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Old 27-09-2018, 10:42 PM   #9586
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I've been interested in learning Japanese all this time but never found time to. Therefore I'm quite a bit older than the typical language student.

I've recently found the time to memorize hiragana and katagana (though I can mix some of them up from time to time).

Do you mind saying what textbooks you use? Is it Genki?
Most schools use Minna no Nihongo. It's quite good. Personally feel quite possible to self-study one.. A harder from around chapter 14 when the てーform starts. For classes, people usually go for bunka or ikoma.

Hiragana and Katakana can go online to learn. Just copy out, and try to read the textbook in japanese.
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Old 28-09-2018, 12:42 PM   #9587
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one big disadvantage of self learning is you won't learn the correct pronunciation properly
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:20 PM   #9588
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anyone learn japanese in Asta business school before? recommend?
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Old 15-10-2018, 09:30 AM   #9589
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one big disadvantage of self learning is you won't learn the correct pronunciation properly
Correct. But i saw a useful book at Kinokuniya bookstore would guide you u how to pronounce words properly.
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Old 21-10-2018, 10:02 PM   #9590
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Although it'd be difficult to learn the pronunciation of Japanese when you self learn from books, it can be gotten around quite easily.

You can take a beginner term in a school, and you will get the pronunciations down within the first module or so...

Or you can find Japanese language meetups. There are plenty of those around.

Or you can find activities conducted in Japanese to take part in, there's quite a few of those... depending on what you like.
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Old 25-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #9591
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I know this is a long shot, but anyone knows if there's any schools or person here in Singapore teaching japanese using the Kitani Method?
Saw their intro video and was blown away by how easy it was to understand the whole skeletal framework of grammer just from 1 lesson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFExxTeZhU

I emailed them they say they are only in japan but offers skype lessons.
I would love to take that but the prices are quite steep.
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Old 28-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #9592
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Hi... does anyone know what's the difference between taking Beginner vs JLPT preparation in Ikoma?

My goal is to pass JLPT and I've never done a formal Japanese class before.
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Old 30-10-2018, 09:59 AM   #9593
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Step 1: Master Hiragana first
Step 2: Master Katakana first
Step 3: Attend classes.

Genki is mainly for non-Asian students and not a good book for self-study. You can try Japanese for Busy People or Minna no Nihongo.

But the best if you can is to attend classes.

Learning a language is like a journey, some people take weeks, some people takes years, some people take a lifetime. Important thing is to enjoy the journey. Cheers and good luck.
Wish i saw this before i started my class. First lesson and i'm alrdy struggling with hiragana. Conversation wise was pretty okay but because all the languages i know use english letters, it was completely foreign to me as compared to the rest of my class that were chinese students and were able to grasp and memorize hiragana a little.
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Old 30-10-2018, 10:13 AM   #9594
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Hi... does anyone know what's the difference between taking Beginner vs JLPT preparation in Ikoma?

My goal is to pass JLPT and I've never done a formal Japanese class before.
JLPT prep course is like what it says it prepares you for the JLPT. Basically you will go through the grammar that is likely to be tested on JLPT, you will have vocab list to memorise, there will be short test and listening and reading practices. If you are starting from abosolute zero, then I will advise to at least have some fundamental Japanese at the JLPT level you want to take before joining thenprep class. It is very lecture heavy but very effective at preparing for the paper.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:38 AM   #9595
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cross posting, if anyone wants to study together for N2 dec18 hit me up
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:30 PM   #9596
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Trying to learn Japanese on my own. Had the basics like hiragana and katakana mastered.

Got myself Genki textbooks from a friend but Minna no Nihongo is considered better? I checked Kinokuniya but Minna doesn't have the full version translated to English unlike the Japanese version...

Any buttie knows where to get the full English version?
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:54 PM   #9597
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http://learnjapanesedaily.com/answer...t-12-2018.html
Found this. Answers to DEC 2018 JLPT Exam.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:06 PM   #9598
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http://learnjapanesedaily.com/answer...t-12-2018.html
Found this. Answers to DEC 2018 JLPT Exam.
I know of a Chinese site that breaks down the answer. Only for N1-N3.
I need to go toilet in the middle of my paper and just rushed through and submit. But should be okay coz I tally the answers.

https://m.hujiang.com/jp_nenglikaon1/p1262234/
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http://learnjapanesedaily.com/answer...t-12-2018.html
Found this. Answers to DEC 2018 JLPT Exam.
I know of a Chinese site that breaks down the answer. Only for N1-N3.
I need to go toilet in the middle of my paper and just rushed through and submit. But should be okay coz I tally the answers.

https://m.hujiang.com/jp_nenglikaon1/p1262234/
woah, like that also can.....
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:32 AM   #9600
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I know of a Chinese site that breaks down the answer. Only for N1-N3.
I need to go toilet in the middle of my paper and just rushed through and submit. But should be okay coz I tally the answers.

https://m.hujiang.com/jp_nenglikaon1/p1262234/
Thats why i only go toilet on the break part...
drink less water before the exam..
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