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im trying, senpai
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Coming from being self taught to conversational fluidity in Japanese, it's one of the easier languages to learn. Reading can be difficult, but speaking is simple. The grammar is so straight forward with little to no exceptions that if you crammed it, you could learn all you need for general conversation in a few weeks. All that is left is memorizing vocabulary and learning colloquialisms, and that could take time depending on how good you are at memorization or how much interaction you have with native speakers.
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guitarzim22 wrote:

1. I'd feel like a weeaboo
2. I don't want to spend what time I have working on a language
3. If I plan on learning a language, it's going to be something I know I'll use.


That wouldn't really make you a weeb, that old internet term has lost a lot of It's meaning anyways due to how many people have misused it. It's practically become a meme at this point. Don't let it bother you so much.
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ChaoticTyrant64 wrote:


guitarzim22 wrote:

1. I'd feel like a weeaboo
2. I don't want to spend what time I have working on a language
3. If I plan on learning a language, it's going to be something I know I'll use.


That wouldn't really make you a weeb, that old internet term has lost a lot of It's meaning anyways due to how many people have misused it. It's practically become a meme at this point. Don't let it bother you so much.


I get that, but my friends and I usually just "insult" by calling eachother a weeaboo. And I know my friends would never let me learning Japanese go.
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I really want to but the kanji alphabet consists of 50,000 characters and that scares me. I will have to learn japanese eventually if I want to visit the country or play game's like Queen's Gate.
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Because I want the language to stay with the natives. I'll just enjoy the series'
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私の専攻は日本語である。
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ChaoticTyrant64 wrote:

I really want to but the kanji alphabet consists of 50,000 characters and that scares me. I will have to learn japanese eventually if I want to visit the country or play game's like Queen's Gate.


You really only need the minimum 2100+ but you'll eventually learn the rest. IIRC, most adults know around 4000 kanji and plenty of people aren't able to write a huge amount of them. They can recognize and do instant recall but using a pen and paper to write them down is different.
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It's barely useful unless you actually go to Japan, and maybe some random islands in the Pacific. It'd be far more useful to learn Spanish, French, or Chinese due to those languages being spoken in a much larger demographic.

But that's not my actual reason, my actual reason is...my school doesn't teach it and I'm not paying for online classes. It's a cool language, but I don't have the resources necessary to learn it.
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Posted 10/23/16

school

(already failing learning German and French )
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It's not especially practical.
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Because I procrastinate a whoooole lot, it's ridiculous.
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Still working on bettering my Spanish, it's the next language on my list to learn though
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Posted 10/23/16 , edited 10/24/16

Ocale wrote:

Effort.

Also, I would feel like a disgusting weeb.


Embrace the weeb.
Just kidding, but in all seriousness I became less of a weeb when I started really learning. Became less interested in anime, more in the language and culture. It's oddly fun to speak Japanese with just about anyone.
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I would love to learn Japanese. But I'm too busy with my job and learning piano. I barley have any energy as it is.
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