As for me, I started Language Exchange with Taiwanese friends to learn Chinese last year. At first, I could say only "xie xie (thank you)" and "ni hao (hello)" in Chinese, but thanks to my good friends, now I can somehow communicate with Taiwanese people in Chinese. I really appreciate their help. :)
So, today I wanna show you one of the good SNS websites to find a language exchange partner. This is a very useful website if you're planning to travel to Japan or want to find a friends all over the world, too.
<Find a friend or language exchange partner>
Click "Forum" on the top banner of this website.
Choose "Friend" if you want to find a friend. If you want to find a language exchange partner, choose "Language Exchange". These are free to use.
Let's have fun learning foreign languages! ;)
By the way, do you know what kind of holiday is it today in Japan?
It's 成人式(せいじんしき)/sei-jin-shiki/, the day of coming of age ceremony.
Well, I'm too lazy to explain about it in English. :P
Let's have a look at Wikipedia!!
Coming of Age Day (成人の日 Seijin no Hi ) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old (二十歳 hatachi )) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include coming of age ceremonies (成人式 seijin-shiki ) held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties amongst family and friends.-from Wikipedia
Girls wear Japanese traditional cloths, called 振袖(ふりそで)/furisode/ to attend this ceremony.
They are on the way home from the ceremony! So gorgeous!
*Japanese Word of the Day*
/deguchi wa kochira-gawa desu/
The exit is here.
/kochira-gawa kara okaeri kudasai/
Please return from this side.