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Why Learn Japanese with Ling?

Discover The Easy Path To Hard Languages. Learning Japanese with Ling! Our app understands and values Asian languages, especially those with a non-Latin script. That’s why we got native Japanese speakers to craft our lessons. Explore audio from native speakers, advanced hiragana stroke exercises, and more. Learn basic Japanese words to advanced phrases with the easiest way to learn Japanese – Ling!

Quick Japanese Must-Knows

Want to know more about the language in Japan? Here are some must-knows!

Number of Speakers: 120 million (besides Japan, also spoken in USA, Peru, Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the Philippines)

National Language in: Japan

Region: East Asia

Language Family: Japonic

Writing System: Mixed scripts of Chinese characters (Kanji) and Japanese characters (Hiragana and Katakana), left-to-right (modern Japanese)

Tonal or Non-Tonal Language: Non-tonal, mora-timed

Basic Word Order: Subject-Object-Verb (SOV)

Fun Japanese Language Facts

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Politeness Levels:

Japanese has a complex system of honorifics and polite language known as keigo. This means speakers adjust their speech based on social hierarchy and the level of formality required in
a given situation.

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No Gender Pronouns:

Japanese doesn’t have gender-specific pronouns like “he” or “she.” Instead, gender is often inferred from context, and specific pronouns are relatively uncommon in everyday speech.

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Common Use of Homophones:

Japanese has a high number of homophones, words that sound the same but have different meanings. This characteristic can lead to playful wordplay and puns in everyday conversation and literature.

Did You Know This About Japan?

Innovative Vending Machines: Japan is known for its abundance of vending machines, offering anything from beverages and snacks to clothing and electronics. Some vending machines even dispense hot food like ramen or freshly cooked pancakes!

Love for Kit Kats: Japan has a unique obsession with Kit Kats, with over 300 flavors available, including green tea, sake, sweet potato, wasabi, and more. Kit Kats are even given as good luck gifts, especially during exams.

Learn Basic Japanese For Travel

Ever wondered how to say how are you in Japanese? Now you can! Learning with Ling means you can learn Japanese online, on-the-go, anytime! For more, check out Ling, the best app to learn Japanese.

こんにちは
Kon-ni-chi-wa
Hello
おはようございます
O-ha-yo go-za-i-ma-su
Good morning
こんにちは
Kon-ni-chi-wa
Good afternoon
元気ですか?
Gen-ki de-su ka
How are you?
元気です
Gen-ki de-su
I’m fine.
あなた の 名前 は なんですか?
A-na-ta no na-ma-e wa nan-de-su-ka?
What is your name?
私の名前はメアリーです
Wa-ta-shi no na-ma-e wa Me-a-ri de-su
My name is Mary
よろしく お願い します。
Yo-ro-shi-ku o-ne-gai shi-ma-su
Nice to meet you
ありがとう
A-ri-ga-to
Thank you
さようなら
Sa-yo-u-na-ra
Goodbye

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有关 Learn Japanese 的常见问题

日语很难学吗?

日语是最复杂的语言之一,与韩语、阿拉伯语和汉语一样。

尽管语言有很多规则,但学习日语可以非常有趣!使用像 Ling 这样的语言学习应用程序,您甚至会忘记自己正在学习!

以下是有关日语的一些简单事实:

  • 语法:与许多语言不同,日语即使遵循主语-宾语-动词 (SOV) 词序,也有句尾助词。
  • 词汇:日语词汇的很大一部分使用来自中文、荷兰语和葡萄牙语等的拟声词和历史词汇。
  • 口语/听力:日本文化重视礼貌和等级变化系统。学习发音时,要注意“r”和“j”辅音。
  • 阅读/写作:日语文字可以采用传统垂直书写(縦书き – tategaki)或现代水平书写(横书き – yokogaki)的形式。日语文字包含三种主要书写系统或字符:平假名(ひらがな或简单字符)、片假名(カタカナ或部分字符)和汉字(来自中国的汉字或汉字)。
我怎样才能自学日语?

学习日语的第一步是首先了解为什么要学习该语言。之后,您可以通过各种在线学习材料自学日语。

到目前为止,最好的语言学习工具是 Ling 应用程序,其中每种语言包含 200 多个课程。如果您想精通日语,Ling 有大量课程,从初级到高级。

自学语言有时可能具有挑战性,但不要放弃!以下是学习日语的其他方法:

  • 设定切合实际的语言目标
  • 观看日本电影、电视剧或动漫
  • 在练习平假名、片假名或汉字时了解各种主题
  • 阅读日语诗歌或俳句(俳句)
  • 大声说日语,以便听到自己的发音
  • 下载 Ling 应用以快速学习新词汇、短语和主题
我能多快学会日语?

根据美国外交学院 (FSI) 的数据,普通学习者至少需要 2200 小时才能熟练掌握日语。如果您想快速完成课程,这意味着需要 12-18 个月的强化课程!

如果您之前没有学习其他语言的经验,您可能至少需要 3-5 年才能达到熟练程度。这主要是因为该语言的书写系统很复杂,但我们建议您首先关注平假名和片假名。

如果你想学日语,你应该从第一天开始说!日语并不容易,所以不要浪费时间。从简单的词汇、短语和主题开始。从那里,您可以慢慢开始学习该语言中更困难的部分。

 

日语值得学吗?

日语有近 1.28 亿使用者,是一门非常值得学习的语言。除了可爱的审美和卡哇伊文化之外,日本还被尊为创新和技术最好的国家之一。

以下是学习日语的一些其他原因:

商业巨头的语言

随着日本经济的不断增长,商机也在不断增加。

想象一下,如果您会说日语,与您的业务合作伙伴或潜在客户的沟通将会变得多么容易!

培养对日本文化的欣赏

当人们想到日本时,他们通常会想到它丰富的文化。如果您学习日语,毫无疑问您会更加欣赏和理解日本文化!

可以帮助您学习其他语言

作为世界上最具挑战性的语言之一,学习日语是一项巨大的壮举。

学习日语后,您应该会发现学习其他字符语言(例如中文)要容易得多。因此,如果您想学习多种语言,日语是一个很好的起点!