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I Am Learning Japanese

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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 31

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 17

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    aohana aohana 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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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    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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    It's difficult πŸ˜₯😨😫

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

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    dokkyo dokkyo 22-25 1 Response Jul 13, 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    My hoh likes me to learn new things. He has enrolled me in etiquette classes, cooking classes, writing classes. He wants me to always learn. He also gives me required reading on...
    MistiA MistiA 26-30, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Star Ocean five is in development for a Japanese launch on PlayStation three and PlayStation four, according tothe latest issue of Famitsu as translated by Kotaku. A full reveal...
    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Being single for as long as I have been can really weigh on a person. I mean, it has its perks, but, often times, I find myself wondering when my status will change....I'm learning...
    xKhole xKhole 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm learning French, have already learnt for two months in class and am going to learn it on my own. Hope I could write a french song soon.
    Suthysloth Suthysloth 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Does anyone know of the band Wonderland Gang? Some of their songs include Fushigi Wonderland, Red Ribbon Army, and Moeru Heart de: Red Ribbon-gun wo Yattsukero. Those three songs...
    tfsQuack tfsQuack 16-17, M Aug 21

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    My favourite Japanese artists include Hironobu Kageyama, ZARD, FIELD OF VIEW, DEEN, and WANDS. I first came across these bands by watching anime, but after learning Japanese and...
    tfsQuack tfsQuack 16-17, M Aug 21

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    i am still learning how to speak korean and spanish. i thinks it is a good thing to learn other languages other than english lol :) but it is not that easy but i have to try at...
    empress4 empress4 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Anime is Love...Anime is life, far better than most the American cartoons we have on now...Some of my personal favourites are.... Ergo Proxy:One of the best Short animes I have...
    Durnehviir Durnehviir 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I actually find it quite amazing how many "insane" characters there are in animes/manga. Yuno from Mirai Nikki, a couple (debatable) characters from Tokyo Ghoul and Dangan Ronpa...
    thischickiswack thischickiswack 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I Love learning about how to develop psyic abilities. And reading books on Astral Projection & Meditation. I really would love 2 be able to unlock more of my minds potential. The...
    BLAiiRBEAR BLAiiRBEAR 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm currently reading "Strange Matters: undiscovered ideas at the frontiers of space and time". I love reading non-fiction, learning as much as possible. Fun Fact; magnetism is...
    Psychadelicious Psychadelicious 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I'm learning to play piano.
    TrySN TrySN 26-30, M Aug 15

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    Sort of. I have a little bit of Japanese DNA in me.
    unconsciousdreamer unconsciousdreamer 22-25, F Aug 13

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    Well, a Little about me: I'm a timid person, very shy, as in I don't like being around too many people. (I wish I could, but I can't). I've always been like this all my life so...
    Lonewolf1988 Lonewolf1988 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've been learning ancient knowledge and wisdom,it teaches you truth in everything and changes how you view the world,all the lies everywhere to keep us controlled,it makes you...
    Cap44 Cap44 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I joined this group to be number 667. I didn't like the look of such a positive group having 666 members. Haha... but I am learning everyday!
    rahkeepschanging rahkeepschanging 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    well as i have posted before about how much i love the language yata yata yata im now looking into free internet learning cites to help me actually learn it now that i have pretty...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    A day without learning is a wasted one.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 11

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