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One of the world's top 10 most widely spoken languages: Japanese

Spoken worldwide by approximately 127 million people, Japanese ranks as one of the ten most widely spoken languages in the world. Speakers of Japanese, however, are almost all native speakers, and live either in Japan or in minority communities in the USA and South America. One of the great challenges in learning Japanese are its four different systems of writing: Beside a series of Chinese characters, or so-called kanji, there are also the hiragana and katakana scripts that derive from kanji. Besides this, the Latin alphabet (romaji) is also used. The various writing systems are used parallel to each other for different purposes. Foreign words, for example, are usually written in katakana.

Special characteristics of the Japanese language

Another characteristic of the Japanese language is that - unlike most Indo-European languages - it is an agglutinative language. The central feature of agglutinative languages are affixes that are attached to terms and which signal the particular grammatical function (i.e. case, number, gender) of a noun or a verb. Unlike fusional languages such as German or Latin, agglutinative languages use one affix per grammatical category. As such, concepts that are expressed in a complete sentence in German can be formulated in one word in Japanese.

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