I Am Learning Japanese

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 197 People

    It's really fun! And a lot easier

    than you think. But maybe that's just me. :p
    YangXiao YangXiao
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

    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.
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    Jun 14, 2015


    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

    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

    It's difficult πŸ˜₯😨😫

    but I think I'm getting the hang of it 😊
    WildWolfGirl WildWolfGirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 2, 2013

    Jesus christ my hatred

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

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    dokkyo dokkyo
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014
    LilLuna01 LilLuna01
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    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

    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.
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    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    What resources are you using to learn Japanese?

    I've ordered genki and have bought the workbook to it from Japan centre.
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    3 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    Japanese is the 3rd language

    which I started to pick up a few years ago & resumed it recently. I am in a program where I can obtain Diploma in Japanese upon finishing it. Honestly, the level of Japanese they taught was very basic. The coverage is not enough to allow you to speak fluently. I preferred the...
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    Feb 15, 2016
    MedusasDaughter MedusasDaughter
    16-17, F
    Dec 5, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I'm learning Japanese through textfugu,

    and I've finally finished memorizing hiragana!
    EclaireBently EclaireBently
    13-15, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    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

    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?
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    4 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    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...
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    Feb 22, 2015

    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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    Jun 17, 2015

    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    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.
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    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    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...
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    1 Response Nov 24, 2014
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