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I don't know any, except obvious sayings and words I pick up from watching anime. I really don't plan on learning the language either.
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falcoillusion982 wrote:

I know a lot. I can read manga in Japanese and watch anime without subtitles. My Japanese level is almost better than english because my native language is finnish and I dont study english on my own. I can communicate with japanese people. If you want to ask something about studying Japanese I can answer. My level is probably 8 or 9. I cant read well newspapers because of difficult words. 私は日本語が喋るけど流暢といわれたら結局まだ早い。私の使った情報源は色々あるんだが、初心者として一番役に立った勉強方法はジャパニーズポッド101のレッスンを聞くことかもしれません。今はアニメを見たり漫画を読んだりして学ぶ。知らなかった単語は単語マスターという携帯電話アプリに保存します。こうやって難しい単語は後で楽にチェックすることができる。I wrote about my studying methods in Japanese bacause there was difficult words and grammar and for me easier is to write in Japanese. I hope you understand my Japanese.


はなしをちょっとわかりました。でもかんじがいっぱ

So basically I write in Kana like a four year old, which Japanese people of any age find hilarious.

どんなアプリをだいたい使っていますか? さいきんは私のつかっているアプリがちょっとふるくになりました。あたらしソフトがない。日本人とはなすことができるけっど、私の日本語がまだへたです。まいにちべんきょうしてもかいわいがまだむずかしです。


私の使っているアプリは単語マスター(tango master)とjunannamono kanji tiles(windows phone).パソコンでジャパニースポッド101を聞いています。私の一番気に入れる日本語を勉強するサイトでござる。
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Posted 7/26/15
I can read a light novel in Japanese and understand 95% of it (as an estimate), I can also understand 95% of the dialogue in anime. Regular speech, such as that shown in variety shows is a bit harder, my comprehension probably falls to around 80% with that.

アニメでの対話とかライトノベルの文字などはおよそ9割5分くらいは理解できます。しかし、バライエティなどで使われている、より日常的に近い話し方のほうはちょっと聞き取りづらいので理解度は8割くらいに下がります。

The Japanese just says basically the same thing as the English.
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a beginner--I work with a tutor via Skype and I am taking Textfugu"s online class. I have noticed that I understand a few more words when watching--but I have a long way to go. I still don't know much of what is being said. So I am both happy and frustrated.
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Thanks for your input milky, I was actually talking to a friend that just spent some time in china and he essentially paralleled what your saying. So ill most likely use rosetta stone fora couple months before or something. Thanks again!
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Interesting to see all the different perspectives and ranges of japanese language level.

I recently came across this website:
https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/


Check it out! It offers a lot of kid and adulty friendly videos using real life scenarios to teach vocab, grammar, and more. And it's FREE!
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Posted 7/27/15
I know very little.

I know the Hiragana and Katana writing systems, but as far as individual words, I know very little. I know much more Swedish than Japanese. lol
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Posted 7/27/15

Natsugreatestanimefairytail wrote:

Interesting to see all the different perspectives and ranges of japanese language level.

I recently came across this website:
https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/


Check it out! It offers a lot of kid and adulty friendly videos using real life scenarios to teach vocab, grammar, and more. And it's FREE!


That actually looks really cool. I'm gonna check it out.
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Posted 7/27/15
I'm fairly comfortable with Baka and Kawaii.
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I plan on taking courses after H.S. graduation in my freshman year of college, ,definitely want to be more affluent in japanese at the least basics
At least
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Posted 7/27/15
If that's what you consider level 3, I'll have to say level 1. The only way I'm learning Japanese is by watching anime and that's about it. I can't write in Kanji, nor read it. I can only say and understand some words and phrases, such as "Ganbatte kudasai!", "Chotto matte" and the words hazukashii, kawaii, and so. I don't feel like learning Japanese, either.
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I'd say a 2.5-3 or so. I've learned both hiragana and katakana and can comfortably read a sentence written by a four year-old (hoorah). But can I understand it? Rarely. I'm just now going through Tae Kim's grammar and particle use guide right now, and I'm probably also going to buy the Genki books. It's a work in progress, but I'm now able to put together some basic sentences and have pretty solid pronunciation.

As for kanji, I'm doing the 200-something radicals first, because I read somewhere that if I do that I'll be kind of able to guess the meanings of kanji I haven't seen before. Actually, I finished the Anki deck I was using for it yesterday. Now it's just a matter of making them stick in my brain.

I'm aiming for fluency, and have been studying every day for 4 months or so. I'm hoping to at least be able to read some kid's manga by the start of 2016, and hopefully will be able to navigate Tokyo when I inevitably visit Japan in the next 6 years or so. Hopefully I'll be able to take a JLPT test when I go to get some kind of certification. In an ideal world, I'd take a larger work load in grade 10 and study abroad in Japan for a semester or so in grade 11, but that's probably not happening. Better to aim high and miss than to not take the shot at all.
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Posted 7/27/15
Been learing in school for a year and continuing next school year as well.
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Posted 7/27/15

Fjallrav wrote:

I know very little.

I know the Hiragana and Katana writing systems, but as far as individual words, I know very little. I know much more Swedish than Japanese. lol


Interesting that someone is actually learning swedish of all languages
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Posted 7/27/15

xxJing wrote:

I can read a light novel in Japanese and understand 95% of it (as an estimate), I can also understand 95% of the dialogue in anime. Regular speech, such as that shown in variety shows is a bit harder, my comprehension probably falls to around 80% with that.

アニメでの対話とかライトノベルの文字などはおよそ9割5分くらいは理解できます。しかし、バライエティなどで使われている、より日常的に近い話し方のほうはちょっと聞き取りづらいので理解度は8割くらいに下がります。

The Japanese just says basically the same thing as the English.


Your Japanese is very good. I like how you use word 割 when speaking about percentages.
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