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Do Go Around Saying Things In Japanese?!
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im learning the language, so it helps to use Japanese vocab here and there. it's also the only way i can communicate with family from Japan, even though i suck at it right now {"-_-}
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HELL NO YOU ARE ALL FREAKS!!!!!

............... okay I do it too..........
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Haha, yeah. I do it sometimes. You can't learn Japanese by watching subbed anime, but it would be unfair to say that you don't pick up any at all. Sometimes I'll find myself saying "hai" instead of "yes". That's embarrassing.
Posted 10/2/12
^u^ yeahhhh XD i love singing in japanese~

though it does get annoying when people go like 'bakayano!' >B\
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I try not to unless the whole convo will be in Japanese otherwise u just sound like an idiot
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I've been teaching myself Japanese intermittently for about five months.
I've known the Hiragana and Katakana charts for a few years, I learned them a while ago. [Master these first]
I know how to write over 2,000+ Kanji (but only have ~100 memorized) picking up the readings here and there.
The more that I write, the more that I learn, and the more I want to learn.

My two favourites are actually disaster Kanji at the moment: 災厄 (Saiyaku; Calamity) and 地震 (Jishin; Earthquake).
Anyone who likes vampire anime are probably familiar with 吸血 (Kyuuketsu; Vampire) and 祟 (Tatari; Curse).
[The anime favourite for curse is actually the noun 呪い (Noroi) or the verb 呪う (Norou) - Jisho (辞書) help you learn]

Regarding the use of Japanese:
I insult characters when they are being stupid or express shock or surprise on my own when watching.
If someone were learning with me, I would converse with them in it as often as possible. The best way to learn.
Actually the best way to learn is by writing, reading and speaking among others, which is why classes work pretty well.
I try to focus on pronunciation the most, because there's regional phrases and ways to say things...it gets kinda sticky.

For instance - なんくるないさ - Ryukyu dialect's "Don't worry."
きにするな - Common "Don't worry about it." (Alternately written as 気にするな).
[気 (Ki; Energy, Spirit, many others) works, because it also means "feeling or emotion" like in 気持ち (Kimochi)].

Unrelated note... I really like eating a snack usually reserved for New Years'... 餅/餠 (Mochi).
Oh! I just thought of another thing that is helping me learn. Type in Japanese when in a word processor and practice.
You'll see Kanji to remember and study easily. Listen to your favourite songs and type out the lyrics, etc.
It's fun and it works. Use Jisho (Dictionaries) like Tangorin and others to study On/Kun and other information for Kanji.


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No, unless it makes someone happier for me to do that or I'm in my school's anime club (they always start the club with a BANZAI).
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DeliriumOxide wrote:

I've been teaching myself Japanese intermittently for about five months.
I've known the Hiragana and Katakana charts for a few years, I learned them a while ago. [Master these first]
I know how to write over 2,000+ Kanji (but only have ~100 memorized) picking up the readings here and there.
The more that I write, the more that I learn, and the more I want to learn.

My two favourites are actually disaster Kanji at the moment: 災厄 (Saiyaku; Calamity) and 地震 (Jishin; Earthquake).
Anyone who likes vampire anime are probably familiar with 吸血 (Kyuuketsu; Vampire) and 祟 (Tatari; Curse).
[The anime favourite for curse is actually the noun 呪い (Noroi) or the verb 呪う (Norou) - Jisho (辞書) help you learn]

Regarding the use of Japanese:
I insult characters when they are being stupid or express shock or surprise on my own when watching.
If someone were learning with me, I would converse with them in it as often as possible. The best way to learn.
Actually the best way to learn is by writing, reading and speaking among others, which is why classes work pretty well.
I try to focus on pronunciation the most, because there's regional phrases and ways to say things...it gets kinda sticky.

For instance - なんくるないさ - Ryukyu dialect's "Don't worry."
きにするな - Common "Don't worry about it." (Alternately written as 気にするな).
[気 (Ki; Energy, Spirit, many others) works, because it also means "feeling or emotion" like in 気持ち (Kimochi)].

