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Japanese Fun Facts

Do you know that are no indefinite articles used in the Japanese language? So, how do you differentiate between singular and plural?

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Most of the languages are written horizontally. However, Japanese can be written and read vertically (i.e., top to bottom) and horizontally.
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In most languages, there is a variant for the word ‘I.’ However, in the Japanese language, over 20 variants are dependent on who is the person being addressed.
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Furigana is phonetic renderings of Kanji in Hiragana script and helps children as well as non-native speakers in words that do not fall in the Kanji list.
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The word ‘Japan’ is actually an English word and means ‘Nippon’ in the Japanese language. Its meaning in English comes out to be ‘Land of the Rising Sun’.
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Three systems of writing are used in the Japanese language, namely kanji, katakana, and hiragana. Also, the 4th system is called Romaji - Japanese through Latin words. Apart from this, it also uses some Arabic numerals.
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Japanese language is also known as Nihongo and is a member of the family of Japonic language. Not much is known about the origin of this language.
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There are no articles used in the Japanese language. To understand whether what is being said is singular or plural, the context needs to be understood.
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The content words that are a part of the native Japanese words or the words that are said to be of Chinese origin are written in Kanji script in the Japanese language.
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In Japanese, there is an honorific speech called Keigo. It is used to increase the degree of respect. It is referred to as respectful language.
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The Tale of Genji was not just the first novel in the Japanese language, but it also probably the first in the world. It was written more than 1000 years ago.