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Apologies for taking so long to upload this! Anyway, this is the new poster I sold for AX11. I think I have a few extra left...

Definitely the most difficult of the bunch simply because it was nearly double the amount of characters! And because I didn't want to cheat and use already Japanese words for the examples.


This is based off of Himaruya's series Axis Powers Hetalia and (almost) all the words have a direct reference to the manga! Do you lemembe' them arr?

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ElizaNeg3010 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
wooooow, now, will start to learn :D
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happycookie47 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
hey I just saw the Korean one that my friend would have loved now I've found a Japanese one that I love!
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TigerHuntingAtNight Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
JAPAN!
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Russia14hackBleach Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I SEE KURO IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER Woohooooo! 
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Tiger610 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< i saw you used a few episodes here
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TheDigitalAbyss Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ありがと
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
There is more more う at the end. :) ありがとう
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TheDigitalAbyss Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Thanks for the heads up, still learning
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Keep at it!  がんばって!
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ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these! So helpful for beginners and brought to you by the boys from Hetalia!
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echodvcc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote out the stuff on this chart, and I'm using it to help me learn Japanese. Thank's for making this. I get that hiragana and katakana came from kanji, but if they are used for word pronunctiation, then why didn't the Japanese never desided to get rid of kanji and start writing in only the other two alphabets? It would be alot easier then having to learn thousands of characters.
ECHODVCC :)
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Aoyain Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Well, actually it would be quite difficult to read and understand what is written without kanji. For example, try reading this ははははいしゃ and tne same sentence written with kanji 母は歯医者. Which one is easier to understand?Actually it's easy to read if there is furigana above kanji, but without furigana it's really disastrous. So, we MUST learn kanji.
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kagami222 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well they don't use nearly as many as the Chinese have to, I'd say a few hundred would be more than enough to get you through Japanese. XD I don't know for sure why they never changed completely, but you can really read a lot faster with kanji because you are recognizing the shape for a word instead of spelling it out one by one. There are no spaces in Japanese writing separating words, so using kanji is a good way to divide sentence into readable chunks. Also, you must admit that it makes calligraphy a lot prettier!
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Marktheawesome Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Awesome. Do you speak Japanese? I would love to learn it. It sounds very pretty to me! <3
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Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
These are cute. I wish you didn't use Otaku, though. In Japan...It is a bad word (an insult). Also the "ew' in New Year doesn't really have a Yu sound. I really like this.
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cmwriteart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought otaku wasn't a bad word anymore....
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Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
It is. The only probably is that outside of Japan it has adopted two meanings:

1) Someone that's passionate about a particular hobby
2) Someone who's obsessed with a particular hobby and who has no social life what-so-ever

^_^
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cmwriteart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks for the clarifcation! :D
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Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
You're welcome. :)

*Also, on my last post I meant: "The only problem..."
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:iconcmwriteart:
cmwriteart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least that's what I got from a book I was reading.
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
what would you suggest then
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:iconmyfutureis100:
Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I would suggest Kuma (bear) and Yume (dream). Those are easy words. :)
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I wanted to avoid Japanese words though, because this was meant for absolute beginners. I think people who don't know Japanese wouldn't know how to pronounce kuma and yume?
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Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
But, they are easy words. :)
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
You would think, but most people can't even pronounce sensi or origami properly, much less even know what kuma means...
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Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Really? People can't even pronounce Sensei or Origami properly? That's sad....But then again, most people don't even know how to pronounce "manga" correctly. LOL

Most Americans (Most English - speaking people?) can't even pronounce Karaoke, karate, samurai, and other words correctly. LOL ROFL The stupid people that said "Let's pronounce a foreign word 'this way'!"
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
whoops just noticed i typed sensei wrong (was in a hurry)

I think it's simply because they heard someone else say it that way and with no one correct them, thought it was right. I don't think they butcher it out of stupidity, just ignorance. Japanese isn't the most popular language to learn after all. It takes a special talent to be able to parrot another language without messing up or having an accent, especially if you've never had any formal training.
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DoBetter2105 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great way to put the haringana and the katakana! Great job! ^_^
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Lady-Angelkitten Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish my sensei used this during the first year of Japanese.
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AnimeLOVERSyeah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cool!!does it really work?
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yes, it is correct. :)
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AnimeLOVERSyeah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!! Then I'm learning Japanese
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HetalianWeirdo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is this real?! Can I learn Japanese from this?! O.O
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:iconmyfutureis100:
Myfutureis100 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yes, you can learn Japanese from this. These are real Japanese characters. I also recommend My Japanese Coach for the Nintendo DS.
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:iconkagami222:
kagami222 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Real and accurate XD
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HetalianWeirdo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AWEsome~
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DarkMirrorEmo23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
i like it!!
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chibitalia93 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you should do one for ukraine
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
It's really similar to cyrillic right? I wanted to try really different alphabets.
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chibitalia93 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea, i think the same as you
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:iconidkh2dwt-cronagorgon:
You spelt narwhal* wrong xD
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
....why has someone only told me NOW after one year? Q___Q
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:iconidkh2dwt-cronagorgon:
Sorry xD And on gaia online i knew someone with your same user x3
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
If it's the same username, it's probably me! I haven't been on gaia for years though
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GreenDragonLilith Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is so cute! I really want to learn Japanese and this is helpful!
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AmazingArtistYellow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FOUND YOU!!!:iconicuplz: XD
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ShadowFaeyre Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a neat idea! Informative and adorable~ ^^ I like the examples you used for the characters and how you managed to tie them in to the actual series. :heart:
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TBSNIHON Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im acyully Japaneses
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Sweety-Wanda Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really interesting and well done!
I started some weeks ago study Japanese alphabet, this will be useful. ;)
:iconsweety-wanda::iconarigatou-plz:
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picopenguin0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
PFFT Car...
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