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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.

February 24, 2019



I love Anime and Japanese games, plus im going to Tokyo in March!


I personally find Japanese one of the most beautiful sounding languages and their characters make it very interesting. I have some Japanese friends and would love to visit the country some day.


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!


For me it was the sheer challenge of can I learn it or can I not. It was not about anime at all, though I keep hearing "you must be an anime lover then". No, it wasn't anime. I knew only about Kurosawa then.


Yeah, the same applies to me. Like a self-evaluating thing "If I can do this crazy language, then I can do anything". And I chose Japanese precisely for the fact, that it is one of the most difficult languages to learn.


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.

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    Same and I also want to understand Japanese (partly because I want to listen to anime soundtracks and understand the lyrics lol)


    Because I love anime


    I love the language and I am looking forward to traveling there on a long vacation.


    I went to Japan last year and knowing Hirigana, Kanji, and Katakana was essential. I needed to know what I was eating, buying, going, etcetera. I love the way that Japanese flows and sounds and I definitely think that this is a wonderful language to master.


    I have a friend I personally know who speaks English AND Japanese. I want to be able to talk to her in it.


    I have no idea. I guess because I stumbled across some music videos on Youtube. Then I realized Japan is セクシー


    I got bored of learning French/Spanish so I decided to try something totally different! I love the way Japanese sounds


    I love Japan and their culture.


    Because japan as a lot of interesting things they have good japan only games anime movies everything i can't think of many languages that have GOOD video games that are not translated into English.


    because im a weeb, nah jk... maybe i just love the sound of the language and the culture too.


    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 love anime and have been long awaited to learn japanese and understand thier culture more


    becous it is funny to do


    Because I love Japan mostly, i want to someday maybe live a couple of years there :) I also love anime, manga and vocaloid so hehe C: I love Japan's culture, language, and their people ! º3º


    Yeah I love all those things too. Miku gives me life ;).

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      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.


      Because it is fun, and I have several friends who are also learning it.


      I want to travel there


      well tbh its fun learning a new language and i decided to learn japanese. and so i wont watch subbed animes uwu anyways if you ever wanna talk you can contact me on instagram @sasukefuckerr


      From a gamer's prespective , If you ask me what is the most country since 80's that had always been the leading hand in the gaming industry then the answer would be very logical !



      Also, because I want to be able to communicate with my friend (we're both learning Japanese), and I want to be able to discuss certain private topics in a foreign language, so nobody can eavesdrop. It works well, I guess.


      it'll help in my ''future'' trips there and learn a lot about their culture. it also has a beautiful rhythm (but it's not as easy to write)

      And of course anime and Japanese gaming !!!!


      watching anime without subtitles .-.


      I love reading manga, that's my goal. =)


      I love the culture and...okay fine I'm an otaku. But I think it's a beautiful country and I want to be able to read another alphabet.


      ...and I wanted to add Japanese captions to my anime art (which I think is pretty good)


      Because it's just a generally nice sounding language, and I enjoy learning other letter/writing systems.


      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.


      Late to this thread, but I'm learning because I want to move there someday. I really like the culture, and Japan is very nice looking.


      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.

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