After 3 years of just reviewing the basics of Japanese, I finally started to quickly pick up on new things, new phrase, and understand basic Japanese. Im writing this to motivate all those who think learning is hopeless. I have learned spanish fluently but it took me 7 years. The only thing you need to do is not give up. It will definitely be hard but then there will come a time when it will become very easy. Don't give up and keep going! Good luck to you all <3
Even just going one baby step at a time you'll eventually walk miles, right?
Looking back on my own notes from even just a month or two ago it's hard to believe I found some things incredibly difficult and confusing that feel natural to me now. Finding notes from myself almost ten years ago when I first attempted to learn on my own are especially funny to me. There was a time where I didn't think I would ever even be able to read hiragana and now it seems so simple. The first time listening to a song and being able to pick out a few words and phrases was an amazing feeling I never thought I'd get to.
Once you can grasp a few basic things everything else sort of just falls into place better; like you've finally learned how to learn.
Find fun in the things that confuse you; it means you're making progress. :)
I got into Japanese via a very good friend of mine who is obsessed with Japanese cultures, and absolutely love it! It's really complicated and I sometimes struggle with the kanji but overall I've learnt a lot and can now converse in fairly fluent Japanese with my friend. Duolingo has helped me in other languages too, like French, Spanish, German and Russian, but Japanese is by far the best. To all you guys who are learning Japanese, keep going and never give up!!