Study Night 144
First of all, before I introduce the most recent activity, let me tell you about Benkyoukai. It is a great opportunity to practice Japanese for English speakers and English for Japanese speakers. At first, participants have casual conversations for about 15 minutes. Then, they enjoy the activity which is created by us, the Yokoso volunteers. We prepare various kinds of activities with a different theme every week. Benkyoukai is held every Wednesday at the JP Canada’s downtown Vancouver office.
Have you ever heard “
This is very common word play in Japan and we call it
There are so many kinds of word plays /
Here are the answers to yesterday’s activity.
１．Hey Bill, do you know where the bill from Verizon is?
English The white castle popular with tourists in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, is called Himeji Castle.
３．My point is that toys with sharp points and edges are not safe.
English The store that opened nearby was a revolving sushi restaurant.
５．These cookies are free, but I thought you only ate sugar free snacks.
English Carp loving Hiroshima Carp Girls.
Here are some funny sentences from the participants.
English : I can’t bear with bears.
日本語 : 佐藤さんは砂糖が嫌いです。
English : The knight goes home at night.
日本語 : 雨の中、飴を舐めた。
English : The sailor went to sea to see what he could see.
日本語 : アルミ缶の上にあるみかん。
There were more interesting sentences too! Check them out!
If you have any request or things you would like to learn about the Japanese language and culture, please talk to us during one of our Benkyoukai sessions! I was glad to see everyone enjoy the activity. We are looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday!