#1
I wanted to ask if the pit could give me some good sites to learn japanese , cause i think theres no teacher here where i live. But i wanna learn it and i kno it'll take time but still. So if you could please help
#2
Rosetta Stone.

Just make sure you really want to learn it. Kanji sucks.
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#4
You have to pay for that sort of thing.

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#5
I think Rosetta Stone will really work but you have to dedicated because it costs alot.
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When would you ever use it?

You're either a troll or a moron. I can't decide.

And TS, Japanese, moreso than other languages (except perhaps Chinese), pretty much needs a human teacher. There are so many nuances in the language (takusan vs. ooi, etc.) that it would be nearly impossible to learn from a book/computer.

Though, if you really want to try, get Rosetta Stone. If you're a cheap bastard, get My Japanese Coach for DS.
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#13
Rosetta Stone doesn't explain sentence structure or really teach you any of the written part of the language. It just kind of throws sentences at you to memorize and associate with pictures.
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Rosetta Stone doesn't explain sentence structure or really teach you any of the written part of the language. It just kind of throws sentences at you to memorize and associate with pictures.

I'll assume you speak at least a semblance of Japanese? (Judging by your username).

I haven't gotten in depth with it, but it seems to be a good tool. It's a much more basic form of language learning, by teaching you to associate the word with the item, not the English word. It stops the "Hear sentence-translate into English-translate English reply to Japanese-reply" sequence that's oh so popular.
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I'll assume you speak at least a semblance of Japanese? (Judging by your username).

I haven't gotten in depth with it, but it seems to be a good tool. It's a much more basic form of language learning, by teaching you to associate the word with the item, not the English word. It stops the "Hear sentence-translate into English-translate English reply to Japanese-reply" sequence that's oh so popular.

I've taken a class and done a bit of independent study but nothing incredibly in depth.

I agree with the highlighted sentence. That is really important for a language so different from English. I just didn't like how there's no real explanation of the sentence structure since it's pretty different from English.
#16
Japanese is a language you'll need a teacher for, the pronunciations, sentence structure and grammar points are crazy and lots of them are very context sensitive.


You may be able to speak some basic words and sentences but if you really need to speak it one day, you'll need a teacher to help you do it well.
#17
I'm using a program called 'Human Japanese' and so far it's very good. It's taught me a lot, and it explains sentence structure, the history of the language, helps you learn the characters very easily, etc.

The guy who made the program teaches you in a very 'friendly' way, much the same as a teacher would. It's not complicated and it's set up and explained extremely well. I recommend it. ($20.00+ I think, money well worth spent.)
#18
Hmm

Kanji is a bitch to try and learn.

I learnt Chinese through Primary School, and Jap through High School.. So I had a slight gras of it..

Now I can't remember any of it.
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Turning Japanese, I think I'm Turning Japanese, I really think so!
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#20
I've been taking Japanese in high school (completed 3 years' worth so far) and I don't think you'll find a better substitute for a human teacher. I'm not sure what I'll do once I'm done high school to continue my studies.
#21
go to chapters or an equivalent bookstore and buy some beginners Audio book Japanese learning kits.

a good way to start into casual and conversational japanese. you'll learn pronuciation, the alphabet and common phrases for getting around.

also, if you have a nintendo DS.. get the Language coach series.
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