Japan – 日本

Japan is a stunningly beautiful, interesting and cultural country with a very very long history. From its beautiful countryside to bustling cities, Japan is a very interesting and exciting place to visit.

The language they speak is, of course, Japanese and they have three quite different writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji (there is also romaji, designed to help us roman alphabet users ease into learning).

Their currency is Yen (円 in kanji) and has been so since 1871.

For all of our information on this vastly interesting country, check out our collective section on everything Japan.

Japanese culture

Think Like A Native – Using your thoughts to improve your language skills

  In learning languages like Japanese and Korean, I have found one of the best ways of privately encouraging my learning, especially when unable to communicate with others in that language, is to make effort to communicate with myself. Over recent months, due to breaking up with my Korean ex-boyfriend and terribly missing my Japanese … Continue reading Think Like A Native – Using your thoughts to improve your language skills

Mushy Geek Reviews: Big Hero 6 – Love never felt so cuddly

Despite being released in the U.S in November of last year, Disney’s Big Hero 6 has only just yesterday (January 30th) been released in UK cinemas. I was lucky enough to score tickets to take my sister (with whom I share a love of movies about friendship and sibling bonding) to see a preview showing … Continue reading Mushy Geek Reviews: Big Hero 6 – Love never felt so cuddly

Tongue twisters from around the world

Tongue twisters are words or phrases that are difficult and confusing to say. learning and performing tongue twisters is a common pass-time for kids on the UK, but I never realised until I met my best friend (and guest writer on Learn With Amy) that tongue twisters are hugely popular all around the world! So, … Continue reading Tongue twisters from around the world

I’m counting on you! Learning to count in Japanese

Japanese is a fantastic language and if you are interest in studying it, learning to count should be a high priority for you! Numbers in Japanese aren’t the hardest subject to grasp, but can be tricky to begin with! Don’t worry, with practice and revision, you’ll soon have it mastered! Just in case you need … Continue reading I’m counting on you! Learning to count in Japanese

Tattoos and Tattoo aftercare

As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, I have 3 tattoos that I love very much that all carry very strong meanings to me.  They’re important and I want to make sure they last well. A lot of people ask me “Wasn’t that really painful?!” Personally, if you are worried about pain, probably … Continue reading Tattoos and Tattoo aftercare

Couple’s Fashion

  Love’s awesome we all know it! And some awesome couples, especially the youngsters, love to show off their affection to the world by wearing couple fashion. It’s a common and adorable way of showing your relationship status (I mean, if the girl you like is dressed exactly the same as the guy next to … Continue reading Couple’s Fashion

Cultural views on tattoos

So, I have 3 tattoos and the reaction to them varies from person to person. Some love them, some hate them and most don’t really care that much. When I met my best friend, tattoos were one of the first conversation topics between us and I realised that the opinions of tattoos varies greatly from … Continue reading Cultural views on tattoos

Excellent language books: Japanese

There are so many books online fore learning languages and they can all vary greatly when it comes to quality. I’ve bought many language books and some of them are fantastic, while others are no-gos so bad that they can set me back weeks in my learning. So, here are the language books I’ve bought … Continue reading Excellent language books: Japanese

How to read Hiragana

How to read Hiragana! I love Japanese! It’s such a fun, energetic and satisfying language to learn – and it isn’t for the faint-hearted! Japanese isn’t the hardest language to learn, but it’s not a piece of cake either — and that’s what adds to the fun! So, let’s get to work!   There are … Continue reading How to read Hiragana

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