National Week of the Ocean on March, 2024: Help with Japanese holidaysnumbersweeksdaysmonthsyearhoursminuteskatakana?
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New Year's Day
January 1 This national holiday was established in 1948, as a day to celebrate the new year. New Year's Day marks the beginning of Japan's most important holiday season, the New Year season, which generally refers to the first one, three or seven days of the year. Although not prescribed by law, many workplaces are closed from December 29 to January 3. Prior to 1948, January 1 was a national holiday on which the imperial worship ceremony known as Shihō-hai took place.
Second Monday of January This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day to congratulate and encourage people who have reached the age of majority  during the year. Cities and towns throughout the nation hold ceremonies for these people. Originally held on January 15, in 2000 it was changed to the second Monday of January in accordance with the Happy Monday System.
National Foundation Day
February 11 This national holiday was established in 1966 [and first held in 1967] as a day to reflect on the establishment of the nation and to nourish a love for the country. From 1872 to 1948, February 11 was known as Kigen-setsu, a holiday commemorating the day on which—according to the Nihon-shoki—Emperor Jimmu is said to have acceded the throne in 660 BCE.
Around March 21 This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day for the admiration of nature and the love of living things. Prior to 1948, the vernal equinox was an imperial ancestor worship festival called Shunki kōrei-sai.
April 29 This national holiday was established in 2007 as a day to reflect on the events of the Shōwa period. As the birthday of the Shōwa Emperor, April 29 was originally celebrated as a holiday during his lifetime. After the death of the emperor in 1989, the date continued to be a holiday under the new name "Greenery Day". In 2007, Greenery Day was moved to May 4, and April 29 took the name "Shōwa Day" in honor of the late Emperor. Shōwa Day marks the start of the Golden Week holiday period.
Constitution Memorial Day
May 3 This national holiday was established in 1948, to commemorate the day on which Japan's postwar constitution took effect. Constitution Memorial Day falls during Golden Week.
May 4 This national holiday is celebrated as a day to commune with nature and be grateful for its blessings. Originally established in 1989 and held annually on April 29, in 2007, Greenery Day was moved to May 4, and April 29 was renamed "Shōwa Day". Greenery Day falls during Golden Week. [NB: From 1986 to 2006, May 4 was a holiday known as Kokumin no kyūjitsu in accord with Japanese law, which stipulates that any weekday that falls between two holidays shall also be a holiday.]
May 5 This national holiday was established in 1948, as a day on which to esteem the personalities of children and plan for their happiness. It is on this day that the Japanese equivalent of the Dragon Boat Festival is held. On this day, families who have a boy in their home may fly koi streamers and decorate their homes with armor or samurai dolls. Children's Day marks the end of Golden Week.
Third Monday of July This national holiday was established in 1995 [and first held in 1996] as a day of gratitude for the blessings of the oceans and for hoping for the prosperity of the maritime nation that is Japan. Originally held on July 20, in 2003 it was changed to the third Monday of July in accordance with the Happy Monday System.
Third Monday of September This national holiday was established in 1966 as a day to respect the elderly and celebrate long life. Originally held on September 15, it originated as a renaming of Old Folks' Day. In 2003, it was changed to the third Monday of September in accordance with the Happy Monday System.
Around September 23 This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day on which to honor one's ancestors and remember the dead. Prior to 1948, the autumnal equinox was an imperial ancestor worship festival called Shūki kōrei-sai.
Health and Sports Day
Second Monday of October This national holiday was established in 1966 as a day on which to enjoy sports and cultivate a healthy mind and body. Originally held on October 10th to commemorate the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, in 2000 it was changed to the second Monday of October in accordance with the Happy Monday System.
November 3 This national holiday was established in 1948. It commemorates the November 3, 1946 announcement of the Constitution. It is recognized as a day to celebrate peace and freedom and promote culture. [NB: Although prior to the establishment of this holiday in 1948, November 3 was also a national holiday called Meiji-setsu commemorating the birthday of Emperor Akihito was born on this day in 1933. [NB: Prior to the death of Emperor Hirohito in 1989, this holiday was celebrated on April 29. See "Shōwa Day" above.]
Holidays section taken from Wikipedia.
This week: こんしゅう
Next week: らいしゅう
Last week: せんしゅう
This year: ことし
Next year: らいねん
Last year: ふるとし・きゅうねん・きょねん・さくねん
Used when counting people:
AM and PM:
I think what you mean by irregular numbers is that they're prounounced differently when different numbers are added.
I'll try to explain the ones I can remember:
Mostly after "4" [if you count it as "shi" instead of "yon"], the other numbers that have a number "4" in them are prounounced "yon". So forty would most likely be prounounced as "yonjyuu" instead of "shijyuu".
Like 4, I believe most people use "nana" for 7, instead of "shichi" So for seventy, it would most likely be prounounced as "nanajyuu" instead of "shichijyuu".
Then, you have to remember that 3, 6, and 8 are prounounced differently when 100 is added.
100 is "hyaku"
200 is "nihyaku"
but 300 is "sanbyaku"
600 is "rokupyaku"
800 is "happyaku"
Then for 1000, 3 is prounounced differently
1000 is "sen"
2000 is "nisen"
but 3000 is "sanzen"
As for you "hi" and "ku", I can't really see anything wrong with them, they look pretty normal to me. However, you may have gotten a pickier teacher, so I'd just do as she says. However, they both look about the same, and in reality, no one will really notice unless you are really off. As for the "ha", the 2 curves cannot be too curved, it must be a bit stiffer, that is a big different because the katakana for "ha" can be confused with "eight" in kanji.
It's not really noticeable through typing, but you can kind of see how the 8 is more curved while "ha" should be stiffer.
