gildart-s asked : i've been learning japanese for about a year now (since january 2012, but I don't know how long i've been properly learning if you know what I mean) and i'd just like to say your blog ほんとにすごいです ^0^ I saw the post about anime being good for learning japanese and yes omg it's so useful, i've learnt quite a bit from anime, mainly random stuff but also useful phrases c: ありがとうございます again for a sugoi blog ~ p.s. I was wondering, how much Japanese do you know and how long have you been learning? ;o;
Yeah, it really is and thanks again for… the compliment.
Pffft. 99,7%. —I don’t really know how to say how much Japanese I know? Well, I can have conversations, speak informal and formal, read, write… Yeah.
Oh, I grew up with Japanese along with Spanish. So… since I was born???? But well, I forgot a lot since my family moved to Sweden when I was young.
gregg-robin-hood asked : How did you learn to read hiragana & katakana?
Oh god, I don’t even remember how the sensei did. She just made us repeat it every single day until it was hammered in our brains.
Anonymous asked : about the anon who asked about learning Japanese fluently, I think it's better to watch variety shows instead. maybe dramas too but in variety shows, you hear how people talk naturally. anime/songs are practiced over and over and it's not really natural imo.
Sure. Hey anon, watch J dramas and talkshows too.
—I don’t really watch that so it never came to my mind.
And anime — Japanese TV in general — is really a big help!! Trust me. It’s just like English.
Sure, you learn in school, right? — For non-English countries —. However, it’s all around you, mainstream music or the music you listen to. I think 90% of the people reading this listens to American music at times, if not always. Also, movies, games and English TV channels.
It helps a lot, even if you don’t think about it.
— In calm, peaceful Japanese songs (Let’s say Ikimono Gakari, which I by the way really recommend), you can clearly hear the prononciation. While on talkshows and dramas (just like animes and kenka CDs etc. ) they talk really fast and for a beginner you’ll barely catch up on any words and meanings.
Anonymous asked : Are there any other blogs like yours?
….. I actually have no idea. I don’t follow any on this blog, since it’s a side blog and my other one is just an anime/manga blog.
Hmmm, haven’t seen one???? Oh, but koto-mi (?) or something does Japanese edits, I think!
Anonymous asked : Do you have any tips for someone who wants to become fluent but is very young?
Oh, actually, if you want to learn a — any — language, the younger you are the better! You will quickly learn the language and catch the pronunciation really fast as well. You will most likely not have an accent while speaking.
I suggest you listen to Japanese music, that way, you’ll learn how to pronounce things. Anime is always good, too. But you can also buy some kind of application to your phone.
Skyping with people from Japan is also good. I think there are a few sites like that. But, please be careful.
Yeah, that’s all I can come up with for now.