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Great way to learn Japanese?
Posted 5/2/07
it would be handy cuz i wouldnt have to wait at ep. 29 from death note to be subtitled...
anyway i would like to speak chinese... That will be more important than english in 15 years from now...
Guess that anime will work to understand but don't understimate it... It is really an difficult language,..
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Posted 5/2/07
Google. Free internet. Japanese penpal. Honestly, people here saying "Classes are the only way!" are totally and utterly wrong. They are *A* way but not *THE* way. My friend is now a translator living in Japan and taught himself in just 3 years from watching anime, listening to podcasts, finding Japanese friends...you get the idea. You just have to immerse yourself. Don't make a half assed effort - listen to the language before you sleep, study grammar in the morning, then have fun in the evening and just see how much more anime you understand without subtitles.
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Posted 5/2/07
I watch Jdrama here!! xD It works, regardless of how little you know of the language. And the added benefit is that you also pick up on Japanese customs and cultural things by watching what people do in everyday life. ^^
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Posted 5/2/07
the best way to learn a language is to live in that country. that way you don't have a choice cause if you don't you will starve to death because you don't know how buy food
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Posted 5/2/07
im going to japan soon ^_^ jealous?
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Posted 5/2/07
I've been studying japanese on my spare time. I use a college level textbook and some japanese learning websites, plus i watch a lot of jdramas and anime. But prob the best way to learn is on a classroom setting and if you have japanese friends that can teach you.
Posted 5/2/07
best way is still in the classroom, your sensei will immerse u in the culture.

When I was in class, I felt like I was in Japan...
by the end of the 3rd year, my sensei wouldn't really respond
if u didnt attempt to talk to her in nihon go..
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Posted 5/2/07
you can learn japanese by watching anime and jdramas and ofcourse a little research about hiragana, katakana, or kanji syllabry...tha's what ive been doin ryt now and it's working but in a slow pace though but still....yeah..i've practicin writing japanese as well...so yeah..
Posted 5/2/07
stroke order, some people dont know but there is a stroke order in writing....

i remember some kanji, but after 7 yrs u forget a lot.
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Posted 5/2/07
I guess people who understand chinese are able to learn japanese easier.

Since a huge part of the japanese language (kanji) is originated from chinese characters.

Yeah, they sound different when pronounced, but for some reasons.
Most of them have the same meaning ^^
By the way, the grammar and sentence structure are almost the same !

Also note that: you can learn a few japanese phrases here and there through songs, but don't use them as dialogues!

Most of them don't make sense when you use them while speaking to someone. (If you get the drift)
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Posted 5/2/07
WATCh animes. ^^ thts all there is too it. XD
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Posted 5/3/07
i want to learn Japanese and am currently trying to find Japanese dictionaries from Major Bookstore outlets, but all i can find are in KANJI, which i obviously dunnoe how to read. i do noe some words due to anime.
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Posted 5/3/07
i use mylanguageexchange.com XD
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Posted 5/3/07
i myself think its can work but i think it may take alittle more time i myself have been trying to learn it only for a couple weeks and so im hoping watching animes, and reading some textbook#s and websites may be useful
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25 / M / JPN -> KR -> USA
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Posted 5/3/07
many people think watching Anime is a good way to learn Japanese, but that's not true... people learned from Anime speak really messed up Japanese(when making up own sentences) that even normal Japanese cannot understand what they're saying....i would recommend some Japanese lesson book or something similar...
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