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I don't get it,please help

I spent time about 15 mins everyday trying to study Hiragana and have no memory of it what so ever,it went through one ear and I guess I'm too frustrated to go back and try again, I really hate giving up on things I'd really like to learn. I'd like advice on how to learn a language fluently

My $8 CD rom taught me

Hiragana and katakana by doing 5 a day, but after I learned them there was a quiz combing what you learned.
For example

EX: you'd learn あいうえお first (write them maybe 10 times each while pronouncing them out loud) then after that it would have combinations for them all so you can practice reading.

EX: あい あう あえ あお ect.. for focusing on pronunciation. each lesson builds increases the difficulty

EX: after you learn あいえうえお naturaly かきくけこ is next (you do your writing) then pronunciation with even more hiragana

EX: (now that you know more hiragana put them together and say them!! even if they're not real words) あきく おけい いこう うこき ect...

I didn't plan on writing this much, and I don't want to come off like Im a expert cause I still have a lot to learn. My biggest piece of advice when it comes to Japanese is don't use characters in isolation too much, cause you will rarely find them that way.

Thank You

Yeah I was kind over-whelmed,and thank you for the suggestion I will learn that way
wish me luck

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You couldn't remember any of

You couldn't remember any of them? :( Are you trying to do them all at once and getting overwhelmed?

You should focus on 1 or 2 at a time, maybe 5... but just enough where you can remember them long enough to drill them over and over. I used the old "Japanese Learning Suite" program to drill my memory over and over until I got them down and it only took me a week or two I think to learn all the hiragana. Then I did the same for the katakana.


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