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So...I memorized half the hiragana in one sitting.

I just need to finish up but first I'm going to go get my grape kool-aid. I can't help but wonder, though...should I bother with katakana? I mean, I've heard of people who don't formally learn it but pick it up easily...please tell me what you think in the comments.

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i agree - i learned the hiragana first and then left it a while before learning katakana. i found that i then struggled to read some books and wesites as i wasn't as good at the katakana (i still have some problems with katakana). i wish i had learned them both at the same time although the two should hopefully even out for me with time and practice.

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I learned them one after the

I learned them one after the other, but I still had trouble with katakana for a long time just because we use it so much less frequently. It'll come in time. :)

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Yes you should learn katakana

Yes you should learn katakana immediately, as soon as you are comfortable with hiragana. There are too many katakana words to count.

...and that doesn't make sense, how can you "pick up" what foreign symbols pronounce like without learning them first? >.>

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