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Post Reply Do you know how to speak Japanese??
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Posted 2/19/14 , edited 2/19/14
trying since i will be living in japan for the next 3 years, too bad im so lazy.
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I'm able to write and read Hiragana very very well

But I do not know what is being said! I didn't study that! It's taken me a month or two just learnign how to write Hiragana, I'M NOT EVEN AT KATAKANA LET ALONE KANJI, WHY MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME.
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No, I'm currently learning how to.
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Yes, but I am not very good at it. I am learning it at school, as it was an elective I chose (and will continue it throughout highschool), but the trouble is studying. I get lazy. I was suppose to study over these holidays but nup. And, also, I'm afraid of kanji, it seems so difficult >.< Especially when used in different combos of words >.<
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Felstalker wrote:

I'm able to write and read Hiragana very very well

But I do not know what is being said! I didn't study that! It's taken me a month or two just learnign how to write Hiragana, I'M NOT EVEN AT KATAKANA LET ALONE KANJI, WHY MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME.





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Yes, but I am not very good at it. I am learning it at school, as it was an elective I chose (and will continue it throughout highschool), but the trouble is studying. I get lazy. I was suppose to study over these holidays but nup. And, also, I'm afraid of kanji, it seems so difficult >.< Especially when used in different combos of words >.<


Try Mnemonics. They help quite a bit, I found.
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日本語がわかります、けどまだへたです。私は二年半日本にすんでいました。

Yeah, I lived there, but I still haven't passed N4 of JLPT (sad, I know!) Haven't given up yet
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Well, by 3 months I got to the level where I knew all kana and around 1000 kanji(never studied kanji by themselves, only with words) as well as the ability to understand people on youtube who just talk about uncomplicated stuff. It was learned all informally. I never bothered to learn to write by longhand since people in Asia don't really want to write by longhand either due to technology nowadays.

Too bad I burned out shortly after. It has been like 2 months or something since I was down and out. I think it was a bad idea to attempt to work hard at learning a language because now that I look around, most of the best language learners seems to be people who don't take it seriously and just lazy it up. They don't learn Japanese to do something, they just do fun stuff that just happens to be in Japanese and don't see it as work; they don't learn deliberately.

Ideally, learners should get to the point where they get used to spending hours and hours learning their target language everyday just like how they do the same to their native language without really trying to learn it. 10+ hours a day learning Japanese sounds hardcore until you realize you were learning English(native language) 10+ hours everyday painlessly since you were a little kid(fluency was never needed to do this). Reaching the highest levels in Japanese only takes 2000 quality hours on average which is nothing compared to what newly born Japanese kids today must spend sooooo...
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