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I got some questions about Japan.
I will answer to your questions about Japan
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1/8 Bad,good,OK,sick,sad,happy Best site about Japan Compulsory Education 1/8 Congratulation! Christmas cake
1/8 Have How to write "Merry Christmas" in Japanese 1/8Like, dislike 12/23Long vowels Morobito kozorite(Joy to the world )
1/16 Shikata ga nai 1/29Some words in Japanese 1/7 Space in sentence 1/7Writing name in katakana Tea and Kabuki in Japan
When you are asked "Ogenki desuka?(How are you?)"
Usually,you say,"Genki desu.(I'mfine.)"
Other answer's examples are;
I'm not good="yoku nai desu."
yoku nai=not good
maa maa=so so
itsumo douri=as usual
I can't tell which site is the best, because I don't have enough
experience to see other sites.
Moreover, I am not good at reading English.....
Every sights perhaps are much better than mine......
I haven't found out what the best site is yet.
but how about these sites;
http://www.ntt.com/japan/index.html NTT Information.
http://www.japan-guide.com/ Japan Guide
You can search at Yahooligans
Compulsory education is nine years in Japan.
We go to elementary school which is called "Shou-gakkou" first
for six years.
We go there when we are six years old.
After that, in age 12, we go to junior high school called "Chuu-gakkou"
for 3 years.
Other schools (Kindergarten, High-school,etc) are optional.
But almost people go to High-school (Koutow-Gakkou) after they graduate
junior high school.
Students go to school 6 days in a week, from Monday to Saturday.
In Saturday classes are held till noon.
So we don't have lunch in Saturday.
In 2002, Saturday will be closed.
The second and the fourth Saturday of each month are closed as it's
preparation period now.
"Omedetou" is "Congratulation!" or "Happy...."
You can use it for every good thing.
"Omedetou" or "Omedetou gozaimasu(polite)" is
We say this for every good news, birthday, anniversaries,holidays, etc.
Happy Birthday is "O-tanjoubi omedetou (gozaimasu) ."
Birthday is "tanjoubi".
When we say it polite, we put "o" on the top,
so "O-tanjoubi is better.
Birth is "tanjou".
Day is "hi".
But in this case, it is put after another words, so we say
New Years greeting is "Akemashite Omedetou (gozaimasu)".
We say this to person when we first met in a new year until about 15th
Almost Japanese perhaps say "Most important
food of Christmas is cake".
They are decorated with Christmas ornaments that made from chocolate wafer,etc.
People buy them at a shop or make by oneself.
There are fresh cream cake butter cream
cake, ice cream cake,etc.
Round cake is most popular, but there are also other shapes like a bushed Noel.
This cake is offered by "Yamazaki" at 3,000yen about 7inch.
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