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Is anyone fluent in Japanese Language? I'm taking notes as I go along with the lessons.

1/23/2018, 2:23:45 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/rnc3010

i'm a beginner too, but if it helps you at all you should know that there are 3 "alphabets" in Japanese. Kana-(Hiragana and katakana) and kanji, which is based off the Chinese writing system.

1/23/2018, 5:40:34 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/rnc3010

hiragana and katakana sound almost exactly the same,but they look different and are used differently

1/23/2018, 5:43:09 AM

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They DO sound the same.

1/23/2018, 7:00:13 AM

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All hiragana has a katakana counterpart, katakana is often used with foreign words and names (Like France, in hiragana it would be: ふらんすand in katakana you write it: フランス)

And kanji is based on the pronunciation, so you can create kanji with hiragana too (like rain, in hiragana it would be: あめ and you write it 雨)

1/23/2018, 9:16:07 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JapaneseBro

Something to note is, as you go past the Hiragana/Katakana is all the particles and their meanings. Study them a lot cuz they are important.

1/23/2018, 7:28:25 AM

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They have a good Hiragana symbol course in Memrise that might help, I'm sure they have a Katakana and Kanji course as well to add to the Duolingo learning.

1/23/2018, 4:23:51 PM
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