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February 14, 2012 4:29pm
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I'm wanting to take a 3rd language, and I found a fancy with Japanese. Since there are no Japanese language classes in my High School I was wanting to take an online course/class. I found a site that had common words and phrases (They were in words and symbols, so I went to Google Translate and learn how to pronounce them).

But I'm looking for something more, reliable? Any help?

Thank you WrathWaffleWarrior, spooon, L1LShadow, JEFFY40HANDS, jhoijhoi and palzm for the sigs :3
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http://www.freejapaneselessons.com

Best I can give you that's at hand. Not sure about how good it is.

I myself am planning on learning from a book I have, and Wintermond is currently attending a class to learn Japanese.
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Is there one for words? Like "Watashi no namae wa..." for "My name is...", instead of symbols.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Lugignaf » February 14, 2012 6:59pm | Report
Just learn to read it.
It's not that difficult until you get to the Kun and On readings of the Kanji. :P

EDIT: Good lord that site is terrible for learning other than the basic basics.


Thank you to jhoijhoi for the sig, and all the dividers in the guide.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Yukimaru » February 15, 2012 5:21am | Report
If u have money, get rocket Japanese, it's da best, everyone who tells you Rosetta Stone has no clue, Rosetta Stone is a horrible program because grown up are learning different then babys.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wintermond » February 15, 2012 5:29am | Report
If you have the opportunity to visit a class nearby(Outside of school) to learn Japanese, do it. You learn much better in a class than from self-studying.

Otherwise, search for good self-teaching books. I'd rather have a book than something from the internet.

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Well I found a two books from my School Library. I chose the one I got because it had the symbols, how many strokes it has, the meaning and all that. But the book was presupposed that you read the JAPANESE LANGUAGE PATTERNS book and learned about grammar. Which was... the other book I had to choose from. This book I have talks about Kanji.

I can't take a class because I do not have time for it with schoolwork, daily chores that seem to be a necessity, and me being with my father half of the time in two different towns.

So for right now I am teaching myself from this book, learning the symbols and meanings. Not knowing how to pronounce anything due to the fact that I don't understand anything.

Like:
___________
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| SYMBOL |
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|_________|


KOO* OO*
ki 'yellow'

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Psychofrench » February 15, 2012 4:13pm | Report
I took Japanese in College for fun. The basics are relatively easy, once you know the characters and their meanings. I'm not gonna lie, that was over 10 years ago, I forgot everything. The only difficulty at first is gonna be the grammatical structure which is entirely different from English (Or French since I'm French) and somewhat backward compared to what you know. But it was fun, and surely easier than other Asian languages, even though they do use a large number of Chinese ideograms. Good luck, though.
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バスはどこですか。
Sig courtesy of GrandmasterD. Go get your own sig from them. :D
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