How’s your day? If you ever feel down or upset today, I strongly recommend this funny video to you, the “PPAP song”. You would probably feel a little bit better (or annoyed?! Oops~) This song has been repeating in my head for a good few hours today!
Apparently this song has gone viral on social media platforms and this is how powerful internet is.
What is PPAP all about?
PPAP is the abbreviation for “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen”. According to a famous Japanese social media celebrity Youkai Tentarou, besides the brainwashing part, this song contained a strong Japanese style humor and sense of language.
“Japanese-english” is commonly known special from the pronunciation that Japanese made to memorize and understand English language. Thus, the culture had been created as such that Japanese tend to speak English in their accent which others find it difficult to understand (To me that is their specialty~=D)
Taking PPAP as the example, the lyrics only consist of 3 words which are PEN, APPLE & PINEAPPLE.
PEN = Not much difference for this word but let’s see the other 2 as follows.
APPLE = “A-poo-loo”
It makes sense when I was trying to pronounce in Japanese’ way. I find it really interesting to learn different cultures by studying the language. I would definitely “drill” further into Japanese language as it is one of my resolution of the year. I’ve found myself a good home online study course for Japanese language to save my time and hassle to travel and attend a physical class. It allows me to register as a member and immediately I am able to access to some lessons and there it goes my Japanese language journey B-)
Prior to that, it is an advantage to learn Mandarin language before any other languages. Why would I say so?
Why learn Mandarin Language first?
There are 3 syllabaries in Japanese: Hiragana, Katakana & Kanji. In Japanese Kanji characters, some of the words are similar with traditional Mandarin characters. It helps me to pick up Japanese language especially in Kanji writing. Further, the Japanese Kanji characters often carry similar meanings with traditional Mandarin words.
As a language enthusiast, I would always prefer to learn a new language in an innovative way compared with the conventional way. Text books and theory are important,BUT they can also be boring~Plus, I have a full time which requires me to be at work from 8.30am till 5.30pm, it is kind of impossible for me to attend a physical class by expecting myself to be exhausted mode everyday to travel and making effort to concentrate in class. Ha.
A very good example shown via PPAP video, whether you want to learn English, Japanese or Mandarin, you can learn this 3 words in different languages by watching this funny video at first, “triggers” your curiosity and let’s learn language together!
Language learning can be fun despite the tedious syllabus., good or good?