Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hungry for Japanese

Are you hungry for Japanese—the language, that is?


If so, you should check out Hungry for (Mostly Japanese) Words, which bills itself as offering "mini-lessons in Japanese daily," such as this one:

'Proper' employees vs. バイト and others

In Japanese working society, a 正社員 (せいしゃいん seisha-in) is a full time employee, literally translated as a 'real' or 'proper' company member. Being a 正社員 means that one gets full benefits, a year-end bonus, and historically (though not since the early '90s) lifetime employment.


An amazing sunset at Borneo's Sutera Harbor. Click for the spectacular full-size version.


—Mellow Monk


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