Thank you for participating, everyone!! We would like to thank everyone for coming to our LELM@2022 3rd event! We hope that you will have an interest in learning Japanese in the future. In the event, everyone got a chance to learn a part of the Japanese culture such as the usage of onomatopoeia in manga and also in daily usage of conversations.

As some of you know, there are four categories of onomatopoeia which are Giseigo, Giongo, Gitaigo, and also Gijougo. Giseigo is used to mimic humans and animals for example wanwan for a dog’s bark. Giongo is to mimics general noises in nature or inanimate objects such as zaazaa for heavy rain sounds. Gitaigo is to describe states of the external world while Gijougo is to describe psychological states or bodily feelings like dokidoki for heart pounding.

During the event, participants got a chance to write their onomatopoeia on simple manga sheets. Once complete, they can challenge themselves to present it in front of the class to explain what their onomatope means in their manga script.

For the event lecturer, Akiko Nishio Sensei, who is a lecturer at A to Z language center. She has 23 years of teaching experience and is familiar with the intricacies of the Japanese language.

Once the event has ended, participants got some gifts as a token of appreciation for attending. NDS will be holding more events every month, we are looking forward to everyone joining us in the future.

◆What is LELM@2022?◆
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Look East Policy. From now on, we want to learn a lot from Malaysia, and we want to work in the spirit of “Look East Look Malaysia”. LELM also stands for “Love East Love Malaysia”. “@” is a symbol of “Exchanges through the uses of various internet tools and with the interactivity of the internet age”. With this belief in mind, NDS collaborates with many different companies and organizations to provide fun classes for Malaysian children throughout the year.