Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Things that only Japanese/ Chinese learners will understand

Sometimes the absurdity of the situation is too much not to laugh. I was thinking casually the other day, how many times a kanji mnemonic started with:
A woman was sitting on a stool.. 
奴(やつ, guy)
致す (いたす) means to do
倒す(たおす), however, means to overthrow.

If your leader tells you to do something, it usually means to overthrow the enemy.
Furthermore, who can forget the classic elephant / phenomenon 象 that once you add a person in there becomes a statue. 像

I'm sure that if all learners got together we could produce a bible of jokes inspired by the sheer absurdity of the Japanese language.

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