Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

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Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Tenshi_lolli » Sat 05.10.2008 9:34 am

Konichiwa! I am English, and hoping to learn Japanese! I would really like to learn Japanese. I like learning new words, and in return I can also help you learn English if you do not know so much. I want to know how to clearly pronounce all the letters and such. It would be really cool to learn Japanese... hmm, like having a lauguage buddy! :D To demonstrate some Japanese, I will count 0 to 21. Rei, ichi, ni, san, yon, go, roku, nana, hachi, kyu, ju, ju-ichi, ju-ni, ju-san, ju-yon, ju-go, ju-roku, ju-nana, ju-hachi, ju-kyu, ni-ju, nu-ju-ichi... And I also realize that (I think it is 4 & 7) two numbers can be said in another way.

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by AJBryant » Sat 05.10.2008 4:37 pm

Welcome to the madhouse. ;)


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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Kudo Masaki » Thu 05.15.2008 8:15 pm

Yes, welcome to the place where you can learn and go mad on the way, its killed me so far. :wink:

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by aeonlight » Mon 05.26.2008 1:27 pm

haha, same here.

I'm a total noob when it comes to conversing with others in Japanese, though I did my own research into the language through all the animations, games and movies I have burried myself. The words just won't come out, I guess.

Thus I was hoping to find a way to get the "Speak Jap" switch on in my brain somehow. Help is greatly appreciated.

Dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Minna o tanobu deshita.

Did I get it correct? =/

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Mon 05.26.2008 1:36 pm

aeonlight wrote:I'm a total noob when it comes to conversing with others in Japanese, though I did my own research into the language through all the animations, games and movies I have burried myself. The words just won't come out, I guess.

Thus I was hoping to find a way to get the "Speak Jap" switch on in my brain somehow. Help is greatly appreciated.


That's not the way to learn a language -- there's no magic switch that just enables you to use everything you've seen. Beginners learn little to nothing from anime, movies, games, etc. What you have to do is get a textbook or take a class and practice, practice, practice until you're tired of practicing, and then practice some more.
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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by monkeykoder » Mon 05.26.2008 2:24 pm

After your first year of studying Japanese (unless you're really dedicated) You'll probably be able to understand only the very most commonly used words. It does take time and dedication.

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 05.26.2008 4:25 pm

aeonlight wrote:Thus I was hoping to find a way to get the "Speak Jap" switch on in my brain somehow.


I've never in my life met anyone who can speak Jap, and as far as I know nobody on this site speaks Jap either.
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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by chikara » Mon 05.26.2008 7:50 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
aeonlight wrote:Thus I was hoping to find a way to get the "Speak Jap" switch on in my brain somehow.


I've never in my life met anyone who can speak Jap, and as far as I know nobody on this site speaks Jap either.

I agree Mike-san. But then I have also never met anyone who wanted to have a conversation with a 南瓜.

Aeonlight-san, the problem you have is that the switch you are looking for in your brain is incorrectly labeled. I suggest you read the FAQ, paying particular attention to Forums item 3, before further postings on this site :)
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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by GraceyLike » Tue 05.27.2008 6:57 am

What do you mean by Speak Jap?
Speak Japanese?
I'm sure many people can ;D. Or at least, they're trying ^_^

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Harisenbon » Tue 05.27.2008 8:12 pm

GraceyLike wrote:I'm sure many people can ;D.


In fact, there's an entire country of them. ;)
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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by NathanSp » Thu 05.29.2008 12:17 am

Harisenbon wrote:
GraceyLike wrote:I'm sure many people can ;D.


In fact, there's an entire country of them. ;)


And then some!

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by chikara » Thu 05.29.2008 12:21 am

GraceyLike wrote:What do you mean by Speak Jap? .....

As previously said;

chikara wrote:........ I suggest you read the FAQ, paying particular attention to Forums item 3, before further postings on this site :)
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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by chikara » Thu 05.29.2008 12:25 am

GraceyLike wrote:What do you mean by Speak Jap?
....
I'm sure many people can ;D. Or at least, they're trying ^_^

Harisenbon wrote:In fact, there's an entire country of them. ;)

:shock: :evil:
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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Legend » Thu 05.29.2008 4:24 pm

oh well i was looking for some tips on grammar and actual writing but this just seems to be a house of jokes

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Re: Japanese Learner, anyone who could help?

Post by Sairana » Thu 05.29.2008 6:26 pm

Legend wrote:oh well i was looking for some tips on grammar and actual writing but this just seems to be a house of jokes


This is an introduction thread, we welcomed the guy and had some fun. If you have questions, make a thread of your own in the appropriate section. Although, after this display of bitterness and judgmental attitude, I imagine the number of people willing to help you out has become somewhat smaller.

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