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I have decided, I WILL learn Japanese
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Well, I ordered the pimsluer courses and they arrived today, and I am supposed to listen to only 1 lesson a day but I was excited and did 3 instead LOL ^.^

So far I seem to be picking it up rather quickly, a testament to how well the courses are made. It is Japanese I, II, and III and it comes with books and such, like Kanji charts and things. I am so happy to finally be on my journey to learning a new language and one I wasn't born into as well(Puerto Rican so I speak Spanish fluently).

If I have any questions I would like to ask them in this topic and hopefully get some help from the community here. Thank you.
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maybe when you're finally fluent, you can sub anime and the world will be a better place jk

good luck in ur studies, GANBARU NE!!!
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good luck! i have to lern it because i wanna do JET
but the word order messes me up
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^^^ im learning japanese as well xD kanji is really interesting. its hard but im getting there
ill be going to japan soon and hopefull would be able to use everything ive learnt when i get there xD
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hahaha awesome I've always wanted to learn Japanese ever since I started to watch anime..
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Yeah the word order is what trips me up the most, my brain is slooowowwwlllyyyy getting used to it.

Like if I ask "Are you Japanese?" in Japanese the order would be "You Japanese are?" "Anata wa Nihon jin desu ka?" (I think that is correct, plucking that out of memory here)

I just have to get used to it is all. LOL
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good for you..
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just remember
the word order in English its subject verb object
in Japanese its subject object verb
i eat bread
i bread eat (just a example)
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Ok, the reason I want to learn, other than just knowing for the sake of knowing, is that I want to watch anime in raw form, and know more or less everything that is being said.

I just know I have it in me to learn it, just have to apply myself is all.
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lol has any of you seen Tom Green's monkey subway hour or whatever.. when he went to japan??

"Why don't you have anything to drink? Choose one, making you better feeling!!"
^inscribed on a vending machine
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I also want to learn Japanese I know a few words,but I want to learn the WHOLE language.
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flippizzle wrote:

lol has any of you seen Tom Green's monkey subway hour or whatever.. when he went to japan??

"Why don't you have anything to drink? Choose one, making you better feeling!!"
^inscribed on a vending machine

wow i saw that a long time ago i laughed my ass off at that whole episode
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Deidarafangirl14 wrote:

I also want to learn Japanese I know a few words,but I want to learn the WHOLE language.


Well, I know CR is more than likely against it but the whole course is up on torrents, I saw it a few weeks ago but I ordered the course for the workbooks as well as having it on cd, which I will turn around and make into mp3 for my mp3 player

Just look for pimsluer japanese ont he torrent sites, and I am NOT going to link to it or even name any of the torrent sites, just use google.

The more people I have learning with me the more likely we will all stick with it and all learn together,
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bellus-vae wrote:

^^^ im learning japanese as well xD kanji is really interesting. its hard but im getting there
ill be going to japan soon and hopefull would be able to use everything ive learnt when i get there xD


You don't actually need to know japanese to get around in japan. I just scared people when I tried to speak it over there (I actually saw their eyes bug out of their head any time I tried to say anything to them). Just speak clearly and slowly in english (avoid unusual words) and you'll be fine. They may not say anything back, but they'll understand you. Most japanese won't speak english to you even if they understand just because they're embarrassed at their skill level.

@OP - start with the katakana alphabet. It's the easiest and most recognizable for us gaijin.

only reason i want to learn japanese is to play visual novel games... i'm actually going to start taking chinese (mandarin) here in school next year just for the business applications. so any of you native speakers want to help out a round eye, feel free to send me a pm. i'm going to try to get a head start, but we'll see how my time works out over the summer.
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i tried books and CDs too,but they dont do it,you should take classes.i am doing that,but still it will take a lot of studying and maybe 2 more years to finally use this language.
maybe you should go through this too: http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=3846
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=937
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