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  • I want to communicate with my Japanese relatives

    57 7.64%
  • I want to talk to my Japanese friends or make some new ones

    290 38.87%
  • I live in Japan (so for daily life use...)

    62 8.31%
  • My boyfriend/girlfriend is Japanese or want to make one.

    136 18.23%
  • I (will) need it for my job

    152 20.38%
  • To read the manga or understand the anime

    289 38.74%
  • For the video games

    171 22.92%
  • To travel in Japan

    384 51.47%
  • I am interested in Japanese culture/language, etc.

    557 74.66%
  • For no particular reason or others (please specify in forum)

    88 11.80%
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  1. #251
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    I am learning Japanese to woo Japanese girls
    I am learning Russian to woo Russian girls
    etc
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    Gotta.. learn... Japanese!

    That's about what cropped up in my mind about a year ago while talking to my brother-in-law's Japanese girlfriend. Don't go trying to take it the wrong way now! It's because I was also watching anime at the time, so I don't know, the idea popped up. At that time, I only knew around 4 expressions: otoosan, okaasan, arigatoo and daijobu! Ah, yeah, and ai.

    The fact that I am already quite good at 2 languages also helped. I'm in a situation where my work doesn't provide much of a challenge, thus the need for one, and Japanese happens to be quite a worthy one.

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    I'm learning Japanaese because I wanna go to Japan and I want to be able to speak the language when I go there. Also because I already speak 2 (Spanish and English) and being able to speak a third one would be pretty cool for curriculum, specially if the language is Japanese.

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    Smile

    i learn japanese to survive living in japan..

    o..and because of my curiosity..
    i hate being trapped with a bunch of people where i can't understand what they're talking about...
    They say only the good die young. If that works both ways, I'm immortal

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    As for me, it mostly started from me getting hooked on Jpop, then gradually its culture (only some aspects of it though), then I figured I need to know the language if I am to discover more about some of the things about Japan that I like...and besides Japan is the second most productive industrial economy in the world, no harm learning right? So somehow I decided to major in Japanese studies...and here I am ^^

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    For me, I wanted to learn Japanese to communicate with 1 of my relatives living in Japan. Besides, I love Japanese tradition/culture and their music too ^-^ if possible, I've always wanted to study in Japan and work there, at the same time making new friends.

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    Hm. Sorry, the image disappeared, but here's a direct link to the image and one to the post containing the image.

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    へへへJ44xm

    勉強ばかりでほかの興味がないと私もだめになるかも。。。
    でも、「無理な勉強はするな」って言われた事はないから。。。

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    ...because it's fun. What more reason do I need, I ask you.

    Anyway, peace out. Good night.

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    I am preparing for my trip in Nov. Will spend 4 days in Tokyo. Can't wait!

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    I am learning Japanese because...
    01~ It's fun.
    02~ I decided to move to Japan a long time ago and still fully intend to do so.
    03~ I want to work in Japan, but will not teach. (I'm a terrible teacher.)
    04~ It's a beautiful language.
    05~ I want to be able to talk to Japanese people.
    06~ I want to be able to understand the music I listen to.
    07~ I want to be able to translate stuff later.
    08~ The language is interesting.
    09~ It's better than playing video games.
    10~ It would be fun to read manga in Japanese. (not really why but it would be fun.)

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    Why not learn Japanese? Aside from it being one of the largest group of consumers in the world it only opens your opportunities. I live in Japan and I wasn't going to not learn the language of the country I live in. Every day I try to learn more so I don't feel so stupid in their society. Its not simple but anyone can with a little determination. English is the hard stuff, thank god I didn't have to learn that! Grammer is an option in Japanese.
    When I met my wife she didn't speak any English after studying in school and at that point I had been in the country for 3 months with no education in Japanese at all. Our whole relationship is in Japanese and now I am working on reading and writing. When I am fluent and can feel comfortable in a room with her family and friends I will start to teach her English.
    As with any language it is best to imerse yourself in it. Study from text books, make friends who speak the language, watch movies with English subtitles to listen to the sounds. You can't be afraid or shy about speaking or you will not learn. Babies do not have phenominal powers, they listen, make mistakes and dont get angry at criticism. The older you get the more you forget how to learn.

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    I wanna learn more Japanese language due to work.

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    Always wanted to. getting there slowly. but frustrating.

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    Culture and music aside: my whole life I wanted to learn it. Always intrigued me. Meeting Nobuko-san a few years ago only made me more want to learn it. So now I am, I'm not the best, but I think for only 5,6 months learning I'm doing pretty well at it.

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    I want to learn a new language to improve myself. So, i choose japanese language as i grow up reading comic from japan since young. I love dragonball. It is still my favourite till now.

    I believe i had to put in alot of effort to learn it since i had a hard time reading japanese words.

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    I just want to understand anime. Because there's always something lost in translation and that's sad. I 'd rather just watch the japanese anime in japanese with subtitles than english voices.

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    I am a Japanese. I don't have to learn it.I use it to comunicate with my family everyday.

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    My long-lost sister and I found each other. She grew up in Yokohama and I grew up in the States. All our family there speaks Japanese, and some do not speak English. I must learn enough to fit in!

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    I'm moving to Japan in a few years, and obviously I need to learn it.
    I want to teach English in Japan with all the 100's of other people applying for it.
    Also I want to do journalism over there as well, sooo yep. Thats why.

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    I am interested in Japanese culture. Also i like watching anime.
    And i will need a Japanese penpal soon.

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    The only reason is because Morning Musume. XD

    I really want to meet them and talk with them. So, I try to learn japanese... XD

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    I want to read haiku.

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