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Re: [Lingo] spaces in japanese writing

On 30/06/07, steven smith <> wrote:

So -- is there a rule/convention for this??  When should you
use spaces when writing Japanese?


Got that, Steve?

Basically, you do not use spaces in Japanese at all. They are a modern
addition to the language, and are really just used for visual impact.

The beginning student of Japanese may have a bit of trouble figuring
out where one word ends and the next begins, especially since most
beginning texts are written in hiragana only. Finding word boundaries
is an important skill, however, so I'd dispense with spaces as soon as
you can.


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