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Posted 5/22/14
Uh, at an elementary level. I did take it for four years in high school, but I was mostly a delinquent and didn't pay attention in that class.

I only started recently studying it again because my Japanese friends thought it would be a good idea for me to study in my spare time. I can order food with ease, and have SOME conversation, but most of the time I'm usually asking "wait, what does this mean?"
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Posted 5/23/14
not really..but maybe..? i dont know..
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Posted 6/8/14
I've started learning it, and as languages go it doesn't seem particularly horrific... I feel much worse for any Japanese person learning to speak English if I'm honest!

If you stick with Hiragana and Katakana, then the written part makes a lot of sense. Kanji I'm staying away from for now, but we'll see!
At the moment it just feels like learning Ancient Greek. Get the alphabet (or in this case syllabary) nailed first and it's a lot easier

Do wish they taught it at schools though, I think there's only 1 or 2 in the UK that offer it, and there's only one exam board available for Japanese as well. Not a very common language here as far as I can see. Lots of people from my school are from Hong Kong so there's a lot of cantonese floating around, not much else besides english though...
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Posted 6/9/14
Just the basics. Need a translator tho.
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Posted 6/26/14
chotto wakarimashita
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Posted 6/29/14
本と新聞を読み得るほど
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Posted 6/30/14
i don't know...........
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Posted 7/2/14
I know 1-9 as well as dog,tree,woods and forest in kanji. I know the basic hiragana. You know like the vowels and ka, ki, ku and the like. I'm trying to work on my vocabulary as well.
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Posted 7/7/14
learned hiragana. still getting comfortable with it. halfway through katakana and then onto basic phrases and words.
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Posted 20 days ago , edited 20 days ago
I do know some Japanese. Not sure of my level, but I can hold a basic conversation.
I know hiragana, katakana and about 200 kanji.
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ひらがなはぜんぶわかります,カタカナも。また,50かんじはしります。
I know all of hiragana, and katakana, too. Also, I know 50 kanji. I can hold a conversation if we mostly stay in small talk. And if I keep my talking at a minimum. But if I try to watch a anime episode with no subs, I'll probably understand 45% or less. Mostly depends on the anime.
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