https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

Everyone Who Is Learning Japanese Please Read!!!!

Where ever you are at learning Japanese I just want to say never give up I bet you are doing great and you will be amazing at speaking in Japanese with practice I am so proud of everyone and I hope you do amazing at your language learning Japanese is like a language that I use all the time to confuse my friends and just to practice it and I am so happy to find people who love the language Japanese or as my 6-year-old brother calls it Girrafe-a-nese just think didnt we all learn english well guess what english is one of the hardest languages to learn and has the MOST letters out of ALL languages.

3 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheLinenMonk

Thanks for the words of encouragement!

I have studied French for 6 months and did not have as much fun, nor did I become as fluent in it as I have with Japanese! (Not meaning to put down French!). I find it so much fun to look at all of these strange symbols and see words and sentences, and to slowly see reading and vocabulary blend enough to start being able to understand more.

My goal for the coming month is to build enough vocab and grammar knowledge to start being somewhat conversational, and then really dive in to speaking with Natives. By no means would I consider myself advanced in the language, but it's all so exciting nonetheless.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PedroDanil5
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Be fluent in a language takes years of effort

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLinenMonk

I said AS fluent, not AM fluent. Implying that my level of fluency in Japanese, even if it is slight, is still greater than that of what I achieved with French.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

good job still

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/McKenna970602

Thanks for the encouragement! I just started learning Japanese today, and my goal is to be able to watch anime without the subtitles.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

Omg another Mckenna

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobMantz
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僕も! So far, I'm picking up the repetitive formalities in various anime. I love seeing how much character/variety there is in not just what is said but how it is said. 頑張るよ!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suomiball

ngl anime is a decent way to lean the basics considering its wide appeal and it being in japanese.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spartansqu

This was my entire reason for starting to learn Japanese.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyoSohma211324

i love japanese

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

same lol

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnGraham941399

日本語の練習をするために、Duolingoは中々役立つと思うが、中級や高級など漢字が少なすぎると思う。「私」や「彼」や「彼女」や「授業」や「夏」など基本的な言葉ほとんどない。

日本語を習う友達は意見が何ですか?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

私を支持してくれる人がいること、そして私が新しい言語を学んでいる間に私が支持することができることに私の意見は非常に満足しています。

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sakata_Kintoki
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僕はだいたい賛成します。Duoは初級の練習のために十分だけど、上級の単語と文法を勉強したいなら、もっと相応しい教材を見つければ良いと思います。

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

I need translation.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

i could translate

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

I generally agree. Duo is enough for elementary exercises, but if you want to learn advanced words and grammar, you'd better find more suitable materials. i think im accurate im not sure but from all know im accurate

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sakata_Kintoki
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Yes, that's exactly right! Thanks.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smokey2022
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自分の意見には、DUOLINGOは初級の為に良い物だと思いますけれどももっと高度な生徒は他に何かが必要で御座います。私はCLOZEMASTERやGILES MURRAYの本を勧めています。

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/solsticezzz

is this thread being typed by taking advantage of the Japanese keyboard on windows or through google translate lmao

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorinnaKie

Thank you for your encouragement! Arigatou gozaimasu

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnashiMasaki

Oyasumi Nasai

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zuvium
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Ohayou

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kitty_Girl3

thank you for your words of advice and encouragement! That is so sweet that you are proud of us! I would add that I am learning Korean but it just doesn't say it.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgioMin

Thanks for the wise words, just joined this site yesterday and started learning Japanese on a whim, already completed hiragana 1. I would love to spend some time in Japan, perhaps even move there

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

im going to Tokyo for a vacay soon

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/N.u.N
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omagarsh! you too?! ( everybody is going to japan these days! ) dang, one day ill go! but until then, enjoy your vacation for yourself, as well as for me! (:

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mydogisapug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-p_0FDlpkw the post reminds of this video. remember: few realize their true potential, so its a hot market right now. go out there and be the best!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Itried196
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I can read the language but I'm too scared to try speaking it yet

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/N.u.N
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don't be like that! practice speaking the language, too! even if it is under your breath outside while hiding from your parents.....just me?...ok..

