Women are noisy or clever & sensual?

I ran into the following picture on Facebook where left image claims to be the kanji for “woman” and the right image claims to be the kanji for “noisy”. Hmpf!

I just had to check with a Japanese friend if this was true.

The left kanji means “woman” (I actually knew that ^^) and I believe it’s the same in China.  But the right kanji means “wickedly clever” or “sensual”.

That sounds better!

Japanese character from woman and sensual

Japanese character from woman and sensual

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Exhibition for you who want to study Japanese in Japan

I was half-asleep when I stepped on the subway-train this morning but I happened to notice some advertisement on the wall:

Exhibition for Japanese studies

Exhibition for Japanese studies

It concerns studying Japanese in Japan and there will be an exhibition (February 16th) in Stockholm for anyone interested. Note that they prefer you to apply in advance.

I don’t know much about this blueberry-company, but I thought it would be interesting for you who want to study this fascinating language abroad. I know I would like to – if I didn’t have such a great job in Sweden at the moment.

Blueberry’s schools are located in Fukuoka, Gifu, Kyoro, Nagano, Okinawa, Osaka, Sendai, Tokyo and Yokohama.

For further information, visit this website: Japanska språkkurser i Japan (only in Swedish)