Interesting facts about Japanese:

  • The word “no” is not frequent in Japanese nor it is commonly used for it is considered impolite. Japanese would prefer the use of the word “perhaps” and try to avoid providing a negative answer.
  • Following the fact above, Japanese is an indirect language. Consequently, the meaning might be ambiguous if one is not aware of the nuances of the language, even if full syntactic understanding is achieved.
  • 140 million people around the world speak Japanese.
  • Months are not referred to in words but in numbers.