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if you want to learn Japanese

I don't have a website but here are 2 of the alphabets, Hiragana and Katakana

it's a start ^.^

September 16, 2014

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

I'm now learning Japanese and I'm trying to learn hiragana!I know how to write a,o,i,e and u!!!After that,I'll learn Katakana!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chidi.Speaks

I just finished learning Hiragana ^-^ Katakana is a bit tricky for me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhilNolan1

That's very cute. while I'm still learning Japanese myself I've started a series of videos teaching a few words in each one if anyone is interested, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqsB3bQX0PtwAfABNMxlLz_j_ZQQVKonW


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Usagi! :D I love that video! (Naturally) ;D

PS Te form is integral to Japanese. (Referencing your "tabete" comment in the video. It often comes with various forms following such as "Tabete kudasai" (please eat), "Tabeteimasu" (eating), "Tabete moii desu ka" (may I eat?), "Tabe te ha(wa)ikemasen" (You may not eat--said by someone of higher authority, never in reverse.). Hopefully you will explore more in future videos because it is so helpful. Thanks for posting! ^_^


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

Why is the "wa" in parentheses?


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

Thanks! I'm gonna save these to my phone to look at :)


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

Woah. i think its one of the hardest language for me :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chidi.Speaks

it's one of the toughest yes, but I think it'd be fun to learn ^.^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Jezyki22_

if anyone has any basic questions on the language, I am going on a 102 class for Japanese at my college and we have already learns most of the sentence format and so on. Also, im sure I would be able to find it easily enough in my textbook :)


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

Hey, so I'm just learning (doing hiragana and katakana together, rather than separately!) But what text book do they use on your course? I'm trying to teach myself so a good textbook could be useful


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

Thanks for these, PrincessChi! Many people here are wanting to learn Japanese and these will help. Though I do have a question to ask, and keep in mind I know nothing of the language... What is the difference between the two and when are they used?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chidi.Speaks

I am not 100% sure but the second one (katakana) is used for words borrowed from other languages (usually english) e.g Kaado means card, sounds like the english, spelled with katakana.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Yes, most often katakana is used for writing non-Asian loan words. (So, words borrowed from China will still be written in hiragana.) :)

PS These are adorable!!! Thank you for sharing :D (I saw a Totoro in there! I have a Totoro background on my phone xD)


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

Ah, grazie! And I can count to six in Japanese... It's not much, but I'm proud of it ^.^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chidi.Speaks

BE PROUD OF HOW FAR YOU'VE COME

^.^ here's a bit more


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

Ooooh. I have to complain to my teacher in 7th grade. She taught us 4 wrong!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chidi.Speaks

there are 2 fours, yon and shi and 2 sevens, nana and shichi


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Jezyki22_

its always a good place to start! I know that numbers was one of the first and easiest things I picked up on when starting the language ^.^


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    I'mstart learning in hiragana


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leaf259108

    may I ask what Katakana is used for?


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

    Katakana is used for foreign words, as well as to make words stand out (in a flashy way, not like italicizing words in an essay; as far as I know, it isn't professional to use it that way). Also, when looking at different kanji readings, Japanese kanji readings use hiragana, and Chinese kanji readings (well, the ones based on them) use katakana, since they are (relatively) foreign.

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