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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby nabilahforever » Fri 01.11.2008 7:24 am

i started 4 months ago
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Krysta » Fri 01.11.2008 1:50 pm

Started in August last year so that makes 5 months.
Already learned 105 Kanji and off course the kana.
School is alot of fun now.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby furrykef » Fri 01.11.2008 3:54 pm

January 2003 was when I "officially" started, but I didn't get very far at the time. Sadly, software like Instant Immersion Japanese tends to suck. I started taking it seriously again in February 2007. I picked it back up because I felt (and still feel) that a spaced repetition system like SuperMemo will enable me to learn Japanese more easily. But I had quite a few false starts until I finally bought Heisig's RtK Vol. 1 at the end of June. I'm finally almost done with it (I have 1775 flash cards out of 2042). Then I can... start learning actual Japanese. Yay. :P

I do have a grasp of the basics of Japanese grammar, though... the way word order and particles work, the way subordinate clauses work, the basic principles of politeness, and I think I have a decent grasp of that infamous wa/ga distinction... but other than that, I'm very fuzzy on most grammatical details. So I can't really read or write any kind of "real" Japanese yet, but I'm getting there!

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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Algoze » Fri 01.11.2008 11:14 pm

06/24/07 i bought a textbook. But I didn't start studying for real until a week ago :)
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Oyaji » Sat 01.12.2008 2:29 am

Started May, 1978 (does that put me ahead or behind you Tony? ;) )

Last opened a textbook in 1991, though I still use reference books now and then. I read a Japanese newspaper most mornings, and that's always good for picking up a new word or expression here and there.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby caroline » Sat 01.12.2008 3:11 pm

Well, as old as some...,I first studied japanese for 2 years, 1983 and 1984, but it was the least important (though the only one chosen) subject and then had some other things to do that took a little more than 20 years; so I started again fall 2005...
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Hatori » Sat 01.12.2008 3:36 pm

I started in fifth grade and sort of gave up after a while... :p Trying to get back on track now.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby LustBaka » Sat 01.12.2008 9:20 pm

i started studying loosely almost 4 years ago, but really i just started doing it on a daily basis about a year ago.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Kisshu » Sat 01.12.2008 9:36 pm

Huh... I thought I already responded to this...

Well, learning, started maybe a year and a half ago... but I knew a few phrases before that.. -shudders- かわいいです!

Ooh... flashback -shudders again-
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby steellight » Mon 01.14.2008 7:50 am

i started just over a year ago, i bought loads of books on the grammer and verbs and i've got an audio dictionary. sometimes i can spend the whole day studying! but its really hard to study when there's no one there to help you. i sometimes even forget about my uni stuff since i'd much rather do my japanese studying.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Pork Chop » Tue 01.15.2008 3:48 pm

Started in 93 like harisenbon.
Dad got stationed in Okinawa, so I did too basically.
Started learning that fall, when I started my junior year of high school.
from 2002 to about 2006 I didn't use it much or pick up anything, but the rest of the time I've been making progress - actually managing to improve here in the states; especially the last 16 months.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby LustBaka » Tue 01.15.2008 8:36 pm

steellight wrote:
i started just over a year ago, i bought loads of books on the grammer and verbs and i've got an audio dictionary. sometimes i can spend the whole day studying! but its really hard to study when there's no one there to help you. i sometimes even forget about my uni stuff since i'd much rather do my japanese studying.




I'm like that too. Especially now that I'm back in school, I just want to draw and study all the time. It sucks, though, because I've got a crapload of classes to take, like german. :|
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