Where do I even start when it comes to learning Japanese to play Japanese games?

Where do I even start when it comes to learning Japanese to play Japanese games?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Download a pdf of Genki

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking clickbaits and the internet

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tofugu

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >israelite
    Cure dolly.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Duo lingo and anime

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Duo lingo
      できない

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I learned fluent Japanese in 1 year just from watching anime online
    Most people who aren't morons could do the same I'd think

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're not fluent unless you read, you can't play Japanese games unless you read. You didnt learn to read by watching anime for 1 year.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm fluent yes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not everyone shares your moronation, anon. Learning a new language isn't hard if you put some effort into it and extrapolate from the available material.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I speak 5 languagues so I know a bit about the topic.
    My advice when it comes to learning a foreign language with a unique writing system, is to learn the writing first. Hiragana at least. It's easy and can be done in less than a week.

    You technically don't need to learn writing to be honest. You can just jump straight to oral lessons, but if you don't have a tutor (and I know you don't, otherwise you wouldn't be asking here) then you are probably going to have to rely on generally available material and a lot of those require a certain base level of reading and writing.

    You CAN learn Japanese without touching hiragana. I'm sure some other gay will come here and make claims that they did. But it will make everything so much easier and it will open you up to more resources if you can read and write.
    So start with hiragana. It doesn't matter if you read slowly or if you can't understand what you're reading. As long as it gets you reading, and that's a good place to start.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hook the text, copy and paste to Google translate or deepl or chatgpt, repeat until your don't need it anymore, having a bit of grammar and vocabulary knowledge but strong logic help you to recognize mistranslation tho

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Write your kana out 50 times. Do hiragana today, katakana tomorrow, it'll take you about an hour, then casually reinforce the knowledge by attempting to read simple shit for a while. Do core2k in anki, 20 new words a day, your reps will top out about 200 per day, which should take you about 30 minutes. If you don't know a card within 5 seconds, you don't know it, fail it and try again. Then read, and mine any new words or terms you come across for an anki mining deck. If you're confused about grammar, use Japanese the Manga Way and DOJG for lookup.

    That's it. 3 steps.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play visual novels in Japanese with a text trackor, to translate the kanji, and then use Anki to learn the kanji. Its the only possible way to learn japanese because you hear the voices of the characters in Japanese and at the same time see what their saying with the text.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    learn hiragana (write it out, theres phone apps that let you do this too). learn 5-10 per day. review the old ones each new day.

    learn katakana. follow same process as above.

    keep reviewing until theres no doubt in your mind you know them all.

    now is the hard part

    option 1) free route
    get a free anki deck for kanji (kanji damage is good) and start drilling
    you learn 5 new kanji per day and start reviewing previously learned kanji each day in spaced repitition (SRS). you can lower or increase this amount (even 1 a day is fine)

    while doing this, download a pdf of literally ANY japanese grammar book and start going through it daily. make it part of your study routine (even if its half an hour a day)

    option 2) paid route
    subscribe to wanikani (monthly sub or wait till january for a sale where its 200 usd for lifetime). it does the same thing as anki cards but maybe a bit better and has a built in community (which makes scripts and apps based around it). it teaches you radicals, kanji and vocab.

    along with above, find a textbook to through same as the free option

    most important things
    1) write everything out. writing enforces memory faster. buy some notebooks just for hiragana/katana/kanji and write them out as youre learning/reviewing
    2)build a habit. they say it takes 21 days of repeatedly doing something to create a habit that will stick, so try to at least get to 21 days before giving up (dont)
    3)have fun with it, turn it into a hobby rather than something youre forcing yourself to learn

    good luck you can do it

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm using this
    https://learnjapanese.moe/routine/

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do I need to write the fricking language when I don't even type english or my native language by hand since I was in highscool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      writing is retention, especially with 汉字 where they rook da same yet have different meanings (like 士 vs 土。 lol). you won't internalize without writing it out a lot.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >don't learn the basics
    >don't speak the target language
    >don't worry about grammar
    English is my only language but some of these sound like bad advice to me? Am I wrong ? Is he just titling them that for shock value so people click on his videos

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, I've watched his videos and he says you should learn it the more "natural" way. Like for your native language you don't spend much time learning grammar, you just figure it out from spending a lot of time with it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're taught grammar all throughout elementary school.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not that much really. English class in school is a lot different from Spanish class

