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.