About Japanese language

Are you interested in Japan?
I’m Japanese, so I share Japanese language. 🗾

I publish 🔗 🎈 Ballon BBS.
By writing to this BBS, I found out that many people want to come to Japan.
Oops, you know that I’m working under the name of 🔗 🎈 BALLOON | FU-SEN.

I will put English and Japanese side by side so that you can know Japanese even a little.
Similarly, I often watch English channels on YouTube.
It’s especially 🔗 NASA TV. 🌏🚀😆


Japanese Name 日本語の名前

My name is Keiichi Shiga . This kanji is 志賀 慶一 .
Here you should note that the names of Japanese and English are reversed.
That is: 志賀=Shiga 慶一=Keiichi
Can be in kanji units: 志=shi 賀=ga 慶=kei 一=ichi
Usually, one kanji character has its reading.

However, the brand name may not be reversed.
For example: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク). 初音=Hatsune ミク=Miku . Of course this can also be character-wise: 初=hatsu 音=ne ミ=mi ク=ku


Emoji 絵文字

The emoji were originally from Japanese mobile phones and were formulated in Unicode.
Kanji and reading: 絵=E(picture) 文字=moji(text)

I like balloons. It’s in the emoji: 🎈😄


Japanese Keyboard 日本語キーボード

HP Stream 11 Keyboard

This is the HP Stream 11 keyboard I’m using.
You know HP Stream 11, but this keyboard may be unusual.
There are the following characters for QWER: ぬ ふ あ う
This is called the JIS(Japanese Industrial Standards) layout
and has existed in Japanese personal computers for a long time. 💻

Gboard

I also share the Gboard used on Android. 📱
Not here: ぬ ふ あ う. How do you enter Japanese?
The answer was written earlier: hatsunemiku→初音ミク.
In Japan, flick input(フリック入力) that matches the numeric keypad of mobile phones is also widespread.


Balloon(s) 風船

Gboard

I will put out what I like again. It’s a balloon=風船 .
But there is a caveat to this: 風船=🎈
Balloon are also for people to ride: It is a 気球 in Japanese.
気球 comes from Chinese: 气球 or 氣球. In Chinese, it would be the same definition as English.

It’s interesting to divide the 風船 by kanji:

  • 風(fū or kaze)=breeze 🍃 (or wind, But the wind will not be strong)
  • 船(sen or fune)=ship 🚢

Yeah. Japanese reading: 風船=fūsen (“-“:Increases pronunciation)

Let’s learn another Japanese. Both balloon and balloons are 風船.
There is no plural form in Japanese.