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waltzelf
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« on: April 15, 2009, 09:47:14 PM »

Japanese is such a hard language to learn :-(


My vocabulary would only be 30 words, at best :-( I has the podcasts and educational games, and I can't learn it :-( I really wanted to too, to show my partner I appreciate her and respect her culture and all that :-(
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 09:51:14 PM »

Is this a topic? Roll Eyes
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waltzelf
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 09:54:06 PM »

It is if people give me handy hints for how to effectively learn a new language Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 09:58:15 PM »

Japanese is such a hard language to learn :-(


My vocabulary would only be 30 words, at best :-( I has the podcasts and educational games, and I can't learn it :-( I really wanted to too, to show my partner I appreciate her and respect her culture and all that :-(

That's really nice of you to care that much.  Goodluck and I hope someone can help you.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 10:14:56 PM »

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Everyone tries to rush up through the syllabus levles and think once they are at the top they have arrived.  What they don't realize is that by doing this it is like skimming through a book, you may get the gist but you will never understand the story.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 10:45:41 PM »

I can help if you want to know words and grammatical structures and stuff - I've been learning for almost 4 years.

As for the actual learning process, I find it nearly impossible to learn a language without a teacher. Does your partner know you are learning it, because she might be able to help you a little? Or you could do a course in the basics and you might be able to keep going from there, or take a follow-on course.

Ganbatte! (good luck)
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 10:59:21 PM »

I'm Chinese...that's a hard language too. I gave up when I was 13.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 07:06:14 AM »

I believe there are large elements of Swedish in Japanese - they are both northern nations.  So please do drop me a line when you need the input...
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 08:31:33 AM »

Now that is a really interesting comment ! Although I am not sure how serious you are being!  Huh  (
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 08:33:10 AM »

I believe there are large elements of Swedish in Japanese - they are both northern nations.  So please do drop me a line when you need the input...

I believe there are large elements of Chinese in Japanese.....but I fail in Chinese
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 08:35:29 AM »

My limited understanding of learning a language is that you need to involved yourself into the culture. If she knew you were trying to learn it would be very good if at every opportunity you used the words you know and get assistance with the Grammar.

I have done this with my husband who is Dutch and I learnt as a child, it has come back I am not fluent but I can speak very good English Dutch!
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waltzelf
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 08:46:29 AM »

I really want to impress her by "suddenly" having a basic understanding of Japanese... I want to show her that, behind the scenes, I'm really interested in her culture.


I don't want her "teaching" me from scratch :-/
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2009, 08:48:54 AM »

I really want to impress her by "suddenly" having a basic understanding of Japanese... I want to show her that, behind the scenes, I'm really interested in her culture.


I don't want her "teaching" me from scratch :-/

Evening language class! Or do you dance in the evening....
Um find an online course!
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2009, 09:06:39 AM »

Try Welsh. Nine mutations

eg d becomes dd pronounced th as in the
f become ff f is pronounced as v.
l becomes LL cant bescribe how its pronounced
c becomes ch but hard NOT like cheese

n sometimnes becomes ngh etc and we have words like Lllanfairpwyllgwyngyllllwyndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch
( The Church of St Mary by the white pool ......... near the red cave)
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2009, 10:14:49 AM »

I am trying to learn Russian. Also hard. But getting on ..... slowly!!!!!!!!!

 But I think it is because as an adult learning verses learning as a child is just way different!
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