Bite-sized Japanese lessons on Twitter @mainichinihongo

I know that a lot of readers come to Just Hungry because they are interested in Japanese culture. You may have even taken a look at my language blog. At the moment I don't have the time to maintain the language blog, so I've just started a Japanese language Twitter account, @mainichinihongo (which means 'Japanese every day'. My plan is to introduce one or more words per day-ish, around a theme. If you are on Twitter, and interested in Japanese, give it a try! (I still have my other Twitter account, @bentotips, where I tend to blather on about everything and anything.)

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I've been learning Japanese for the past year - not that much sinks in - and learning to read the Kanas. I was saying to myself this morning that the easiest way for me to learn would be to translate some of the things I say every day into Japanese. Strangely it would be things like "pick up your clothes!" "Do you need a wee?" "Are you hungry? Thirsty?" "Time for homework." "No more cartoons!" etc. The Mommy phrases. It would be even better if I could teach the kids the correct/polite replies as well.

I wonder if there's a phrasebook for Moms out there?

So far, apart from polite introductions, I know by heart is:

Miruku to tomago arerugi des.

Which I taught both kids to say as they have the allergies. They love freaking out the waitress at Japanese restaurants with that phrase.

I'll be following you soon!

Just Hungry is Metropolis Magazine's website of the week [down page] – in case you didn't know.

Yep, I saw it in my referrer logs, but thanks for letting me know anyway :) (I always feel funny about talking about mentions of my sites on other sites or MSM etc. for some reason...another one of my over-analytical hangups)