https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

New to Japanese :)

Hello! I'm new to leaning this language. I really want to learn it so that I can go to Japan with my best friend when we're adults. Anyone have any learning tips for me? It would be great!

August 5, 2019

24 Comments


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

Make sure to use other sources if you can, if you just do Duolingo, things like particles, grammar and other things probably won't make sense.

If possible, invest in a cheap notebook or journal and colored pens. Write down new things you learn. Verb tenses, basic phrases, new vocab, etc...

Make sure you learn hiragana and katakana before moving onto kanji.

Try writing down a mini story now. Even if it is just a couple words. Write down the date on the page, and save it. In a month, try writing another story. See if you can add more detail. Compare it to your previous story. I do this, and it is always motivational to see how much my story has evolved :)

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Ohh, I didn't think of this! Thanks so much, will definitely try!

August 5, 2019

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

I'm new to the language too but I know a few words before I started Duolinguo. Keep your interest and I'd say you can try to listen to Japanese songs and watch their TV programs. That's interesting for me and that's how I learned a few words before even starting. Good luck with your learning!

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

I'll try that. :) I already like anime, but I watch the dubs. I'll try it to where it isn't in English. Thanks!

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickBra289091

I listen to bilingual J-Rock bands like One Ok Rock. Practice writing Hiragana and Katakana with pencil and paper. Get the" Living Language Japanese Complete Edition" or "Japanese from Zero!".

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Okay, i'll check i'll check it out! Thank you!

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will255311

I am sorta new but i wouldn't use duolingo to learn the hiragana and katakana alphabet but so far i think words are decent and i am learning, but arent anime op's a BOP. Lol

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Haha, noted. Yup. XD

August 5, 2019

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

I am new to the language too, but I have a feel tips. Learn Hiragana first then learn katakana with the Hiragana you have learned. That way you master hiragana and will not depend on Romaji. After all every word in Japanese can be written in hiragana. and katakana are used (mostly) to write foreign words for them. Learn the particles and the use of them. Learn the 1000 most common words. That one is a huge step and is gonna improve your skills dramatically. Speak with your self in Japanese. Keep watching anime. That's the easiest one. Good luck and Kanbateru

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Thank you so much. I will absolutely try this!

August 5, 2019

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

Makes lines... many lines, of every new character you learn (Hiragana, katagana, and Kanji) Use google to see the strokes order for hiragana and katagana For Kanji, I use this site : https://jisho.org/ You can try to install a japanese keyboard to avoid the words banks. Tinycards are a great help for vocabulary Every time I see a japanese text, I try to recognize as many character as possible, even if I can't understand the text, to train my brain to read these.

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

I'll start to make lines. :) Ohh, I didn't think about installing a Japanese keyboard, thanks. I try to recognize characters as well. Thank you. :D

August 5, 2019

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

I've been learning Japanese for a few months now on Duolingo, and it's very confusing, but here's my tip: try to pronounce all of the words or symbols aloud. This helped me so much, and now I can speak fluent Japanese! :D

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Thanks a ton! I'll definitely try. :)

August 5, 2019

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

So am I : )

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Awesome. :)

August 5, 2019

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

I like Anime but have lots to watch when I am 21 : )

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Why 21?

August 5, 2019

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

it is illegal in my country to watch Tv-Ma shows when your a teen like I am : (

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

oh, wow. So you can't watch things like Attack on Titan? I'm a teen too, but here we can watch whatever with parental consent.

August 5, 2019

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

Cool : (

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

That kinda sucks. :( Well, gl! :)

August 7, 2019

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

Anime avatar, wants to learn nihongo and go to Japan, haha, classic. I give you no more than 3 months before you quit and I am being generous..

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shyanne411605

Actually, this is me picking it back up. I didn't do it all summer. XD

August 5, 2019
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