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Country Names, Languages, and People in Japanese
Learn how to say Countries and languages in Japanese. Please allow time to load:

In many cases, if you know the country name, you can easily come up with the language by adding 'go' and the people by adding 'jin.'

For more on this, please see the TJP Podcast #9 and to study the kanji for many countries, please go here.

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オーストリア I know it is childish


I know it is childish and quite frankly stupid, but whenever I hear Austria, I immediately think of Jim Carry saying 'G'day Mate!' (Was that from Dumb and Dumber?)

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Since this comment thread has

Since this comment thread has been revived by enehelleh. :)

Apparently Tourism Australia and the Sydney Olympic Committee had numerous enquires from over seas in the lead up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games asking if there would be performances of the Vienna Boys' Choir coinciding with the Olympics.


Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there



I´d love to know whats austria in japanese^^.

i think austria should be

i think austria should be osutoria like australia (osutoraria).

haha. just saw that your comment was back in 2008. my replay comes a little too late, i think :D