Category Archives: Japanese Language

Image Models?

So if you search for “booth babe” Wikipedia will tell you that the official term is “promotional model.”  The more you know.  But it goes on to tell you what they are called in Japanese too.

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In Defense of David-kun Part I of II

There’s a video that has been getting some play on the internet for the past year or so, going under the title “Davido-kun loves Japan.”  It’s about an eight-minute segment of a longer TV program in which two comedians are … Continue reading

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Fluency

People overestimating themselves is a bit of a pet peeve of mine I suppose, so I always find it grating when I hear people describe themselves as “fluent” in Japanese.  The author of this webcomic does so on her site’s … Continue reading

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Castle in the Sky Language Problem

Here’s an interesting little language misalignment that I came across involving the Studio Ghibli film “Castle in the Sky.”  This panel from the “Teach English in Japan” webcomic features what is supposed to be a Japanese movie poster: Curious as … Continue reading

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