Richard
Konnichiwa

 Hello everyone! 

 

I'm going to visit japan next year so I need help with understanding the language a bit more(like properly use it in sentences and stuff). I atleast want to be able to ask for directions or other random things. But overall, I have been wanting to learn another language and japanese is top of my list while korean is second. ^_^

 

There are words I already know like

konnichiwa = Hello

Konbanwa = good Evening 

Ohayo = Good Morning

watashi namae desu ka? = Whats your name?(i Think this it what it means)

ittadakimasu = Time to eat(right?)

ghoushou = Thank you for the Food(I think this is wrong-_-)

ichi = 1

ni = 2

san = 3

ji = 4 (I can only go up to four.)

baka = stupid

akuma = monster

aho = dumbass/stupid

tou-san = father

kaa-san = mother

nee-san = sister

aniki = big brother (What's the difference between aniki and nii-san?)

urusai = shut up

 

and I have a lot more words but its all jumbled up in my brain -_-

I want to learn the language properly but I dont know how to properly start. Most tutorials online just go through the words and make me repeat saying them. If you have learned japanese and are able to properly converse with someone, what type of excersizes did you do?

A lot of people say watch japanese drama or anime and you will get the hang of it. I probably watched all the anime and j-drama thats out there so much it makes me want to live in Japan permanently. 

 

Nov 30, 2015 12:24 AM
Comments · 3
I am native so IDK but this site helps you read/learn Japanese.  You read the news in Japanese but it breaks it down for you. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/
November 30, 2015

Depends what you want to do with the language. Learning a language to learn it verses learning a language to go on a vacation are two different things. How much you want to learn is important. Do you want to read signs? Do you just want to know common questions and phrases for getting by? Do you want to be able to describe things and feelings? Do you just want to learn how to speak to people or do you also want to know how to read?

 

You will need to know hiragana, katakana and as well has some kanji and you should be able to read basic signs, sentences, as well as make your own. Those three are the componets of the written language. Learning the basic grammar should be enough to get by, I recomend praciting the words and grammar you learn by writing your own sentences and converse with a japanese speaker. Flash cards are useful too, however they can get impractical if you know over 1000 words. When you just learn the word, you quickly forget it if you don't use it.

I learned the basic stuff like asking for directions and introducing myself early on. I can help you with those topics, message me you like. Good luck!

November 30, 2015

Thank  you! Those are very important information! I'll start learning Hiragana and Katakana first.

November 30, 2015