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reading japanese

Postby appleraja » Sat 12.17.2005 2:26 am

hey i was wondering in japanese books how do u read. i kno that the books open opposite to america but do you also read in the opposite direction sentences? like do u read from right to left or do u just turn page right to left? also you read down each row from right to left?
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RE: reading japanese

Postby mandolin » Sat 12.17.2005 4:26 am

if it's horizontal text, you read from left to right just like english.

If it is vertical text, you're right: read down the lines from the right side toward the left side.
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RE: reading japanese

Postby appleraja » Sat 12.17.2005 5:27 pm

thnx which way is more often showed horizontal or vertical text?
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RE: reading japanese

Postby Harisenbon » Sat 12.17.2005 7:54 pm

Magazines are generally horizontal, while books and newspapers are vertical.
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