I Want to Learn Japanese

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    Hi.. I'm hikari, I'm half japanese

    and me and my mom are going to Tokyo for the summer. I have the hiragana and katakana alphabets memorized, but the kanji...... Can someone PLEASE teach me them? Or at least the really important ones? PLLLEEAASSEE??
    hikahika1998 hikahika1998
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015
    isolatedandlonely isolatedandlonely
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    It's because compared to Chinese

    or Korean, Japanese just gives off this graceful way of talking.
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    Hi, nice to meet you!

    X) Does anyone know a good website or anything like that where I could learn Japanese? Or any good youtube channels? It be nice for advice, thank you! Cause I don't really know how or where to start
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    i love japan and Japanese culture

    and i would love to live there and i think i can add to the economy as i am well educated and i am young... i think my biggest problem is that i am not very good at learning languages and there is no Japanese learning centers in Pakistan. i am trying to learn it online but it is...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 26, 2015

    Hajime mashite Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu Minna

    nihongo shabete gambaro still a learner pardon any mistakes in the above let's learn Japanese
    Orinaryboy Orinaryboy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2016
    Fluffydragons Fluffydragons
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2014
    ForeverTree ForeverTree
    13-15, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    I haven't actually got the ambition

    and willpower to follow through, but I can dream. It's not as though I want to be able to communicate with native speakers or watch anime without the subtitles. I'm just a huge Super Robot Wars geek, and copyright bullcrap interferes with any hope of localization. I've had to...
    WorldCreator WorldCreator
    31-35, M
    May 19, 2015

    I can speak two language at the moment

    and they're English(obviously) and Thai (my native language). In High School, I did take Spanish 1 & 2 and I find it easy to pick up because the way the word sound and write in English & Spanish are very similar(example: Excellent and Excelente). I admit that I love manga and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    I used to live in Akita,

    Japan. I really miss it and have always wanted to go back. I picked up some Japanese while I was there. I've lost a lot of it. I haven't really had to use it in a long time. I wish I had more time in my day to practice.
    SKDel SKDel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    Daily Dosage Of Greeting And expressions In Japan

    Just few of the daily formal/informal expressions in daily life in Japan, one can encounter. High regard to certain position at work place, home and/or even at recreational place is always seen or determined by the distinction with greetings and daily expressions . Doozo...
    ladyryan ladyryan
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    I want to date a Japanese guy My age 19-24

    years old and learn their language
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    Will someone please teach me ?

    ? :3 I've already started learning, can write the tinyest bit (one word XD) and i know a quite a few words it just making sentences and stuff like that :/ Soooo will someone be willing to teach me ?! Pleaseeeeeeeeee ^.^
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2014

    I'm trying to learn Japanese

    and I'm really new at it so I was wondering if any other Japanese learners would be interested in helping each other if your interested message ne
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015


    I'm going to be brutally honest, I love Anime and Manga, and I would appreciate be able to watch anime without subtitles or dubs! Also, I really would like to just know another language- I view it as if you can talk in another language, a whole country full of other people open...
    TakeMyHand688 TakeMyHand688
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2013

    I am looking to read,

    write, speak - everything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I understand the very basics of how the language is set up with kanji and katakana and I know some vocabulary, but that's about it.
    keiisenshi keiisenshi
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2015

    So I'm still in the long journey of learning

    Japanese. I started lessons once a week a year ago. Then went to Japan and studied there for one week. Lol... It was too hard for me to follow the group so I left. Spent four other weeks living with Japanese families and that's where I learn a lot more about the culture and...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    I Wanna Practice My Japanese :)

    こんにちは皆:)今日は”I want to learn japanese"グルップに参加します。今日本語を勉強していますXDだから、皆さまと一生に練習したいんです。。有難うございます:)
    Invisiblenight Invisiblenight
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2011

    It's just too much effort to attempt it.

