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Great way to learn Japanese?
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I memorize a lot of jpop/jrock lyrics and sometimes I tend to look at the translation so thats where I understand a few words like yume=dream or namida=tears.
As for jdorama I learned lots of things there like culture, their society..and also get to see their different ways of politeness. Self study is good, so does classes so the sensei can correct your mistakes and you can ask lotsa questions. Having a japanese friend who can help is good too.

Have u ever questioned why some words are different from what u heard from anime or jdorama? Example iku=to go but the crude form normally used on anime is ike. Sound familiar? Whats the point of knowing the meaning of 'ike' but u don't know the meaning of 'iku'? So I think books/textbooks/classes/animes/doramas/music are all important instead of referring to 1 or 2 sources only. All these contribute a lot in japanese learning, it also makes it easier for us to learn and less struggle while memorising.
Don't have that attitude of 'I can learn better while watching animes only'. If u wanna learn, learn it properly.

Woah...I'm like advising myself here..I'm so ashamed...I'll go study now!
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You could just try using Rosetta stone software, or taking a class
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i learn from japanese class
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Learn from drama?

Yeah, we could learn English from watching a boxing movie ("Aun-driaaaaaaan!"), a soap opera ("Shagged me fellah dinnya, you slag?"), a Mafia drama ("Whutta de min? Naw, fudget 'buwen."), a cop drama ("SHUDUPSHUDUP, YOU LOUSY PANK! WE URE THEE PO-LEECE, Y'HEAR! COPS! WE URE COPS!") and a school drama ("I'm, like, hurt? You know? Like, I'm not, like, feeling, uh, this for real?").
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OOh this rosettastone thing looks interesting ...

I want to get it but ... would you recommend me the software or the online thing?

Does anyone have any other suggestion on software or books?



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you can pick up the odd phrase here and there but since word order are awefully complex, cou couldnt speak it fluently. thats how it worked for me anyway, i just know the odd phrase and insult and thats about it
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catex wrote:

Learn from drama?

Yeah, we could learn English from watching a boxing movie ("Aun-driaaaaaaan!"), a soap opera ("Shagged me fellah dinnya, you slag?"), a Mafia drama ("Whutta de min? Naw, fudget 'buwen."), a cop drama ("SHUDUPSHUDUP, YOU LOUSY PANK! WE URE THEE PO-LEECE, Y'HEAR! COPS! WE URE COPS!") and a school drama ("I'm, like, hurt? You know? Like, I'm not, like, feeling, uh, this for real?").


Actually, believe it or not, a lot of people have learned English this way. I know tons of people in the middle east that speak fluent English. when asked how they learned to speak English so fluently, they said "I watched American tv shows, a lot of American TV shows."

So, is this not possible the other way around? Ok, English is an easy language to learn too I guess...
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^ I don't agree with the idea of using drama as a sole source to learn a language. You could pick up bad habits from it, which is what my response was about.

If it's not possible to be in a specific-language-dominant environment, then classes are the way to go.
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I found this clip!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f9WZQzcWeA

Watch the first minute ... it's a documentary about a heavy metal band in Baghdad and they talk about how quickly they learned to speak English fluently by watching american movies. p.s. it eventually turns into a depressing clip so watch at your own risk.

@ Catex:

OOh man ... I envy you young kids -_- I wish I could go back to school or go get classes ;____; DANG IT! I'm not even that OLD!
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^ theres a guy in my japanese basic class who is 28 years old
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I have a life you know XD

Maybe I should research night classes in Los Angeles .. It's LA there has GOT to be something going on in LA ... but I would prefer some book or software that is known to work ("Japanese for dummies"?lol)
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i try to read everything i find, and look up all the words, and rewrite it... (but nothing too long~ i get news articles about 2 paragraphs long...
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Ask a japanese person, get a tutor or go to umm some activities that involves learning japanese! xD
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Anime & drama may help , but taking classes would definitely be a better option.The only thing I know is that I WANT 2 LEARN JAPANESE!
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Live in the country where the language is most frequently spoken
This is coming from a girl who knew nothing of English and came to America when she was 4 and quickly learned from going to school there. (me )
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