Thursday, December 01, 2005

For teachers everywhere...

In standard Japanese, the names of the months are pretty basic: each month is numbered, so January is ichi-gatsu (one month), February is ni-gatsu (two-month), and so on. But there are other names. Yesterday I learned the old Japanese term for "December". December is also known as 師走 (shiwasu). This literally translates as "running teacher".

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