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Posted 7/27/15
I'm very much a beginner but currently learning!

I tried to learn basic phrases etc before I went to Japan earlier in the year and managed to get around ok..I think being in Japan itself, even only for 2 weeks, helped with some language stuff. I plan to go back in 2017 so I'm studying when I can as I'd love to be able to speak the language more next time I go!
Posted 7/27/15 , edited 7/27/15
I'm gonna learn Japenese when I'm older, but the words I currently know are:
Cute - Kawaii
Thank you - Arigato
I'm sorry - Gomennasai
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2-3

Studied it in college but still is hard cuz I suck at languages. I need to learn more Kanji, still I remember all Hiragana and Katakana, how to structure a sentence and some grammar.

Particles are a bitch.
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I am getting there! I can understand a lot of the grammar, can read kana and some kanji, but I have a very limited vocabulary. Most of my issues when I read or hear Japanese at the moment come from that. "OK... I caught all the particles and know exactly what they do. But what did all those nouns, adjectives and verbs mean?"
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Egsul wrote:

Interesting that someone is actually learning swedish of all languages


I love Swedish. It's a fun language to learn, albeit difficult at times.
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only that there are three types of languages for them, and I can only write the kanji characters, because they are based off of Chinese language....what I am saying is that I study Chinese and not Japanese
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Well according to you, I'm like a 2 then. I write down words on my notes section on my phone from watching so much anime, and I've watched a few "lessons" on YouTube. But I'm hoping to take a real class someday-- I WILL. Just don't have the time or money for it now. But I'm jealous... one of my friends knows like 5 languages and she took Japanese for 4 years and got to go to Japan. She's super good, but also rich so she has time to travel
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I'm sure many of you are confused as to why I only rate myself a 3 because Japanese is objectively one of the most difficult languages to learn.
With over 2000 kanji used commonly (many more than that), and a particle system, and mysterious word ordering (compared to western languages), not many people succeed in getting to a proficient level.
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I don't know what level I am since I'm not sure what everyone is basing theirs off of but I am fluent. The only area I am lacking in is Kanji, but even then I know over 1200 thus far. When I was in Japan for a few weeks I had no issues. Then again, I studied Japanese for 5 years. Also fluent in English and Spanish but those are easy.
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0 = little understanding, knows common expressions such as greetings, but not enough to be able to take a JLPT.
1-2 = roughly an N5-N4 in JLPT (1 = can barely pass N5)
3-4 = roughly an N3-N2 in JLPT (3 = can barely pass N3)
5-6 = roughly an N1 in JLPT (5 = can barely pass N1)
7 = have knowledge comparable to a high school graduate in Japan.
8 = have knowledge comparable to a college graduate in Japan.
9-10 = have knowledge comparable to someone who has a phd in the language

I'm probably around a 3 (2.5 ~ 3.5). i should try and study the language more.
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I've been studying for about 5 months. I've nearly finished the Rosetta Stone Program and am slowly learning how to read simply by getting as much manga as I can and working through it painfully slowly looking up kanji as I go. (I have like 8 light novels that are sitting there taunting me telling me to get fluent fast)
Imi wa is a great dictionary app. highly recommend despite the unimaginative name
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Posted 7/28/15
I know a tiny bit...enough to understand without looking at the screen when reading subtitles in a Japanese anime or Drama...Such as "My name is..." or "What are you doing?"

I also know basic words such as colors, letters of the alphabet, numbers, etc. Makes things a bit easier in spotting words they left out of the subtitles.
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7. I've studied by myself for the past 3 years (with breaks) and studied for a year at university just to improve speaking skills.
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Posted 7/28/15
I know very little about it. But, I'll plain on learning alot more Japanese in the future as an hobby.
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みなさんこんにちわ!!
I would say I'm level 3 probably. I know all Kana and know some of the basic grammar but I know very little Kanji. にほんごじょうずになりたい! This thread could be a great place to practice Japanese.

みないっしょうににほんごをべんきょうしましょう ^^

Also for those looking for resources to study Japanese, I would recommend the Genki level 1 and 2 books and workbooks, they are great books to teach you grammar. Also Japanesepod101.com is great source to learn from.
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