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I Am Learning Japanese

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Well, I'm trying to anyway.

    I have a cd course and a phone app, and I watch a lot of Japanese films and tv trying to pick bits up. I'm not making great progress though 'cause I have nobody to talk Japanese with. I don't know any Japanese people and there's no one in my area who does lessons. It's a long...
    IncompletelyBroken IncompletelyBroken 41-45, M Jun 28

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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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    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

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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 Mar 21

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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 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    Jesus christ my hatred

    for kanji increases by the day...
    nmoto nmoto 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    今まで、もう1−2年間くらい日本語を勉強しましたが、下手だと思います。先週JLPT(N5)を受験しました! でも、一緒に勉強しませんか?上手になりたい!
    dokkyo dokkyo 22-25 1 Response Jul 13

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not a Japanese but I've been living in Japan for couple of years so I can understand and speak the language. I also studied senior hs so here I was able to improved my language...
    iFuckenLoveYou iFuckenLoveYou 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Want to learn and ready to do whatever is necessary to speak it!! I'm serious! xD I'm planning on studying abroad in Japan for 1 year if everything goes as planned! :) I don't...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I just started studying for my next semester class. I'm taking Japanese 101. In high school I took two years of French class because that was the only option that seemed...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone for Korean. I also have Pimsleur for Japanese, but I'm not going to start that until I am fluent in Korean. My father was multi-lingual, speaking...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 8

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    The BF and I started taking Japanese together last semester and totally aced it. Fluency, here I come! :)
    jacqolantern jacqolantern 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I love Japanese people, I love everything about them their culture and how they act they're absolutely amazing!
    LGKolor LGKolor 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Is there anyone who speaks Japanese that wants to help me learn it better? I can read hiragana and a little katakana but not much. I am in Japan at the minute and I need some more...
    IndiaJordan IndiaJordan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Any Japanese women out there that would love a new friend please add me.
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Jul 12

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    At my school it's compulsory to study french and Japanese.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My mother was born in 札幌市, or Sapporo in English. My father was born in Montana, United States Of America. I really have dived into my Japanese heritage, almost as a tribute...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F Jul 24

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    My family name is Shintaro. My mother is quarter Japanese. Our traditional home there, in Japan, is north of Tokyo, on Honshu.
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I find it easier to read in Japanese.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to be able to deal with dubs and subs when I was younger, but since almost everything I watch now has been only available in subs I can no longer stand dubs. The voices...
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am learning how to love. There are a few people in my life that I really, REALLY don't get along with. They have crossed some lines and really ticked me off, and all their...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am self-learning Spanish and Korean now. I'm looking forward to learning Latin and Esperanto in the future:) I currently speak 4 languages-English, Mandarin Chinese, Thai and...
    suthidabear suthidabear 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Keep on learning. Keep enriching yourself. There was a movie about a class of kids that would not learn and study. Across from their class room there was a class filled with...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jul 20

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    I have a friend whose daughter was born with a learning disability. Compounding this was the fact her daughter was left-handed and she was right-handed. When it was time to go to...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Emotions: The Emotional Body Lesson By Sharmai Amber "The emotional body is one of the lessons that each Soul must master while they are en-route back to God. It is one of several...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm learning to write with my left hand, so far I can only print. But it's getting better everyday. I now can use my left hand, to eat, cut papers with scissors, and stir fry. I'm...
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    Is anyone here lgbt and how do they think it makes it harder to meet people? I feel like being lesbian AND having a learning disability make it harder then like even having a ld...
    thewolfinme thewolfinme 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I have been trying to teach myself how to play for the past 7 years and still have a long way to go before I can fulfill one of my life's goals to become part of a band. Would like...
    kchondo90 kchondo90 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I'm young and learning. Anyone got any advice?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jul 18

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    I'd rather call it "learning differently". Because that's what is really is. I think visually while some think in other ways.
    smcmahan smcmahan 41-45, F Jul 20

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    Intelligence is something that you have when appearance is ******** away. I love learning and improving.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I started learning guitar when I was in primary school and I became quite good at it for my age. I was getting lessons from my music teacher and trying my hardest at it because I...
    Isabella295 Isabella295 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Bought a guitar yesterday. It's a fender acoustic guitar. Later, I will save some money for a Gibson guitar! Learning some chords, it will be fun to learn to play an instrument...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm currently 17 about to be 18. my job is pushing carts at meijer... and I have never been so excited to start school in the fall. If I would have taken a year off before going to...
    rachelcraig rachelcraig 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Learning new things is awesome. I enjoy people who open my understanding... the topic really isn't too important. I just love how the world looks a little different with new...
    amygirl33 amygirl33 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    As long as it interests me, I'm good to keep carry on learning.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Was with my dad..annnddyeaah pissed off a bunch of people. Life is hard ._.
    Apezz Apezz 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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