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  • Native speaker

    33 4.98%
  • Native level (upper-advanced - JLPT1)

    19 2.87%
  • Advanced (JLPT2)

    41 6.18%
  • High intermediate-lower advanced

    46 6.94%
  • Intermediate (JLPT3)

    59 8.90%
  • High beginner/lower intermediate (JLPT4)

    118 17.80%
  • Know the kanas, but still pretty much beginner

    123 18.55%
  • Just a few words or phrases (greetings, etc)

    170 25.64%
  • I don't know anything, but I want to learn !

    53 7.99%
  • Don't care about Japanese language.

    1 0.15%
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Thread: Do you speak Japanese ?

  1. #151
    Okama XD Kama's Avatar
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    I'm learning Japanese at university. Japan is my specialty, so you can say I'm improving everyday. Well, I'm always cautious with my knowledge of Japanese, so I'm not the best person to ask me a question about this. I suppose it's JLPT4. I don't know if I'm already intermediate...

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    Cool Hey ppl!!

    Konbanwa everyone!! Chiemi desu...hajimemashite?

    Yay for me!!! I have two nihonjin tomodachi of which I'm learning Japanese. But too bad I get scared speaking to some other Japanese people I get scared I may make a mistake. Anou...I'm a high beginner/low intermediate and fast improving.

    Jaamataane...Kurai_Chiemi

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    Soon... very soon will I have learned the Kana... must-take-japanese-online-2-years-must-have-college...
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    As for me i never took a japanese lesson...but I think i'll subscribe to some next year ^^
    lol anyway japanese must be easier than chinese....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer
    As for me i never took a japanese lesson...but I think i'll subscribe to some next year ^^
    lol anyway japanese must be easier than chinese....
    You're so right about that. Chinese is way harder...at least to me. It has something to do with the language having 4+ tones.

    I'm a beginner in Japanese. Some friends call me high beginner/intermediate. I'm really not sure. I speak very little Japanese. I'm self-taught and taking it slow.

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    日本の友たち、こんいちわ。。。How do says "I become so numb" in japanese term???
    I want to learn 日本語!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperor
    日本の友たち、こんいちわ。。。How do says "I become so numb" in japanese term???
    I want to learn 日本語!!!
    私は非常に無感覚になります。
    watashi wa jishoni mu kankakuni narimasu


    日本語を学習するはステップに従う必要が ります。

    by the way,nice to heard u from china,ni hao!
    Kimi ga dai suki desu

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    Quote Originally Posted by serewen
    私は非常に無感覚になります。
    watashi wa jishoni mu kankakuni narimasu
    by the way,nice to heard u from china,ni hao!
    いろ いろ  りがとう ございます。。マレーシアの友人、你好。。



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    I'm about mid-way between JLPT level 4 and 3. Can read and write in hiragana and katakana almost as quickly as I can in romaji. I know about 1000 words, can recognise 300 kanji ... but only write about 100 of them. My Japanese grammar is truly awful. Practice, practice, practice! I'll get there eventually.

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    Er, make me JLPT level 4, if that. I just took a look at the preparation website and it scared me. And there I was thinking the JLPT was just about kanji...

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    日本語で難しいのは文法だけですね。

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    hello,
    im neofusion! i joined the forums just a few days ago. i have been wanting to speak japanese for some time now. i need someone to teach me some japanese or just point me in the right direction where i can learn basic japanese. i will be very thankfull!

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    Can only speek and make out a little.
    + =

    Prohibition I will drink to that.

    Yes it is a very lame joke

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    Can anyone one help me to find out what does the meaning of this in English



    Itsumo kokoro we hoshi itsuka
    Dare katu mata koi nei utchitimu
    Itsumo kokori nei eiro itsumo
    Anata dake no basho ga aru kara

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    Kanji become much, much easier when you start seeing radicals instead of strokes. Then instead of thinking 'up, down, left, cross, over' you start thinking things like 'water and standing' (泣く[なく - to cry]). I can read somewhere from 1000-1300 now...when I was in Japan I could probably write somewhere between 500 and 800, but that's dropping pretty quickly since I have no need to do so back in the States, so I imagine I'm somewhere around 200-300.

    Kanji just have a long learning curve. If you keep it up, there will come a day when you prefer kanji to pure hiragana/katakana sentences. One of my greatest triumphs was reading the work 予感 - 予(よ here) being future or forecast (予報[よほう]=forecast, 予定[よてい]=plan) and 感(かん) being feeling or emotion. I had never seen it before, but I knew immediately it meant 'premonition'. Checked the dictionary and I was right.

    Stick with it, get over the learning curve, and Japanese will start to make so much more sense....
    今日の笑顔は明日の元気。
    And if you're bored...

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    I can read/write hiragana and katakana fairly well. I know maybe 20 Kanji symbols and some Japanese words. I want to learn more soooooo badly... which I will... next school year... in college... My high school did not offer Japanese as a foreign language. They only offered Spanish and French.
    MS-DOS is sweet... Add Japanese language support and it totally rocks!!

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    jonny-mtへ、
     そのとおりだ!
     this is the way I follow in learning kanji, radicals make things easer and what's more
    remembering the stroke order rules and practice writing the kanji in the correct order
    and in top speed also makes kanji easer to remember. Befor I begin this method, I merely remeber the first 80 kanji, but now god only knows how much kanji I know(I think its less than 500 and more than 300, I learn kanji from my dicitonary not from the kanji graded lists)
    意味の無い世界には、愛も意味の無いことだ。

    Are you studying at Purdu University?

  18. #168
    Okama XD Kama's Avatar
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    Well, the question was: Do you speak japanese? [I already answered it XD]. My question is: Do you have chances to speak Japanese in your countries [non-Japanese]? Or do you generally use Japanese only for reading/writing/understandin anime etc.

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    I am good with Japanese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inuyasha-the-kid
    I am good with Japanese
    Hope you know all your 'haragana' and 'katahana'!

    'say'o'nara'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inuyasha-the-kid
    I am good with Japanese
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*inhales* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    夜露死苦!

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    I find affence at your post as I ware eyeglass and have lmited site.
    Sankyuu~!
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    Konnichiwa everybody!
    I am a beginner in Japanese but I am so fascinated by it! I only know a few phrases and words.
    Three months ago, during my last school break I learned writing the hiraganas. Now I'm on vacation again and I seem to have forgotten them. ughh. So I'm starting all over again and I hope to remember them quickly.
    For me I think it would be easier to learn the hiragans and katakanas first and then start with grammar and vocab.
    How did you guys started out? How do they teach in school?

    Arigato.

    I can sing Japanese! But I don't understand it yet!
    So I can't really say I speak the language
    But I'll do my best. I'm ready for action

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    I speak Japanese fluently, but am not excellent with writing. -darn difficult when am not in Japan.

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    Maybe he's good at eating it (Inuyasha the kid)
    ~ Parempi hullu kuin tylsä - Better crazy than boring ~
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    I'm just able to use some phrases and I know some kanas and kanjis but not many.

    Im trying to learn japanese but it's going kind of slow since I do alot of other things instead al the time, or I forget what I was doing or something stupid ^^
    /poke

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