Help with getting started...

Have a textbook or grammar book that you find particularly helpful? What about a learning tip to share with others?
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Help with getting started...

Post by lame_duck » Thu 01.05.2006 10:34 pm

Reposting this in the correct section. Sorry about the messup. >.<

I've looked over the fourms and havn't found the answers to these questions. How do I go about learning to read Japanese? Do I study Hiragana and Kanji toghter or???

About learning how to speak it, does reading and speaking go hand in hand? I mean, the way I read a sentance is the way I would say it? I've been told that Hiragana *ka, ki, ku, ke, ko, sa, shi, su, se, so, etc* is the basic sounds made in the Japanese language and Kanji is symbles for words made by Hiragana.

Sorry for such noobie questions, but I don't have much experince in Japanese AT ALL. Subbed anime is about as close as I have gotten to someone speaking it excipt for a couple of forgen friends that I really didn't wanna bother with my questions. *I hate living in the middle of nowhere sometimes.*
I\'m far from perfect, so forgive me for my faults.

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