Japanese

Japanese is a language spoken by over 140 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities around the world. It belongs to the Japonic Language family. Japanese is written with a mixture of hiragana and katakana (syllabic scripts), plus kanji(Chinese characters). Japanese texts may also include r?maji, (Roman letters), the standard way of writing Japanese with the Latin alphabet, eimoji (English script), non-Japanese words written in their own script and various symbols known as kig?.

Map of Japanese language speakers.
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Map of Japanese language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 130 million

Main Countries: Japan (majority), Brazil(~1.5 million), Singapore, United States (~1.2 million. esp. Hawaii), Peru, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, Guam,Papua New Guinea, Guadalcanal, Palau

ISO 639-3 Code: jpn


Language Sample

Some proverbs in Japanese:

馬鹿?死????ゃ治ら??。
Unless an idiot dies, he won't be cured

秋茄????食???。
Don't let your daughter-in-law eat autumn eggplants (= Don't let yourself be taken advantage of)

猿も木?ら??る。
Even monkeys fall from trees (= Everyone makes mistakes. / Nobody's perfect)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Japanese:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)

Sources

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