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I Am Learning Japanese

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 140 People

    So Far It Is Interesting

    Before learning Japanese, or at least starting to, I always thought that it would be hard. I have heard that Japanese and English are the two hardest languages to learn, which is one reason why (at one time) I never took the opportunity to learn. However, sitting in my living...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M Dec 3, 2013

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    Learning

    I took Japanese 1 and 2 in college and i'm now continuing that education at home. I love the Japanese culture and love learning everything about them.
    reyne9379 reyne9379 31-35, M Mar 29, 2012

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    Just Another American Learning Japanese

    Hello Everyone, I'm Io and all my life I have wanted to learn a second language, with Japan being somewhere around the top of the list, I saw it as a new challenge, entirely different sounds, and written characters fascinate me and seem like something my brain should strive to...
    lagomorpha lagomorpha 22-25 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    It's difficult πŸ˜₯😨😫

    but I think I'm getting the hang of it 😊
    WildWolfGirl WildWolfGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    I started trying to learn Japanese last year

    but gave up from 0.00% motivation. I did however write down loads of Kanji and the meanings,and learnt some vocab plus found some great resources too. What I didn't do was learn hiragana and katakana,which is what I'm doing now.And coming from someone who's a huge nerd and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Jesus christ my hatred

    for kanji increases by the day...
    nmoto nmoto 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I Can Do It!

    I've got 3 CDs and 4 books to help me learn Japanese. I'm listening and reading them with an open and optimistic mind. I really hope I don't loose my will to learn and get lazy. I love the Japanese language so wish me luck!
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2008

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    δ»ŠγΎγ§γ€γ‚‚γ†οΌ‘βˆ’οΌ’εΉ΄ι–“γγ‚‰γ„ζ—₯本θͺžγ‚’ε‹‰εΌ·γ—γΎγ—γŸγŒγ€δΈ‹ζ‰‹γ γ¨ζ€γ„γΎγ™γ€‚ε…ˆι€±JLPT(N5οΌ‰γ‚’ε—ι¨“γ—γΎγ—γŸοΌ γ§γ‚‚γ€δΈ€η·’γ«ε‹‰εΌ·γ—γΎγ›γ‚“γ‹οΌŸδΈŠζ‰‹γ«γͺγ‚ŠγŸγ„οΌ
    dokkyo dokkyo 22-25 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    Watashi Wa Nihongo O Benkyou Shimasu!

    I started learning Japanese in college, took 2 semesters of it which was all that was offered. Now I do Rosetta Stone and I love it. Japanese to me is an easy language to learn and very fun. Very different than when I took French in high school. I can fluently read and write...
    Christine268 Christine268 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    From A Friend

    konnichiwa Just a few words here and there, but I find the language totally amazing. The sounds, the intonations. One of my new friends is from Japan, she is amazing in countless different ways and i am very fortunate that she came into my life. I think learning her language...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    At Last!

    so i'm finally in uni and my first japanese lecture-thing is on monday - can't wait. although having said that i literally just finished this placement test for the class and holy hell my brain has never hurt so much. i mena, i knew their grammar was complex but this was way...
    jiyuunatori jiyuunatori 18-21, F Sep 24, 2010

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    I Love Kanji.

    A Chinese import, the kanj system has found its permanent home in the scripture system of Japan. I can't imagine learning japanese wthout kanji. It's a complex process as you have to remember many things, the strok order, the readings, the meanings and the compounds in which they...
    Boann Boann 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2008

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    It's really fun! And a lot easier

    than you think. But maybe that's just me. :p
    YangXiao YangXiao 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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    My Japanese learning stemmed from my love

    for anime and wanting to watch it without subtitles. The more I learned Japanese and the culture behind the language the more interested I became and the more I wanted to learn it. This never ending cycle is why I am learning Japanese. So far I am slightly competent in my...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    Sugoi Desu!

    I am too learning Japanese, i started with the basics watching anime then i started to learn japanese with a japanese guy via skype
    HelloKittyFanBoy HelloKittyFanBoy 18-21, T Dec 20, 2012

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    I've been in the process

    for several years now. I am very comfortable with basic grammar, but I still haven't built up a very large vocabulary, and I only know a handful of kanji.
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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    Anime Rpg Like Games

    most of those type of games are mainly in japanese and i like to use anime as an escape so anime like games will help even more so im learning japanese
    connorAC3 connorAC3 16-17, M Nov 17, 2013

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    I'm learning Japanese right now.

