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Does anybody like mangas? Does it help in learning Japanese?

June 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inka_89

I also use manga and anime to learn Japanese. The easiest ones to understand are high-school dramas because they use basic vocabulary and the plot is easy to grasp. You can find some titles (One-Punch Man, for example) here: https://tonarinoyj.jp/

At the moment, I'm reading The Promised Neverland (約束のネバーランド) which is quite gripping and Japanese there is not so difficult.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariyanaVo

Hi! It's fun, and therefore good for keeping you motivated, which is probably the most important thing when learning a language. Just keep in mind as you progress that the language in all manga is (sometimes wildly) exaggerated and nobody actually speaks like that. It's a much bigger gap than between the language you hear or read in, say, american media, and the actual language used in the states.


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    I used to read a magazine called Mangajin that used comics to teach Japanese, and also had informative articles on Japanese culture. They're defunct now, but scanned copies can be found here: http://www.genkijacs.com/blog/index.php?itemid=1289


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJici

    Seriously, this is so cool. Thank you so much for sharing. This is a really valuable resource.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keweii

    i got the mangas of Death note and ouran high school host club and they've helped me a lot with recognizing the hiragana characters and the stories are also amazing. i do recommend getting a manga or two either for learning or just reading or both :) it was difficult to find them in japanese though.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frpmacc

    I do, and I think about ~half of my Japanese vocabulary comes from there. The Japanese of a typical manga is much less intimidating than that of "proper" literature.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cyn.qalacawa

    I am Japanese, I recommend Doraemon. Because Doraemon's Japanese is very simple and easy to understand, it is a daily conversation. Tezuka Osamu's comics are also very nice. However, there are some difficult words in there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IDaDarkneZzI

    That's awesome to hear! Thanks for the tip!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uS323.

    I only started learn it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janet58ott

    Any more recommendations on easy manga to read? I like the ones posted here, but I would like more to add to my list XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sasasarthasus

    I like manga, and i guess it could help because you read them right to left, which is how they read in japan


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Char_Star

    I enjoy manga, though I don't use them to learn Japanese. However, I believe there are a few books which use manga as a teaching tool. I can't speak for their quality, but I know they're out there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley_072606

    If you guys like mangas, I recommend a manga named Nisekoi.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJici

    I'm not very active in learning Japanese but as someone familiar with the culture, I think high school/slice of life manga would certainly be helpful since you get some basic, everyday vocabulary, and some practice reading the characters.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PewDieCake

    Yes,I love Anime and Mangas!!! I don't have much interest...but,helps a lot!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nick557563

    Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure by Wayne P. Lammers

    ISBN-10: 1880656906

    Japanese in Mangaland: Learning The Basics by Marc Bernabe

    ISBN-10: 4889961151


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eliastieber

    I like mangas, i never tried to read one in Japanese but im sure it does help to learn the language.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

    I know an anime series that is really good to learn Japanese. It's called Diamond no Ace cand you can watch all the episodes if you search them in Dailomotion. There is a user that uploaded all of them.

    Hope it helps you guys out as well!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cptjames06

    ok who deactivated the user

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