"There's Some Ginger." This blog is one gaijin's attempt to learn Japanese through mnemonics, puns, and general linguistic absurdity.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Pretty Woman

Zさん:"Look at the pretty blonde woman over there.”
Aさん:「You should go talk to her!」
Zさん:"You know, I think I will.”

。。。

Zさん:"Hi, I’m Z.”
女:"I’m Kim Potts.”
Zさん:”Yes. Yes you are.”

Saturday, January 19, 2019

おどるポンポコリン

「なんでもかんでもみんな
おどりをおどっているよ

おなべの中から ボワっと
インチキおじさん 登場

いつだって わすれない
。。。」

Zさん:"... Zさんは えらい人!"
Aさん:「そんなの。。。常識。。。じゃない」

Friday, January 11, 2019

二つの建物

Aさん:「今日、忙しい?」
Zさん:”そうですね。としょうかんにパスポートを更新する。それから、大使館に本を返す。”
Aさん:「Yeah... don’t forget to check your チーズ。」

Friday, January 4, 2019

Shrine

Zさん:"This Japanese shrine is pretty cool. What are these two dog-lion-thing statues at the entrance?"
Aさん:「狛犬です。They are said to ward off evil spirits.」
Zさん:"Wait... why does one have its mouth open and the other have its mouth closed?"
Aさん:「One is saying 'あ' which is the first character in the Japanese syllabary, and the other is saying 'ん' which is the last character.」
Zさん:"So another way to look at it is ... the alpha and the omega?"
Aさん:「... you just blew my mind ...」