言語を勉強している..

I have been learning Japanese now for several years, though most productively and with somewhat more of a structure, since August last year. So I guess, I have been studying since 2015.

In that time I have learned many things about learning a language as much as learning the actual language itself.

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みかんの問題

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Recently, I was given a tonne of home grown みかん (oranges) by my Karate sensei.. and I mean too many to eat by myself!

I wasn’t sure what to do with them all but a neighbour recommended making jam. As I had never made jam before I decided to experiment last night!!

Now I have a tonne of みかん jam!!

みかんのジャムをつくれた!!
(*≧∀≦*)

Does anyone have any more ideas for what to do with excess fruit in the future?? I would hate to waste it all!

Cat Day!

How on earth did I miss yesterday being “Cat Day” in Japan?

22/2, affectionately known as 猫の日 was chosen because the day is ににに – the closest sound to what a cat makes.. just as adorable as I expected from Japan.

Read about CAT DAY here!

I celebrated without even realising, because I was using my Nekomimi headphones. How did you celebrate?

チンする

Today I impressed my co-workers by using the new words they taught me last week…

今日は、宏ご飯をチンして!

..so チンする means to cook your food in a microwave. Because a microwave goes “ching!”.

 

Oh, I love Japan and how it turns onomatopoeia into actual vocabulary.