Let's Learn Japanese Language : Daily Life
When I was in the senior high school, I learned Japanese language at school. It's my interest about Japan, I like Japanese drama, anime, manga (Japanese comics), and Japan's technology. The country had a charisma that made me mad of all about Japan. My dream was to fly to Japan to meet Honami Suzuki (famous actress who played as a cheerful lady named Rika Akana in Tokyo Love Story), Kimura Takuya and Shingo Katori (SMAP personnel), Michitaka Tsutsui (as Kakei in Ordinary People), Takashi Kashiwabara (as Irie Naoki in Itazura na Kiss), and still many other celebrities. I thought Japanese people are so cute, besides their dedication to their profession are highly discipline. I love their culture and their loyalties to everyone. They are introverted personal that should be owned by all people in Eastern world. Even though the Japanese men are the maker, publisher, and the founder of technologies but the Japanese do not use their creation as much as possible. For example they are professional in making vehicles such as cars and motorcycles but the people do not use the technology as much as in my country. Japanese people are simply going everywhere on foot, but Indonesian? The store is in front of their house, must ride a motorcycle. 😦
Japanese people work hardly, focus, and highly discipline. While Indonesian? During worktime still can have gossip party, still can see the football match on tv, and even can play games on line. 😦
I like Japanese people as they can hide personally their secrets from everyone. They rarely share what's on their mind to everyone. So when we are talking with them, we should learn their body language, catch what's their thought just inside our mind without saying directly. Japanese people used to face their problem by their way themselves and none involved. For example when a boy was being refused by a girl, he would not say anything about the refusal to anyone. He would be sad himself, cried himself, and maybe the bad thing must suicide. This is what I mean with introverted personality. They also were taboo to explain something actual to their parents when they were being scolded by their parents. Until at last their parents would get the real facts incidently and they realized if they had misunderstood.
If only Korean pop and Korean drama didn't spread their viruses to the whole world, Japanese drama and Japanese pop songs must have been still popular up until now. Japanese dramas began to spread popularity during the end of 1980s until middle of 2000s. Remember we had cried while watching OSHIN, & Ienai Ko (Homeless Child), we had been annoyed while watching Tokyo Love Story, Long Vacation, Anchor woman, Ordinary People, Great Teacher Onizuka, Sun Flower, we had been laughing when watching Itazura na Kiss, and even my childhood was dominated by Japanese cartoons such as Doraemon, Sailormoon, Dragon Ball, Detective Conan, Digimon Adventure, also Japanese superheroes like Turbo Rangers, Winspectors, Jiban, Ultraman, Maskman, Jetman, Masked Rider, Gundam, etc.
For some reason I like the appearance of Korean celebs. But since their appearance boomed to the whole world Japanese dramas and pop songs slowly decreased until finally they are not published anymore in my country. They show off now. But I'm disappointed with Korean filming. Why they plagiarize Japanese styles? For your information the film Naughty Kiss is actually adapted from Japanese drama & manga titled Itazura na Kiss , Boys Before Flowers/Boys Over Flowers is adapted from Hanayori Dango . Grrr… Korean dramas make me upset.
I hope soon Japanese pop songs and dramas will be booming again as India rose up their film quality from ordinary into Bollywood which is more interesting than usual. C'mon Japan, you should rise!
Well it seems I have too much talked as my forewords. Since today I will type all my knowledge about Japanese here. If you have the same interest with me, you are welcomed to contact me. Let's share it here 😉 You can ask me everything about Japanese, we'll learn it together. OK?
Here are some greetings and conversation that common used in Japanese daily life :
Ohayou gozaimasu : good morning
Konnichi wa : good day; good afternoon
Konban wa : good evening
Oyasumi nasai : good night; please take a rest
Ogenki desu ka : how are you?
Hai, genki desu : Yes, I'm fine
Iie, genki dewa arimasen : No, I'm not fine
Arigatou gozaimasu : thank you
Dou itashimashite : you're welcome
Ja, mata ashita : well, see you tomorrow
Mata aimasu : see you
Sayounara : good bye
Hishashiburi desu ne : long time not see you
Omedetou gozaimasu : congratulation
Shin'en omedetou gozaimasu : happy new year
Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu : happy birthday
Sumimasen : excuse me
Hai, douzo : yes, please
Gomen ne : I'm sorry
Kamaimasen : never mind
Kochira e douzo : please come here
Tadaima : I'm coming home
Okaeri nasai : welcome at home
Ganbatte kudasai : good luck
Hmm, I will continue the lesson next post. So, if you're interested, be patient and I will publish it for you 🙂