    I just want to learn it so then I know what the songs I listen to mean in English without having to search the lyrics. It would also benefit me for the amount of anime that I watch.
    salicaria salicaria
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2014

    Japanese -> English? Then English -> Japanese? :)

    If there are any Japanese speakers that would like someone to talk to in English. I would be more than welcome, as I am keen to get my Japanese going. I think it would be fun!! message me if you feel like it!!
    InkSky InkSky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

    I'm going to Japan😆❤️❤️,

    so I like to have a friend from Japan, because Japanese are so cool 😱❤️ and so I can practice my Japanese yo😜✌️
    NinaOMB NinaOMB
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    I've wanted to for some time

    but no formal courses exist near me so I've had to teach myself. I started using Rosetta stone, but I wasn't grasping it because of the different grammar structures between English and Japanese. I'm using the mobile app, Human-Japanese now, and it's going a bit better. I really...
    Fealda Fealda
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2016
    ismailghedamsi ismailghedamsi
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2016
    ALostSiren ALostSiren
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    i have wanted to learn Japanese

    since last year do to Anime, and now even more due to there culture. i am planning on going there when i`m 17, if not, sooner. i already have most of the greetings and now i am learning there numbers. if anyone knows some good sites, please tell me. that would be great. until...
    WolfsParadice WolfsParadice
    Feb 20, 2015

    For The Love Of Japannese

    Ever since i started watching anime i have been hooked on Japannese...oooh, i have been watching anime for about 6 years and i only watch it in Japannese (with English subtitles). My mission is to learn the language and actually watch anime without any subtitles...Thats the dream...
    darkthundercloud darkthundercloud
    1 Response Jul 17, 2012

    Just so I can understand anime without reading

    subtitles. And if I could learn it well enough to be a translator, then I would do that too
    sarahkillsherself sarahkillsherself
    26-30, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    I'm not wanting to learn

    because of anime. I really like how the language sounds and I want to learn more about the culture. I actually first found out I liked how the language sounded by listening to some Japanese bands. However I (unfortunately) don't know much about the culture, yet, as I haven't had...
    ElyzaTheWeird ElyzaTheWeird
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    Bought myself a merriam Websters japanese to

    english dictionary online ^^ should be here by Thursday!
    jessijessi1234 jessijessi1234
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    I'm learning japanese

    and would love some help!
    strawberriiii strawberriiii
    Jan 31, 2015

    I really do. I know hiragana (but may need a

    refresher) and I know about half of katakana. Kanji scares me so much. So if there are any Japanese/English speakers, I could you your help :D ありがとございました! (Thank you!)
    Arcencielx Arcencielx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

    I'm taking Japanese in College right now.

    I love it! Any other language and I wouldn't stick with it.
    bard66 bard66
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    I'm struggling to learn Japanese.

    If there is anyone who is willing to teach, I would be so grateful :D
    animationdream1990 animationdream1990
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    I want to learn japanese not only

    because it looks like a fun language but because I plan to move there one day.
    BeefStromi BeefStromi
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014


    I want to learn Japanese for many reasons. I enjoy Japan as a whole. Though I have a mild interest in making a manga myself one day. I feel that in order to be a respectable mangaka that I should have some fluency in Japanese. I like Japan very much. It's almost a spiritual need...
    Spiderfire Spiderfire
    22-25, F
    Mar 11, 2013

    I am currently a first year university student

    in Texas in my second semester of learning beginner Japanese. It's very fun, and very difficult lol Still, I am happy and open to practice my Japanese with anyone if they would like to...
    iCaii iCaii
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    I like to learn lanugage in general,

    and now am focusing on japanese. I only know some easy phrases and kana. I also really want to travel to japan, so am planning to take a lanugage school year in japan to really learn the lanugage and explore the culture.
    Fenriis Fenriis
    18-21, T
    Jun 8, 2015


    Nior18 Nior18
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    reading subtiles distracts me from what is

    happening in the anime and cant stand looking at both
    ForeverAmity ForeverAmity
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    ただいま。Means 'I'm home.

    ' And to pronounce it is like Tadaima: Ta-dai-ma! So I'm gonna try and remember to say this when I get home from college, it isn't much yet, but it's somewhere! I hope it's right though, I got it from the website Easy Japanese. X)
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016
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