Are you learning Japanese?
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Posted 3/22/09
Hello everyone! o_o;
So I'm sure that a lot of people on this site are trying to learn Japanese. Well, I don't know a TON, but I've got a good handful of it down, and I wanted to share what sites/tools I used to learn, as well as get some more info on where to go or what to use to learn it even better.

So if you're a student as well, share with everyone what resources your using so we can learn even more with more efficiency!

Here's what I'm using. ^^

First, this site: http://www.learn-hiragana-katakana.com/japanese-phrases/ has a lot of things to do. That particular link will take you to phrases that have helped me out a bit. But the better things are on the right side. There are lists and lists of lessons and games you can play. The Hiragana game is SUPER useful. It's how I learned my Hiragana in no time.

Second, some computer software called Keyhole TV. When people say they're Japanese is getting worse because they have no way to practice it, it's TRUE! Really, you feel it leaving you the more you don't use it.
Keyhole TV is basically a program that allows you to tune in to Japanese TV stations (yes, the ones that they're watching right now) and watch them for as long as you'd like. You can listen to news, watch cartoons, etc etc.. And with that, you can practice your Japanese by listening intently and seeing what you can figure out from what they're saying.

3rd, this game for Nintendo DS called "Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten." It's a little dictionary for the DS that will help a lot with words you don't know, and give you phrases, etc etc. It's super helpful.

A lot of my info I got from a girl on Youtube who shares this sorta stuff, so...
If you need help getting Keyhole TV, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS4Rc18xoLU

If you need help with the DS game, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_-4PcQRo4

Good luck fellow students. x_x; Please share your info as well!
Posted 3/22/09
even you've learned it, it's kinda hard to pronounce it D=
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Posted 3/22/09 , edited 3/22/09
Kanas are easy, Kanji is gay. Nihonggo for anime/hentai fans.

Also, duplicate:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-937/i-want-to-learn-japanese-language/
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Posted 3/22/09
Eh I'm buying Rosetta Stone instead it's much better and it could help you pronounces a certain word and helps you write.
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Posted 3/22/09
Right now I spend like $499.99 on the French version to help build my vocabulary,speaking, and writing. The Japanese version is $499.99 like the every thing they sell.
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Posted 3/22/09
I go to a college it is really fun.

2 hour lessons and they fly by and are actually mentally challenging.
Posted 3/22/09
I want too! My friend is
ahh i only know like those easy words :/ like konnichi wa, genki desu ka, and others -v-
Posted 3/22/09

AkioFurukawa wrote:


There's already a thread for this
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-937/i-want-to-learn-japanese-language/

But I really like how you've explained your learning methods so I'm going to edit the first post of that thread with your post if that's ok.

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