Why are you learning Japanese?
Hi guys! This is my first post here and I wanna ask you guys, what's the reason why are you learning Japanese? Me personally I wanna be able to understand the Japanese culture, especially be able to read Japanese.
I want to learn Japanese because I draw a ton, and my dream profession that I am currently achieving is becoming an animation. I would love to be able to work in Japan one day as an animator, possibly creating manga as well. I also think that Japanese is a very nice language, it's honestly really pretty and beautiful! I also love Japanese culture in general, not just the animated modern side of it, I love Japanese history and how the Japanese became so involved and interested in creating art. Traditional Japanese art is very nice, it calms me and I love it. But yeah, that's why I want to learn it!
I love the language's beauty and that was part of the reason I wanted to learn. However, the biggest factor that lead me to learning Japanese was some health problems that I had going on for a few years. Learning Japanese made me feel more capable and useful, since I was sick all the time and had been starting to lose hope.
Same and I also want to understand Japanese (partly because I want to listen to anime soundtracks and understand the lyrics lol)
I like the culture including both traditional and pop culture. I like the music and their green tea. I like how the Japanese can be so packed in Tokyo and still everyone are quiet and respectful. A bonus for me is that I find Japan to be a cheap country but still having high quality.
I feel like learning languages are a way to better understand world cultures, and I have always been interested in learning Japanese or learning more of the culture, but a class for that isn't provided at my school. That's why I turned to Duolingo to help learn Japanese, and hope that one day I'll be able to go to Japan and speak to the people there fluently, and not through some translator, as I see them as a one-sided mirror to connecting with people from around the world.
Honestly i watch a lot of anime,like parts of Japanese culture etc so i thought that i might as well spend 5-20 minutes each day learning a cool language because why not.
I spend so much time doing jack shit so i might as well spend some of that time doing a little bit each time and gradualy in 1 year or two i might understand it a bit and think it was worth it.
Well, I’m 59, and my 88 year old mother is Japanese, though I wasn’t raised with the language—despite my father being a fluent speaker.
The reason I’m learning so late in life is because my mother has Alzheimer’s and, on occasions, will spontaneously fall back to her birth language. It would be nice to at least kind of understand what she is saying.
Outside of that, I hope to visit Japan again, preferably for leisure and not work. I work on commercial cargo ships and have had a couple of hours to go ashore in a couple of ports. For once, it would be nice to have days, instead of hours, to explore places like Tokyo, Osaka, and Sasebo, where my mom was born.