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    Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    I've heard that American's dice and slice Japanese into all sorts of categories, that even Japanese haven't heard of! I've also heard that Japanese use silly stories and songs to learn English. So, methinks to pose the question...

    How did you learn Japanese? (or) How did you learn English?

    was it in school?
    from a book?
    on the web?
    lived there?

    =_= and no, this is not talking about a few words or phrase. This is asking how you became fluent in either language, please answer accordingly.

    ^_^'''' i'd love to say how i learned Japanese... but sadly, i couldn't keep the pace in Japanese 2... TT__TT maybe another semester...

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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in American?

    I'm learning Japanese but I'm not fluent yet either,
    I learn from freinds that I have on yahoo and msm and I get some words on the net too.
    I know where you can learn some stuff in japanese,
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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in American?

    I learned English at school, that was like 6 years ago. It was a bit hard at first because of the pronunciation of some english words. The easy way that i found in order to learn the lenguage was to listen to music in English.

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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in American?

    I learned English the Hard way~! My Parents would say "Speak up!" Or "Hush up."

    I have a troublesome state when it came to. The "Th" and "F" sound, or "W" at times. So my teacher would attack me all the time. "No Kat! Thumb, Not Fumb"

    (....)

    I had the evil little cards too~!
    A as in Apple

    B as in Banana

    C as in Car

    Ch as in Chair

    Th as in Thumb
    (...)

    I had a slur too, cause of the ::Trying to talk, while thumb was in mouth::

    They even thought I was Handy-cape because I stop talking~ [That's a Different Story]

    ANYWHO!

    As for Japanese and Spanish. I learned tons of Spanish in 1st grade!! I can understand it, pretty good.

    As for learning Japanese: There was a Foundation at my school that when I was in 1st grade as well. I was lacking Ambition (...) The only thing I remember now is how to write my name is Japanese and How to Sing the Song "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" in Japanese.
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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in American?

    English is my primary language. Learned it at home and in school.

    As for Japanese, even though I'm quarter Japanese I never really learned how to say anything other than the basic "konnichiwa", "ohayou", "arigato" and other simple words like those until I started watching Sailor Moon. Then I got hooked. Bought a book or two, watched anime and J-dramas, read manga, and went to Japan every chance I got.




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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. K View Post
    I learned English the Hard way~! My Parents would say "Speak up!" Or "Hush up."

    I have a troublesome state when it came to. The "Th" and "F" sound, or "W" at times. So my teacher would attack me all the time. "No Kat! Thumb, Not Fumb"

    (....)

    I had the evil little cards too~!


    (...)

    I had a slur too, cause of the ::Trying to talk, while thumb was in mouth::

    They even thought I was Handy-cape because I stop talking~ [That's a Different Story]

    ANYWHO!

    As for Japanese and Spanish. I learned tons of Spanish in 1st grade!! I can understand it, pretty good.

    As for learning Japanese: There was a Foundation at my school that when I was in 1st grade as well. I was lacking Ambition (...) The only thing I remember now is how to write my name is Japanese and How to Sing the Song "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" in Japanese.
    I feel the pain to.. But had alot more cards to learn. Anyways I learn my study from school and other times from just life.XD
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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. K View Post
    I have a troublesome state when it came to. The "Th" and "F" sound, or "W" at times. So my teacher would attack me all the time. "No Kat! Thumb, Not Fumb"
    Hahahaha. I used to pronounce words wrongly all the time too, but it wasn't because I had trouble pronouncing certain letters or that I had a lisp. I just never really learned properly. Like, I'd go around saying, "Fees? Feeees?", and my aunt would go, "No! F'sh! F'sh!" (because when you say "fish" quickly it sounds like "f'sh") and after a while I started going, "Fosh! I like fosh!"


    And my atrocious Japanese back in my preschool days! Ackkk! I had terrible grammar. I can't remember exactly what I said back then but there is one wrongly spoken phrase of mine that my relatives ALWAYS talk about.

    I said, "namenna!" (don't mess with me!)

    What I was trying to say was, "namaewa?" (your name is...?)


    ^^;;
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    I am learning Japanese, I know a few words.... i have the vocab that a 5 year old would have.
    For english I learned interacting with ppl. I learned the bases in my country... but 'cos i didn't need to speak it... obviously it wasn't as good as it is now... It wasn't that hard... Just with the pronunciation
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