Living in Japan is like childhood once again: you need to learn how to write your name in the
Oh my god, she can speak!
That is the first reaction towards my humble request to take a picture for me in Japanese. And, yes, the Japanese people say it out loud. And they look really surprised.
You’re such a clever girl, you know how to spell your name and address
I’m old enough to spell different things! Yet I am always praised and admired when I can spell my address and my name in Japanese. I am even more praised if I use characters to write my address.
How did you learn the
I wonder about it myself. Japanese is a very difficult language, but many foreigners who come to Japan with any visa, except for a tourist visa, can speak Japanese language to some extent. Nothing to be surprised of. What is more shocking is that most Japanese can’t speak English. Even the simplest words.