Japanese Culture: «Why Learn Japanese»
From Polyglot Club WIKI
Why learn Japanese? Here are 5 reasons to start learning it. :)
Culture[edit | edit source]
Learning Japanese will allow you to better discover Japan and understand the Japanese culture. Japan hosts millions of tourists each year (in 2014, more than 13 million visitors), Japan has a fascinating culture:
- respect for the other and its elder,
- the politeness of Japanese in gestures and language,
- Impeccable service,
- ancestral arts such as tea ceremony (茶道), Japanese martial arts (Karate 空手, Kendo 剣道, Iaido 居合道, Aikido 合気道, Kyudo 弓道 ...).
- beautiful scenery in Japan: temples, statues of deities, cherry blossoms, Japanese maple, hot springs (onsen 温泉), and many national heritages such as Mount Fuji (富士山), the village of Shirakawa-go (白川郷)．
Travel[edit | edit source]
Your trip will be more enjoyable and you will certainly gain time and make interesting encounters.
Beautiful writing[edit | edit source]
If you like the art of Japanese writing, you should learn Japanese. Although the Kanjis come directly from their Chinese counterpart, one can not deny that Japanese calligraphy (書道) also has a lot of charm.
Not so difficult[edit | edit source]
Once you decide to adopt a Japanese way of thinking, you will find that some grammatical and orthographic structures are much simpler in Japanese than in other languages.
Here are some non-exhaustive examples that can prove it:
- There are no masculine or feminine forms of words
- There is no plural form of words
- There is no article between the words
- The verbs are simply conjugated: there is no conjugation for each person.
Make friends[edit | edit source]
Learning Japanese is a considerable asset that will allow you to have better conversations and have more contacts.
What about you, do you find other reasons, please edit this article or write a comment below :)