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okayy this is gettin no where i'll be a teacher but if i am we're learning hiragana first and evilkitty13 has to help me!
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Hiragana and Katakana is what you should start first but there is no need for a teacher for that tho. It's remeber all the squiggly lines or you don't learn japanese at all.

Here is a Katakana Chart, http://kids.nifty.com/study/katakana/index.htm
&& Hiragana Chart http://kids.nifty.com/study/hiragana/index.htm
*all in Japanese* Once you click the picture you get a pdf page and I guess you can print it out to study it or w/e.

I used to use something like this when I was really little, It's really easy and there is pictures for your easy learning =D lol

I guess this site http://japanese.about.com/od/writing/Writing.htm has everything..


I hope this helped.. For kanji, write the symbol like 100 times on paper to remeber because I don't think there is any easier way to remeber them.
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Ok, repeat after me:

Watashi wa....Duster desu..

Watashi wa <your name here> desu.

It means: i am Duster.
Or I am <insert name here>

Desu ka (pronounced deska) means it's a question.

the katakana:
私は塵払いである。
(i am duster)
私は<insertの名前のhere>である
i am <insert name here>

私はある
i am


konnichiha.
Hello
こんにちは

Hajimemashite
Nice to meet you. (also: How do you do)
会えてうれしい

watashi wa Amerika-jin desu.
I am american.
私はアメリカである

anata wa?
And you?
そしてか。

anata wa Nihon-jin desu ka?
Are you Japanese?
日本語であるか。




This is using the simpler words... The more complex words are for later.
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i think when you have a study group like this online, you only get to work out the romanji writing system. but then.. i wanna help even just a little

um since the katakana and hiragana has been supplied, i'm gonna do romanji. oh wait, you have to remember that japanese syllabicate. so it's good to have a copy of the hiragana or katakana w/ u when you want to practice writing

days of the week:

getsu - monday
Ka - Tuesday
Sui - Wednesday
Moku - Thursday
Kin - Friday
Do - Saturday
Nichi - Sunday

Months:
ichigatsu - January
nigatsu - February
sangatsu - March
shigatsu - April
gogatsu - May
rokugatsu - June
shichigatsu - July
hachigatsu - August
kugatsu - September
jugatsu - October
juichigatsu - November
junigatsu - December

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I am from Japan and want to be teacher maybe in future, so if you have question ask please! m(_ _)m

東京出身の綾といいます。よろしくお願いします。日本語の先生になるのが夢ですので、どうぞ日本語についての質問がもしあれば、是非お聞き下さい。
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Dusterbayala wrote:

Ok, repeat after me:

Watashi wa....Duster desu..

Watashi wa <your name here> desu.

It means: i am Duster.
Or I am <insert name here>

Desu ka (pronounced deska) means it's a question.

the katakana:
私は塵払いである。
(i am duster)
私は<insertの名前のhere>である
i am <insert name here>

私はある
i am


konnichiha.
Hello
こんにちは

Hajimemashite
Nice to meet you. (also: How do you do)
会えてうれしい

watashi wa Amerika-jin desu.
I am american.
私はアメリカである

anata wa?
And you?
そしてか。

anata wa Nihon-jin desu ka?
Are you Japanese?
日本語であるか。




This is using the simpler words... The more complex words are for later.


日本語であるか? = Are you the Japanese Language?

私はアメリカである = I am America. (country)

会えてうれしい is OK, but is not Hajimemashite, Hajimemashite is 初めまして

You use a website to translate this from english. You can't type Japanese character?

塵払い is chiriharai and is like wierd way say broom 箒 houki or something, if your name Duster then ダスター in katakana is good.
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spitfire_haruko wrote:

days of the week:

getsu - monday
Ka - Tuesday
Sui - Wednesday
Moku - Thursday
Kin - Friday
Do - Saturday
Nichi - Sunday


don't forget "youbi" or "you" when you speak of day in sentence.

if talk about multiple day in like skejul, then you can say like

その授業、いつあるの?
When do you have that class?

その授業は、月水金だ。(げっすいきん) say like gessuikin and mean monday wensday and friday
That class, it is mwf.

but

来週、いつ暇なの?
Next week, when you have freetime?

水曜(日)は空いてるけど、映画観に行かない? notice is not sui, but "suiyou(bi)" in class maybe (bi) is required, but in talk I never say
Wensday is free, want to see movie?

but if say

毎週、火木が暇なの。 (kamoku = tuesday tharsday... but be careful because kamoku is also different words too)
Every week, Tuesday and Tharsday are freetime.
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No sadly i can't type Japanese characters, so i rely on translations from the internet to create the characters. I can do the romaniji, just not the Kanji.. *cries*

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Maybe this can help a little too...

http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/learn-japanese/

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Kanji book in Winrar, 522 pages long:

http://files.filefront.com/Kanjirar/;9628190;/fileinfo.html
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i really want to learn!!!!! maybe you guys should asign us homework or something because as much as it stinks homework always helps me out when i'm learning a new language.
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Dusterbayala wrote:

Ok, repeat after me:

Watashi wa....Duster desu..

Watashi wa <your name here> desu.

It means: i am Duster.
Or I am <insert name here>

Desu ka (pronounced deska) means it's a question.

the katakana:
私は塵払いである。
(i am duster)
私は<insertの名前のhere>である
i am <insert name here>

私はある
i am


konnichiha.
Hello
こんにちは

Hajimemashite
Nice to meet you. (also: How do you do)
会えてうれしい

watashi wa Amerika-jin desu.
I am american.
私はアメリカである

anata wa?
And you?
そしてか。

anata wa Nihon-jin desu ka?
Are you Japanese?
日本語であるか。




This is using the simpler words... The more complex words are for later.


hmmm i alr noe the watashi wa thing.. coz i set my blog url as watashiwa-safirez.blogspot.com
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1-ichi
2-nee
3-san
4-shi
5-go
6-roku
7-shuchi
8-hachi
9-ryu
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^ and 10 is ju.

maybe we could break down the lessons, making it easier to learn? or is that too time consuming?
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I dont know if this been mentionned BUT...
.. To learn my hiragana and katakana, i used a very helpfull website:

http://www.realkana.com/

You can customise what you want to learn, the font and there the very usefull "roll over for the answer" ... I like the fact it keep track of how many i had right or wrong. I dont like to study on paper or with little cards ~

PS: I think you should have a topic about the good web adress that people have found. Like the first post managed by a moderator and where all the adress are written down, and after people can disscuss what they liked about this or that website, also can mention new websites they found. Just a suggestion ^_^

Good luck all ^_^

PS2: (yeah like the console)

Joe_003 wrote:

^ and 10 is ju.

maybe we could break down the lessons, making it easier to learn? or is that too time consuming?


I think you should make different section like:
Vocabulary (should be easy no? )
Particule (like "wa" "no" etc)
Structure (who could belive they have so much different way to count stuff... is that flat or not... *sigh* )
Basics essentials sentences (because knowing how to say "where is the bathroom" can be damn usefull)
Etiquette (how to call people, how to salute, random tradition, etc)
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