Japanese are so bomb you might as well call them double bomb
@Lastmanonearth, that is the best lamest joke I've ever heard
There are, in fact, three separate alphabets in the Japanese language Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. To simplify The reasons for the separate alphabets it is simply because Japan started with Hiragana as their language and then realized that there were not enough words so they decided to start borrowing words from other languages they did this by creating Kanji and Katakana, which were based off of Chinese and English, they call said words "loan words" and they are all used interchangeably in common conversation. Fun fact: Hiragana and Katakana are actually the same set of sounds but are used differently in writing as such most spoken Japanese can be translated into either Hiragana or Katakana. Kanji meanwhile is used similarly to abbreviations in that it is used to shorten long words or phrases. I hope you learned something interesting! Thanks for reading, Hail Hydra, and have a nice day!
@Lord Wivern, thanks, I did learn something
@Lord Wivern, there's also 2 Korean styles of writing based on your class
@The Big Hodge, That's true, but Koreans mainly stick to Hangul and ignore the other except in art and poetry whereas Japanese use all 3 of their systems pretty equally
@Lord Wivern, I am never going to learn this language, i had a hard enough time with asl lol
@Lord Wivern, wait what was that last part
@Lord Wivern, I'm actually teaching myself how to read all three (I already know Hiragana and katakana) and kanji is fairly easy, you just need to memorize what they mean (there's more than one meaning for kanji, I've learned -.-;)
@Lord Wivern, Kanji actually predates both hiragana and katakana. Kanji is the derivative of kaishu, which was the Chinese alphabet at the time. Hiragana means simple kana and katakana means fractured kana. Katakana characters are fractures of man'yōgana. Man'yōgana used kanji for their phonetic qualities rather than semantic qualities. Originally hiragana was only used by woman and katakana was used by men. Romanji is the Latin-based alphabet in Japan. Nowadays, katakana is used to instead Romanji to not look out of place. "私はランセスです。" looks nicer than "私はransesuです。" or "私はlancesです。"
The weebs don't stand a chance.
@Medal Delivery Boy, They have plenty of time to learn it in though, not like they have girlfriends and social lives to distract them.
Funny how they recognize that there are multiple types of japanese, but they fail to realize that "Chinese" isnt a language and there are hundreds of dialects and several main languages of China depending on location.
@TigerDuke, technically, the writing system is the same though, at least for Mandarin and Cantonese
The Chinese one says "Hello there"
If you're curious, the three Japanese examples say, "hello" "good morning" and "violent cosmic symphony" respectively
The 2nd japanese writing is from an animae called hunterxhunter
Japanese is way harder than Chinese imo. Not only does it have pitch (which is like tones) but it also has terrible inconsistent grammar rules like in English
@Chicochang, lived in Japan and China for a year, imo Chinese harder to speak easier to read, Japanese easier to speak impossible to read (with the intermixed kanji and hiragana) hiragana and katakana themselves aren't hard
@CellSword, Agreed, but I think survival Japanese and is easier to achieve than Survival chinese, but fluent Japanese is harder than fluent chinese
What about traditional Chinese?
Jk, they're both the same
(fun fact: they literally still are the same, I know this because my mom is Taiwanese and my dad a Chinese Singaporean.)
But one of the Chinese characters they used is also a Japanese character; 好
@Smii7y, as if it wasn't complicated enough
I like how one of the symbols in Japanese is a smirk
@Myq, I used to think that, but then I found out ツ シ ン ソ and ノ all are similar but they are 'tsu shi n so' and 'no', respectively
Currently learning hiragana. After that... Probably katana, and then kanji, the other two Japanese alphabets
@A pet named Steve, the first two are easy peasy lemon squeezy, but kanji... you'd have to learn the two before you try that. I wish you luck!
@Albmag, yeah, it's really complicated... But thank you!
Except Vietnamese. That uses romanized letters
Three styles? Goody