As for memorizing, I cannot really help you with these basic terms. These are the foundation for your later studies, and I believe the only way you could actually remember them is to cram them into your head.
The numbers just must be repeated endlessly until you can repeat it fluently, I cannot really explain or help you with memorizing this.
For the days, I shall do my best.
Usually, memorizing for me is based more on a type of feeling. For example, I'd just believe that Tuesday is "fiery" because the kanji and "ka" means "fire". Wednesday is the middle of the week, so I'd believe that it's a bit "calmer" and more like "water" which is the kanji and meaning of "sui". For Monday, just remember that "getsu" and the kanji means "moon" and Monday, the beginning of "Mon" is kind of spelled like "moon". Thursday is something I've crammed into my head. Friday is a happy, "golden" day, so the kanji and the meaning of "kin" is "gold". Saturday you could remember because you lie on the beach or something, and the kanji and meaning of "to" is "dirt". Sunday's kanji and meaning is "sun", so naturally, the day would be referred to as "Sun"day.
I'm not too sure about online games or programs, but www[.]freedict[.]com is a good English -> Japanese [Romanji]
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What movies to watch this week?
1. Spider Man and sequel 2. Unstoppable 3. The Taking of Pelham 123 4. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 5. Turbulence (kind of funny too) 6. 127 Hours 7. Rush Hour 8. The Tourist 9. Inception 10. Salt 11. The Italian Job
1. Reservoir Dogs 2. The Lovely Bones (it got bad reviews but I thought it was pretty good) 3. Casino 4. Goodfellas 5. Ocean’s 11
1. Rushmore 2. The Darjeeling Limited 3. Delirious 4. Trees Lounge 5. Igby Goes Down 6. Ghost World
7. Little Miss Sunshine 8. According to Greta 9. Napoleon Dynamite 10. Paris, Je T'aime 11. Camille
12. Saint John of Las Vegas 13. Bottle Rocket 14. The Joneses 15. The Great Buck Howard 16. Heathers
17. The Marc Pease Experience 18. Youth in Revolt 19. Home Fries
1. The Brady Bunch Movie
2. A Very Brady Sequel
3. The Wedding Singer
5. Big Daddy
6. Happy Gilmore
7. My Cousin Vinny
8. Heavy Weights
9. Good Burger
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
11. Spice World (for Spice Girl fans from 1990s/2000s)
12. Mr. Deeds
13. Pineapple Express
14. Vegas Vacation
15. The Waterboy
16. Meet The Parents
17. Knocked Up
18. Role Models
19. National Lampoons Vacation
20. National Lampoons European Vacation
21. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
22. Vegas Vacation
23. Home Alone
24. Home Alone 2
25. Jingle All The Way
26. Animal House
27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
28. Dumb and Dumber
29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)
2. Richie Rich
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
4. The Trouble With Angels
5. Back To The Future
6. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
7. A Little Princess
8. My Dog Skip
9. How To Train Your Dragon
10. Fantastic Mr. Fox
11. Toy Story series
13. Hey Arnold! The Movie
14. Jimmy Neutron
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. The Young Victoria
3. Girl, Interrupted
5. Stand By Me
6. Law Abiding Citizen
7. Catch me if you can
8. Apollo 13
1. She's All That
2. Picture Perfect
3. Kate & Leopold
4. When Harry Met Sally
5. Leap Year
6. Serious Moonlight
7. You've Got Mail
8. French Kiss
9. Easy A
10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
11. You Again
12. Mean Girls
13. Valentine's Day
14. Definitely, Maybe
15. The Proposal
16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
17. Adventures in Babysitting
18. The Hot Chick
19. John Tucker Must Die
20. New York Minute
21. Chasing Liberty
22. Notting Hill
23. What a Girl Wants
24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
25. First Daughter
26. Life as We Know It
27. Bridget Jone's Diary
28. Morning Glory
29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
30. When in Rome
32. Beauty and the Briefcase
33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
34. The Prince and Me
35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
36. Miss Congeniality
37. Sixteen Candles
38. Summer Catch
39. Whatever it Takes
40. Drive me Crazy
41. Bring it on
42. Can't Buy me love
43. She's Out of My League
44. Sex and the City
45. The Bounty Hunter
46. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
47. With Six you get eggroll
48. The Perfect Man
49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
51. Over Her Dead Body
52. My Fake Fiancé
53. Maid in Manhattan
54. 50 First Dates
55. The House Bunny
56. On The Line
57. I Could Never Be Your Woman-it isn't that great but you will like it if you are a Paul Rudd fan
58. Uptown Girls
59. Little Black Book
60. Just My Luck
61. Love Wrecked
62. The Wedding Planner
63. 13 Going on 30
64. Secret Admirer
65. Along Came Polly
66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
67. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
68. Bride Wars-some might like it
73. Legally Blonde
74. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
75. The Women
77. Knight and Day
1. A Walk To Remember
2. About Last Night
3. Letters to Juliet
4. For Keeps
5. Charlie St. Cloud
6. Save the Last Dance
7. Riding in Cars with Boys
9. The Last Song
10. Pretty in Pink
11. Sleepless in Seattle
12. Here on Earth
13. Dear John (I didn’t really like this movie but some might)
14. Remember Me (I didn’t really like this movie but some might)
15. Love Happens-if you are a Jennifer Aniston fan you will probably like it
Movies with Romance but not really a traditional romantic comedy/drama:
1. Groundhog Day
2. Mamma Mia
3. Sugar and Spice-cheer leading movie
4. Jawbreaker-Rated R high school black comedy
5. Election-Rated R high school black comedy
7. About A Boy