When you first start learning any language the first thing your teachers or textbooks will try to teach you is the alphabet. In Japanese this is also the case, however, unlike most languages Japanese is known for its three writing systems: kanji (Chinese letters), hiragana (Japanese cursive script), and katakana (often for borrowed words). The… Continue Reading Introducing Japanese Hiragana!
originally intended to be posted on March 11, 2017 therefore some points herein may have changed. You can find a more professional definition here, but in a nutshell a receptive bilingual (RB) is someone who is bilingual by definition, but with one significantly important factor: they are rarely able to form sentences or thoughts in… Continue Reading Receptive Bilingual, What’s That?
I’m a day late, but I’m here! This week’s theme will be colors! I think they’re some of first few words you learn in a language, too. English Khmer Japanese Korean color ពណ៌ 色・カラー 색깔 red ក្រហម 赤（あか） 빨간색 orange ទឹកក្រូច オレンジ色 주황색 yellow លឿង 黄色 （きいろ） 노란색 green បៃតង 緑色 （みどり） 초록색 blue ខៀវ 青（あお） 파란색 purple… Continue Reading 10 Words Challenge: Week 4
More calendar terms this week, and I decided to squeeze in all the months in the Gregorian year. I’m really enjoying this challenge because it gives me a chance to review it and reiterate. English Khmer Japanese Korean Sunday ថ្ងៃអាទិត្យ 日曜日 일요일 January ខែមករា 1月 いちがつ 1(일)월 February ខែកុម្ភៈ 2月 にがつ 2(이)월 March ខែមីនា 3月 さんがつ 3(삼)월… Continue Reading 10 Words Challenge: Week 3
A much overdue 10 Words Challenge post. If you don’t know what this is it’s a weekly round-up of words that I know in four language: English, Khmer, Japanese, and Korean; two of which I grew up with and two I’m learning on my own now. It’s mostly used to reiterate that my study isn’t… Continue Reading 10 Words Challenge: Week 2
I have a couple of posts in my drafts I want to publish later, but I thought this would be a fun filler post! My main focus is Japanese, but languages aren’t meant to be boxed up and learned one by one. It’s alive and breathing and very interactive. This is something I often do… Continue Reading 10 Words: Week 1