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Posted 2/23/08 , edited 2/23/08
Lol, I wouldn't suggest jumping into Kanji just yet ^^; Hiragana would be first, then katakana and after you know enough words move on to the Kanji. If you only want to learn spoken Japanese then Romanji would be enough. I haven't been learning Japanese for all that long, so I don’t know what you experts have to say :D

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Posted 2/23/08 , edited 2/23/08
well i found it hard to learn also at the begining. But its getting better after i learnt both the hiragana n katakana. Just sometimes for example if i see any notices with japanese words on the roadside or somewhere, i'll try to read them n i can read them out just the problem is i dunno what they mean zzzz so have to learn word by word first like learning things in kindergarten =.=
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Posted 2/24/08 , edited 2/24/08
if you already know hiragana/katakana, you're already better off than most of everyone.
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Posted 2/26/08 , edited 2/27/08
There aren't too many opportunities nowadays to actually handwrite Japanese anymore, but knowing the "kakijun" is still important. Kakijun is the order in which each Japanese alphabet or kanji is written. The word "Kanji" literally means "Han writing", and as these words suggest, it was imported from the Han Dynasty around 5th to 6th century along with these rules. Anyway, here's a cool website that teaches you the order in which each Japanese alphabet or kanji should be written.

http://www.winttk.com/kakijun/

It's written in Japanese, but if you click on each highlighted alphabet, it will take you to a page with the writing instruction.

Remember, regardless of whether you're writing sideways (left to right) or up and down (right to left), the alphabets and kanji are written always written: 1) left to right and 2) up and down. If this doesn't make sense to you, then you have to go google it and read up on the basics a bit :D

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Posted 3/1/08 , edited 3/1/08

日本の書き方はそんなにわかりやすくないからがんばって!

Because the Japanese writing is not easy to know so, persevering!


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Posted 3/5/08 , edited 3/5/08
D: !? enough with the translation sites! lol
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Posted 3/9/08 , edited 3/9/08

lirg123 wrote:


日本の書き方はそんなにわかりやすくないからがんばって!

Because the Japanese writing is not easy to know so, persevering!


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Hahahaha, Oh god translating site translations really crack me up. Ganbatte (加油), in kanji, if you put it through a translator it literally translates to 'adding oil'. It's just like our slang - if you put them through a translator they will turn out weird XD. For example, 'mobile phone' might turn into, literally, a mobile (moving) phone through translators.
Posted 3/26/08 , edited 3/26/08
Ghehe lol ^^

Ohw i use http://www.realkana.com/ for learning katakana and hiragana =]
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Posted 4/25/08 , edited 4/25/08
which out of hiragana, katakana, or kanji should me learnt first? like in what order should you learn it?
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Posted 4/25/08 , edited 4/25/08
i learnt hiragana first.
i can read hiragana well now. i took 10 days.
As other guys above said, learning hiragana first, then katakana, the last one would be kanji.

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Posted 5/2/08 , edited 5/2/08
I was wondering, which is more popular? Hirgana or Katakana?
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Posted 5/4/08 , edited 5/4/08
not really what you call "popular" or "not popular", but you'll see more hiragana words than katakana words because Japanese people usually use more japanese words than foreign words. Although, you do see the string of words in katakana sometimes. They just use either or depending on necessity.
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Posted 6/4/08 , edited 6/5/08
I can read Hiragana perfectly. (Though, Im still a bit slow at certain ones...)
Katakana... I still havent fully memorized much of it...
And Kanji.... I DONT GET AT ALL.

Seriously.

Why does one kanji have so many meanings? Its crazy! It is seriously hard to get....

ANYWAYS! (LOL)


What is Furigana?

Is that the Hiragana that sometimes appears over Kanji?
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Posted 7/14/08 , edited 7/15/08
I have learned Hiragana and Katakana and no how to write it, but what gets me is when learning kanji, how do you remember what sounds go with the symbols =/ with out being confused with similar sounds and words?
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