Learning Japanese is exciting because you get to know a new culture through the language. In addition, Japan is the fourth largest economic power and specialises particularly in the technical field as well as in the manga and gaming industries.
Japanese is not related to any of the world's major language families, so it is a completely separate language, although it has phonetic, morphological and syntactic similarities with Korean. Japanese has also adopted some words from Chinese, however, it remains completely different from Chinese in pronunciation and grammar. Its origin and incorporation remain unexplained. It is spoken by about 127 million people, of whom about 800,000 live outside Japan.
The Japanese standard language originates from the dialect spoken in Tokyo and is also taught in the education system and disseminated through the media. There are many dialects in Japan, which evolved through the extensive settlement of Japan.
Are you learning a foreign language and would like to improve your language skills?
Then sign up for our tandem programme and find a suitable tandem partner through our portal!
The principle is simple: You and your tandem partner speak your native language half of the time, your partner’s native language the rest of the time. This way you are not only learning to use the language practically in everyday life, but you also learn a lot about the other culture. Both languages are spoken equally, so you are alternately a learner and a teacher.
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