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Hi I want to start self teaching Japanese as I really love the country and the culture and the language. Where do I start? I’m completely lost! Is anyone can offer some guidance or some links to free websites that would be good thank you
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Hi I want to start self teaching Japanese as I really love the country and the culture and the language. Where do I start? I’m completely lost! Is anyone can offer some guidance or some links to free websites that would be good thank you
Hi! I am learning Spanish and French at the moment, but I can give you some advice! Apps like Duolingo, memrise and quiz let can all be helpful with vocabulary and grammar. There are also a ton of videos on YouTube that give lessons on grammar. You could also maybe watch some films and series on Netflix ect with dubbing or subtitles and I think you can buy books online which have Japanese on one side and the English translation on the other. Hope this helps!
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Try flashcarda
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Are you learning Japanese to get a job etc?
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I’d recommend (textbooks): Japanese from zero, Genki 1 and teach yourself Japanese. For apps, I’d avoid Duolingo so: memrise, quizlet, Anki and lingodeer
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Hi I want to start self teaching Japanese as I really love the country and the culture and the language. Where do I start? I’m completely lost! Is anyone can offer some guidance or some links to free websites that would be good thank you
In general, the following are what what I would recommend for learning Japanese from beginner to upper-intermediate. The ones in bold are essential in my opinion. All other ones are for extra practice and although they're great, you don't necessarily need them (especially if you're wanting to save money).

In the order that you should do them:

1. Genki 1 textbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...dp_ob_title_bk
Genki 1 workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions to do): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...1QF87JZHETXRRY

2. Genki 2 textbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...YYFYX7JGS659NH
Genki 2 workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...94T78Z3Q9X5A9G

Genki kanji textbook (not essential but handy for kanji learning): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Plus-...s=books&sr=1-1
Genki kanji workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions to do): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Plus-...56JY7B9XMF9VH9

3. Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese textbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Integrated-...s%2C155&sr=1-1
Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions to do): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Integrated-...s%2C155&sr=1-2

4. Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobira-Adva...s%2C156&sr=1-1
Tobira grammar workbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gateway-Tsu...VD9H44GJR027ZN
Tobira kanji book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobira-Powe...AEJ4XNB6A1V9DD

Unless you have a friend in Japan who can ship you these (because they're much cheaper there), this is probably the site with the cheapest offers: https://www.japancentre.com/en/categ...language-books

Books can come in different editions. Either the most recent editions or slightly older editions would be fine. The only difference is the price and aesthetics/corrections. The content should otherwise be the exact same.
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Hi I want to start self teaching Japanese as I really love the country and the culture and the language. Where do I start? I’m completely lost! Is anyone can offer some guidance or some links to free websites that would be good thank you
omg I love Japan too - the history of Japan (e.g how Tokugawa Ieyasu and 2 others helped unify Japan), the culture etc is so interesting

also im a big otaku when it comes to anime! like rly big. do you watch anime too?

sorry I didn't answer ur q, I'm new to TSR and got excited when I found someone who loves Japan too
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