Learn a new language this Summer

Why should I learn a language? Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication. The reasons below may help to convince you to take the plunge, if such persuasion is needed. Some reasons are practical, some aspirational, some intellectual and others sentimental, but whatever your reasons, having a clear idea of why you're learning a language can help to motivate you in your studies. Emigration:when you move to different country,learning a local language will help to communicate with them. Family and friends:If your partner, in-laws, relatives or friends speak a different language, learning that language will help you to communicate with them. It will also give you a better understanding of their culture and way of thinking. Work:If your work involves to interact with foreign language speakers,Learning a new language will help you.suppose if your clients are from Japan then its a better idea to learn Japanese language. There are many useful reasons which will give you clear idea about " why should I learn a language?" Study or research Travel Studying abroad Secret communication Required course Getting in touch with your roots Revitalising or reviving your language Culture Religion Food Challenging yourself Sounds/looks good to me One language is never enough! If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. (Nelson Mandela)

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 common Japanese words

Common Japanese Words
EnglishJapanese Japanese
thank youarigatou gozaimasu ありがとうございます
want to buy~ ~wo kaitai 〜を かいたい
want to see~ ~wo mitai 〜を みたい
sorry gomen nasai ごめん なさい
good morning ohayougozaimasu おはようございます
good afternoon konnichi wa こんにちは
good evening konnban wa こんばんは
how are you? ogenki desu ka おげんき です か
I’m fine genki desu げんき です

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 common Japanese words

Common Japanese Words
EnglishJapanese Japanese
Me, I watashi わたし
Me, I (for males boku ぼく
Yes hai はい
No iie いいえ
What nani なに
Name namae なまえ
Nice to meet you Hajimemashite はじめまして
want to go to~ ~ni ikitai 〜に いきたい
want to eat~ ~wo tabetai 〜を たべたい
want to drink~ ~wo nomitai 〜を のみたい
water omizu おみず
can’t eat~ ~wo taberarenai 〜を たべられない
excuse me/sorry sumimasen すみません

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 Learn a new language this summer

source name:http://www.hindu.com/2011/04/08/stories/2011040850400200.htm Bangalore: Knowledge of a foreign language sits very nicely in a CV. No wonder there is an explosion in the number of those learning a new tongue as it opens up career opportunities as well as helps understand the literature and culture of other countries. In Bangalore, there are many who beat a path to the door of institutes offering courses in Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and Dutch among others. professionals and homemakers are among many opting to study foreign languages either as part of their curriculum, for professional reasons or purely with the passion to learn. Pallav Ghosh, who works in Oracle as a foreign language expert, has done his graduation and masters in Russian along with a certificate course in Portuguese. “My love for Russian literature drew me to study it. I learnt Portuguese as business between the two countries is booming and career opportunities are opening up,” he said. Translators in demand As India's tourism is developing and many multinational companies opening their offices here, translators are now very busy. There is great demand for German, French and Japanese in the city, said Vikram Malhotra, proprietor of Vidushi Academy which offers courses in German, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. “Spanish and Portuguese do not have many takers but they have huge scope as South American and Portuguese markets are opening up,” he said. Young people are opting to learn foreign languages as a base for further studies. Karthik Adithya, a journalism student, has learnt German as he plans to pursue his higher studies in international politics. “After learning German I have grown to appreciate German movies,” he adds. Tech professionals People employed in BPOs, call centres and software professionals who are posted abroad queue up to learn the respective languages. Hari Joshi, proprietor of Foreign Language Institute, says: “Senior directors, CEOs of companies and Americans posted in India are learning foreign languages. Many MBA graduates and engineers also apply for the courses.” Just for the love of it And then there are those who come merely for the love of the language. Jyotsna S., has been learning Japanese for the last two years from Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Center. “I started learning Japanese as I found it interesting. It is very challenging to learn the three Japanese scripts. But now because I have learnt the language, I'm exposed to the world of Japanese media,” she said.

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