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What is the best method to learn japanese??
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Not the best, but i tried to sub a Manga using Google translate and some learn Japanese language websites, and then i end up learning some grammar and alphabet.
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I have Rosetta Stone, and used it for a little while when I was in Japan (stationed there for 3 years in Navy). It worked very well, but I got stuck on a part and couldn't comprehend it, so without an actual teacher I couldn't progress. I guess I could've skipped that lesson, but other than that, Rosetta Stone seems to work fine.
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Maybe when I'm not feeling pressured about learning things, which will take a while as I am in college, and if I feel confident enough in my English, I might bother to learn. Until then, nope.
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Off a Japanese friend of course!!
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Posted 9/4/14 , edited 9/4/14
Dunno if this may help but I found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnZ8DnYBMLY

She has a lot of links for resources you can use, both free and not so. One of the things she doesn't link is http://www.tofugu.com/ and https://www.wanikani.com/.
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Hiragana and Katakana should only take you 1-2 weeks max, what I did to learn it was I translated Japanese songs I liked from Romaji to Katakana / Hiragana (I also have an app on my phone called Hiragana and Katakana and I do a quiz for both every night even though I already know it).

For Kanji I used Remembering The Kanji Volume 1 I believe it was for the first 2000 or so Kanji and used a program called Anki which is a flashcard program, you put the Kanji inside along with a story to help you remember it (I personally use Kanji.Koohi.com for Kanji stories) and you do study sessions with it and it doesn't show the Kanji again for a while depending on how well you know it. I also wrote each Kanji out on paper as I added them to learn the brush strokes, and order (brush strokes and order is shown in the book mentioned above). (Don't forget you'll need to learn how to actually read the Kanji as well. RTK1 is only to learn the English meanings for the Kanji). When learning Kanji I personally was adding 20 new Kanji a day and studying 100 other Kanji I already put into my Anki deck per day.

For vocabulary one of the youtubers I like to watch called TkyoSam did a video on it, he did what he called "word fishing" he read Japanese news and whatnot online for things he was interested in and took words from it that he didn't know and put them into a list to look at later, then put the words from the list into jisho.org and copy & pasted either the definition or sentence example into his SRS program (Anki).

You basically learn it by immersion and repetition, with immersion you want to do everything you enjoy in Japanese. Listen to Japanese music, watch TV shows and movies in Japanese, watch Anime in Japanese, read Manga in Japanese, etc. (Pretty much do everything you used to do but in Japanese) (AJATT). With repetition you use an SRS program like Anki which is a flashcard program and shows you whatever you put into it over and over until you memorize it. I always study Kanji every night before I go to sleep as well as do a quiz on the app on my phone for Hiragana & Katakana, I also leave the Japan-A-Radio radio station on my phone on so I can listen to music while I fall asleep and it plays while I'm sleeping.

I'll include some links below that have helped me so far (I definitely recommend them all)..

http://kanji.koohii.com/
http://jisho.org/
http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TkyoSam
https://www.youtube.com/user/TkyoSam2
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Posted 9/4/14
Download Anki
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Get the book series Learning Japanese From Zero. Work on it daily. Be exposed to as much Japanese as possible be it written or oral.
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I took classes at college and they were really great. but then with that you have to be careful what teacher you get as some are better than others. Almost every college class uses the Genki series to teach Japanese. And you may use that on your own if you like. But it will take longer than having a teacher to help. Also be sure to get the second edition as it is a real improvement.
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Well for me I have been learning through a combination of things.

First I took a class to help me learn sentence structure and stuff like that.

Then I found a website that was basically a flash card program which helped me distinguish what is important vocabulary to have and not. Here is a link to the site, I feel it does a really good job of pounding vocab into my head. Believe it or not once I started using this program I started to recognize a great deal more words in anime that I watched.

Last just repetition and practice. Write Japanese daily, I use a google+ group to ask if I am translating properly. Just practice and be patient. Japanese is a hard language to learn given how different it is from english
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Posted 9/4/14
There's no one method for learning Japanese. However, one book that I really like for grammar is Japanese the Manga Way by Wayne P. Lammers.
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Posted 9/4/14
for learning hiragana on an android i would reccomend downloading an app called "Learning Japanese"(the icon should be light green with some japanese characters). This app has the table for the Hiragana table and the katakana table it also offers to test u on it.

the app also has a section giving you vocab for the N1-N5 tests you can also take on it (although for the N1-N5 tests u will have to get pro version). For testing in hiragana and katakana You can also adjust the test so it doesnt test u on the japanese characters u dont know yet.

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Posted 9/5/14
Get a good teacher and practice a lot. If you're a kid and are learning this language, then chances are you will succeed even better.
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Posted 9/6/14
i have a good method to learn Japanese. you can join a center, where is teach how to talk in Japanese. or you can one more thing that you bought a book, which is regarding how to learn or speak Japanese.
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Posted 9/6/14
Be taught at an early age.
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