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How to kiss
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Learned German all by myself but I stopped before I can even hold a conversation.
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Just about everything I know.
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I taught myself the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet during one summer because I was bored. It took me only a few days to completely remember all sings, but I never got to use it for anything, which is why I eventually forgot to use it. I can only read/understand it at this point in time.
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Cydoemus wrote:


Melyssas wrote:


DrunkKanti wrote:

I've been teaching myself Japanese the last few months. So far the hard part is remembering all the kanji. There's over 2000 of them and I've only got about 400 memorized so far.


こんいちは


こんにちは* (close but that's how difficult kanji can be).


That's hiragana actually (which was adapted from Kanji but is it's own separate system). Japanese has three different writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana and katakana are actually rather easy because there's only about 90 characters between the two of them and each character represents a specific sound. I was able to memorize all of hiragana and katakana in about two days. The reason Kanji is so difficult is threefold. 1: There's over 2000 characters. 2: Each character represents an idea rather than a word (meaning one character can have multiple meanings based on the context it's being used in). 3: And lastly, because each character has more than one reading, called the kun and on readings (meaning each character can be pronounced differently depending on the context and what other kanji are nearby).
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self taught in a few things such as: taught myself to write with my right hand (south paw), taught myself how to do software repair and windows tweaking, typing without looking at the keyboard (word count over 300 last I did the keyboard test), spelling, writing, etc.
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DrunkKanti wrote:

That's hiragana actually (which was adapted from Kanji but is it's own separate system). Japanese has three different writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana and katakana are actually rather easy because there's only about 90 characters between the two of them and each character represents a specific sound. I was able to memorize all of hiragana and katakana in about two days. The reason Kanji is so difficult is threefold. 1: There's over 2000 characters. 2: Each character represents an idea rather than a word (meaning one character can have multiple meanings based on the context it's being used in). 3: And lastly, because each character has more than one reading, called the kun and on readings (meaning each character can be pronounced differently depending on the context and what other kanji are nearby).


You're right, I completely botched that one to hell and back.
Thanks for the correction.
Far better than me not catching it and spreading misinformation.

My apologies.
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Melyssas wrote:

こんにちは


こんにちは。はじめまして よろしくお願いします。


Cydoemus wrote:
You're right, I completely botched that one to hell and back.
Thanks for the correction.
Far better than me not catching it and spreading misinformation.

My apologies.


No problem. I figured it was just a mistake and that you probably knew everything I was saying already, but I still felt compelled to show off all I've learned the last few months.
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Yes.

I feel if you choose to do something for yourself, it can go either one of two ways.

Learn on your own, or learn under someone else.

My life is about my creativity. I was never interested in school/college, I just felt that listening to someone tell me what to do was always so empty. Like it never meant anything to me. I enjoyed being myself.

Writing, Drawing , Drums, Guitar. I never felt like I needed people to guide me, instead I really wanted to show others something great, because I knew I had something that would be inspiring and meaningful.

I'm off in my own world now. You can't break a mans passion, sometimes you just have to let someone show their worth. I cant explain why we do the things we do, maybe we can do it better, maybe we can prove we can be better to realize you can actually be someone that others might potentially value in their lives. There's nothing greater than that.
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I taught myself to draw and craft stuff though I still need practice. I personally think the best thing I taught myself was to stop caring what people think of me.
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most of my original writing & original artwork I learnt to do myself through the internet lol
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English, drawing & painting, playing the piano
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I taught myself how to work on computers, debug, and program stuff.
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I've taught myself how to draw and write fiction. It's an ongoing experience, though. It's important to understand there will always be something to learn. I've been very proud of my progress, and I hope to turn it into a viable career.
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Taught myself Spanish. Sure I took some classes years after I started, but the first year or so I learned all of the basics just reading books, talking to coworkers when I worked as a waiter and using computer software. Many 4-6 hour days alone no-lifing it, but eventually paid off once I really started to travel.
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