Learn Japanese to further enjoy Anime and Manga?
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Posted 8/15/13 , edited 8/15/13
I'm sure there are many thousands of non-Japanese speaking Anime and Manga fans around the world who have thought to themselves, at one time or another:

"Subtitles... grrr!" "Dub? ... that's even worse!!" "I know! I .... I will learn Japanese!!"



Well, I am among those who have said as much. Having done a little digging just to start, I know it's a long learning curve to be sure... years... if I were to study and practice a little each day. Of course, that would be more for language fluency, as apposed to just "getting the general idea" while watching shows.

So.. I have often wondered, if I am really going to do this, at least enough to enjoy shows without subtitles, just how much must I learn?

So here's my plan:
1) Learn how to read Japanese Kanji and it's pronunciation from online resources
2) Learn proper Wāpuro Romanization
3) Study using "Frequently Used" Language and Vocabulary cheat-sheets flashcards and online sites


Backup plan: ... take some beginning Japanese Language courses at the University LOL

- Have any of you gone through this?
- How is your progress?
- What was your method of learning, or more importantly what do you wish you had done?
Posted 8/15/13
try learning the kana first
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Posted 8/15/13

Ecchi-Go wrote:

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So.. I have often wondered, if I am really going to do this, at least enough to enjoy shows without subtitles, just how much must I learn?

So here's my plan:
1) Learn how to read Japanese Kanji and it's pronunciation from online resources
2) Learn proper Wāpuro Romanization
3) Study using "Frequently Used" Language and Vocabulary cheat-sheets flashcards and online sites


Backup plan: ... take some beginning Japanese Language courses at the University LOL

- Have any of you gone through this?
- How is your progress?
- What was your method of learning, or more importantly what do you wish you had done?


I admit I'm too lazy to learn, but lucky for you, and those enthusiastic about learning Japanese, we do already have a thread where folks have shared (and may share again, if you post a reply there) some good ways to learn the language. It's over in the Tourism/International/Culture forum:

/forumtopic-796029/what-are-the-best-ways-to-learn-japanese

So, please copy and paste much of what you wrote above, and post it in a reply there.

Since your new thread essentially duplicates that existing thread, your thread is now locked and closed
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