Watashi wa nihongo o hanashitai.
LEARN JAPANESE BECAUSE...
Japanese is spoken by 126 milion people.
Modern Japanese is considered to begin with the Edo period, which lasted between 1603 and 1868. Since Old Japanese, the de facto standard Japanese had been the Kansai dialect, especially that of Kyoto. However, during the Edo period, Edo (now Tokyo) developed into the largest city in Japan, and the Edo-area dialect became standard Japanese. Since the end of Japan's self-imposed isolation in 1853, the flow of loanwords from European languages has increased significantly. The period since 1945 has seen a large number of words borrowed from languages, like German, Portuguese and English.
Many English loan words especially relate to technology—for example, pasokon (short for "personal computer"); intānetto ("internet"), and kamera ("camera"). Due to the large quantity of English loanwords, modern Japanese has developed a distinction between /tɕi/ and /ti/, and /dʑi/ and /di/, with the latter in each pair only found in loanwords.
Are you keen to take up Japanese?
More than 120 million people speak Japanese, making it the ninth most widely spoken language in the world.
After taking JAPANESE lessons with Lingo Education you will be able learn the cultural aspects as well as the language. We will match you with a native tutor who will customise each lesson.