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Learning japanese from scratch?

Hello. I'm new to the site and interested in learning japanse from scratch... I'm kind of wondering, is it even possible to learn japanese to a fluent level on the internet?

And how far can this site get me?

Also... there are so many writing styles in japanese.. how do you manage? what's the first step to take?

10/20/2017, 4:14:54 AM

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is it even possible to learn japanese to a fluent level on the internet?

Nope. You need to be actively using the language in the real world and having conversations with native speakers to become fluent.

And how far can this site get me?

Duolingo usually gets you to around a A2/B1 level. For the Japanese course, it takes you to the N5 level of the JLPT.

there are so many writing styles in japanese.. how do you manage?

Well, they all are used in their own contexts, so it's actually not too hard. Hiragana and katakana are pretty simple and straightforward, it's just a lot to digest at once and it may take a little to get used to it.

what's the first step to take?

Definitely hiragana. Once you feel comfortable with it, definitely katakana. Once you've got them both down, start kanji. Trust me, you'll want to start learning kanji as soon as you're done with kana, it makes it so much easier in the long run.

10/20/2017, 4:23:13 AM

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As for the first question, it really depends on what you mean by "fluent". It should be able to get you up to a level known as a "core" where all the basics have been covered and progressing further is mostly just use and vocabulary aquiring.

As for your second question, memorise Hiragana then Katakana as soon as possible. Tinycards was really great for me. Also starting Kanji early is a good idea as there are so many.

Hope this helps

10/20/2017, 6:20:38 AM
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