Crónicas Nikkei #5—Nikkei-go: El idioma de la familia, la comunidad y la cultura

Arigato, baka, sushi, benjo y shoyu. ¿Con qué frecuencia has usado estas palabras? En una encuesta informal realizada en el 2010, descubrimos que estas palabras en japonés eran las que usaban con mayor frecuencia los japoneses-estadounidenses que residen en California del Sur.

En las comunidades nikkei de todo el mundo, el idioma japonés simboliza la cultura de nuestros ancestros o la cultura que hemos dejado atrás. Las palabras japonesas se mezclan con frecuencia con el idioma del país de adopción, creando una forma híbrida y fluida de comunicación.

En esta serie, le pedimos a nuestros Nima-kai votar por sus historias favoritas y a nuestro Comité Editorial elegir sus favoritas. En total, cinco historias favoritas fueron elegidas.

Aquí estás las historias favoritas elegidas.

  Editorial Committee’s Selections:

    Por Heriete Setsuko Shimabukuro Takeda

  La elegida por Nima-Kai:

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