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    Is this still going? Cause if so I wanna join. I'm currently learning Japanese
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    Did anyone else take the JLPT yesterday?
    Not confident enough yet T_T Hoping for JLPT3 in December though.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Is this still going? Cause if so I wanna join. I'm currently learning Japanese
    Are you teaching yourself? Cause I'm wondering if picking up Japanese at uni will be a bad idea since I'm already planning to do psychology and French as a degree and so maybe should pick something sciencey for my third subject.

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    Are you teaching yourself? Cause I'm wondering if picking up Japanese at uni will be a bad idea since I'm already planning to do psychology and French as a degree and so maybe should pick something sciencey for my third subject.

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    Teaching myself. I'm working through Japanese for Busy People (Kana edition) atm
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    (Original post by brownsugar-xx)
    Are you teaching yourself? Cause I'm wondering if picking up Japanese at uni will be a bad idea since I'm already planning to do psychology and French as a degree and so maybe should pick something sciencey for my third subject.

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    Where are you looking at going?
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Teaching myself. I'm working through Japanese for Busy People (Kana edition) atm
    Ah i see, how difficult are you finding it? and what different types of Japanese are there?
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    Where are you looking at going?
    I'll be going to Edinburgh.
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    (Original post by brownsugar-xx)
    Ah i see, how difficult are you finding it? and what different types of Japanese are there?
    It's not too bad, easier than French but it's not that easy. It's mainly written in hiragana and katakana and covers "polite conversational Japanese"
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    It's not too bad, easier than French but it's not that easy. It's mainly written in hiragana and katakana and covers "polite conversational Japanese"
    If its easier than French then thank **** because i find French kind of easy. Or maybe it was just the course that was easy :sdontknow: Oh i see. Well hopefully my obsession with anime will give me some sort of edge.
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    This might be a long shot, but if anyone uses ALC (alc.co.jp), do you know if there's a vague equivalent website or anything for Chinese and/or Korean? ALC has been basically the most useful resource ever, barring Anki and Rikaichan. ありがとうー
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    (Original post by brownsugar-xx)
    If its easier than French then thank **** because i find French kind of easy. Or maybe it was just the course that was easy :sdontknow: Oh i see. Well hopefully my obsession with anime will give me some sort of edge.
    Japanese grammar is far harder than French at more complex level of language. I am telling this as a person who speaks Japanese fluently and knows quite a lot of French by living in France for 3 years.
    Keigo is hell. Even Japanese people often don't know how to use correct
    keigo.
    French in that polite aspct, it's similar to English. I would like (je voudrais, j'aimerais) instead of I want (je veux) etc. But Japanese polite form (whatever it's called) changes a lot more than that. You need to understand when to put yourself down and result in raising the person above your status, or you just raise the person up to show respect....well it's hard to explain....also there are different words for your family members when you are talking in correct official polite keigo.
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    Agreed with c0balt. Keigo isn't nice to learn takes a long time to get use to the politness levels.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Is this still going? Cause if so I wanna join. I'm currently learning Japanese
    it's awesome you wanna learn japanese haha!! it's a great language how long have you been teaching yourself?

    (Original post by C0balt)
    Japanese grammar is far harder than French at more complex level of language. I am telling this as a person who speaks Japanese fluently and knows quite a lot of French by living in France for 3 years.
    Keigo is hell. Even Japanese people often don't know how to use correct keigo.
    French in that polite aspct, it's similar to English. I would like (je voudrais, j'aimerais) instead of I want (je veux) etc. But Japanese polite form (whatever it's called) changes a lot more than that. You need to understand when to put yourself down and result in raising the person above your status, or you just raise the person up to show respect....well it's hard to explain....also there are different words for your family members when you are talking in correct official polite keigo.
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    Yeah...Keigo's a *****
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    (Original post by TheTechN1304)
    it's awesome you wanna learn japanese haha!! it's a great language how long have you been teaching yourself?



    Yeah...Keigo's a *****
    Thank you about a month!
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Thank you about a month!
    Awesome . Good luck.
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    Awesome . Good luck.
    Thanks
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