- Åsa Ekström
“If I Can:” a Phrase I Don’t Get | Hokuou Joshi : A Swedish Girl’s Life in Japan Volume 1, Chapter 3 (52)
Convenience store onigiri are way too handy! Why is it that Japanese girls can call just about anything “cute?” The guys at host bars are so hot, they’re like real-life anime characters! These are only some of the mysteries Swedish manga artist Åsa Ekström discovers in this journal comic about her journey from Scandinavia to Japan, which is jam-packed with surprises and laughs! ＞＞＞Chapter 3: The Rewarding Challenges of Japanese (41)「“If I Can:” a Phrase I Don’t Get」
“If I Can:” a Phrase I Don’t Get
In Japanese class, I learned that “I’ll go” means yes and “I won’t go” means no. All I ever heard was “I’ll go,” so when I learned this was just a polite way of saying “no,” I couldn’t believe it! Japanese really is tough sometimes…
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