 Japanese words that don’t really have an English equivalent.
Have you ever heard the expression “mottainai”? This expression is becoming more and more popular around the world. “mottainai” is a really useful expression in daily life in Japan. Here are the typical situations where Japanese people say “mottainai”.
One of the first phrases you might want to learn when you start studying a new language is “I love you.” Actually, it’s not said as often in Japan the way it is in the West, but it might be nice to learn! Japan has many dialects and a lot of people find them interesting, so here’s how to say “I love you” in different parts of Japan.
Have you ever been to a sushi restaurant and been served tea in cups covered in kanji characters? While each fish’s name is written, it’s one special way to advertise the fish sold at the restaurant. It’s interesting to see the fish names lined up in such straight lines. Try to learn some new characters!