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New to learning Nihon go, please help?

Postby baldwinboy3 » Thu 10.12.2006 11:05 pm

Ok I am new to learning japanese but highly interested. I already learned hiragna and picked up a few words and small phrases. Now where do I go from here? I read the FAQ and it said katakana but that wont take long so i need the next step after that. where do i start for learning to speak it? I went to japan before and I loved and now I can not get enough of it.

Thanks,

James
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RE: New to learning Nihon go, please help?

Postby keatonatron » Thu 10.12.2006 11:22 pm

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Postby richvh » Thu 10.12.2006 11:24 pm

After the kana, you need to learn enough grammar to make understandable sentences, and enough vocabulary to make meaningful sentences. A good place to start is Tae Kim's grammar guide. And get into the chat and practice!
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Postby baldwinboy3 » Thu 10.12.2006 11:49 pm

Wow richvh that site is great. Thank you very much.
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Postby Infidel » Fri 10.13.2006 1:21 am

My first suggestion is to get a textbook. There is no substitute for the structured learning within a textbook.
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。
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RE: New to learning Nihon go, please help?

Postby keatonatron » Fri 10.13.2006 3:20 am

13:22
keatonatron wrote:
Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar

A god among sites.


13:24
richvh wrote:
A good place to start is Tae Kim's grammar guide.


13:49
baldwinboy3 wrote:
Wow richvh that site is great. Thank you very much.


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Postby Infidel » Fri 10.13.2006 3:37 am

Wow, what a great site! Thanks Rich.
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Postby keatonatron » Fri 10.13.2006 4:23 am

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Postby Harisenbon » Fri 10.13.2006 4:53 am

さすがリッチ!  :D
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Postby richvh » Fri 10.13.2006 6:54 am

keatonatron wrote:
Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar

A god among sites.

本当に神のようなサイトです。いつまでもありがとうございます、keatさん。

There. Feel better?
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Postby keatonatron » Fri 10.13.2006 12:03 pm

Yes! :D :D
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Postby Gogs » Fri 10.13.2006 1:28 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar

A god among sites.


I downloaded the Zip file on the site and my Virus Checker popped up saying it had a virus!!! And I was at work as well :o
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RE: New to learning Nihon go, please help?

Postby paul_b » Fri 10.13.2006 1:37 pm

Gogs wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar

A god among sites.


I downloaded the Zip file on the site and my Virus Checker popped up saying it had a virus!!! And I was at work as well :o

I think your workplace and / or virus checker is screwy. I just downloaded and checked it and there wasn't anything even slightly dubious in there.
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RE: New to learning Nihon go, please help?

Postby Gogs » Fri 10.13.2006 1:40 pm

Thanks

I'll download it at home.

And yes........ my workplace is definitley screwy :D
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Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 10.13.2006 1:55 pm

by the way, nice link Rich. I don't know why keatonatron is getting upset.. he just copied your link and chagned it around some.. rofl :o of course i jest..
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