How do I learn Japanese words?

It’s hot every day, isn’t it?

But it gets darker and faster, and I feel that autumn is approaching.

Well, September 21st is the day of Otsukimi in Japan.

Otsukimi means “viewing the moon”.

Otsukimi is a seasonal festival to appreciate the autumn harvest of grains while viewing the beautiful moon.

By the way, what do you associate with a full moon? Is it a cat?

In Japan, it is associated with rabbits.

Because the pattern of the moon surface looks like a rabbit.

Do you have a manga and associated with “Moon” and “Rabbit”?

Yes, it’s “Sailor Moon”!

© Naoko Takeuchi/KODANSHA

The name of the main character of this manga is “Tsukino Usagi 月野うさぎ”.

“Tsuki” means moon, “Usagi” means rabbit.

There are other manga that can make sense to a character’s name in this way.

©Oda Eiichirou/SHUEISHA

For example, “Usopp” that appears in ONE PIECE.

He often lies, but lie is “Uso” in Japanese.

If you remember the name of a manga character, you may naturally be able to remember Japanese words.

Super-J Academy also offers a unique way to learn words.

If you are interested, why not take a course?

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Yumi Sato
Yumi Sato
Super Japanese Language Coach

Worked as an accountant in the corporate world for 11 years. She specializes in Japanese culture. She is also familiar with anime and manga.

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