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Genki textbook review (Japanese resource)

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A great review for people who want to learn Japanese and who are considering using the Genki textbook to do so.

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Genki textbooks

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

I never learned using Genki :/ I wonder if Genki 2 will help already intermediate learners?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovescience

One second ago this wasn't here...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_ava_a24

Japanese always confused me! How are you supposed to READ it??????

2 years ago

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Just like learning the English alphabet, you learn the writing styles :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hakim747
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Just like learning the English alphabet? Awww. It is so hard for me to remember the Kanji and their readings.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovescience

Agreed. I have the same feeling about ALL languages

Edit:Who's downvoting this?

2 years ago

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Don't worry about the votes. The community gets the say as to whether or not they want a topic to be available. It's just how it is and it helps to keep spam at bay. I prefer if people don't mention the vote count in the discussion.:)

2 years ago

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Genki is great! There's also a useful table that compares various Japanese textbooks on the Koohii wiki (which is currently down so I'll link to a cached version) here.

Question for you Usagiboy7 and anyone else learning multiple languages where at least one of them isn't on Duolingo. What are you doing for time management. I study German at school (it's my major), am working on Dutch (using both Duolingo and other resources) and really want to work on Japanese again, I just have a hard time making time for all three languages plus everything else in my life (I should also really ask this question over at forum.language-learners.org.

2 years ago

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I manage my time according to real life encounters. I"m a TA for a first year Japanese, class, and so I spend 6 round hours a week in a classroom, reviewing the basics and about an hour a week outside of class going over the textbook.For ASL, I meet with people 4 times a week to practice and do some vocabulary training on my own outside of that. As for Spanish, I'm mostly taking a break from that for right now. 3 languages is too much for me. I'm better suited to just one language at a time really.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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That makes a lot of sense, especially in terms of ASL. I have two German classes twice a week (back to back which has turned out to be very convenient) and outside of those 8 hours have reading and papers for my lit class and grammar exercises for my grammar class. It would actually be significantly easier to find Japanese speakers locally than Dutch but the similarity between Dutch and German is so strong and then adding in the fact that I'm a native English speaker. It just takes less energy than other languages that I have any desire to learn (the only other language that I would probably find easier would be Frisian).

2 years ago
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