The stereotypes of Germans are particularly unforgiving: Lederhosen wearing, beer guzzling, sausage eating men, Blonde ladies with ample bosoms wearing Dirndls (traditional dress), completely humourless, fastidious, punctual, excessively law abiding….
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Chill out! It’s Friday! What about taking a break with our nice links of the week?
Or how to survive in a country whose language you don’t speak…
The Importance of Autonomy in Language Learning… Language is changing. The net is making it happen.
Living in another country for a few months you seem to pick up the habits of the locals, whether it be eating the food, picking up various words and peppering your vocabulary in your own language with them or following the local way of doing things.
Happily, the Japanese language is continually developing, but, on the other side of the coin, it has become marked that Japanese has so many ‘Katakana,’ these loan words from languages such as English.
世界中に存在する言語の中で日本語の話者数は10位に位置し、海外の日本語学習者数も2006年の 統計調査 によると、約3百万にいたると言われています。学習者数第1位は韓国で約91万人に達し、世界の日本語学習者の約3割（30.6％）を占めます。第2位は中国で約68万人（23.0％）、第3位はオーストラ リアで約37万人(12.3％)です。この3カ国で世界の学習者全体の約3分の2を占めています。さらに学習者数の数は年々増加を遂げています。