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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsbunnyz
    It's the same with German, but it has a general pattern that you get used to.
    Oh, man. I took German for ~4 years, and I HATED it. Granted, i can speak VERY BASIC german, but sentence structure still evades me most of the time.

    Hmmm... learning Latin is rather... interesting. I don't know how high it rates on "difficulty", but I personally found it easier than German. Vocab kills me on it though.

    So... would learning Japanese be easier or harder than Latin? Just asking, cuz I really know 0 people who have learned both (finding people who studied Latin is hard enough).
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    Oh, man. I took German for ~4 years, and I HATED it. Granted, i can speak VERY BASIC german, but sentence structure still evades me most of the time
    Yeah same here. The bit that I hate is the male and female words that I dont get, I mean how can a word be classed as male or female...What kinda logic is that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsbunnyz
    Yeah same here. The bit that I hate is the male and female words that I dont get, I mean how can a word be classed as male or female...What kinda logic is that?!
    Well, I used to complain about that too... then I realized that other languages did that as well .

    But Der, Die, and Das were the bane of my existence 4-7 grade.
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    I plan on learning Japanese when I go back to collage this year.

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    Ah German is a fun language to learn. It's so closely related to English since German is where English came from in the first place lol. I want to learn Japanese. I must teach myself too lol.

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    Re: japanese (the language)

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsbunnyz
    Yeah same here. The bit that I hate is the male and female words that I dont get, I mean how can a word be classed as male or female...What kinda logic is that?!

    hehe, it's such a pain to have to memorize which nouns are feminine and which are masculine, but apart from that I think it's pretty cool that ... a "ship" is female. ^__~ also the genders are pretty handy when you're writing poetry!

    And regarding the sentences seeming backwards and out of place-- japanese grammar is basically the same as korean (you can ALMOST translate it word by word and a lot of it will make sense!) and I prefer it that way, I think it's more poetic. The sentences seem weird and can't be traslated well into english because often times subjects don't exist at all.
    For ex: in English you'd say "I went to the park"
    but in Japanese you could break it up, literally, and say "went. park to. I..." and it's much more dramatic!! haha

    What I also like about Japanese/korean grammar is that there are many forms of "I/me" (in English there's only 2.. I ... & me..), but it's kind of hard to explain unless you're familiar with the usage.

    if that made any sense... I hope it did..

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    I know a few languages and taught myself mandarin. However, when it comes to japanese, I'm really faced with problems. Especially about the grammar. Don't really know to place what should come first. I think Japanese is really a beautiful language. Of course, maybe that's because I love the japanese culture. Anyway, I think I should go to a proper class in order to really learn the language.

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    I'm 1/4 a Japanese so I can speak it and write it. It's not that hard, since it goes hand in hand with chinese (which I also know). I love the Japanese language, but I hate Katakana. It kills me just to read it.!

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