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Practicing/learning Japanese
Old 02-17-2015, 06:32 PM
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Last college semester I took a Japanese class and it was pretty interesting.

Unfortunately, it was a one time thing since I'll be graduating soon plus I couldn't find a way to fit it into my schedule.

What are some good resources to learn more plus also practice what I currently know?
Old 11-19-2015, 10:03 PM
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I initially started learning Japanese a few years ago and then started dabbling in Russian and Czech, but I've picked it back up this year. I have a couple resources you might like if you're still interested and I'd be happy to chat with you in Japanese as sometimes that's the best way to learn ~
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:17 PM
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I learned a decent amount in college, of course I've forgotten it by now. But, at the time I found watching anime to be extremely helpful. Also a few audio clips. There's a lot of nuance. A phrase could mean 3 or 4 thing so it's fairly annoying to learn. Even without practice I can still pick out subtitle mistakes when I watch a movie though, so worked decently for me.

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:18 PM
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I took Japanese for about 2 years, and I learned a good amount from the Genki textbooks, but I'd have to say the free app Obenkyo is probably the best I've ever had.

It offers a hiragana/katakana/kanji/word practice test and describes their meanings and offers free lessons on grammar.

It doesn't mess around though, so you do need to focus entirely on it if you want to learn.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:29 PM
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I studied japanese for 2 years and really you just have to put in the grunt work and learn the hiragana,katakana and try to learn 2 or 3 kanji a week but after that just start talking in japanese.
Personally there are lots of japanese students in my town and university so I always text my friends in japanese and they correct my mistakes.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:44 PM
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I guess should brush up on my Japanese now before I got to Japan this summer.