Im trying to learn japanese does anyone have any suggestions?

December 29, 2008 by admin 

Ive been trying to learn japanese, because Im going to be taking a trip to japan in a few months. Ive been using the books and CD’s but nothing has worked out to well, does anyone have any suggestions on the best ways to learn the language? I want to learn as much as i can and maybe someday be fluant.

you have to learn a foreign language as you learned your mother one but how can you do that? first at all you must be surrounded by it. You need to hear it all the time, on the radio, on the tv, read it in the newspapers etc even if you don’t understand it. But this all helps in pronunciation and correct word order then learn the structure grammatical of the language but not focus on it just the basic and the second try to speak japanese continually even if you don’t speak correctly then you speak on the right way it’ll help you to speak fluently, so you have to understand you are a baby in this case at the beginning you have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk.
That’s it good luck

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5 Responses to “Im trying to learn japanese does anyone have any suggestions?”

  1. Iochi T on December 29th, 2008 8:27 pm

    repetition and practicing with somebody who is a native
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  2. Charles R on December 29th, 2008 9:06 pm

    1 Get away from romanji and learn hiragana and katakana. The books by Heisig will teach you hiragana and katakan with just a couple of hours each.

    #2 For audio preparation in the month that you have. the Pimsleur intro set for was the very best audio set for the money back when I was studying.

    #3 The best book to study is Japanese for Busy People – Kana Version

    #4 Japanese language for men is different that for women but you can avoid hose differences by using the polite forms of verbs and avoiding gender slang. An example is that watashi わたし is the polite form for “I”, whereas ‘ore’ おれ is a male form and ‘atashi’ あたし  is a female form. If you stick to watashi then no problem.

    See links below and good luck.
    References :
    http://www.amazon.com/Remembering-Hiragana-Complete-Yourself-Syllabary/dp/0870407651/

    http://www.amazon.com/Remembering-Katakana-Helmut-Morsbach/dp/0870408607/

    http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Understand-Pimsleur-Language-Programs/dp/0743533887/

    http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Busy-People-I-Version/dp/4770030096/

  3. Wolf on December 29th, 2008 9:16 pm

    you have to learn a foreign language as you learned your mother one but how can you do that? first at all you must be surrounded by it. You need to hear it all the time, on the radio, on the tv, read it in the newspapers etc even if you don’t understand it. But this all helps in pronunciation and correct word order then learn the structure grammatical of the language but not focus on it just the basic and the second try to speak japanese continually even if you don’t speak correctly then you speak on the right way it’ll help you to speak fluently, so you have to understand you are a baby in this case at the beginning you have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk.
    That’s it good luck
    References :
    My experience

  4. Raichu on December 29th, 2008 9:53 pm

    If you first language is a European language, then you may find Japanese quite a challenge. How you approach it depends on your goals. If you want to just get buy in a short trip, then I suggest get a phrase book or something to help you through. If, however, you want to become fluent, then it is a long road that requires patience and dedication.

    There are many points of view on how to learn Japanese. Different ways work best for different people depending on your talents and opportunities. Here are some web sites that might help you.

    Understanding the grammar: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/
    Very important if you are to make sense of anything you read. A lot of courses don’t explain grammar properly and without it I don’t think you can really learn Japanese.

    Many people have suggested starting off by learning the written character set. See if it works for you. You can join this forum and ask for help: http://forum.koohii.com/

    A free online spaced repetition system is available at
    http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/khatzumemo/
    but first read about one guy’s experience at http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/
    Spaced repetition is a very useful technique for helping you memorize what you learn with the minimum of effort. It will do wonders for your vocabulary and comprehension.

    Once you are at the point where you can start writing sentences, you can get free help from native speakers at: http://lang-8.com/
    This site also allows you to help people who are learning your language in exchange for their kindness in helping you learn Japanese.

    I hope this has been useful. If you think there are specific aspects of the language that are stopping you learn, then send me a message, or ask at forum.koohii.com (they’re a great bunch).
    References :

  5. Martin M. on December 29th, 2008 10:34 pm

    This is excellent to improve your japanese

    http://consumer-expert.com/learn_japanese_courses_reviews.html

    regards,
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