I Want to Learn Japanese

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    ismailghedamsi ismailghedamsi
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    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


    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 11, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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
    isolatedandlonely isolatedandlonely
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    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

    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 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 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
    ForeverTree ForeverTree
    13-15, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    I'm learning japanese

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

    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

    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
    ALostSiren ALostSiren
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 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

    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
    Fluffydragons Fluffydragons
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 want to date a Japanese guy My age 19-24

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

    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

    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

    Want to learn and ready to do whatever is

    necessary to speak it!! I'm serious! xD I'm planning on studying abroad in Japan for 1 year if everything goes as planned! :) I don't know what would be best. Is Japan a nice country to live in for a year? I'm wondering if I should live for 6 months or a full year... I...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 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 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

    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'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

    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


    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
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