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        His video titles are just clickbait to entice people into clicking by offering something unrealistic
        >Wow, I can learn a language without actually doing anything or trying? Sounds great!
        It's no different from advertising that you can get abs in five minutes a day without exercising or dieting. And then he tells you to buy his service.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He's absolutely right, though. His service is a bit of a scam, but the principles behind what he's talking about are solid. Grammar study is for morons.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Absolutely. I remember getting ahead of my peers in school by simply enjoying videogames, movies etc in foreign languages, while the teachers try reducing it all to mathematical equasions. I may not have known all the jargon, but I always had the best score on tests.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I remember getting ahead of my peers in school by simply enjoying videogames, movies etc in foreign languages, while the teachers try reducing it all to mathematical equasions
              So by your own admission you were in the class and WERE studying.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I suppose I was physically in the class, but that's about it. I completed any mandatory task well before anyone else, or I would not do them at all and just spitball of the teacher called me out on it. Being already fluent in my early teens made it all pretty easy.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Grammar study is for morons.
            Naw, this delusional idea that you're better off just reading and listening and simply guessing how a language like Japanese works is absurd. To be fair, that's not what Kaufmann actually says but it's what morons in these threads always try to say.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Naw, this delusional idea that you're better off just reading and listening and simply guessing how a language like Japanese works is absurd.
              The idea that you get good at a language by looking at textbook phrasing is laughable.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The idea that you get good at a language by looking at textbook phrasing is laughable.
                The issue is that your entire argument is based on the assumption that using a textbook or Anki means you are only using that and not reading/listening/speaking as well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I love how you instantly start trying to combine textbooks with anki, which is completely different. Frick off.

                I'm sure you got there eventually with Genki. But it took you a lot longer.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You learn the language through input, but you need to have some baseline. If you know the particles and basic sentence structure, you can make a lot more sense of what you're reading or listening to and don't have to waste time wallowing around in what might as well be gibberish at that point. Study and input feed into each other
                That said, reading native content is the single best thing you can do to improve. Anki is a waste of time compared to habitually reading.
                T. Wasted 4 months on Anki before starting to read

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Anki is a waste of time compared to habitually reading.
                >T. Wasted 4 months on Anki before starting to read
                This is gonna blow your mind but using Anki doesn't some how prohibit you from reading.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These threads are always the same
    >use this tool bruh
    >NOOOOO THATS WRONG USE THIS
    >Ummmmmm, no sweaty, use THIS site
    >textbookgirl.jpg
    Which fricking site/tool is it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      watch the documentary The Last Samurai and replicate the main character's learning technique

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      None, just use GPT. There is no point jn learning other languages now that AI will make them obsolete

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what is with AI-fanboys being fiercely against anyone doing any form of time honored self improvement?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's the same as
          >I don't need to learn to program, AI can do it for me.
          No, it can't. AI writes great snippets for very specific requests and is downright amazing at filling out boilerplate shit, but cannot build you an application.

          Use any of those AI generators for presentations, you will see what I mean.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot the
      >I learned perfect Japanese in half an hour just by watching anime and you're all idiots
      That always shows up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The real answer is to use any resources that tells you what the particles do, learn kana, then start reading simple things like news articles or blog posts. Look up anything you can't understand but try to make sense of things before looking them up.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play NES games with Japanese texts like the early DQs or FFs

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't. It's not worth the time investment

    >Steve Kaufmann
    I thought LingQ was great. That and Anki probably helped me the most at learning Spanish. also Dreaming Spanish you youtube

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spend a few days learning the kana first. Then Cure dolly for basic sentence structure, download yomichan( use both english-japanese and japanese-japanese dictionaries). Start listening to Japanese as much as possible. Watching anime without subtitles or with Japanese subtitles is good to start with because anime dialogue is generally pretty simple. Start reading news articles and children's books as soon as possible (reading is where you will look up words you don't know.) Move up from there. Taking notes by hand will help.
    This is what I'm doing, and it's working so far. Kanji isn't that bad either once you start reading (don't put it off or rely on furigana/romaji, these are traps).

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The guide I would have recommended no longer exists in the internet and I don't know of a suitable replacement.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >image
    Damn this guys pretty based.
    He’s right, as a kid you need these things because your brain is far less developed and needs training wheels but as an adult you already can learn these things through second hand nature of already having done it in your native language just by reading. Anki is a meme, Kae Tim is a meme, JUST READ.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genki 1 and 2, then work on JLPT grammar and also start reading/watching native material to widen your vocabulary.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post kino games

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