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    Hey guys, Ive been kinda self teaching myself Japanese from google translate, but I dont know if Im writing in Kani, Katakana, or Hiragana. Ive taken a picture of a page in the journal Ive been using and was wandering if you guys can help me figure this out.

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    The best way to approach self study (as with most languages) is to get one or two good textbooks to work from.
    I’d recommend getting one focused on how to properly write hiragana and katakana symbols (as you really need to get those nailed before kanji) and then a book focused on sentence formation and grammar such as Japanese From Zero.
    Good luck with your studies
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    (Original post by Alex Fierro)
    Hey guys, Ive been kinda self teaching myself Japanese from google translate, but I dont know if Im writing in Kani, Katakana, or Hiragana. Ive taken a picture of a page in the journal Ive been using and was wandering if you guys can help me figure this out.

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    Google translate? I've been teaching myself japanese as well but i bought some books to help me, they're from the "From Zero!" series, the website is JapaneseFromZero.com you can get some of their beginner books from amazon for cheap and the website does help. Then there's the Japanesepod101 which is essentially a podcast with native speakers that help and finally i use duolingo and take the japanese courses. All are helpful. The most important thing is writing out and memorising the characters. Remember hiragana is the most basic form, katakana is for foreign words, romaji is just so english speakers can understand japanese and kanji is most used in japanese society. Also you're attachment is not found for me so sorry not sorry i can't help you there. I hope you do make use of my suggestions of sites to help you, google translate is just silly.
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    Google translate? I've been teaching myself japanese as well but i bought some books to help me, they're from the "From Zero!" series, the website is JapaneseFromZero.com you can get some of their beginner books from amazon for cheap and the website does help. Then there's the Japanesepod101 which is essentially a podcast with native speakers that help and finally i use duolingo and take the japanese courses. All are helpful. The most important thing is writing out and memorising the characters. Remember hiragana is the most basic form, katakana is for foreign words, romaji is just so english speakers can understand japanese and kanji is most used in japanese society. Also you're attachment is not found for me so sorry not sorry i can't help you there. I hope you do make use of my suggestions of sites to help you, google translate is just silly.
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    (Original post by dustycustard)
    The best way to approach self study (as with most languages) is to get one or two good textbooks to work from.
    I’d recommend getting one focused on how to properly write hiragana and katakana symbols (as you really need to get those nailed before kanji) and then a book focused on sentence formation and grammar such as Japanese From Zero.
    Good luck with your studies
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    There. Hope that helps
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    I found a site called Duolingo that I find helpful. Thanks for all the suggestions though.
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    Sorry couldn't see the attachment but...

    If you want to study the language as others have mentioned get a good text book on the subject rather than using google translate. Sometimes google translate gives odd translations which sound strange to native Japanese speakers. It might be good enough to hold a basic chat conversation in a chatroom but even then the translation can be quite off at times.

    For Japanese text books it comes down to personal peference but have a look at something like - Japanese for Busy People I, Genki I, Minna No Nihongo, Japanese from Zero I, Nihongo dekimasu vol 1...

    Since Duolingo and Japanesepod101 have already been mentioned, I would also try and have a look at the 'Easy Japanese' series from NHK.
    There's a pdf book and lots of mp3s to download which are all free. (https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/)

    Finally, Erin's Challenge might be worth a look as well - (https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/)
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    Sorry couldn't see the attachment but...

    If you want to study the language as others have mentioned get a good text book on the subject rather than using google translate. Sometimes google translate gives odd translations which sound strange to native Japanese speakers. It might be good enough to hold a basic chat conversation in a chatroom but even then the translation can be quite off at times.

    For Japanese text books it comes down to personal peference but have a look at something like - Japanese for Busy People I, Genki I, Minna No Nihongo, Japanese from Zero I, Nihongo dekimasu vol 1...

    Since Duolingo and Japanesepod101 have already been mentioned, I would also try and have a look at the 'Easy Japanese' series from NHK.
    There's a pdf book and lots of mp3 to download which are all free. (https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/)

    Finally, Erin's Challenge might be worth a look as well - (https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/)
    thanks
 
 
 
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