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konbanwa there are many reasons why I want to learn nihongo but the biggest reason is that it is something that I have wanted to do for years.
That's very tautological; good for you!
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Plus I just love the language. The way it sounds, the way its written.
I haven't found much that i dislike about Japan and its culture.
Except sushi, i don't like fish that much, but I'll give it a try once.
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I love Asia. Japanese was my first, and since I love almost everything to do with Japan, I'm sure I'll stick with it. I'm going to try Korean next, and MAYBE Chinese...Not sure about it yet, though.
(I also flipped out when we went to Six Flags yesterday. Everytime we passed an Asian person I said, "Ooh, lookit the Asians. Ooh, isn't that girl so cute???" XD I got in trouble. XD And my sister had a play there, there were two Asians in it, I could barely pay attention for trying to figure out who was who. XD *gets shot*)
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And, to be a bit egotistical, I can boast to the anime nerds at school that I can write in Hiragana. Might not be a big accomplishment, but to them, they'd think it was the most awesome thing in the world even if it translated to babbling.
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2) I've thought about learning it for some time, but never really got around to it until the past few years.
3) I'm learning Korean, so it could be argued that learning Japanese is a logical extension.
4) It would be helpful for my business.
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1) At work, we have many guests who come to the states from Japan. I want to be able to understand and help them when needed.
2) When I was a young girl I used to go to the Sanrio store and read the Kanji on all of the products. Ever since the first day I walked into a Sanrio store, I wanted to learn.
3) I watch a lot of Japanese movies, dramas, and Anime. It would help me a lot to learn the language in case the translations are way off.
4) I also listen to various Japanese pop groups and I want to be able to sing along to the lyrics.
13 years ago, I signed up for Japanese in my sophomore year in high school. I was so excited and geared to learn the language. Then I get the annoying and displeasing news that the school system dropped the Japanese program in the city. I could have started back then but I did not have the resources to be able to begin to learn and now I do.
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* I like learning languages, as it is a portal to understanding culture. I'm currently learning German, as well (slow going in this too =_=).
* I watch quite a lot of Asian media (drama, movies, etc.) and specifically, anime and manga. I would like to be able to understand what is being said / written, myself. ^_^
* I'm interested in learning more about the culture of Japan (stuff like samurais and bushido, origami, furoshiki, etc.) And of course, the food! Bento boxes ftw!~
* Written Japanese has a minimal prettiness to it. I would like to do some Japanese calligraphy someday. ^_^
* I've always liked a challenge and learning this language is something I've wanted to do for years.
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