Japanese Homework

As part of her homework, Ane has been told to teach some basic Japanese to a “parent or family member.”  Or, as Ane put it, “Not you, Mom.”

Her first assignment was to teach the Webmaster the Hiragana syllabary – the beginning blocks of the Japanese alphabet.  Yesterday, she had to teach him basic greeting phrases, with getting Google Translate to recognize what he was saying.

That didn’t go quite as smoothly as possible, as Ane’s own pronunciation gets a little crossed up sometimes.  She’s working on it, but it doesn’t help someone who is trying to copy her.

That’s when I heard my name being called.

I came, I saw, I spoke to Google Translate, I left.

It doesn’t hurt that my accent is a straight-up Tokyo accent, either.  I haven’t forgotten everything.

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