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I Am Learning Japanese

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Jesus christ my hatred

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
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    The BF and I started taking Japanese together last semester and totally aced it. Fluency, here I come! :)
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    I am learning. I am learning to love myself more and more every day. I am learning that no one is perfect and I have finally accepted that I am not nor will I ever be. I love my...
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    I love Japanese people, I love everything about them their culture and how they act they're absolutely amazing!
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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 3 days ago

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    Not in school stuff but valued traits like leadership & loyalty. I love learning about how too connect with people and how to be an amazing gf or just to get guys easily. I love...
    jketdancer jketdancer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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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 a week ago

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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...
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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 3 hrs ago

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    I am Dyscalculic and I also have Cerebral Palsy. There is a definite correlation between LDs and CP because of the brain damage caused at birth. I hated being different physically...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jun 24

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    as we move forward in our lives facing different experiences of our lives ,we keep on learning new things but i wish to learn some new form of arts,some new courses of designing...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I love to learn. I have simple advice. Never stop learning new things. your brain is your best muscle. Get tend most from your education, even after you have been away from...
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 27

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    Growing up with abuse and manipulation left me feeling like "I don't want to" or "I don't feel comfortable doing that" were not good enough excuses. I was taught that you can't say...
    Madnificent Madnificent 22-25 1 Response Jun 27

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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 5 days ago

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    I'm young and learning. Anyone got any advice?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Intelligence is something that you have when appearance is ******** away. I love learning and improving.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 13-15, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Public baths, steam room, hot pool, ice cold pool then whole body massage - what a treat!
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M Jun 27

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    I LOVE Lolita/kawaii fashion! I love dressing up in those cute, princess like elaborate outfits! It makes me feel great! I don't care if people think I look crazy, I'm enjoying the...
    ninjadinosailor ninjadinosailor 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Yonsei (4th gen) representing! I really hope that I can work abroad in Japan at some point in life, its such a unique and fun country.
    nmoto nmoto 18-21, M Jul 1

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    I'm good at speaking the language I just can't write it due to the speech recognition that I use believe me smelling each individual leader really is a harder then some people...
    anime25 anime25 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I like the people and their culture. I like J pop and it wouldn't hurt to add an extra language. こんにちはいずれかが日本語を話すのですか?
    zoelle zoelle 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Anna Tsuchiya, BEAT CRUSADERS, B'z, Asian Kung-fu Generation, Tak Matsumoto, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Hotei, Olivia Lufkin
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 12

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    From Japan, just now I got to know this app. It's DEFO not famous in Japan... They are obsessed with Twitter that I'm fed up with... What a insane, they love to be little bird.
    SueMe1993 SueMe1993 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I think I may be going slightly insane because of loneliness and also the fact that the week is going extremely slowly… But still it would be nice to have someone I can speak a...
    anime25 anime25 22-25, M a week ago

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    Sushi, shabu-shabu, teriyaki, tonkatsu, takoyaki, tonkotsu ramen... I L🍚🍥🍣🍲VE them all. 😋
    SalvePeregrinus SalvePeregrinus 18-21, F 5 days ago