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  1. Gomomon

    Hi new learner, how should I go about learning Japanese?

    Hi こにちわ! I've recently started studying to learn Japanese because I am traveling next year and I really want to become fluent in the language. I have never learned a language before and can only speak english, so I don't know how to go about doing this properly, any pointers, tips, or things I...
  2. A

    I recorded my beginner Japanese conversation and posted on YouTube!

    Link to video. Hi everyone, I hope all is good. Two weeks ago I posted a Japanese conversation on YouTube. I received a lot of great feedback so I uploaded my second video today. I made a ton of mistakes but I’m using the recordings to learn from them and to share them to others who are also...
  3. F

    Help Where do I start and how do I approach RTK 1?

    Hellooo. So I want to start learning Japanese. I looked at Ikenna's recommendations and so on. I thought of using Pimsleur and Assimil as a starting point, however, I don't know if that is a good idea and all that. The second problem I have is that I don't know how to approach RTK 1. I was...
  4. AkikoKurusugawa

    Question which one is better?

    hello, I am trying to improve my Japanese. I took a break from learning Japanese and now there are some grammar points I'm not too familiar on. Right now, I want to learn if there are different situations to use 一番 and 最も. For example, for "what do you believe in the most?" Is it better or...
  5. AkikoKurusugawa

    Is there a shortened way to say specific numbers in Japanese?

    for example, 78 would be read as nanajuu-hachi but is it correct slang to shorten it to nana-hachi? Like in English 4,500 is read as four-thousand five-hundred but can be read as forty-five hundred in slang.
  6. Kyoumimasu

    New member: Greetings all!

    Hello everyone! My name is Kyoumi Masuhara. I'm 5th generation Japanese-American and enjoy taking taking care of my animals and plants. I'm nonbinary and use they/them. I just entered an online college for pharmacy tech training, but currently work in childcare...
  7. Jack Jordan

    When to start output?

    I've been learning Japanese for almost a year now, first learning Hiragana and Katakana, then accidentally trying to learn Kanji an ineffective way before buying RTK, and right now I have a tutor, I am halfway through RTK, I am using HelloTalk to talk with native speakers and I am also a decent...
  8. Spelling Game for memorizing Japanese Vocabulary

    Spelling Game for memorizing Japanese Vocabulary

    Here, I want to recommend a good Android App to learn and memorize Japanese vocabulary. Japanese Vocabulary (N1~N5) (Available in Google Play Store) Japanese Vocabulary (N1~N5) - Apps on Google Play I found that it contains many vocabulary (cover JLPT N5 up to N1) with awesome text UI, and...
  9. A

    Advice on learning kanji?

    Hi, I joined a few months ago but I haven't posted until now :) I want to learn kanji. I was using Heisig's book but I've since heard that the key meanings are inaccurate? Can anyone comment on this? So I'm looking for advice on where best to learn the kanji themselves and how to use them/the...
  10. hanaflow3r

    New Youtube Channel to Learn Japanese

    Here I am years later still trying to learn Japanese. But now I'm ready to put in the work that is needed. I am going to be documenting this process through youtube and teaching what i am learning here is a video about -i and-na adjectives. I hope to get support from this forum in my learning...
  11. Andrew Mize


    I was reading this childrens book and I found the clause たすけて くださった. The character who said it was obviously acknowledging that the listener helped them, but I am confused with exactly how this would be translated into English.
  12. tasqunevie

    "I will do as you say"

    How is this translated please? お願いします ^ And is this ok to use for a "thanks in advance"?
  13. tasqunevie

    Japanese Revision

    みなさん、こんにちは Could someone revise these sentences I've formulated please I think it’s time I go back (return) - そろそろを 戻って思います If I’m persistent, they/he/she will (could) get suspicious - 僕がしつこくければ, 怪しいなれます (does it make sense for me to use 貰う here, as in the 貰えます ?) An incredibly cautious...
  14. tasqunevie

    "To Feel"

    I hear a lot of different variations. Could someone translate in these contexts please? "I feel sad" "I feel good" "I have a bad feeling about this" - this one I think has a special expression? Thank you in advance friends
  15. tasqunevie

    何奴も此奴も vs 皆?

    Assuming the first is a lot more archaic/informal/(even rude?) but just want a clear answer Thanks
  16. tasqunevie

    More Japanese Translation

    Need a Japanese native to lend me their ear real quick to make out what Sakura says here please. I will give you my attempts, but I can only use romaji currently on my pc. So starting at 26:15: Even if you blow away my limbs, and paralyze me with poison Teashi ga fukitobu ga, doku o kuratte...
  17. tasqunevie

    Translate this Japanese Sentence?

    Minna-san konnichiwa, I'm really looking for a translation for what I think is "a lot," but I cannot find anything on Jisho except takusan, which is definitely not what the girl is saying in this anime. The full sentence is "Then, I have a lot of questions for you." But obviously I realize by...
  18. tasqunevie

    "To control" in Japanese

    Mina-san konnichiwa, I've been studying Japanese for about a year now and have watched anime for about 10 years. I cannot, for the life of me, find a matching definition for the verb "to control." I have heard it in several different animes and I've tried Jisho.org and other reputable sites but...
  19. M

    What's the difference between 見放題 and 観光?

    Which one is used more often? Are they interchangeable?
  20. amblair2000

    Japanese Learning Material I Can Recommend

    Greeting. My name is Abe Blair. I am a Japanese tutor live in Jersey City, New Jersey. This product is probably the best language tool I've come across. Actually I can recommend it and far less expensive than Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. As a Japanese tutor, I recommend this learning material...
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