Do you have any souvenirs that are for *foreigners*?

Japanese's souvenir

X Japanese’s souvenir

Tim says:

Everything on this shelf, together, makes one souvenir? And that souvenir belongs to… “Japanese.” All Japanese people? Or a person whose name is “Japanese”?

Obviously, that’s not the intended meaning of this sign. The adjective “Japanese” already describes “souvenir”, so the ‘s isn’t needed. But an s is needed at the end, because there are many souvenirs on this shelf.

O Japanese souvenirs O Souvenirs from Japan


Machigai Interview 005: Akira on Teaching Japanese

Japanese Though his main career is in advertising, Akira in Yokohama has been teaching Japanese online since 2009, and he’s passed the written test to teach the language. After several years teaching via LiveMocha, he started teaching via his own Facebook page, 「日本語」. He has developed a list of five things he’s realized about teaching Japanese, and he’ll explain them to us in this episode. 横浜市の章さんは広告会社で勤めていますが、同時に2009年からネットで日本語を教えていて、日本語教育能力検 定にも合格しました。Livemochaというサイトで数年間教えた後、今では自分のFacebookコミュニティ「日本語」 を立ち上げて熱心に活動して います。今月のポッドキャストでは、章さんが日本語を教えるときに気づいた5つのポイントを説明します。


clothes 今週は、このよくある英語の間違いを説明します: Co-host: Eri Nishimuro 2008年12月9日の再放送です。