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Kanji and feminine gender

Although the Japanese language has no morphological markings for gender when it comes to nouns and adjectives, like in Catalan or Spanish, we do find several ways in which the feminine gender is expressed in[…]

Autumn and chrysanthemums GeneralNihongo Blog

Autumn and chrysanthemums

The chrysanthemum (kiku) is a typical autumn flower in Japan and can be spotted in different spheres of life.

Event on tourism in Japan and the Japanese language GeneralNihongo Blog

Event on tourism in Japan and the Japanese language

The UOC’s Centre for Modern Languages and Faculty of Arts and Humanities are organizing an event on tourism in Japan and the Japanese language. It is to take place on Thursday 25 October at 7[…]

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Summer customs

In some parts of Japan, it’s hard to get through the summer without air conditioning or a fan. Obviously, in times gone by, the Japanese didn’t have electrical appliances and had to come up with[…]


Would you like to practice your spoken English with a native speaker?

We are looking for students of English (at the lower intermediate level) for a language study on the acquisition of English conducted at the Centre d’Idiomes Moderns (by professors Aleksandra Malicka, Laia Canals, and Gisela[…]