Japanese Lesson from Games: Water in My Ear

Fire Emblem Three Houses is FILLED with advanced Japanese phrases and vocabulary. The game is entirely voiced, and you can replay any dialog you want as long as you don’t leave the dialog sequence. The Nintendo Switch is region free, and many (not all) games, including Fire Emblem, have the full Japanese text and audio available in the U.S. release of the game. No need to import from Japan! This is an amazing resource for gamers who are learning Japanese. Here’s my latest grab!

Fire Emblem Vocab - Nemimi ni Mizu

Japanese: 寝耳に水 

Hiragana: ねみみにみず 

Romaji: nemimi ni mizu.

Literal meaning: Like water into a sleeping ear. Surprising. Like a bolt from the blue.

I tweeted this as well! Check my Twitter account @Japannewbie for more occasional Japanese language tidbits from games.

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