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I Am Learning Japanese

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    Ha, I started trying to learn Japanese a couple

    of months ago, but I can't seem to structure my time to stick to a schedule and make steady progress. I'm doing Pimsleur and emrise (Memrise for the Kana). No book yet... But it seems like every time I make progress on several lessons, things intervene and I by the time I'm...
    SenorDinosaur SenorDinosaur 46-50, M Oct 26, 2015

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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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    Im currently learning Japanese to sometime

    maybe go over to Japan. Its a goal of mine to see that beautiful country. Any tips for just starting out? For those who are learning a new language... happy learning! XD
    WolfQueenSpirit WolfQueenSpirit 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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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 2 Responses Aug 27, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I've just started learning nihongo.

    It's my second attempt, as I did't have time to learn. I have a language exchange partner who is helping me.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    LilLuna01 LilLuna01 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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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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    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 3, 2015

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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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    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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    MedusasDaughter MedusasDaughter 13-15, F Dec 5, 2015

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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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    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'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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    Im trying to basically teach myself japanese but i did take latin in high school
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    been listening to a lot of Japanese music lately. I think its a beautiful genre and I also love a lot of songs from certain anime shows. I have a Japanese station on Pandora and...
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm learning to be myself again. It'll take a lot of patience...Lord knows I need that, but it will be a beautiful journey.
    GeniseGreen GeniseGreen 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    when I can't sleep I like to put on YouTube on my iPad and listen to shamishen and kabuki. Wisteria maiden and tsuretakoare shine if my favorite theater stories and the music is...
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Depends on the tone, and type of music, with slow but beautiful Japanese music I can imagine myself walking around in a Japanese looking street or blossom garden. It feels me with...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful to be accepted as Japanese? Or like someone to notice me like that. I started with manga, and even when I was young watched things that were Japanese, just...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    not to make too much of it...i have a long way to go. talking has finally started to put things together. pieces of the past that provided the vital "why"? why do i do what i do...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i'm not good in english, i'm still learning english so i'm sorry if my english really bad ??
    Deluxury Deluxury 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anyone share my interest for philosophy, psychology, biology, chemistry, and physics? I've recently started to delve into neuroscience, quantum theory and quantum computing and...
    searching322 searching322 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To figure out who I am and I truly want not passively accepting what others want for me. I am gradually searching to fulfill my long term life aspirations and be my authentic self...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    yes im learning disbled i struggle at some things im not the best reader, i cant write very good but can type, im not good at math, i do my best
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Learning > Doing lol for me. Love to learn more so then to do.
    Sensor3 Sensor3 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My daughter has a severe learning disability in mathematics. I always conceal my disappointment about this from her. Many times I do get frustrated trying to help her at home with...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I've always loved learning. I always liked science kits for Christmas when I was growing up. I read the encyclopedia before I read a novel. I remember hearing my father say, "I...
    WolfVanZandt WolfVanZandt 61-65, M Jan 27

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