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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby everdream » Tue 01.08.2008 12:38 pm

for about 1 and a half yesrs to 2 years, I have been interested, I learnt the very basics, but went about it the wrong way.
Seriously, I have been ding it for about 3 months.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby spin13 » Tue 01.08.2008 1:40 pm

I started (intently) studying Japanese about three weeks ago when I noticed that one of my neighbors sometimes leaves her blinds open. My preferred method is binoculars and smooth jazz. So far my study has turned up only a handful of results.

And I don't know what everybody keeps talking about textbooks for...
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby asfalios » Tue 01.08.2008 1:53 pm

End of 2001 for me with YesJapan.com.
Now private lessons once a week with a native speaker.
Still lower intermediate though. 600 kanji.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Adriano » Tue 01.08.2008 2:16 pm

NocturnalOcean wrote:
I started 2 years ago, so that makes it two years.

I really wonder though why make a thread like this, where the information that will be presented is absolutely useless.


だからJapanese general discussionに投稿したんでしょ?
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 01.08.2008 2:21 pm

NocturnalOcean wrote:
I started 2 years ago, so that makes it two years.

I really wonder though why make a thread like this, where the information that will be presented is absolutely useless.


it's called an epeen measuring contest.. you know.. whip it out, and see who's is biggest..
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby yukamina » Tue 01.08.2008 3:15 pm

I hate to say it, but about 6 years, off and on. The first 2 were regurgitated over a 3 year span when I took real classes. I got really serious and made more progress starting 4 months ago(sick of being a beginner for so long >_<). No more off periods now.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Orcrist » Tue 01.08.2008 4:54 pm

spin13 wrote:
I started (intently) studying Japanese about three weeks ago when I noticed that one of my neighbors sometimes leaves her blinds open. My preferred method is binoculars and smooth jazz. So far my study has turned up only a handful of results.

And I don't know what everybody keeps talking about textbooks for...


! :D

I started this September, nothing serious yet. However just 7 more weeks and I'll start my study more serious in Japan tho! B)
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby HarajukuxBoy » Tue 01.08.2008 5:30 pm

I started studying around mid-2006. But I have been consistently studying since last year.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Majik4ever » Tue 01.08.2008 8:10 pm

Hmm...
About ten months.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby DaemonForce » Tue 01.08.2008 8:11 pm

I started a few months ago. Two weeks ago everything I learned finally began to hold a great deal of meaning. I have the hiragana and katakana down. I need to learn numbers and kanji. Somewhere in the middle of this I need to make use of what I already know.

I like books. Visual novels on the Nintendo DS are good too. =/
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby tōkai devotee » Tue 01.08.2008 8:34 pm

I started learning Japanese in Feb 1980. Wow! What a long time ago!! That's before a lot of you people were born!!
I first went to Japan in Spring 1988, and went back many times in the 90's. I was pretty good at the language back then, but since 1998, I've been back here and I haven't used Japanese much, except to write letters. I write much better than I could speak Japanese, but if I went back to Japan, (and I wish I could real soon!!) I'm sure it'd come back to me fairly quickly. I'm trying to get back into studying it now.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 01.08.2008 8:57 pm

1993, from the first year of High School.
Studied for a year in College, and did a year abroad.
Studied with a private tutor for a year before moving to Japan.
Still take classes every Tuesday to work on my translation and interpretation skills.
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby Miyu-rin » Tue 01.08.2008 10:15 pm

Around September 2006, so that makes it around two years! :D

でも、 私は まだまだだ よ。。。 .__.;;
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby chikara » Tue 01.08.2008 10:29 pm

July 2004, you do the maths ;)
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RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Postby hungryhotei » Tue 01.08.2008 10:43 pm

Since everyone else is doing it too... I started in December 2004.
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