Hello! I wanna tell you if you are reading this and are learning your first second language, or learning a more challenging language i wanna tell you to never give up!! I've been learning Japanese since July, and have been so proud of myself oh how far i have come and how much i know. I start to understand sentences more fluently and i understand the flow better each time i come back to learn more Japanese. You will improve i promise you!! Keep going and don't let anyone tell you otherwise <3
Thanks for the encouragement. I started Irish just after you started Japanese and I am just beginning to see some progress. Never give up, never surrender.
Thanks! I'm actually kind of curious about the Japanese language but learning it even to a basic level seems like an extremely daunting task. Barely passed the first lesson. :(
I recommend learning Hiragana first. tofugu.net has a good guide which uses mnemonics and spaced repetition. Takes a few hours to a few days to learn. And if you're serious about Japanese you should start learning Katakana after. I don't know yet if Duolingo uses Katakana at all, but you can already read (but probably not understand) a lot of text on the Internet.
Memrise have courses for learning Japanese using the Roman alphabet, ideal if you are visiting Japan as a tourist......and the lessons are free!
do not worry!! you can't remember all of the hiragana in under one night, and I felt the same way too when I first started but I got super confident once I started to take notes, used multiple sites and searched up questions if I felt confused about something. Taking notes to me at least seems very important, it helps you get a better grasp of things when you write things down! keep practicing. practice makes permanent!
If you love to do something, nothing can stop you congratulations and thank you for the words c:
I agree! I've been learning Irish for about 3 years, and japanese for about 3 weeks! :) Languages also help your mental and physical health so..... why stop anyway?