Somehow I think I saw Nam throwing a bucket of water at someone already. Or I could be just dreaming about it.
You know we have a book called "Japanisch - Sprache des Teufels?" (I don't know if there's an english version of it but translated it means "japanese - language of the devil?")
Actually it's kind of funny, because I succeded in learning japanese and still can't speak french.... (Which i started to learn way before japanese!)
Another interview translation from 311mi tumblr, I will just post the link here, this time it's an old interview, in 2012. Yuzuru talked about how his mother and family supported him to continue skating after the Earthquake:
All credit to 311mi tumblr.
Kiss & Never Cry, Pamina
Actually, Japanese pronunciation is not so difficult, and the complicated grammer means that people do not mind the order of words so much in a sense. (It is my feeling that the order of words is more important in English.) You can even omit the subject term (I, you, he ....)!
The number of Hiragana is just around 50, and same for Katakana.
It's OK to memorize only 100 letters with some simple Kanji characters that Japanese children study at elementary school.
Even Japanese do not remember such huge number of Kanji all, memorizing 10 and forgetting, say, 7 at the same time
Actually, most Japanese are always desparately lost in the level of "How to Master English Conversation in 10 Days". You Europeans seem to be bilingual, or multilingual. I envy you. In Japan, people who speak Osaka dialect and Standard Japanese may be called bilinguals (just joking).
Anyway, no Japanese have mastered Japanese language, I think. We make mistakes in the grammer or writing Kanji everyday. So, no afraid or hesitation to come into the exciting world of Japanese !
見られてなんぼ Mirarete nanbo. There is no show without the viewers (Thank you Sorrento !)
笑われてなんぼ Warawarete nanbo. It is nothing to be laughed at, or embarrasment even helps you (when learning a foreign language).
I will make this my motto in learning English
As Yuzuru's interview is very logical and his voice is clear, it is good for you to learn Japanese, I think.
SuzyQ ありがとうございます。i will keep that motto in mind in learning your language as well. I agree that the news clips and interviews of Yuzu are a good way to practice one's comprehension of the grammar
Hi everybody, just a quick thanks for all the clips and interviews! Real life is so busy now, so I don't have time to check out tumblr etc., and it's really nice finding the clips here. :-)
Time is flying by, I cannot believe the JGPs are about to start already, and soon Yuzuru Hanyu will be back in competitions, too. Yay!
and because I'm again feeling completely ON topic today: writing exercise, advanced level
As always, thanks for the links and translations
And about learning Japanese, a few years ago I attended a Japanese language class out of curiosity for an entire year and it really helped!! One reason I didn't continue was because it wasn't the cheapest class. Where I lived in North America, there weren't that many people who actually spoke Japanese ... so it was hard to practice. I really do hope to further study the language another time; overall learning Japanese was a new and interesting experience.
In case if anyone appreciates some classic 70's shoujo manga, someone drew Hanyu in his Chopin outfit in the style of Rose of Versailles: https://twitter.com/629Miky/status/5...470848/photo/1
I really like 70's shoujo manga aesthetics, especially stuff by the big names like Ikeda Riyoko, Hagio Moto, and Takemiya Keiko (Towards the Terra! )
The new Yuzuru 2015 calendar is coming out in September, and is available for pre-order at CD Japan. There will be a desktop version and a regular version...here is a link if you want to pre-order.