how to start a new language learning?

@jpbird (25)
China
June 3, 2007 12:14pm CST
Recently i want to learn Japanese,but i donnot know what should i learn from the beginning.Grammar?Audition? or Words?
3 responses
@franziska (411)
• Italy
4 Jun 07
I think you should learn first some words and then the grammar. The other things come after. Anyway I don't think it will be easy to learn Japanese (but I think it's easier then chinese)
@jpbird (25)
• China
5 Jun 07
Thanks for expressing ur views.I so agree Japanese is hard to learn.it has vast words and its boring to write the complicated letters.Japanese is combined by native glossary,fonts of Chinese and pronunciation of English.That will be a lengthy process to master it.
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
3 Jun 07
Generally I suggest, for who wants to learn a new language, to start from some words of the daily life. For example: hello, good morning, good evening, etc. In a second moment we must learn how to use these words, so we must learn the grammar.
@jpbird (25)
• China
3 Jun 07
Thanks for ur post and thanks for the advice.That't how i learned english,but even by now,i am poorly in speaking ang listening for the lack of circumstance of communication.i want to promote these ability during studing Japanese.The former method disappointed me.I need a more effective and direct one.
@anniie (62)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
Well, I'm glad to hear you're planning on learning a new language. Recently I took a Japanese class which taught the basics of words and grammar. I suggest learning a few simple words and then learning grammar, that way you can use both words and grammar into your sentences and sayings. Japanese is a really neat language to learn. Good luck learning it!