Welcome to “Easy Japanese”
Welcome to our program, “Easy Japanese”! We hope you willhave fun learning through the program series called “Japan My Love” and “Fun with Japanese”.
With the right approach, Japanese is not so difficult to learn.In speaking Japanese, the sounds are based on a combination of five vowels and about a dozen consonants, so the pronunciation isrelatively easy.The Japanese writing system incorporates three main types of script -- kanji, hiragana and katakana. Kanji are Chinese charactersintroduced to Japan in the 5
century. These are ideograms.Hiragana and katakana are phonograms, a syllabary developed inJapan. Katakana is used for onomatopoeia and the many foreign words that have been assimilated into the language.
If you are learning Japanese for the first time our “Japan My Love” series offers 100 handy expressions that you can memorize.
These expressions will really help you to improve.
In the “Fun with Japanese” series you will learn about the
many words that depict the four seasons of Japan. Japanese cultureplaces great importance on the changing seasons of spring, summer,autumn and winter. Also included in the series are some of the many idiomatic phrases and onomatopoeia used in daily Japanese.Once you master the words and phrases we use in our
program, you’ll be amazed at how expressive your Japanese will become. Be sure to join us during our program “Easy Japanese” withthe series called, “Japan My Love” and “Fun with Japanese.”