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So I just bought over 30 something manga that is in Japanese, To Love-Ru for example, because it's not licensed here in the US and I want to know what is the best way to learn Japanese. By learn I want to be able to read it, speak it, and understand long conversations. I got Rosetta Stone and Japanese for dummies with two Japanese to English Dictionaries but I'm not sure if these are actually very helpful. If you can help me it be greatly appreciated.
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As I posted in over 30 other exactly the same topics

Private tutor is the only sure fire way of learning Japanese besides moving there.
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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

So I just bought over 30 something manga that is in Japanese, To Love-Ru for example, because it's not licensed here in the US and I want to know what is the best way to learn Japanese. By learn I want to be able to read it, speak it, and understand long conversations. I got Rosetta Stone and Japanese for dummies with two Japanese to English Dictionaries but I'm not sure if these are actually very helpful. If you can help me it be greatly appreciated.


I've moved this over to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum. You might want to take a look at this other thread that was started today on the same topic:

/forumtopic-888275/best-way-to-learn-japanese
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If you're lucky you might be able to find a tutor, or maybe even take a class.

It's extremely hard for most people to learn things on their own, especially something as elaborate as an entirely new language.
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I actually have picked up some things from Rosetta Stone and anime so I can teach myself. I don't need a tutor and classes would just bore me. Just wanna know what is the best self study way.
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Posted 2/12/15 , edited 3/24/15

jeffcoatstephen wrote:

I actually have picked up some things from Rosetta Stone and anime so I can teach myself. I don't need a tutor and classes would just bore me. Just wanna know what is the best self study way.


Well aren't you a piece of work lol. You ask for a advice and when you get it you act like you know better so asking in the first place was pointless. There is no best self study way you are either a sponge that can pick things up on your own from watching shows and reading books or you will fail. You are best off watching more than Anime though it's a pretty bad example because in many cases they are speaking in baby language or obscure dialects. try watching Japanese TV or watching the news in Japanese to see how real people talk. For learning to read in Japanese you'll have to buy books and start learning Kanji and Hiragana. Katakana is easier to learn but it depends how well you learn quickly for the best results.

The only real way to learn a language is to absorb yourself in it to a point you are using it on a daily basis. For this you need a native speaker perhaps consider getting yourself a Japanese pen friend to write to in Japanese.
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Posted 2/14/15 , edited 3/24/15
Surprisingly I find Japanese very easy to learn. I thought it was going to be difficult but when I started getting into it I realized it's not all that bad. The script is a pain to write but I'll get use to that soon. Right now I'm starting out with learning the script and how to pronounce it. First is Hiragana, next is Katakana, and then I'll get into Kanji. After that I'll use Rosetta Stone to help me out while using my Japanese For Dummies. I have to say Japanese is really fun to learn and the words sound adorable and funny while English is dull. English is also the hardest language to learn and I got that down... not grammar wize though like most English speakers.
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