What is the easiest way to learn japanese?

April 7, 2008 by admin 

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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5 Responses to “What is the easiest way to learn japanese?”

  1. arun a on January 5th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Eat a lot of Sushi!
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  2. ladyfaedra on January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm

    You could always try the For Dummies Series. There is a Japanese for Dummies.

    Good Luck on that.
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    i browsed through it at a friends house for a bit out of curiosity.

  3. Mermaid 美しい人魚の女の子 on January 5th, 2009 10:11 pm

    There is one secret site that I know of that teaches great Japanese but I can't let everyone find out so I will email it to you.
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  4. Per Anders D on January 5th, 2009 10:59 pm

    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.
    References :

  5. Mo on January 5th, 2009 11:33 pm

    You can take courses and study the language, but i think the easiest way to learn japanese is to go to japan for a while. when i went to japan for two weeks, i came back knowing so much about the language.
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    I am Japanese.

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