What is the best and fastest way to learn Japanese?

December 29, 2008 by admin 

I am a U.S. citizen and I have a Japanese fiance. She speaks fluent English but her family only speaks Japanese and I would like to communicate with them as well as be able to have an additional language skill for possible future employment requiring it.

Without going to Japan, what is the best way to learn a foreign language? Any resources, tips, programs would be most effective. I am only interested in conversational Japanese now.

Get your fiancee to stop speaking to you in English. Pick up a good dictionary (I like Random House's as a beginner dictionary) and get in the habit of using the words that are necessary in daily life. You'll learn a lot of Japanese very quickly that way.

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7 Responses to “What is the best and fastest way to learn Japanese?”

  1. fairly smart on December 29th, 2008 8:40 pm

    Rosetta Stone has good programs…
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  2. xrionx on December 29th, 2008 9:15 pm

    take Pimsleurs Japanese 1, then 2. It is amazing! I learned it so fast. It teaches you the same way a child learns, by listening and then repeating small blocks of phrases and words. you not only learn the language, but you get the proper accent as well. There are no books necessary. good luck!! (i learned while commuting to work)
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  3. Louise Smith on December 29th, 2008 9:48 pm

    The best and fastest way to learn Japanese is to buy some computer software that teaches you how to speak fluent Japanese. This software will have you speaking and writing fluent Japanese in no time.
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  4. Taro Shinsei on December 29th, 2008 10:23 pm

    Get your fiancee to stop speaking to you in English. Pick up a good dictionary (I like Random House's as a beginner dictionary) and get in the habit of using the words that are necessary in daily life. You'll learn a lot of Japanese very quickly that way.
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  5. miramira on December 29th, 2008 10:51 pm

    It's so wonderful that you want to learn to speak the language of your fiance. At any bookstore there is a section on foreign language. There are cd's that you can listen to in the car or in your free time. Also, there are sometimes languages classes that are offered through the school system or parks and recreation in your area. It's worth a try. Good luck to you.
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  6. sis on December 29th, 2008 11:41 pm

    The best and fastest way is asking your fiancee to talk to you in Japanese. It will be hard for a while, but at the end you will master the language orally. Practice makes perfect.
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  7. krm29619 on December 30th, 2008 12:06 am

    No need to worry she can teach you faster than any other source..
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