About JaPicDic and me
Welcome to JaPicDic!
I am Aoi.
Although I got a certification of teaching Japanese when I graduated from a college, I have never tried to teach non-Japanese speakers Japanese.
Still, I have been interested in support of teaching Japanese.
This website was built from my experience.
I only studied English in compulsory education and they didn’t teach me like "faucet" or "detergent".
It is a "highest level" words here.
You can imagine how it was hard time to do laundry or take a shower when I stayed in American family.
And the same situation are happened in Japanese education.
I knew じゃぐち"jaguchi" and 洗剤"senzai" are registered as N2 level words in JLPT.
N2 level learners have finished about 1 year Japanese schooling.
When you move to Japan, you must go to buy some detergents, right!??
It should be in the first shopping list, right????!!
How can you distinguish a detergent for toilet from for kitchen at a store?
We need WORDS to live in Japan.
Even if you are a wife whose husband came to Japan for study or work, you need to go shopping by yourself.
And Each country has their unique systems in bathroom or kitchen or emergency.
I want you to use JaPicDic as a "touch and talk" book too.
You can bring your smartphone to supermarket and ask clerk with pointing at what you want.
For you from every contry, I don’t interpret any Japanese words to other languages.
Everything is in pictures.
I strongly believe it would be much easier to live in Japan when you read Hiragana and Katakana.
But I put alphabet ruby to start learning.
If you don’t know how to pronounce the ruby, please go to the NHK site below or something like YouTube.
I would love to see your compliments or ideas by contact form.
And when you help me with a cup of coffee or being a patron, it is super wonderful!!!
Have a great journey!