It's a lil bit cold outside.
All in english here.
Golden week is getting closer to you.
How will you spend such quite enjoyable days?
Today is a little bit rainy.
I think Japanese is easy to learn for American. Pronunciation is rather simple than English.
vowel sounds are only 5(a,i,u,e,o) and consonants are k,s,t,n,h,m,y,r,w. and It is logically simplified historically.
you can speak correctly, and we have taken much English (maybe 20000~40000words) as KATAKANA into Japanese vocabulary. For example, handle, make, door, catch, chocolate, factory, lunch,
I have Oxford Wordower Dictionary. This collect 47000 words, but almost all are known as very similar Japanese Katakana.
Contents コンテンツ（this is everybody understands)
abbreviation (this is not included in Katakana)
used in ユーズド
but only KANJI(from ancient China) is difficult. If you learn Kanji 3000~5000, so you will become to use Japanese.
It is a good thing as Japanese culture is known abroad. And we
know little about them or their culture. So we need to learn about their culture more and more, this kind much of tourism motivate it.
The government want to rise the percentage of 消費税 in october but I have heard that makes screw up the country!