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smokey2022
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頑張れ!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws
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あきらめないで!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

I can kind of read the Japanese, but I'm trying to be more fluent in the pronouncition.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElioJ
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well, im trying it, i need to translate it from japanese to english and later to spanish

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/N.u.N
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maybe if you set the computer to spanish it will change the site?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

Let's hope that I can actually learn it this time. I had to reset my progress for Japanese since I haven't been learning anything.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnashiMasaki

I love Japanese i got the inspiration from watching Japanese anime. I want to learn Japanese so maybe one day I can audition for an anime.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JerichoObl

I just wanted to say, thanks for the encouragement Was seriously struggling to find motivation

I'm on the parts about time, and I seriously don't do well with repetition... But I think I'll be able to approach it enthusiastically again~ Once again, thank you! Have a good day

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A.J.Umunna0

ありがとうございました!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

問題ない

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

Translation needed.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sakata_Kintoki
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A.J.Umunna0: "Thank you very much!"

I_Is_Mckenna: "No problem."

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Renetoiimasu

がんばって

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

君も

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VocaloidDerp101

アリガト OwO

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

アリガト 0m0

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandraA142609

I started to learn Japanese on July 5th last year, I have found it very interesting and fun to learn with DL 励ましの言葉をありがとう!!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

I'm waiting for "Japanese from Chinese", 'cause these 2 langauges have more similarties than I thought.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Redrum.Cinemas

Me too! i started learning Japanese on July too but it seems that you are more advanced at it than me, would you have any recommended sites or tools to help me become better at learning Japanese and quicker. Thanks!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shubhamraj923574

I started learning japanese from october 2018...and i think i will finish this course easily in the march...i have a notebook in which i write all the words and verbs which i learn on DL...sometimes i write some sentence structures also for example---A wa B desu...i think even after finishing the DL course we wont become fluent in japanese bcz there are only 40 skills in english to japanese course...in others course there are at least 80 to 90 skills!!!...apart from DL, sometimes i use "punipunijapan" website...it has a youtube channl also..he teaches thru animated videos and thru video games...and sometimes i watch "japanesepod101" youtube videos...recently i started using "lingodeer" also...it is a MUST TRY app for japanese...evryone MUST TRY lingodeer....i hope my comment helps you!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatejKilk
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I started in january of 2018, now I feel that I may be at a beginner level. I went there from "absolutely clueless". And I feel good! I know that most of the work is in front of me, but even this introduction to the language was extremely fun!

去年の正月の抱負は日本語の勉強を始めました。私の暇の間に、いつもYTビデオを見ました。馬鹿みたい。 この語学はYTビデオを見ることより、意味があります。日本語は難しいですが、とても面白いです。

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

私はこれらのコメントに微笑んでいます

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoahHilgem

ok

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Is_Mckenna

私はこれらのコメントに微笑んでいます

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobMantz
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すごいね?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

Only understand this: 微笑

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sakata_Kintoki
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I don't know about Chinese, but in Japanese 微笑 is read either "hohoemu" when followed by む, "mu", meaning "to smile", or "bijou" when standalone, meaning "a smile".

In case of I_Is_Mckenna's comment it's the former, literally:

"I am smiling at these comments."

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJCHEDDAR1
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thanks

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws
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どうもありがとうございます! サポートに感謝します。

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

I can only undestand this:感謝. Because this is also how you write it in Chinese.

2 weeks ago

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    Good Encouragement

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aidyl359821

    Thanks for the words of encouragement!

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MishanEsmaeili

    Thanks!

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryH849584

    How does one manage to type hiragana and kanji?

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JacobMantz
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    I use a Macbook. After downloading the keyboard, I press "Shift+Control+J" for hiragana, "Shift+Control+k" for katakana, and "shift+Control+;" for English. When typing in hiragana, my keyboard will auto adjust to kanji unless I play with how I type to negate it.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JacobMantz
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    To help increase my rate of learning and also reduce my frustration, perhaps someone can help me. My biggest frustration has been how my Japanese keyboard auto-populates with kanji that is marked incorrect. Manually negating the auto-populating kanji has been tedious at times. The further along I go, the more frequently these issues seem to arise. This frustration is discouraging. Perhaps I simply need to wait for the programming to catch up? Or has anyone else had this problem and am willing to share their solution?

