Learning Order

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Taseea_Bat
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Learning Order

Post by Taseea_Bat » Mon 07.11.2005 11:06 am

Hi!
I'm kinda new to learning Japanese (althought I know some vocab and hiragana). I was wondering what the best order to learn things in was.
I wanted to know quite early on so that I could start learning right away knowing I'm not making a mistake.

Thanks in advance.
Taseea xx
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RE: Learning Order

Post by james_scoltock » Mon 07.11.2005 12:34 pm

Learn hiragana first, then katakana and after that start on some Kanji...
That's the way my teacher went oabout it anyway.

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RE: Learning Order

Post by kydancer0123 » Mon 07.11.2005 1:57 pm

Konnichiwa!
Well, what I did was learn all hiragana first and made sure I knew them all, then started Katakana. While I was doing Katakana, I also did Grammar and Vocabulary because Clay hasn't gotten around to posting all the Katakana lessons yet. I am pretty sure of myself in Hiragana and I still study them to make sure I don't forget. I find this the most effective way. I also wrote out the Hiragana and Katakana 100 times on a sheet of paper! So I'd say ask Clay, and he will point out the best way to go about things. Good luck!;)
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RE: Learning Order

Post by Taseea_Bat » Tue 07.12.2005 9:47 am

Doumo arigatou gozaimasu!Thank you all so much. you've all helped a lot.
I know exactly what i'm going to do now! Yupee!

thnx again
luv Taseea xx

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RE: Learning Order

Post by jinksys » Tue 07.12.2005 11:21 am

I would start learning hiragana and kanji, then start katakana.
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RE: Learning Order

Post by Harisenbon » Tue 07.12.2005 6:49 pm

jinksys wrote:
I would start learning hiragana and kanji, then start katakana.


Umm. why?

Katakana is arguably the most useful of the alphabets for foreginers, as almost all katakana words are foreign words.

And there are about 500 times more kanji than katakana.

Or were you joking?:D
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RE: Learning Order

Post by kydancer0123 » Wed 07.13.2005 12:52 am

Harisenbon wrote:
jinksys wrote:
I would start learning hiragana and kanji, then start katakana.


Umm. why?

Katakana is arguably the most useful of the alphabets for foreginers, as almost all katakana words are foreign words.

And there are about 500 times more kanji than katakana.

Or were you joking?:D

Hmmmmm, I agree. The Kana should be learned first; it helps alot more and it seems to me that you make progress faster than with Kanji (because it is more difficult).

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