    i'm a beginners and right now I'm memorizing the Hiragana and Katakana. I would love a study partner online since I mostly spend most of my free time online. Anyone up for it?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    I'm learning to accept myself no my looks and body ect. To take my mind off my bullying, I've tried learning Japanese! Still learning but slowly getting better😚
    jameschristribe jameschristribe 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There is this Summer program in Japan... Called Traditional Culture Summer program. It's a 3-4 weeks program that includes learning Japanese in a language school for 3hrs/day and...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 6

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    Enlighten your days with these 7 cultural concepts we don't have in the US--by Starre Varten on the Mother Nature Network. "If you want to add a new and different perspective to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    I have been cooking with my daughter who is 4 a lot lately. We live in Japan and we usually make all kinds of good food. Sushi, Nabe, Chicken and Buri Teriyaki, Tempura, YakiSoba...
    Marathoner Marathoner 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well i'm like a quarter Japanese or something since my mom is chinese but my dad is half chinese and half japanese
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    im half japanese. my father is japanese and was born here in america and his father was too. my great grandfather was born in japan. no exactly sure where.
    kaleeeb kaleeeb 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Who bought herself this book?? WHO? Well me. XD I take Japanese lessons and we need this book to follow the lesson without trouble. :D I feel like my Japanese has improved a...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    ζ—₯本θͺžγŒγ‚γ‹γ‚ŠγΎγ™?... εŠ©γ‘γ¦γγ γ•γ„?... I have studied abroad in Osaka, Japan, back in 2009 during the summer. I live in the US, and there are no Japanese...
    takoyakisuki takoyakisuki 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I'm watching some japanese movies on Netflix, and it turns out to be thinly veiled softcore ****... -_- Thanks again Japan.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M Jan 18

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    The final state of any discipline is where you forget what you have learned, discard your mind, and accomplish whatever you set out to do without being aware of it yourself. You...
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    The day I stop learning will be the day I die, and that won't be by choice (or at least, that's the plan!). If you open your eyes and mind, the world is full of information you...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M Jan 1

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    I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I learn things very slowly and work at a slow pace. I'm not very good at doing basic math in my head, and...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I have been learning Spanish in school since about kindergarten. Me amo la idioma y uso Espanol para mi correo electronico y un poco para sitios de Web. Sometimes I even have...
    PersonManPersonMan PersonManPersonMan 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    The thing about life sometimes is the reality of it (whether it be "good" or "bad" is based on perspective) The reality that not everyone is going to be who you want them to be...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F Jan 14

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    I moved with my fiancΓ© to North Carolina in the fall. I was looking for a job to help us out with money and I started working for a company doing inventory. My hours were not so...
    mgnkl24 mgnkl24 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I want to go to Paris!! Just started learning some phrases. Trying to learn a bit on my own through some websites. If there is anyone out there that would like to send me a...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I'm on the brink of falling in love but holding back. For good reason too. And it's not uncomfortable at all. Everything seems to make perfect sense. Getting to know him and enjoy...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Hard when you realize at 34 that you haven't finished growing up . Maybe we never do . It's all practice , messing up , then saying sorry , learning from mistakes , then repeating...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    i love it soooo much!!! its so awesome
    NeonKitten2 NeonKitten2 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    My favourite music artists* are: 3. Arcade Fire 2. Coldplay 1. Muse * I have to have listened to at least 3 albums of a music artist in order for he/she/them to be on the list.
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Jan 11

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    I just FREAKING LOVE Torikago -in this cage- It's hard to say what my favorite song from Fatal frame/Project Zero/Zero is now..I love Chou and Koe, but ZERO is great too. ;A;
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F Jan 12

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    Feel it cutting into me this douting painful knife Feel it deepening the rift finally hit just right Couldn't take the love I had So weak & burning low That it grew into a weapon...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    My favourite food of all my years is okonomiyaki. It is the most superb dish I have ever tasted. It leaves my former favourite in the shadows. There is a newish restaurant in the...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Today I made Onigiri for the first time. It was super easy! cooked short grain rice, nori for wrapper, and spicy tuna filling. Topped it with some Nori Komi Furikake, very tasty...
    zunderwo zunderwo 36-40, M Jan 18

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    Are you a real pocket monsters fan? Then answer me who are these: Takeshi, Satoshi, Kenhallow, Spear, Kasumi, Numelgon, Nyaonix, Muruhawk, Laglarge and Sazandora?
    AksharGoyal AksharGoyal 16-17, M a week ago

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    I recently found a new j pop band I love called GReeeeN. Their music is so amazing. Kiseki is my favorite song from them
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The music, the anime, and the women!
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love the German language. Whenever exchange students from Austria come to my school, I speak some German with them and they say my accent is so cute and i really love it. My...
    Megsupermario Megsupermario 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I don't know if all hospitals or family doctors have this but I discovered today while at hospital that they now have this mechanism that when pressed a small needle comes out to...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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