Who wants to learn Japanese?

United States
March 25, 2008 10:43am CST
I've heard more and more about people wanting to learn Japanese... That it has sparked my interest. So, is there anyone else who would like to learn it as well? I want to stay in touch and keep up the learning!
7 responses
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I'm learning it slowly but surely. Absorbing some of the culture also helps too (anime/subbed and dramas for the win, plus history). There was another discussion like this Becca and if you use the search bar you may find it. If I come across it again I'll post it here. "Minasa! Ganbatte yo!" "Daijobu, boku wa ganbata masu."
• United States
26 Mar 08
ah, what did that mean? if you write something in that language let me know what it means in english! lol! :)
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
26 Mar 08
"Eh? Nani?" "Ah!" (*lovingly chuckles a bit*) "Gomen, gomen, gomen!" "Kedo na... watashi, jisshisuru Nihongo...sukoshi dake" "Sumimasen. Kono wa shuukan. (still chuckles) "Chotto matte kudasai" [i]Hey what? Ah! Sorry, sorry, sorry! But you know... I was practicing Japanese... a bit. Excuse me. Its a habit. Wait a moment.[/i] The sentences in my first response were: "Everyone do your best" (refering to learning the language) This can be a statement of general encouragement too. "I'll do my best. (I forgot to add 'mo' so that it would be: I'll do my best too. Instead I got: I am doing my best. Should have been "boku mo ganbata"). Course I'm still refining the technique =)
@rovian (1927)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I want to learn Japanese and I'm currently taking lessons from a tutor though email. If you want, I can give you a link to his website. It will cost $45 USD for 40 lessons but the first two are on his site and are free, plus he will send you review lessons after two or so to make sure you are leaning.
• United States
25 Mar 08
Is learning it online as effective as learning it through an actual person though? I take quite a few online college classes and the effectiveness of learning online via email seems to vary from actual in-class teaching.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
25 Mar 08
It may not do a lot to help with the listening part, even if some lessons include an audio file, but these lessons can help to understand writing, and forming a sentence. They are basic lessons. When I make mistakes, I get the lesson back to fix them.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
I learned Japanese when I was in Japan.
• United States
26 Mar 08
I'm glad you got that opportunity to go there.. but for people like myself, I dont have that option lol. not as of right now anyways, or for awhile down the road.
@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
12 Aug 15
I have studied Japanese for 3 years and I'm currently living in Japan. Although my Japanese isn't perfect, I can get by with it. Japanese is a beautiful language and I'm always looking to learn more. I would highly recommend anyone who's interested in Japanese culture to study Japanese.
@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 08
I love languages although I speak none fluently apart from my native English! The first language I would love to learn is Spanish as my brother lives in Spain and I can think of no languages that I wouldn't like to learn as I find them fascinating - Japanese is quite intriguing! xxx
25 Mar 08
BGSU Firelands teaches Mandarin Chinese (not Japanese but close) for like $50 and you meet every Friday night for like an HOUR!!! Just a thought!
• United States
25 Mar 08
I think the increase in the popularity of the Japanese language is most likely due to our countries increase in acceptance of their pop culture. Things like having Iron Chef, anime cartoons, those weird japanese game shows on SpikeTV, and emo kids who are wayy too into drawing anime and generally just want to turn Japanese. But regardless, it would be neat to learn, let me know if you find anything. I think Im ordering the RosettaStone for Italian sometime this week.