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I was looking at the opportunity to maybe learn Japanese, and I stumbled across this website. I want to start learning Japanese to learn something new, diversify what I am learning as I don't have and won't have any english classes anymore since I am done with it in college(Finished my first year, thank *insert random divinity here*, I was graded as one of the highest in the english selection scores, yet I learned absolutely nothing from this so-called "superior" english class, in fact, I haven't been learning anything english-wise in english classes because it was so dumbed down under the level I was already), and also because it's one of the things I've been wanting to do for a while, since I'm rather interested in Japanese culture(And also in mangas and video games, of course, what did you expect?). This will be one of the biggest open-ended endeavors I will embark on(Since I am usually used to do stuff for set objectives, like exams and grades, AKA things that can bring consequences), so any advice on self-discipline would be welcome.
I've started my attempt at trying to learn Hiragana, I'm not very far in, if there's any other advice on that, it would be welcome too. I also left my contact info in my profile if anyone is interesting in talking to me.
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Glad you're here and hope you enjoy learning Japanese! As for tips regarding hiragana (and katakana), I'm finding flashcards (both paper and electronic) to be very helpful. I also found writing them helpful, especially using an app which lets me finger-write kana on my IPod.
Good luck! Seems you have an aptitude for language, so I'm sure you'll do well!
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