Posts Tagged ‘katakana’

Earth / Arse

June 8, 2011

Arse

In Japanese, the word “earth” when written in Katakana sounds the same as “arse”.

GO JI GA JI

January 20, 2010

The Joker Returns - ゴヂガヂ

Saw this T-Shirt in Tesco in the UK. I spent a good few minutes trying to figure out what the Japanese text is supposed to say, before being told that it’s just nonsense.

Japanese homework

October 20, 2008

Japanese Homework

Nearly five months in Japan and I’ve just about managed to get my head around the the simple Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. Learning the Kanji seems quite daunting at this point. There are 80 of them in the first grade alone.

It’s quite frustrating to go about your everyday life being effectively illiterate.