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Growing up half-Japanese , my ethnic identity was always being contested. I wanted desperately to be able to integrate fully into the Japanese portion of my family, not least because my mother would always chat with my grandmother in the native language, which drove my brother and me nuts we always knew they were talking trash about us right in front of us. As an added bonus, dropping any one of these casually into a conversation will make you sound like a sage mystic, wise, and mysterious. Here are 30 Japanese quotes we should really start using in English starting with the Yojijukugo :. A thousand oceans, a thousand mountains, an ultimate badass.
Japanese is a synthetic language with a regular agglutinative subject-object-verb SOV morphology, with both productive and fixed elements. In language typology, it has many features divergent from most European languages. Its phrases are exclusively head-final and compound sentences are exclusively left- branching. It is a topic-prominent language.