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I have just started to learn Japanese and thought if I am responsible for something like this I will be forced to continue
I tend to procrastinate if I don't have modivation

One great program for learning Japanese is available on crunchyroll!
http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/CRSeries_-_Lets_Learn_Japanese

So, here's Lesson 1!

Lesson 1:

nimotsu
bagage

tekisuto
textbook

enpitsu
pensil

bôrupen
ball point pen

kamera
camera

Sumimasen
sorry or excuse me

Eigo
English (language)

Nihongo
Japanese (language)

wakarimasu
understand

wakarimasen
don't understand

Sukoshi
a little

Amerikajin
American (person)

Anata
you

Watashi
I

____-san
Mr./Mrs./Ms. _______

Hai
Yes

Iie
No

Kore
This (when the thing that is being talked about is closer to the speaker)

Sore
That (when the thing that is being talked about is closer to the listener)

Are
That (when the thing that is being talked about is neither closer to the speaker or listener)

desu
are/am/is

ka?
turning a sentence into a question

Watashi wa ________ desu
I am ________

Dôzo yoroshiku
something like please favor me with your friendship

Kore wa ___-san no _______ desu
This is Mr./Mrs./Ms. ______ 's ______

Kore wa _____ desu
This is ______ or This is a _______

Q: Kore wa _____-san no _____ desu ka?
Q: Is this Mr. ____'s _____
A: Hai, Sore wa _____-san no desu
or
Hai, Sore wa _____-san no______ desu
A: Yes, that is Mr. _____'s
or
Yes, that ____ is Mr. _____'s

Watashi no desu
It's mine

Anata no desu
It's yours

Domo sumimasen
I'm sorry (polite)

Eigo ga wakarimasu
I understand English

Nihongo ga wakarimasu
I understand Japanese

Eigo ga wakarimasu ka?
Do you understand English?

Nihongo ga wakarimasu ka?
Do you understand Japanese?

Hai, wakarimasu
Yes, I understand

Iie, wakarimasen
No, I don't understand

Nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu
I understand Japanese a little

Anata wa Americajin desu
you are american

Anata wa Amerikajin desu ka?
Are you American?

Hai, watashi wa Amerikajin desu
Yes, I'm American

hiragana:


this is a bit overwhelming so lets start off learning just a few


katakana:


yet again, this is overwheling so just a few


kanji:
this is a bit harder...
I will be putting up only a few words
I will begin with numbers

one (ichi)

two (ni)

three (san)

an awesome site to find the kanji form and how it's writen is:
http://www.saiga-jp.com/cgi-bin/dic.cgi?m=search&sc=0&f=0&j=yon&g=&e=&s=&rt=0&start=1&sid=1219948411_32975

End of Lesson 1
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kool!! thnx!
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HEY THANKS!VERY INTERESTING!!!
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Oh, omoshiroi desu
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any korean???
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