Where to start

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Dan167
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Where to start

Post by Dan167 » Sat 04.09.2005 11:28 am

Hey
I want to learn Japanese but I dont know where to start. Should I start by learning Hiragana, gramma, or vocabulary.
Please help
Thxs
Dan :D

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RE: Where to start

Post by Daisuke » Sat 04.09.2005 11:49 am

You should start by learning hiragana. ;)

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RE: Where to start

Post by Dan167 » Sat 04.09.2005 11:51 am

ok thanks B) I will go do that now....

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RE: Where to start

Post by Diggity » Sat 04.09.2005 12:34 pm

Yeah don't worry about anything else until you learn hiragana and katakana. After that learn a mix of grammar and everyday vocabulary... how to tell time, say where things are, and basic verbs for things you do... eat, sleep, do, write, learn...

This will at least give you the abililty to carry out a basic conversation. After that, learn whatever you think will help you next! Clay has a great site! Most of all, if you find it fun it will be MUCH easier to learn.

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RE: Where to start

Post by Kei » Sat 04.09.2005 1:12 pm

After you learn hirgana and katakana try to read everything in japanese with those characters so you practice them. Stay away from learning with roman-ji or western writing. IMO :D
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RE: Where to start

Post by Dan167 » Sat 04.09.2005 1:20 pm

Thanks everyone ive learnt some hiragana, ? was wondering if this site has a section on katakana because i cant find it.
From Dan
Ps. Kei What is Roman-ji?

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RE: Where to start

Post by Daisuke » Sat 04.09.2005 1:23 pm

romaji, is western characters. Like writing konnichiwa (romaji) instead of こんにちは (hiragana)

[EDIT]: Konnichiwa = 'Hello'
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RE: Where to start

Post by Datadog » Sat 04.09.2005 1:42 pm

I couldn't find the Katakana on this site either, but I found someplace that did.

http://www.kanjistep.com/en/online/katakanasteps/

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RE: Where to start

Post by Daisuke » Sat 04.09.2005 1:47 pm

I don't think Clay is done with the katakana pages yet. He's busy with the kanji pages.

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RE: Where to start

Post by Opgots » Sat 04.09.2005 4:03 pm

Theres a Katakana page on this site.

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarticle.php?article_id=5

Its not as in-depth as Hiragana page is though.
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RE: Where to start

Post by clay » Sat 04.09.2005 10:53 pm

Katakana will come some day... :o

But the kanji step link is very good.

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RE: Where to start

Post by Datadog » Sun 04.10.2005 3:43 am

It's not bad, but I still prefer how this site offers more information on characters and provides audio samples and tests.

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