Thursday, 31 March 2011

How to get a seat in Tatami Class!!

Each week, there will  be a new word or phrase that you need to say in order to get a seat in Tatami class in the classroom.

From next term, all students will be able to have an opportunity to sit in tatami class - however, you will have to use the Japanese sentence before you can actually secure your place.

The sentence for this week - 23th - 27th May ...
... なんじ ですか。 What time is it?

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Japanese Proverbs!!

Each week, I thought I might give you a new Japanese saying, phrase or word to learn. We are going to start with a really beautiful proverb:

This week's saying is a common saying and very good advice!


水に流す (みず に ながす mizu ni nagasu)
The literal translation is: let flow the water
Meaning: Forgive and forget; water under the bridge

七転び八起き (ななころび やおき nanakorobi yaoki)
The literal translation is: stumbling seven times but recovering eight.
Meaning: Even if you fall down, you can still get up again and keep perservering.

This week's proverb is about it being okay to make mistakes:

猿も木から落ちる。 (さるもきからおちる。Saru mo ki kara ochiru)
The literal translation is: Even monkeys fall from trees.
The meaning for us - Everyone makes mistakes - nobody's perfect.

花鳥風月 (かちょう ふうげつ)
The literal translation is: Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon
It's meaning is: Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself

Look up more wonderful Japanese sayings at http://www.linguanaut.com/japanese_sayings.htm

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011

はじめの ブログ

This is the first blog for Nihon go go go

And we will start with... an awesome game!!!

Slime Forest -  http://lrnj.com/

download and enjoy!!!

ケート先生

Feed my fish!

Ready to make music?