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Nihon VS Nippon | What is the difference? | Japanese Word Choice

By on March 21, 2016

Hey gang!

As somebody who studies foreign languages I realize that often you encounter words of similar if not the same meaning.

Sometimes the difference is more clear, sometimes less.

This week I decided to make a video on the words Nihon and Nippon.

Both of these words translate as “Japan” and use the same Kanji 日本.

In most conversations / textbooks / etc. you’ll often see Nihon. But maybe for instance the Japanese money has Nippon printed on it….huh? Why not Nihon?

That’s what this weeks video is about.

Check it out, hope you’ll find it useful! 🙂

Please support me by liking the vid, sharing, subscribing, I’ll appreciate it!

If you have any questions, or suggestions for my future videos, please let me know in the comments bellow!

Have a great one!

-R

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