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Hi! Help Request! Anyone here speak Japanese?

Hi, I'm learning Japanese from English and I would like some advice. Also, if anyone is fluent in Japanese, I'd appreciate someone being willing to have conversations with me in Japanese as I get more advanced. I'm at the very beginning of learning Hiragana, and I'd love any advice anyone has. Thanks, and happy learning! -Lady Juliette LaMagie.

November 14, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Arachnje

Hello,
Here are some resources that will help you in your study (click on the gray text). My suggestion is that you study them in the order they are numbered:

(1)
duolingo’s Hiragana and Katakana card decks on Tinycards

(2)
Kanji card deck on Tinycards

(3)
Can you give some links about Japanese? by knudvaneeden

(4)
Language guides to help with learning Japanese by HelpfulDuo

(5)
For beginners, I prepared Japanese pronunciation, reading, and writing resources

(6)
Japanese lesson series by oribaakki

(7)
The Tae Kim's Guide to learning Japanese

For further study check out the resources in this post:

(8)
Your #1 favorite Japanese learning resource (outside of Duolingo) by Usagiboy7

Good luck.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TygerOfFlames

Thank you so much! This will definitely be helpful in my study of the Japanese language. I hope to travel to Japan one day, and this will help me get there. Again, thanks a lot!

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZOKLA.19

あなたは日本語を話すのですか、始めていますか?

Anata wa nihongo o hanasu nodesu ka, hajimete imasu ka?

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TygerOfFlames

I'm sorry, I don't speak that much Japanese yet. I'm still learning the Hiragana syllables.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZOKLA.19

Oh yeah so you're still learning the syllables

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TygerOfFlames

Yeah. Any advice for memorizing them?

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZOKLA.19

does not worry about memorizing but on having a base type not record the word but the meaning of such a word understood well and my way of learning do not know if it works with another person but I study like this and it has worked

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZOKLA.19

more listen a type song in its native language and then transpose it to the Japanese our voce understands what you are listening type I listen a music in Portuguese and then I pass it to English I understand everything but have to listen more than once the same because it does not work

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TygerOfFlames

Okay, so just listen to the sounds and I'll get there.

November 14, 2017

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okay good luck for you

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789

I recommend using Tinycards, first for hiragana, then katakana, and finally kanji, as Arachnje recommends (above). Do several go-arounds EACH, and then review regularly.

In addition, I get some index cards (or blank business cards) and make my own flash cards, especially for those that I find hard to remember, and take them with me, so I can review them when I have a spare minute here and there.

This is different from doing it on the phone - the physical act of writing, and handling the cards, and looking at the physical paper copy adds a layer to the memorization process.

In fact, with really hard words, I use a long strip of paper, and after I review each word, I write it on that paper for extra reinforcement (i.e., the physical act of writing) and of course, I also say the word. And then I fold it over, so there's a new blank area at the top. Good luck.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BJCUAl

(あなたは)日本語話せるんですか?それとも習い始めですか?

November 14, 2017
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