Whos willing???

@navi33 (114)
Philippines
March 21, 2009 12:36pm CST
I've just started learning Japanese. Can someone help me understand this language. I want to learn Japanese because I'm watching anime often. You can post here your messenger (windows live/yahoo) and we can talk about it. If you know Japanese and struggling in English, i can help you. Hope many people will be willing to be my pen pal .
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8 responses
21 Mar 09
I'd love to learn Japanese: I've tried a couple of times and never have the time. I get as ar as "watashi-wa Spike desu, dozo yoroshiku" and then life throws me a curve-ball! One tip: if you can find them, get hold of an old TV series from the 80s. The first episode is called "I'm Yan" (search for that text string and you might well find them somewhere online - I don't know if they're still under copyright or not). They're basic Japanese lessons and - apart from the little skits being REAAALLY tacky and dated - they're absolutely brilliant. I think there are 52 in all. Unfortunately, I left my copies in France when I moved.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 09
i saw the episodes on youtube. :)
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@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
31 Mar 09
I just wanted to say THANKS to you Spike... simply because.. I knew there was something like that but I couldn't remember the title. It has been years to find out and now - thx to you, the search has an end. Woah, I could kiss you ^^
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31 Mar 09
My pleasure, lol!
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@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 09
i love watching anime too....
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@navi33 (114)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
Sugoi desuyo. What have you watched?? are you also learning japanese??
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 09
yes i love watching manga too.... naruto, the legend of avatar, great teacher onizuka, detective conan, eyeshield 21, and many more.... yes i learn japanese from watching manga....
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• Philippines
23 Mar 09
you can also try www.livemocha.com. its a free online basic language training program. i just know a little japanese from the series and anime that i watched. but mostly, i learned from watching japanese series.
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@navi33 (114)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
Thank for the info. Ill check it as soon as im finish with my deadlines (finals Y_Y). Maybe this week.
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Konnichiwa Navi. Watashi wa kirei desu. Im also a big fan of animes and manga series. I love watching it. I learned some japanese language because of that hobby. And also my boss is japanese. Hehe. Im hearing him talks japanese everyday to the point of memorizing it. Now, I can speak and write some basic nihongo language. Its fun learning their language. Its diffucult yet exciting. Watashi mo, dai suki nihongo benkyo shite imasu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
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@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 09
oooo.... the easy way to learn japanese is from their songs too... try to listen japanese songs and download the lyrics.... from the lyrics, u can get the romanji version and english version... =)
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@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 09
hahaha if u see my profile picture, u'll gonna find out what's movie is that...
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@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
31 Mar 09
There are actually some sites out there which are very good when it comes to learning japanese. For example www.thejapanesepage.com I'm a member there since a while and it helped a lot. You can downlaod stuff for free (but there are also thing you can "buy").... check it out - it's worth to reg. if you really want to learn language. Trust me. When you know you want to learn japanese you should first think about - what do you want to learn? Do you want to be able to write? Read? Talk? Most people start with learning Hiragana, than Katakana, than grammer,....
@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
31 Mar 09
*rolling-eyes* "if you really want to learn japanese" - is actually what i wanted to write... I'm stupid xD
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@navi33 (114)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
hehehe~~ sorry bout that~ Thanks bout the site I'll check it out. I just really want to talk but if the easiest way is wlike what you said, then i will use it as a guide and hopefully it will be easier for me to learn japanese. Arigatou minna~~
• Australia
18 Jun 09
My sister also like to watch japanese anime. I always hear words like 'Dai jo bu ka?' means 'are u alright?' or 'it is ok?'. The words 'Chotto matte kudasai' or 'Matte!' is often used in japanese anime means 'Wait for me!'. Well, I am not a japanese and I am still learning that language. But I hope that helps. Believe me, when u watch japanese movie, you'll hear those words. Nihongo o benkyou shimasu, ganbatte kudasai yo!