Japanese (日本語 Nihongo) is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family. There are a number of proposed relationships with other languages, but none of them has gained unanimous acceptance. Japanese is an agglutinative language. It is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary to indicate the relative status of the speaker, the listener, and persons mentioned in conversation. The language has a relatively small sound inventory, and a lexically significant pitch-accent system (Wikipedia).
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Nihongo ➠➠ Dansk (713 KB)
Nihongo ➠➠ Deutsch (86 KB)
Nihongo ➠➠ English (8.6 MB)
Nihongo ➠➠ Français (2.3 MB)
Nihongo ➠➠ Svenska (1.3 MB)
Dansk ➠➠ Nihongo (311 KB)
English ➠➠ Nihongo (2.6 MB)
Svenska ➠➠ Nihongo (237 KB)
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