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Lately I hadn’t much time to dedicate to japanese.. so slowly but steadily my japanese is getting worse and worse.
Comprehension is still ok and I am happy for that.. it looks like some basic concepts are carved in my brain by now.. but when it comes to write in japanese myself… pfff.. it’s a pain.
Well of course, I have never trained that much so I have never been particularly good in writing when it comes to sentences a little more complicated than the examples you fin on books, but well.. if I don’t do something, I will really lose the little I already got.
That’s why I opened a blog in japanese.. I hope to be stimulated in writing in japanese.. we’ll see ^^
If you’d like, go give a look. There is not that much by now.. but I plan to add much more stuff soon. Pictures and everything.
Well, bye 😛
While waiting for a song I like that I feel like translating, another Off Topic post 😀
Lately I read about the news that 4MINUTE are going to disband soon cause 4 out of 5 members didn’t renew contract with CUBE Enterteinment.
They are the group that got me into Kpop so it’s a really sad news for me. Considering that in the last months 2NE1 already disbanded and that f(x) are close to be dead.. well.. the groups I like the most are gone 😦
If you think about it, this is something that can happen to every existing kpop group. 4minute were created no more than 8 years ago but they are already disbanding even though I think they were selling just fine.
So go to listen to your bias group and think that they can suddenly disband 😀
Ok, this is absolutely unrelated to Japan or lyric translations but lately I have trouble finding songs that I really like and that I wanna translate so I got bored ^^
Some of you may be well aware of what “aegyo” means, some others may have read this word for the first time.
Of course, Google can be a better help and you can search there to understand the meaning. But to put it simply, we can say it’s a cute attitude and appearence that can be often seen in the K-pop idol world but can be seen also among normal people.
This sort of cuteness is supposed to make persons (both guys and girls) absolutely adorable and liked a lot independently of their beauty.
An aegyo person can be more attractive than other persons who are more beautiful.
I don’t listen only to J-Pop/J-Rock but also to Kpop. I think it offers something that japanese music doesn’t offer and its sounds reminds me of the music that I was used to listen to when I was young, that is basically my fav genre of music. Depending on my mood, there are periods where I listen mostly to J-Pop/J-Rock and periods where I mostly listen to Kpop. but I had the feeling that the level of music dropped in the last pair of years.
J-Pop often sounds the same. It’s not so strange that new songs are very similar to songs 7-8 years older. That’s one of the reason that pushed me toward Kpop. Kpop is usually more innovative but lately it seems like they wanna copy american music a bit too much.. Maybe some of you like it, but I don’t 🙂 Read the rest of this entry
Every year in Japan, they vote the kanji of the year (今年の漢字).
The kanji of 2014 was 税 (zei –>tax) and it was surely a kanji that was representing the 2014 for the whole world, not only Japan 😀
So what kanji won this year???
The kanji of 2015 is…. TAHDAH
I guess that, for most of us, there wasn’t a unique thing that made us wanting to learn the language. And I also guess that our interest is not only for the language but for the whole japanese world.
But liking Japan doesn’t imply that you have to learn the language.. but well.. at a certain point.. all of us struggling with learning japanese language said to ourself “I wanna learn japanese”.
So what’s your story about it??
I started to study japanese few years after getting addicted to Japan. I started watching anime with sub, then listening to japanese music, then watching japanese shows.
But I can clearly remember the day I decided to learn japanese. It’s a pretty stupid story.. but well 😀 Read the rest of this entry