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Old 03.12.2012, 21:49
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Good tipps for learning japanese?

Hi everyone! Konbanwa!

Has anyone a good tipps for learning japanese? I've searched "japanese language" on youtube so many times already..

ps: i know a little bit of japanese..

Arigatou! Many thanks!
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Old 03.12.2012, 22:03
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Re: Good tipps for learning japanese?

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Old 03.12.2012, 23:04
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Re: Good tipps for learning japanese?

I strongly suggest not taking an intensive course. I made the mistake of taking an intensive Japanese course once, thinking it would help me with my studies in Asian Art History.

I lasted one week.

The teacher expected us to learn and memorize a huge amount of kanji in just two days. Finally, I gave up.

Hope you have a better experience than I did!
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Old 03.12.2012, 23:46
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Re: Good tipps for learning japanese?

As a beginner you shouldn't be learning kanji. Hiragana would be a good start with some katakana thrown in.

This was he book we used to learn Japanese is Japan. I thought it wasn't bad at all:

http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Busy-.../dp/4770018827
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Re: Good tipps for learning japanese?

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I strongly suggest not taking an intensive course. I made the mistake of taking an intensive Japanese course once, thinking it would help me with my studies in Asian Art History.

I lasted one week.

The teacher expected us to learn and memorize a huge amount of kanji in just two days. Finally, I gave up.

Hope you have a better experience than I did!
Carrie: what you tried is amazing...even though I don't think I would have lasted even that one week, you know? I really love kanjis, but I am definitely a slow-moving person..
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Old 04.12.2012, 00:23
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Re: Good tipps for learning japanese?

Brave you deciding to learn Japanese. I'd love too, but it's too hard for me... It's supposed to be equivalent to learning three "easy" languages.

Have you had a look at:

http://livemocha.com/

It's free and really fun - there's a choice of 37 languages. I'm using it to revive my rusty Swedish.

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Re: Good tipps for learning japanese?

Very steep learning curve.

You don't need a teacher to learn the hiragana and katakana alphabets.. there are lots of apps to help that and it's a learn by rote exercise.

I found quite a lot of Internet and YouTube resources. What were you hoping to find that you could not. Genki Japan site could be a good place to start.
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