Why are you learning Japanese?

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Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by somenube » Fri 06.13.2008 12:58 am

I am writing a speech on why someone should decide to learn Japanese over other languages. I wanted to see other people's point of view on this so...
Why are you learning Japanese and why is it important to learn (for you)?
1. I am learning Japanese because it is challenging and entertaining, you could say it is a hobby. It is also very pretty to look at! :P I might go into linguistics and Japanese would be very helpful because it is so different from English.
2. Japanese is important to learn because it gives me something to do with my time. Spanish would take 8 months before I would become bored. Japanese has 3 writing systems and doesn't seem to ever get boring. Also, I like to read manga, watch anime and play video games; Japanese helps me engross me in those things.

thanks :D

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by Sairana » Fri 06.13.2008 1:05 am

For your viewing pleasure, I present.... This Thread! (dun da daaa!)

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by spin13 » Fri 06.13.2008 1:06 am

I'm learning Japanese so that I have a reason to come to a forum like this. It's ever so enchanting to meet people who ask the exact same question that has been answered 800 times over only three threads down from the top of the very same page. Thank you for making this a fulfilling experience.

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by somenube » Fri 06.13.2008 1:10 am

:cry: :oops: Sorry I will delete this thread. *head hangs low*
then again what do you expect from some nube anyways?

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by Sairana » Fri 06.13.2008 1:12 am

Try as you might, you can't delete a whole thread. You'll just leave me and Spin looking like we're promoting the other thread....

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by Wakannai » Fri 06.13.2008 1:17 am

it happens. We are all friends here so we rib on each other a bit, don't take it too hard. As long as you learn from your mistakes it's all good.

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by chikara » Fri 06.13.2008 1:21 am

Sairana wrote:For your viewing pleasure, I present.... This Thread! (dun da daaa!)

I saw this thread and was about to point out that other thread also. I guess a thread with over 800 posts would be fairly difficult to spot :wink:

From How To Ask a Question in the FAQ;
.... If you want to ask a question -- especially if you are new -- check the FAQ and do a search first to see if it has come up and been answered already. .....
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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by Blizzard » Sun 06.29.2008 3:30 pm

Im learning japanese b/c i love to draw and want to move to japan to become a manga artist after i grad from cooledge.

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by richvh » Sun 06.29.2008 4:23 pm

News flash - the chances of a foreigner becoming a successful manga artist in Japan are several orders of magnitude worse than becoming a successful comic book/strip artist in one's own country.
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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by AJBryant » Sun 06.29.2008 5:34 pm

Blizzard wrote:Im learning japanese b/c i love to draw and want to move to japan to become a manga artist after i grad from cooledge.


I recommend learning English first, and then maybe Japanese.


Tony

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by kanadajin » Mon 06.30.2008 10:12 am

AJBryant wrote:
Blizzard wrote:Im learning japanese b/c i love to draw and want to move to japan to become a manga artist after i grad from cooledge.


I recommend learning English first, and then maybe Japanese.


Tony


LMAO, oh god. You crack me up.

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Re: Why are you learning Japanese?

Post by ryuubu » Sat 08.16.2008 12:20 am

Now now children, play nice.

I'm in it for the ladies. There. I said it.

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