As many percieve it, Japanese is a difficult language to learn. It is the language that all of your favorite anime characters use, or the language that was used to create games like Super Mario Bro. and consoles like Nintentdo and Playstation.
But the question is, “Is Japanese really that difficult?”.
The answer, is obviously “YES”, but so are learning other languages. But what makes Japanese so difficult is 1) grammatical structures that are none like Latin-based languages 2) the conceptualization of the world (or the way the Japanese language “views” the world) , this combined with the fact that Japan has long history of being isolated from the rest of the world, keeps the language and culture so intact that it has less influence (or less similarities) to other languages.
This blog will focus on “hacking” the Japanese language. This means 1) easier ways to “formulate” sentences 2) understanding nuances/implications in certain words and phrases. this will be done through the comparison between the English language.
Even being ethnically Japanese, with all my relatives being born in Japan, I still had the problem of understanding the language and also the cultural aspects that are so closely tied to the language itself. As I have struggled my way through to unraveling the culture, I would like to share whatever I know so that those with ambitions for the language can do the same to others.