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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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASalaryMan

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anna18455

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.

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaijiii

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!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Papualaisooppera

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.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatejKilk

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.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ultramoon

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.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayda85538

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

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isalikestosing

Because I love anime

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClarenceBishop

anime xD why else!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbensous

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReywasEnrobso

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.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kayla45314

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarterBlunt

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amber122506

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabellaGi975954

I love Japan and their culture.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

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.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brianna553973

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

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.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripleyl

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolo_Studio

becous it is funny to do

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaiZV

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightningblizt

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

March 3, 2019

[deactivated user]

    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.

    February 25, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidNorman3

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

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kilvoctu

    Ero voice works.

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Itried196

    I want to travel there

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hinotaiiuwu

    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

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AhmedAli825240

    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 !

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fifkee

    Anime.

    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.

    February 27, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kallin215036

    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 !!!!

    February 28, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snowmochi

    watching anime without subtitles .-.

    March 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Nanachi_

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

    March 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightningblizt

    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.

    March 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightningblizt

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

    March 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anna.abc

    I like zen buddhism, Japanese art, poetry and literature, Hayao Miyazaki and Japanese stationery. And I find kanji fascinating and beautiful. I just want to be able to read in Japanese and to get how it works because it's so different from other languages.

    March 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EsiAdoma

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

    June 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CrazedSwed

    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 ❤❤❤❤ 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.

    June 28, 2019
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