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Old 01-31-2011, 09:52 PM   #41
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I have no cule how to say anything in Japanese how long will it take me to learn to talk (nevemind the writing)
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:30 AM   #42
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I have no cule how to say anything in Japanese how long will it take me to learn to talk (nevemind the writing)
That's not quite how learning a language works.

With Japanese, if you learn all the hiragana, you will be able to say anything, pronunciation-wise, but then the matter of learning some basic grammar and vocab. is a less certain matter. To be able to get by on your own as a tourist (ignoring inability to read signs, etc. - which you can usually manage without)... You could probably spend a couple of hours every night for a few months to get a workable understanding of the language.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:15 PM   #43
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Thanks for the links -.- this should help some kill time

Think i have all the pronunciations sorted, learned a lot about sentence structure and saw loads of familiar words and phrases too

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:41 PM   #44
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  1. Find Japanese language course/teacher. You get regular habit to study and teacher knows better than you what is the basic. Even if you neglect your self-study (it happens a lot of times, believe me), you will learn at least during the course. Also you won't give up, if you invest money and time into studying. It's good to have someone who explains you things that aren't in books (accent, real life language, things you are confused about).
  2. Use it. What you don't use, you are going to forget soon. You watch anime, read manga - even if Japanese language purists consider it crap in terms of language, it keeps you motivated and gives some extra joy. Don't try to read, watch anime raws until you are beyond the beginner level. Start with fansubs and listen also to Japanese news, music etc.

What you can learn yourself:
Hiragana and katakana - 2 months to master it perfectly (I mean really perfectly, otherwise just 2 days to recognize characters in text or on flash cards)

I don't believe in self study at beginner level in natural languages. But self-study is the most important thing for intermediate and advanced students. I improved my English this way - reading favorite books and watching tv shows (still my grammar is far from perfect).
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #45
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i learned speaking, reading and writing japanese by myself and i think first of all, you need to be passionate about it! and you must love it~
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #46
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We all would love to learn Japanese. The problem is most of us want to learn it without too much effort, including me :D
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #47
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After I finish high school (i'm in my last year) I think i'll start learning Japanese. In the summer holiday i'll have a lot of spare time :D
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #48
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Currently learning/ continuing my learning of Japanese - here are some of my suggestions:

-If in high school, look to see if your school offers it (Really helps - gives you 2+ years advantage)

-Look to see if your local college offers it as a course, then ask the professors if they have any students looking to earn some money tutoring (current learning method - even more advantage!)

-Learn thru anime; trust me it helps - met some guy on RA3 online who held a conversation with me....found out he learnt it all from anime

-Learn on your own (challenging, seeing as how you can drop it at any time)

大いちばん - USE IT!! (you WILL forget it otherwise)

[P.S. - also helps if your course work REALLY pushes you. Had to learn/master ひらがな とカタカナ in 2 weeks) がんばって!
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #49
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Anytime someone wants to learn Japanese, I feel obliged to link this http://pepper.idge.net/japanese/
Link is not working for me *crying*

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Old 06-29-2013, 04:49 PM   #50
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konnichiwa. If you want to learn Japanese, my site might be useful for you. You can visit clix.to. I hope it is helpful for you. I am very happy if you have fun with that. arigatou
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sekaidomo your link is kinda really good :D arikato
This link not working for me either??!! I wonder what my computer is doing wrong???? *more crying*

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