Speaking Japanese is frustrating. After six years of study, I am still bumbling around in the dark. To be fair, it’s not an easy language for a Devonian to learn. People say yes when they mean no, there are several different words for I and you, and the drink called Cider is actually lemonade.
Recently though, I have realised I don’t need words; gestures are far more effective. They save time and limit embarrassment. (more…)