Do you learn Japanese? Or do you want to learn Japanese?
I found this blog post that might be helpful to learn Japanese words. Let me share it with you.
It’s titled “Foreigners talk about Japanese words that sound like English word(s),” and here are the examples.
Saikou (the highest) → Psycho
Binbou (poor) → Bimbo
Kichinto (accurately) → Kitchen toe
Ranbo (violence) → Rambo
Moshi-moshi (hello (on the phone)) → Washing machine
Dou-itashimashite (your welcome) → Don’t touch my mustache
Akan (no good) → I can’t
Itadakimasu (expression of gratitude before meals) → Eat a duck I must
There are also some Japanese spelled like English word.
Yamato (ancient name of Japan) → Tomato
Namae (name) → Name
What I found interesting in the post was that “when Japanese says ‘ee-ya’ meaning ‘no,’ it sounds ‘yeah’ in English and makes me confused.” Because the two mean totally opposite, it is surely confusing.
There must be more Japanese that sound like English, so if I found something interesting, I will share them with you!
Source: Ochayousei Jan/14/2008
This is JAPAN Style!
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