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Have you been made fun of for learning Japanese?
Posted 3/12/07
I wanna know if at school people make fun of you because you're learning Japanese and you're not Asian or Japanese?Cause I'm going through they call me names I'm not mentioning?
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hmm since no one is answering i'll say this...if i saw you, " I " WILL laugh at YOU. xD Just kidding ^___^
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Posted 3/12/07
No one @ school makes fun of me for it. But my brother does at home. He will make fun of me by mocking it and saying things that don't even sound Japanese.
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Posted 3/12/07
Not really, no... if you're learning Japanese that just makes you smarter than those who are making fun of you for it?
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Posted 3/12/07
Somebody actually is making fun of you for it. That's just immature and stupid. Only stupid people make fun of others for trying something they don't have the guts to.
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Posted 3/12/07
I get all kind of weird looks when I tell people I want to learn japanese. It goes kind of like this:

Me: I want to learn Japanese.

Them: But you're Mexican.

Me: So?

Them: But you don't even know Spanish.

Me: And your point is?

Them: Well doesn't it make more sense for you to learn Spanish?

Me: Why would I want to do something that makes sense?

You get the point.
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Posted 3/12/07
Lol That's true. All my friends think Im weird because I watch anime. They have No Life outside of BET. I just laugh and call them close minded and go on my merry anime watching, japenese learning way.
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Posted 3/12/07

Ce-Soul wrote:

Lol That's true. All my friends think Im weird because I watch anime. They have No Life outside of BET. I just laugh and call them close minded and go on my merry anime watching, japenese learning way.


Same here. all my friends HATE it with a passion. But I don't, so I just go on my "merry anime watching, japanese learning way". Even though I'm part Japanese.

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Posted 3/12/07
LEARN IT!!!

Words can not explain how awesome it is to just start talking Japanese out of nowhere. In my case I'm like this really southern type. So when I start speaking it everyone freaks It's funny as hell, even Asian people freak out. Who would ever expect this guy (me) to know anything other than 'Texan'?

Some may laugh or make fun of you, but you can really get under their skin by screaming at them in a language they don't know. I do it from time to time to piss off my girlfriend
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Posted 3/12/07
I agree... don't ever let that gets you down. So what if they laugh at you? (you may even laugh at yourself.. and let it all go away in your mind) it might be whatever reason they laugh at you for, but sure understand that you're doing something great...

the fact that the more you learn of another language, the more people you get to understand and connect in this world is so wonderful. ... not to mention that you're learning one that is really different from that of your own...

learning different languages is a beauty

ps. I have a friend who is from the US (not Asian at all) who learns Japanese and takes pride in it, lol. She loves it! She was the one who recommended Jdramas, JSingers to me~~ and got me hooked... ^^
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Posted 3/12/07
not really, you get thumbs up and awesome points here
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Posted 3/12/07
No but assholes at my school make fun of my friend because he is asian and chinese. Heh.
Posted 3/13/07
Learning different languages is awesome, not to mention useful. At least if you know japanese and your not asian, it looks great on a CV. My friend wants to learn gaelic, cool language but not too useful hehe.
Posted 3/13/07
yes they do
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Posted 3/13/07
umm...idk for me because im Japanese and i already knew Japanese since i was little kid.....in my school, thers one or two people learning japanese, but people around em dont care about it...so.....i dont know!
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