I passed my Japanese examination!

This semester, I have been following the J1 (“Elementary I”) level Japanese language class at Tokyo Tech. The Tokyo Tech J1 level is the absolute beginner level, which corresponds to volume 1 of the Minna No Nihon Go (みんなの日本語) method book. I have passed the exam for that class, so I will take the J2 … [Read more…]

Categorization vs. classification

Most people consider that the two words categorization and classification are synonyms, and use them interchangeably. However, there is a subtle difference in meaning between those two words, according to Le Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique, i.e. the dictionnary created by the Office québecquois de la langue française (Québec institute of French language), in Canada. According to their many … [Read more…]