50 reasons to study Japanese

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Some wonder, why learn and dedicate yourself to a difficult, different language that is only spoken in one country? In this article we will cite some reasons why study this language.

Let's start with some interesting reasons, and finish with some short and quick reasons, totaling 50 reasons. Of course, there are more reasons involved, connected with Japan and its culture, but we will mention only 50.

50 reasons to study Japanese

Reasons to learn Japanese involving personal satisfaction

1 - Differential – Most of the population only works in English, learning the Japanese language, you will be different from the rest of the population, in a sense this can be great.

2 - Knowing New Cultures – By learning the Japanese language, you will get closer and closer to this rich and diverse culture.

3 - Portuguese is harder than Japanese – Of course, learning Japanese will be more difficult than learning any language that uses the Roman alphabet, but imagine a simple language without many spelling rules, it's called Japanese.

4 - Make new friends - A new language opens many doors to socialize with people from another culture.

5 - Cursing people in another language – Although Japanese swearing is not as offensive as ours, you will be able to offend others without them understanding, this is unique.

Read also: 100 Curses and Insults in Japanese

50 reasons to study Japanese

6 - Marry a Japanese person – Learning the language makes finding a spouse easier.

7 - It helps to learn another language - By learning Japanese, you can learn some words in English and other languages, as Japanese has many words of foreign origin.

8 - Be happier - Surely learning a new language will make you excited and happy.

9 - Delay aging – It has been scientifically proven that learning a new language slows down the aging of the brain.

10 - Respect from the Japanese - They are very happy when someone makes an effort to learn their language, especially if you speak fluently.

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Reasons to study Japanese involving career

11 - Draw attention – Due to the language difficulty, many people will admire your efforts, they will consider a very intelligent person to learn something so complicated.

12 - Increase your knowledge - Learning a new language for sure

13 - Career Opportunities - With new language, it is possible to open many doors to the professional world.

14 - Interpret – It is possible to earn a lot of money being an interpreter for tourists, etc.

15 - Teacher - It is possible to make a lot of money giving lessons, some charge 40R$ per hour.

16 -Gain Independence - Learning Japanese will make you independent.

50 reasons to study Japanese

17 - Japanese cuisine - Of course, learning the Japanese language will bring you closer to Japanese cuisine.

18 - Make Exchanges – By learning this new language, you can earn an exchange, or pay one.

19 - Learn new and unique words – There are thousands of words in the Japanese language, with different meanings that do not exist in any other language.

20 - Improve your Portuguese – It seems strange, but by studying Japanese, you will also be studying your language.

21 - Talking fast – Although Japanese use more words, Japanese people speak at an extremely fast speed.

22 - Change the way you see the world – Studies prove that when you learn a new language, you change your personality when you speak that language. The way of the person changes a lot, you gain a new vision of the world.

Reasons to study Japanese involving skills

Let's finish by sharing a list of more reasons for you to study Japanese, totaling 50 reasons for you to dedicate yourself to the famous language. You can start downloading our books by signing up in the form at the beginning of each article.

  1. Talk to a Japanese person;
  2. Syllabic alphabets;
  3. Teach others;
  4. Listen to Japanese songs and understand;
  5. Creates a different view of the world;
  6. You can get a scholarship in Japan;
  7. Saying I love you in Japanese;
  8. Watch Anime without subtitles;
  9. Watch Drama without subtitles;
  10. Watch Tokusatsu without subtitles;
  11. Watch movies and any TV program;
  12. Read books;
  13. Read manga;
  14. Read Light Novel;
  15. Sing Karaoke;
  16. You will learn that Sayonara is not Bye;
  17. You will understand that Japanese and Chinese are not the same thing;
  18. You'll know that Japanese people don't say "pastel de flango" but "Pasuteru de Furango".
  19. Increases your memory;
  20. Learn to read Ideograms;
  21. Learn to Write Ideograms;
  22. Understand what the Japanese say;
  23. Access websites in Japanese;
  24. Play games in Japanese;
  25. Play Visual Novel;
  26. New topics to talk about;
  27. Discover that Japanese is not a difficult language;
  28. You waste years of your life learning Kanji. (Very Fun);
  29. Thousands of other reasons and opportunities related to the country of Japan;

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Learn new and strange words

Another advantage and reason to study Japanese are the new words and expressions that you have no idea could even exist. See some below:

Bakkushan: It's a beautiful woman. But only when viewed from behind, not from the front.

Fall is coming: The literal translation of this expression is “the autumn breeze began to blow”, but its meaning, more melancholy, is the cooling of both parties involved in a love relationship after the end of passion.

Hikikomori: is an invented term that designates a behavior of extreme domestic isolation. The hikikomori are young people between 15 and 29 years old who stop studying and working to be supported by their country/family.

We also recommend: Do you know what a Hikikomori or NEET is?

Itadakimasu: You must have seen in movies/anime people saying ''Itadakimasu'' before eating or after eating. The word is something like receiving something from a superior, in this case, the "Gods" and literally this phrase means:"I receive / I accept", but the proper translation is as if it were our "Bon appetit" is a bit confused.

We recommend reading: Itadakimasu and Gochisousama - What is the real meaning?

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