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I Am Learning Japanese

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    I'm using a textbook called Japanese

    for Everyone by Susumu Nagara. -I am told it teaches more than both Genki books COMBINED. (Also 20% of the cost of both books, 20$) Also, I'm using Memrise to learn kanji, and KanjiQ on my iphone to learn the stroke order of said kanji. Memrise is bae, use it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14

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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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    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 18-21, M Nov 17, 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, 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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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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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    Well, I am on vacation these days

    and I thought I should have a new adventure. Thus, I decided to learn a new language which had to be Japanese because the subs for Dragonball Super are released so late. Lol.. I have started with the Hiragana alphabet.
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    It's difficult 😥😨😫

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

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    Japanese is my first language,

    I forgot it and didn't use it when I learned English and then Spanish and Italian. I am relearning very quickly. Please feel free to conversate with me in any of these languages!
    Earthdaughter Earthdaughter 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    aohana aohana 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    Due to my years experience with various martial

    arts systems, those mainly Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; I am very familiar with these particularly Japanese. But there are times that I feel I never obtained full fluency, and in some cases getting s bit rusty in what I do know. And since numerous languages always hold a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jesus christ my hatred

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

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    Related Experiences

    It doesnt relly matter what about. I like history documentaries.
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Konichiwa! If there are any in here. Please message me. I'm single. Siyonara!
    Redneckwreck Redneckwreck 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    Uni tomorrow, love learning about history (:
    Immyb95 Immyb95 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Grew up there eating curry in school. I remembered it was the best food I ever ate
    Ihan13 Ihan13 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    They just catch my eye more. :3
    Kawaiigirl Kawaiigirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm using the website Duolingo to learn Spanish. The grammar is difficult, and I'm not very good at it yet, but I plan to keep learning until I'm fluent. It's very interesting, and...
    ScarletWonderland ScarletWonderland 13-15, T 3 days ago

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    I like learning new things wether it's about different countries, food, culture, nature, about people or whatever I just love to learn different things.......
    talaunanna talaunanna 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to be massaged, kissed, cuddled by them, I love them soooooooooooooooooooo much
    Emoji2 Emoji2 18-21 4 days ago

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    Japanese girls are the best. Well they are really pretty and beautiful. Words cannot simply explain there beauty. They would look amazing in satin clothing. I'm looking forward to...
    Pinkygir Pinkygir 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Any japanese girls in the USA here?
    Emoji2 Emoji2 18-21 4 days ago

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    I like learning things about humans and the world also what once the world was like to how it is now.
    Remi4ever Remi4ever 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like learning English language and I'm a native Russian speaker. I started learning it at school as a usual school subject. Actually, it was hard and I didn't pay much...
    DarkAlleysOfMyMind DarkAlleysOfMyMind 16-17, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love Konomi Suzuki's voice! Its just... amazing! (For those who dont know, she sang the OP for No Game No Life, Absolute Duo, was the female singer in the OP for WataMote, and a...
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I'm probably living out the worst case scenario for someone who has this disorder. Long story short, I was diagnosed 2 years ago at age 25 right before everything fell apart. I...
    Katiebug06 Katiebug06 26-30, F Jul 27

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    I love the opening from Gurren Laggan it makes me cry manly tears and gives me willpower to nt give up
    ARZHDR1993 ARZHDR1993 18-21, M Jul 26

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    But the problem is I barely get any time to talk to them because of work;-;
    Emoji2 Emoji2 18-21 1 Response Jul 23

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    Why are they so Kawaii?;-;
    Emoji2 Emoji2 18-21 1 Response Jul 21

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    I've learned a lot about the 1900s and it felt uneasy for me learning about their hardships back then in their lifetime. What do most of you think of that century?
    REA875 REA875 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I always find the best Japanese music on pandora or any music really. That's where I found Hatsune Mikus' music on the Nightcore radio and that's how the love began <3 I'm...
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice 13-15, F Jul 20

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    In order to find peace in the future I need to let go of the hurt of the past. My ex's were far from perfect but I'm to blame. I made poor choices. I didn't wait for God to lead me...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jul 20

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