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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    Nice for you to post this in here.
    Actually if I write my name in japanese only 3 letters are
    "deleted" in traslation.


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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curan
    I am looking into learning Japanese, but sense I am in Iraq I am looking for books, Audio CDs, and CD-ROMS. Would you happen to know any good sourses to help me learn the language?

    Thanks alot!

    -Curan
    I have a Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary from Random House, which is usually very helpful ^^ It has both romanization and Japanese characters.
    Wo shi zhen zhen zhen xi huan ni...

    Thank you Equinn!! ^-^

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    Quote Originally Posted by mahiru
    I have a Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary from Random House, which is usually very helpful ^^ It has both romanization and Japanese characters.
    Thanks a lot for that info. I think I was looking at that yesturday. I think I was also looking at a program from Rossettastone.com. If anyone has used them let me know how well it woks. thanks again everyone. I love AO so far. everyone is so helpful!

    -Curan

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    Sry abt the late reply as i was having examination these few days .. now it gonna over !! And i am able to relax and focus on japanese studies .. anyway thz for translation " Sage " , but the word clumsy why is it so many ?? Can u explain the different ? What is Kanji anyway ? Anyone would kind enough to tell me the basic to start studying japan ... Thz

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    Quote Originally Posted by kimb
    Sry abt the late reply as i was having examination these few days .. now it gonna over !! And i am able to relax and focus on japanese studies .. anyway thz for translation " Sage " , but the word clumsy why is it so many ?? Can u explain the different ? What is Kanji anyway ? Anyone would kind enough to tell me the basic to start studying japan ... Thz
    Kanji, unlike katakana and hiragana (which represent syllables), represents a thought or idea and therefore can be made up of more than 1 syllable (though it is not always). I think kanji are best known as the characters that were "borrowed" from the Chinese, lol.
    Wo shi zhen zhen zhen xi huan ni...

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    An example to help you better understand mahiru's point :


    森(kanji) もり (hiragana) モリ (katakana) MORI (romaji)

    Even though "mori" (forest) can be spelt out in syllables (see hiragana/katakana), there is a Chinese character (kanji) for it, therefore we use that character so people know you are referring to THAT "mori".

    Examples of words that do not have Chinese characters to them are "kitto", "suru" and "tatoeba". Usually, nouns or verbs are the ones that are written in kanji.

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    blue_rebel, I'm sorry if I seem like a nitpicking idiot, but can't "たとえば" be written in kanji, too (例えば) ? It isn't much used, but it's there. Usually seen only at *very* official texts, if at all.

    And how big the Oxford set is? I've been thinking about doing some books/online material about Japanese myself (for beginners) but I haven't really gotten many books to (what's the english word for "比べる"? Damn, I'm starting to forget my English) them to? I've seen the Kodansha one and the Russian university books. How fast does the book go to kanji and how to write them well? Then the 'on' and 'kun'- readings. How fast the book turns into things like that, how long does it give you nothing more than basic hiragana and some words?
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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    Oh... that convo was from that Japanese-Online site. I see. I started to learn Japanese there, but it's kind of hard to remember if you don't work at it... So, I take a class at school, but they rarely ever talk about anime/manga in class.

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