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sakata_Kintoki
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    Hard to tell without more information. Which type of keyboard are you using? And which input, Microsoft IME, or something else?

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JacobMantz
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    I use a Macbook. After downloading the keyboard, I press "Shift+Control+J" for hiragana, "Shift+Control+k" for katakana, and "shift+Control+;" for English. Not sure what the keyboard is called

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sakata_Kintoki
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    I'm not familiar with Macbook's JP keyboard but on Windows, you simply press Enter after typing a word in hiragana and it will stay in hiragana, without kanji conversion.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JacobMantz
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    Thanks for your time. Do me another favor and let me know if the lingot was given to you or is simply stuck to your post/response. :)

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeZwart1981

    Thank you for your encouragment, I appreciate it. I've been an anime fan for most of my life and have been to Japan 9 times so far. I have a considerable vocabulary of random words, yet a very basic understanding of the language itself, so I feel it's time to seriously take it up. ^^;

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnashiMasaki

    what is it like in Japan? I want to go there my self

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Turtle_Girl

    I've only been in the central area, mostly in Tokyo. If you've watched alot of Asian dramas and anime, then the train system will feel very familiar even on day one; alot of the trains in Tokyo are color-coded for various areas in the city (and Tokyo has more English-speaking locals, so if you suck at Japanese, it's okay!) The nature is amazing in person compared to pictures in anime.

    I went in 2013 and knew enough to speak basics as a tourist. Some locals are very friendly and will approach you and want to practice English, others will just mind their own business and avoid you altogether.

    Locals bike and walk more than drive. Compared to in North America, I saw locals had a much better respect of flow of traffic..at least the areas I saw. Expect it to be very mountainous; if you don't do lots of hiking (and are short atop that), you might get tired very fast when going to see some sites.

    It's also one of the safest places to travel to; I could have my wallet in my pants pocket while going around Tokyo the whole 2 weeks I was there and I didn't once have an issue with theft.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nhok.Minn

    Người Việt Nam phải k

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Siuva3

    どうもありがとうございます

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/B.M.Karlsen

    If anyone is a beginner (such as me) or more advanced. Please add me, I'd love a friend or two who is also Japanese who I can speak with and talk with, I think it's motivating to have someone else to speak to regarding Japanese.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MishanEsmaeili

    Same

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mokurai
    Plus
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    日日是好日。

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789
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    You can always start with getting more familiar with the words used in certain contexts. I used to chat with the sushi chefs in a Japanese restaurant...That was fun. And they were really surprised.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AkaYuika

    Thank you so much! I just started to learn and I really want to understand Japanese culture through it.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/3l1us
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    well, wow I never knew English is one of the hardest languages to learn! if I managed to learn a language with such letter's how hard can my journey of trying to learn ALL be.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3
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    Hahaha, that's what I'm trying to do. It is impossible really, but it's fun to try. Think of all of the African languages and how many there are.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/111Bri

    Thx I love jungkook

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Verda193581

    I just wanted to look at the language and see how hard it would be but seeing this and your level motivates me to never give up so thank you for this

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3
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    Haha, I use it too, but i have friends who are also learning Japanese, so I get practice. Plus the fact that it is fun to learn.

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KamDaMakTV

    ありがとうございます!

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/amipatrick

    one thing is for sure, if you think that learning language is easy youre probably not learning it, untill you put effort in it and actually focus on the thing you wont be getting anywere

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/solsticezzz

    自分を首にする

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SilverPheonix

    Thanks. I needed this. I started learning Japanese because of anime. And then, I got interested in it's culture. A cousin of mine, my mom, my dad, and I wanna go to Japan one day! Dattebayo!

    I'm mostly excited to try the food!

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/N.u.N
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    I hope you achieve those goals! good luck!

    1 week ago
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