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What is the best way to begin studying Japanese?
Mar 23, 2008 4:08 AM
Answers · 3
I'd say learn hiragana and katakana first, then pick up a textbook and begin slogging through some basic vocabulary and grammar so that you can have the accomplishment of understanding some basic sentences. =) Since Japanese grammar is so different (I think, at least) from English grammar, just jumping in to the difficult stuff and hoping to make sense of idioms and whatnot can be disheartening. But yeah, listening to J-pop, J-rock, J-rap, or whatever floats your boat, is a great way to get accustomed to the language's sounds and rhythm. And don't give up! It can get downright frustrating at times. =)
March 25, 2008
Watch anime with japanese dubs and english subs and learn their alphabets (katakana and hiragana - totally 90 signs witout combinations). EN-JP phraseboks are also useful.
March 25, 2008
March 23, 2008
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish