Category Archives: Japanese

Everyday Sounds in Lots of Languages

He’s back at it! James Chapman, the man who brought us the cute little drawings of various animals noises in different languages, is back in action. This time he’s introducing us to everyday sounds like snores, kisses, drinking and applauding, … Continue reading

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Foreign Vocabulary: Japanese

Hikkomori (ひきこもり or 引き籠もり): Withdrawn These days, the word hikkomori has taken on a new meaning in Japanese culture – the word refers to the thousands of young Japanese men who have withdrawn from society, becoming hermits and staying locked … Continue reading

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