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Learning By Myself

Hello! I am a HUGE fan of Dulingo and think it's great. (To anyone new, you'll love it). Anyway, I have a dilemma.

I am a teenager that is learning Japanese.

Well, here's the thing...my parents don't want me learning another language (ESPECIALLY not an Asian language) and my friends tease me for wanting to learn such a "dumb" language.

They say I only want to because I watch anime, but that is not the reason I want to learn Japanese.

To make things worse, my friend Rylee started Japanese, unbeknownst that I am learning it to. Every time I say something like こんにちわ ("konnichiwa", or "hello" in Japanese) she'll get mad and say, "Japanese is my thing. Stop."

Of course, she doesn't know I've been learning it. I know if I tell her she'll get REALLY mad at me.

It's not even like anyone can know about it anyway. I once almost blurted out "Thank you" in Japanese, but I caught it. Man, if only I could express myself...

Does anyone know what I could do?

12/6/2017, 8:09:01 PM

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