When you think about the rules of the Japanese language, they can be pretty straight foward. It is just a matter of memorizing them all! In today’s Japanese lesson, we are going to take a look at the word onaji.
We can say something is the same as something else or ask if something is the same as something else very simply in Japanese. We need to use onaji for this. Consider the following sentences in English:
1. “Mr Tanaka is wearing the same shoes as Mr Yamada’s.”
2. “Are Tokyoites the same as Osakans?”
3. “Is Italian pizza the same as American pizza?”
Let’s put these sentences into Japanese using onaji: