Learn Kanji Signs Used In Japan
|About Today's Japanese lessons|
Travelers to Japan with no knowledge of Japanese symbols will stuck immediately by the lack of information they can get from the Japanese signs in Japan. Although there are some signs in English, you can only find them only in some large cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Ookasa.
So, today's Japanese language lesson is to understand some of the information that is written in Japanese and after that your travelling to Japan will be much richer.
|Japanese kanji signs used in Japan|
In this article, we will show you some of the more common signs you may see around you in Japan, and tv programmes and films often show neon lights and other signs written in Japanese symbols, especailly in Kanji.
Of course, not all signs are written written in kanji symbols. As you can see the picture on the left, we use the mix of Japanese hiragana, katakana and kanji symbols to write signs in Japanese.
And in a Japanese restaurants, department stores, and many different sorts of shops use Japanese kanji symbols to write their sings, logo and information.
Let us also show you some of the other examples below. .
For example, Japanese Magazine normally use 80% of Kanji symbols, and 10% of Hiragana and Katakana symbols.
The picture on the left hand side is a part of a Japanese Magazine. In this case, they use Kanji symbols and Katakana symbls for the title. But, otherwise, they used all 3 Japanese symbols.
Because this page of the Japanese magazine is talking something about the Internet technoloies which are foreign names, they used the Katakana symbols for its name.
example is the Japanese subway sign we have
found in the Japan's subway.
In this case, there is only one station which has Hiragana symbols between Japanese Kanji symbols, which is the one on the top right hand corner.
example is the Japanese signbord.
In this case, it is the
singbord of the place in Tokyo.
|Warning Signs written in kanji|
traveling, it is important to be able to
read warning sings written in their own language.
We will start by learning some general warning kanji then look at how they are really used in Japana by showing a picture.
Here we have 5 major warning signs you will
see in Japan.
Now, you can also take a look at the picture of the 2nd warning kanji symbols and see how they are used in Japan from the Japanese dictionary website.
Next: Learn kanji for places
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