Word for the Travel Wise (07/25/06)

Last week some time I spotted the coolest collectibles at this Japanese toy store in Los Angeles. I’m not really the type to collect a lot of anything, due to my changing digs so often, but these toys were off-beat. Certainly not like the Ken and Barbie dolls I had as a young girl with pig-tails. I know it’s a little early to start thinking about it, but I might go ahead and tack one of these odd plastic creations on my Christmas list. Just one…

Today’s word is a Japanese word used in Japan:

omocha – toy

Spoken Japanese comes smoothly for those who either practice or submit themselves to hours of Japanese pop music, but either way one can learn this language in through several avenues. Japanese Online is a VERY good FREE site to start learning. They have audio and a great conversation lessons. The lessons get more in-depth as you become a registered user which is still free of charge. Takese.com has a list of over 2000 words worth checking out. Those on the road already may want to pick up the LP Japanese phrasebook or check into a school for a few weeks of learning. Study Abroad has a list of school located all over the country. If you’re seeking help with written Japanese best of luck to you!

Past Japanese words: hajimemashite, dewa mata, tomodachi