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Japanese comics

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa819972
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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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJici

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KosakiOnodera

Thanks

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cyncaras
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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.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IDaDarkneZzI

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-_Gavin_-

I do read manga pretty often, and yes, I believe that in certain cases it could help. (Although I would stick to manga that is intended for different audiences for different studying practices.)

4 months ago

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

I only started learn it.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KosakiOnodera

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmanVyas5

hai

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamMinegirl

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nick557563
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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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eliastieber
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I like mangas, i never tried to read one in Japanese but im sure it does help to learn the language.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MakaAlbarns

I love Manga.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007
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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!

2 months ago
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