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Hello.
I was just wondering if there is anyone who has just started A level Japanese or is studying any other qualification. i am really bored and i would also like to hear about what other people thought of the AS exam03.
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physics or maths any good?!?!?
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Japanese language? Totally unworthy of my time.
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Anatowa Nihongoga Wakarimaska?
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hai.
Watashi wa Nihongo ga wakarimasu.
Anata desu ka?
AS level shiken ga muzukashi desu ka?
Kanji ga wakarimasu ka?
Louise yori
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Originally posted by Unregistered
Japanese language? Totally unworthy of my time.
Bah!


Anyway I would love to learn Japanese...my brother introduced me to anime a while ago which I greatly enjoy and I have picked up a couple of words/phrases etc etc...tis such a shame my school doesn't offer it as a course! *sigh*

My sister, who has a talent for languages which I unfortunatly lack, was hoping to do it at uni but there wasn;t a course available that had what she wanted (she is currently doing spanish and french and wanted to do spanish main and japanese...-I really am having trouble explaining!)

Ah well...goodluck with it
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I'm nowhere near ready for an Alevel in Japanese, but I did take a basic course!! So for anyone who's interested (and I apologise in advance for spelling mistakes but this is how an amateur like me pronounces these. any corrections are welcome)

Hello - konijiwa
How are you? - ganki deska?
I'm fine- ganki des
what's your name - oni-ma-o-wa?
my name is ____ - watashiwa _____ des
there it is - kor-e wa / sor-e wa
1- ichi
2- ni
3- san
4- yon (yawn)
5-go
6- rocko (rolling the r)
7- nana
8- hatchi
9- cue
10- jew

if anyone has other basic words... i for one would be interested
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I thought 4 was si (shi?) ...maybe I be wrong...just on an anime series my brother had they always did a work out...and it was like
"itch! ni! san! shi!..." or something

I really enjoy anime...and find I am picking up small bits of the language as I go...
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I would love to learn this language.
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Originally posted by rowei
I would love to learn this language.
Because? I would not touch this language with a 2 foot pole, even though having great advantage over complete beginners in learning it, considering that I know most of Kanji. Nowadays, Japanese has become obsolete for many careers. It was wise to consider learning it for the Asian market maybe 20 years ago. Now there's one other vastly dominating language worth learning, much more than Japanese. I think one should be able to guess, and I have said enough.
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I would love to learn Chinese and Japanese, cause it would probably come in really handy, not to mention that Chinese is, or will soon become, the most popular language on the internet, has the largest population, and is becoming a potentially extremely good market. I also lile languages, hence doing French, Spanish, German, and English GCSE. I've only continued with French though for AS, and plan to do it next year for AS.

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yeah but the all the chinese are behind a big ol' firewall that blocks alot of content of the internet. The chinese authorities are worried that they wil read negative stuff bout china being a communist state and dictatorship. So they bloke it off. thats why u dont get loads and loads of chinese ppl on the intenet as we no it. There are a billion of them and so there should be a major showing from them.
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Didn't actually know that, only reason I knew chinese was big on the net, was because saw an ad for it a while back, by Andersen consulting I think, or something like that.

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Originally posted by Ollie
yeah but the all the chinese are behind a big ol' firewall that blocks alot of content of the internet. The chinese authorities are worried that they wil read negative stuff bout china being a communist state and dictatorship. So they bloke it off. thats why u dont get loads and loads of chinese ppl on the intenet as we no it. There are a billion of them and so there should be a major showing from them.
PHIL has touched upon my point in my earlier post exactly (I was Unregistered1). However, learning one orthographic language is already very, very time consuming, notwithstanding the need to master all of reading, writing, listening and speaking to a considerable standard for one's career. I would say, "investing" in one Asian language and perfecting it would be rather useful over learning two to a lesser standard.

Besides, the Japanese market nowadays and for the past ten years has been in a complete shambles; I would never want to invest or make a venture there.

On the political side, this is true about the Chinese government - about the blockage and censorship, with the Internet being one of the forms of communication being affected. Though, have you considered the more "internal", less obvious dictatorship in Japan? Yes, in a certain degree it's more open than China, but still, internal censorship and domination over foreign business are still prevalent, equally if not more than China. For example, many international firms opening branches in Japan all require partnership with local firm giants, which in China does not happen at all. Thus, on the commercial side which only matters, China is worth considering much more than Japan, notwithstanding its rapidly booming market.

Foreigners would never want to tred on sensitive boundaries of its "dictatorship" but instead focus on the capitalist side of things, i.e. commercial deals and business. Here, it is relatively open, and is virtually all that matters really.
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Mind you, China is evolving (all be it extremely slowly) into a more capitalist and democratic statem, an example of this can be found by the way in which the chinese government actually listened to protestors in Hong Kong, rather than making a reapeat of Tianumen Square. Agreed, this is HK, and not mainland China, but this does still show that the chinese government is at least listening to some of its citizens, and China's economy is forecast to grow exponentially fast.
However, I do agree that the work involved in learning Chinese or Japanese, is too much to even consider at the moment.

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I was under the impression English/American English was the most used internet language at present...misinformation?
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i wasnt aware that there was american english, and i also throught i was the most used language onthe net
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I think, but again am not sure, that Chinese is the most used langauge, though according to ollie, the reason you don't see much chinese, is due to restrictions imposed by the chinese government.

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i thought that the most used language in teh world was spanish, not chinese because there are many forms of it
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