images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Japanese language

Japanese (日本語, Nihongo, [ɲihoŋɡo] (listen) or Japanese pronunciation: [ɲihoŋŋo]) is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean, is debated. Japanese has been grouped with language families such as Ainu, Austroasiatic, and the now-discredited Altaic, but none of these proposals has gained widespread acceptance.

Little is known of the language's prehistory, or when it first appeared in Japan. Chinese documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Japanese words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. During the Heian period (794–1185), Chinese had considerable influence on the vocabulary and phonology of Old Japanese. Late Middle Japanese (1185–1600) included changes in features that brought it closer to the modern language, and the first appearance of European loanwords. The standard dialect moved from the Kansai region to the Edo (modern Tokyo) region in the Early Modern Japanese period (early 17th century–mid-19th century). Following the end in 1853 of Japan's self-imposed isolation, the flow of loanwords from European languages increased significantly. English loanwords, in particular, have become frequent, and Japanese words from English roots have proliferated.

Japanese is an agglutinative, mora-timed language with simple phonotactics, a pure vowel system, phonemic vowel and consonant length, and a lexically significant pitch-accent. Word order is normally subject–object–verb with particles marking the grammatical function of words, and sentence structure is topic–comment. Sentence-final particles are used to add emotional or emphatic impact, or make questions. Nouns have no grammatical number or gender, and there are no articles. Verbs are conjugated, primarily for tense and voice, but not person. Japanese equivalents of adjectives are also conjugated. Japanese has a complex system of honorifics with verb forms and vocabulary to indicate the relative status of the speaker, the listener, and persons mentioned.

Japanese has no genetic relationship with Chinese, but it makes extensive use of Chinese characters, or kanji (漢字), in its writing system, and a large portion of its vocabulary is borrowed from Chinese. Along with kanji, the Japanese writing system primarily uses two syllabic (or moraic) scripts, hiragana (ひらがな or 平仮名) and katakana (カタカナ or 片仮名). Latin script is used in a limited fashion, such as for imported acronyms, and the numeral system uses mostly Arabic numerals alongside traditional Chinese numerals.



Source: Japanese language
Martin Luther King Jr.
Becky G
Microsoft
Heather Graham
Black Death
Rae Sremmurd
Michael Vick
Oscar Wilde
Michael Douglas
Vietnam
Fifty Shades Freed
Capitalism
Pirates of the Caribbean (film series)
The Gifted (TV series)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Kriti Sanon
Atlanta
Mr. Bean
Jefferson Davis
Hulk Hogan
Los Angeles Dodgers
Logan Lucky
Diane Kruger
List of British stand-up comedians
Artificial intelligence
Lorazepam
The Affair (TV series)
Napoleon
Catherine de' Medici
Ben Shapiro
Banksy
Kelsey Grammer
Drew Brees
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Star Trek
UFC 212
Minnie Driver
Michael Bisping
Internet
Naomi Watts
Dragon Ball Z
Kendall Jenner
Phil Collins
Mike Myers
Now You See Me 2
Murphy's law
Insurance policy
The Hidden Wiki
Kristen Bell
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Mugabe
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dark Matter (TV series)
Impractical Jokers
Emily Watson
Tesla, Inc.
Bones (TV series)
Wonder Woman (2017 film)
2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting
List of The Vampire Diaries episodes
List of Scorpion episodes
Henry VIII of England
Will Poulter
Allied (film)
Secret Superstar
David Miscavige
Bryan Cranston
Cold War
The Martian (film)
Hungary
Megalodon
Amelia Earhart
Tamil Nadu
Raccoon
Buddhism
Gay
List of highest-grossing films
Cape Verde
Channing Tatum
Liev Schreiber
Maluma (singer)
M. Night Shyamalan
Elizabeth Debicki
Game of Thrones (season 7)
Barry Seal
Rowan Atkinson
PayPal
Intersex
List of trigonometric identities
Betty White
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Jammu and Kashmir
Tyler Perry
Francis Ford Coppola
Reba McEntire
Weight class (boxing)
Reese Witherspoon
Aladdin (1992 Disney film)
Gregory Peck
Cleopatra
Transport Layer Security
Rob McElhenney
Sweden
John Cleese
Vagina
Braun Strowman
Michelangelo
Air pollution
George Carlin
Kendrick Lamar
Resident Evil (film series)
The Hobbit (film series)
Bijou Phillips
Houston
American football
Tony Blair
Cain and Abel
NBA Most Valuable Player Award
Jenna Fischer
Lindsey Stirling
Joe Arpaio
Cthulhu
Technology
Saudi Arabia
Lauren Cohan
Kristin Chenoweth
Holly Hunter
Jared Leto
Rohit Sharma
Steven Tyler
Jallikattu
Paris Jackson (actress)
Warcraft (film)
Agriculture
Stephen King
Catholic Church
Rosemary Clooney
Machine (2017 film)
Lena Dunham
ADX Florence
Judy Garland
Mission: Impossible (film series)
Lena Headey
Adventure Time
Rohingya people
Little Mix
List of Shameless (U.S. TV series) episodes
Machine learning
Chandragupta Maurya
Kellyanne Conway
Michael Oher
List of longest-running scripted U.S. primetime television series
The Book of Henry
Milo Ventimiglia
Fidel Castro
Seppuku
Michelle Rodriguez
Phoenix, Arizona
Antoine Griezmann
Jared Padalecki
Bonnie and Clyde
List of Intel microprocessors
Robin Wright
Animal
H. R. McMaster
Dopamine
Bobby Cannavale
Woody Harrelson
Beijing
Chloë Sevigny
Kurt Russell
Alan Tudyk
Nikki Bella
Queen Latifah
Lok Sabha
Murder on the Orient Express (2017 film)
Kaby Lake
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Nayanthara
Despacito
Turkey
Allison Janney
Ketamine
Chechnya
Badminton
Santa Claus
Shutter Island (film)
Stephen Colbert
Isis
Varun Dhawan
Oscar Pistorius
Room (2015 film)
Supernatural (season 12)
The Good Place
Philip K. Dick
Sheryl Sandberg
James Rodríguez
Olivia Newton-John
Peggy Lipton
Julio Jones
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development