Unrelated note... I really like eating a snack usually reserved for New Years'... 餅/餠 (Mochi).
Oh! I just thought of another thing that is helping me learn. Type in Japanese when in a word processor and practice.
You'll see Kanji to remember and study easily. Listen to your favourite songs and type out the lyrics, etc.
It's fun and it works. Use Jisho (Dictionaries) like Tangorin and others to study On/Kun and other information for Kanji.




I thought "don't worry about it" was something along the lines of 「心配しないで」. Otherwise, I just learned something new.
I've been teaching myself Japanese for about 3 years now, on and off. But I'm still terrible with kanji so I use a dictionary for those.
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realmeryl16 wrote:


DeliriumOxide wrote:



I thought "don't worry about it" was something along the lines of 「心配しないで」. Otherwise, I just learned something new.
I've been teaching myself Japanese for about 3 years now, on and off. But I'm still terrible with kanji so I use a dictionary for those.


No, no...you're certainly not wrong, "Shinpaishinaide" is also another another way of saying that.
There are actually several. x.x
"Shinpaishinaide" is a very common one, but so is "Kinisurunai." They are both pretty interchangeable.
That's really awesome. I marathon the terms that I think about the most when I can, but I need a better system.
Kanji are actually not hard to write or read...but it's figuring out WHICH reading goes where.
Generally an ON/ON pattern and KUN/KUN pattern emerges, but sometimes it's still difficult.

Example I like to use: 今日 obviously this is "Kyou" meaning "today" from "now" and "day."
Breaking it up we get: 今 + 日 ; and there's separate readings for both...which is where memorization is key.
今 - Kun: Ima (obviously) On: Kin/Kon. 日- Kun: -Ka/Hi/-Bi ("-" Indicates reading is a suffix) and On: Jitsu/Nichi.
Easy words that come to mind: 日々 "Hibi" (obviously "days" from "day" + "day")
and 日常 "Nichijou" ("Day" + "Normal").

But wait...where is the part where Ima/Kin/Kon + -Ka/Hi/-Bi/Jitsu/Nichi read "Kyou?"
I don't see one. You've seen this a lot. There are always going to be oddities like that in Japanese...
What's strange is that even the name readings (for both) don't give that. Usually Ateji (you know, phonetics...) help.

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I usually use "Nani/Nandio" but only around my friends. Aside from that it is very rare. Also greetings sometimes.
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All the time, especially with my friends. Though I will catch myself starting to use Japanese words and phrases with other people! Also, I count my reps at the gym in Japanese. Makes it a little more fun!
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Posted 10/3/12
I do. Taking Japanese class and talking in Japanese outside of class helps a lot in learning the language.
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Posted 10/3/12 , edited 10/3/12

bigape34 wrote:

I do. Taking Japanese class and talking in Japanese outside of class helps a lot in learning the language.


Immersion is the best way. Study it, read it, hear it, write it, speak it, eat it, sleep it... Think it, be it...

I say again we need a Crunchyroll Japanese chat! Most Japanese chats degenerate into how are you, how's the weather, how's work, how're the kids...
Ohayou/konnichiwa/konbanwa
Ogenki desuka? Hai, genki desu.
Tenki wa dou desuka? Ame ga futte imasu. Sou desu ga.
Shigoto wa dou desuka? Shigoto wa totemo isogashii. Sou desu neeee...
Daigaku de nani wo benkyou shite imasuka? Nihongo wo benkyou...
Eiga wo mimashitaka? Iie. Zannen.
Kodomotachi wa ogenki desuka? Iie, musume wa kaze wo hiite. Zannen. Odaiji ni.

But we could talk about anime and manga in Japanese. We might have even have something to discuss...
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Posted 10/3/12 , edited 10/3/12
Gosh I have been learning it for years but not seriously .....but hearing it is best for improving my comprehension however I got thrown off when I am hearing different accents coz I cant figure out what the word is or was ha ha ha.

I need to really study more seriously since I am going back to visit Kyoto again .

However I don't blurt out Japanese words here and there, Only when I am at the japanese stores and restaurant and with my japanese friends and at the anime meetup club . But I have a habit when I say the japanese words, I follow it with the english translation ha ha ha.
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Posted 10/3/12
I say "hai" and "arigato" a lot. When I say "hai" for yes I usually get greeted with a hi back. Some other words are used around my house just because I am taking elementary Japanese.
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