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I Need Japanese Friends :( Let's learn Japanese :)
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Posted 9/4/11

foxsor wrote:

Thanks for all the great advise so far ladies and gents'! Keep up the good work, btw feel free to chat me, or add me as a friend (sorry if I'm using FB lingo here, but I'm not so sure of the correct CR terminology) if you're interested in chatting about Japan. My Japanese is limited but I'd like to begin some sort of basic conversation in Japanese.

Regardless, you can't learn without day-to-day repetition, or so I'm told! :p



We can't chat in Japanese here in the main forums, but there are some groups out there like this one that have forums dedicated to practice chatting in Japanese. I joined as a member there and made a couple posts, but there's quite a bit you can learn there.

I also have my own "supplemental" group that I haven't really touched in a while. It's a bit advanced, but I think it could help, somewhat. (I won't advertise it here, but you can check it out on my profile)
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Posted 10/27/11
Im taking classes at my college. My first semester in and I love it! Right now we have finished learning hiragana and and working on some kanji. We are working our way towards being able to introduce and tell about ourselves and others.
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Posted 10/28/11
Purchase Human Japanese(available for PC of mobile/itunes store) and the following books/materials(listed in order of usage);

Kana Flashcards
Let's Learn Hiragana
Let's Learn Katakana
Let's Learn Kanji

All the "Let's Learn" books should be accompanied by a notebook(college rule) in which you complete the exercises, do not write on the books themselves.

Genki-2nd Edition*
A Dictionary of Japanese Particles
Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication
Read Real Japanese Fiction

Download Japanese Dictionary like Kotoba!

*Ebay should have it cheaper.

Talk Japanese to people around you and explain what you are saying afterwards. Even with no friends that speak Japanese, you can learn if you simply talk and think in Japanese to solidify the material. You can also add watching Japanese shows and listening to Japanese music. Plan a visit to japan, become a student there if possible.

P.S. Free information and material is also always available online. Look at what others post in the form of websites you could visit... ect.
Remember to be persistent, no amount of material(free or otherwise) will help you if you give up...
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Posted 11/1/11
well im not japanese but i can speak it. I guess there are alot of people in australia that are japanese. and not just japanese. Its a big asian population. Mostly chinese though. but i speak japanese anyway.
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Posted 11/2/11
I can learn u japanese *evil laugh* (secretly gonna teach them other language )
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Posted 1/10/12
I teach Japanese people English here in Japan and I get to learn a little from them. I learn from everyday Japanese people and tv of course.
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Posted 1/10/12
I need some Japanese friends. I live in Japan and I don't know many Japanese people.
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This is way that I learned Japanese and continue to learn Japanese.

Learn hiragana and katakana first. Then learn the basic of forming a sentence in Japanese with the three types of japanese verbs and knowing the verb conjugations for each. Remember there is two types of speeches a formal and informal part of the conjugations of either verbs or adjectives. All the while, while practicing writing sentences learn the basic kanji slowly. Learn how to conjugate the two types adjectives. After practicing that should pick up a Japanese book be it a kid's book, LN, or manga and try reading it with what you know and practiced. Can also try watching an anime or Japanese drama raw as well if vocabulary is good too. Then keep memorizing those kanji cause yes there is a lot. Also try speaking Japanese too.

Taking Japanese classes help boost this as well as you make friends and be able to talk and chat etc. =]

Use some sites that people have listed too! One i'd recommend is http://ichi2.net/anki
Also recommend getting either the Genki or Youkosou books to help learn Japanese.
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27 / M / Florida, USA
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Posted 1/22/12
I've been learning Japanese for about 6 months now through Rosetta Stone, and while I don't know enough to really qualify teaching it, I can probably teach a bit to someone who doesn't know any to begin with.

By the way, you won't find any people from Japan on Crunchyroll, its content if blocked in Japan (for obvious reasons).
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Rocketlanguages.com yes the japanese coarse costs $99 but i did t care! It was really worth it! They teach you all aspects of Japanese. They dont get deep into kanji but for that I just got the app called RTK or remembering the Kanji for like $10 (best kanji leaening system recomended by everyone) Not to mention on the forums for rocket japanese there are people who will skype to practice japanese. 6 months into using this program and I am loving it! So easy and you hardly forget anything. They do audio, speaking, visual, and games so you wint lose a single aspect to learning....
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34 / M / Canada
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Posted 2/17/12
Go on Twitter. A lot of Japanese people uses twitter. I met most of my Japanese friends there.
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25 / M / Kyoto, Japan
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Posted 2/21/12
lang-8.com

It's a good site once you have some level of Japanese.
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