Kitakami Photoblog

Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.

Monday, February 25, 2008

kostbar ding


Foreign languages are often used in Japan to make things or shops fancier, usually english and french. It's rare to see a shop with such a german name ("precious thing").

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jishaku said...

Greetings ^^

I was browsing for some more informations in the net about Japan. This is how I found out about your Home Page. I was reading a bit and recognized the "Kostbar Ding" label. I really am laughing ^^ This is so funny, because this is not right to write it like this *laught*. It is the same in Germany, when people are using labels in English, they do the same mistakes in translation ^^ Actually "Kostbares Ding" should be "Kostbarkeiten" that means "Costliness" or "Preciousness". So yeah, Germans who will see it might be laughing heartly when they see this label in future ^^

Thank you for sharing pictures and stories from Kitakami and thanks for your work on your Home Page! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu ^^ http://avatars.imvu.com/Jishaku this is my HP on IMVU. If you wish to, you may visit it anytime ^^

5:37 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I am German, that's why indeed I laughed heartily!

6:02 AM  

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