This is a new series we call “Japanese vocabulary from news articles” were we try to learn from newspapers, online newspaper and other news sources. Thankfully there are many legitimate newspapers to be found online which we mostly are going to use. One that is quite popular in Japan is Yahoo News. We have randomly selected a recent published news article.
Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for Japanese attributes and qualities, more simply put, words that we can use to describe someone’s personality. Thanks to the book Intermediate Kanji Book Vol 2 written by Kano Chieko, we’ve managed to create a list of attributes with our own English translations added. There are evidently thousands of words to describe someone’s character which makes it difficult to know where to begin, however these are some great words to start off with.