How long does it take to learn the basics of Japanese or Spanish?

December 29, 2008 by admin · 10 Comments 

Hi, I would really like to learn Japanese and Spanish. I was wondering which one it would be better to learn first. I don't want to get them confused or slow my progress in either one, but I'm also impatient and want to study them both. How long do you think it would take to learn enough of Japanese or Spanish that I could begin studying the other without getting too slowed down? Thank you!

It really depends on your motivation, interest and practicality of language use. If you live in an area of the world where Spanish is spoken and you can watch t.v. or listen to Spanish music, then you may want to learn Spanish because it it will be easier to meet native speakers and practice the language. The same would go for Japanese.

English is a combination of Germanic structure and Latin-derived vocabulary. Spanish is a Romance (Latin-based) language, so you will find similarities while learning it. They also use the same alphabet as we do (with the addition of several letters), so learning to read it is not as difficult as say Russian or Greek would be.

Japanese is an Asian language that actually has three writing forms, kanji, katagana and hiragana that each have different characters that need to be memorized that represent different parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.). They also use romaji, the Roman alphabet to write Japanese using our alphabet (tsunami, sake, sushi, etc.).

I suggest becoming fluent in one of the two as you can easily get confused if you try the two before you've mastered one, then tackling the third. You might want to do Spanish first, as it will be more similar to English, then Japanese.

Good luck!

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Rosetta Stone Language Software – Japanese

September 9, 2008 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Rosetta Stone Language Software - Japanese

Foreign language learning with Rosetta Stone includes everything you need to begin learning a new language—from grammar and vocabulary to basic sentence structure. ItA??s the foundation upon which your language-learning journey begins. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping, and much more. Level 2 builds a foundation and helps you navigate your surroundings. Begin learning fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure, from greetings and introductions to simple questions and their answers. In Level 3 you will reach an advanced level of competence where you will learn to share your ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk in detail about everyday life; your work, current events and much more.All levels includes Audio Companion TM CDs to reinforce your language learning anytime any place.Included is a USB microphone headset that allows you to listen

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August 18, 2008 by admin · Leave a Comment 


TeLL me More Japanese language learning software (Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced), 300 hours of Japanese learning, 1,500 exercises, 21 activities, and 8,000 word audio glossary. System Requirements: PC or compatible: Pentium, Windows 95/98, 16 MB RAM, 90 MB available on hard disk,

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July 12, 2008 by admin · Leave a Comment 


Meetings in Mito? Holiday on Hokkaido? From Kitami to Kyoto, now you can join the conversation with Instant Immersion Japanese v2.0 on CD-ROM. The personalized software learning system, Instant Immersion Japanese v2.0 offers beginning and pre-intermediate- level lessons in Japanese by providing a

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What is the best way to learn Japanese? I want to learn the language and any sites or such would be helpful?

June 12, 2008 by admin · 2 Comments 

Also, how long does it take to learn Conversational Japanese? I am interested in learning Hiragana, Katakana,and conversational Japanese.

Could be very easy ; if you do that :
1- learn it as quickly as possibe ( I mean age ) .
2- Go learn it in the country of the language . ( lonely ) .
3- read newspaper ; daily .
4- watch Tv .
5- talk with people ; all times ( No shame ) .
But you must know that a language depend on 2 things :
1-Skill 2-love .

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What is the easiest way to learn japanese?

April 7, 2008 by admin · 5 Comments 

i am trying to learn japanese since i am going (hopefully lol) in two years. i already know some vocab (phrases/honorifics)and some hirigana. isthere any tips you have for me? also is it completely nessesary to learn kanji or would i be ok if i dont really know any kanji? thanks =] =]

You need to take a course
Japanese is impossible to learn on your own
Its good you can read hiragana and have some vocab, its a good base. You will need to learn katakana, its not hard and its extremely helpful.
If you are intending to study it two years, learn basic Kanji. Some Kanji are really really easy, and you will see them all the time. I believe its something like the first 300 kanji represent 50% of the appearences of kanji, so learning the easy ones will help you ALOT. You will see tonnes of kanji in japan.

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