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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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    If I only knew where I could learn... *sighs*


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    @CoolGuy
    do you have a pretty good grasp on english? If so, there is a post in here, inwhich I need to find the link to, with a ton of links in it. I will find it for ya.
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    Here is the link to the thread with some good links in it.

    http://forum.japanreference.com/show...&threadid=4886

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    Thanks alot. And I have a quite comprehensive knowledge of English.
    I live in Belgium and here we have 4 mandatory languages to learn: Dutch, French, English & German. phew -_-

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    You have manditory languages??? That, in my personal opinion, is great!!!

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    Let's see... in Belgium there are 3 spoken languages: Dutch, French & German.
    Dutch is the language of some more than 70% of the people here, 25%or so French and the rest speak German.
    I live in Flanders so Dutch is my primary language. We start learning French in the 5th grade. English in the 7th grade & German in the 10th (altough it used to be the 9th).

    But I wish we got to chose wich language to take with it. If I could I would replace the German with some other language. In most other countrys people get to choose one language, we don't.

    And anybody who studys Latin here will know 6 languages by the time he graduates O.o (Dutch, French, English, German, Latin & Greek)

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    WOW!!!

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    My teacher once said that it's unique in the world so I guess he must have been right.
    But I still don't like it tough

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    I suppose I wouldn't like it either if it were forced upon me...kinda like not getting a promotion or having to take a demotion...*wink*

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    Lol

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    I'm learning Japanese because i love the language, the culpture, the style (in clothing and tech), the animes..... {and the list goes on}

    I want to live there when i get older, well at least that's what i want to to.
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    #1
    Originally posted by Moyashi
    I wish my parents had me learning aikido when I was young.
    It would've saved me the black eye I got from a girl in 4th grade.

    Father told me to never hit a girl. SO I got it. I came hoem with a shiner and he got upset, he asked,"what happened to the other guy? Did you fight back and what not?" I just answered, "it was a girl dad .... " .... was his reply.
    lololol.. Sorry.. This was a rather old post but Moyashi-san, it's real funny.. Couldn't help laughing out loud when I read this paragraph.. (@@||b)

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    I didn't know I can vote for more than one choice~!! (><||n) I voted for one option and only much later discover I was allowed to vote for more.. but it was a little too late.. The system refused to let me vote again..

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    Ok~ I wanted to learn the Japanese language coz I am interested in the Japanese culture, the language itself, to be able to communicate with my Japanese frens but NOT least, coz I wanted to learn it so that I can read more manga and watch more anime!!! (No, no, no Japanese spouses or children like u guys do.. oh I'm not married in the first place.. hmm, now I am starting to think maybe I should look for a Japanese spouse.. lolol.. then I will probably get a free tutor.. )

    On a more serious note, I have to say I can't remember what really got me interested in the language though. Think it all started with some Japanese drama and next thing I knew got influenced by my frens into this whole manga and anime thingy (a very takai hobby btw) and before I knew it got addicted on jrock, bl games and drama cds as well.. My live history..

    I have to say though I'm very keen on getting to understand the language, I dun seem to be getting a grasp on it.. Blame my procrastinating genes and limited memory space in my brain.. Used to take Jap classes in school but basically returned it all to my sensei the moment I stepped out of class.. I can understand everything in class but the moment out of class.. well, basically it's learn fast forget faster, which explain why I call myself a V.I.B ~~very important baka-chan~ Okay, the list goes on like how I thought that by reading more manga and watching more anime I could at least improve my reading skills but halfway thru with the help of a Taiwanese fren switched over to reading the chinese translated ones and there goes my plan.. Only thing I gained from I fell in love with the chinese language as well.. ~~" (Use to think it was a difficult language)

    As for visiting Japan, yes, one of these days I will do so but that will be many years down the road coz at this very moment, ichi doru mo arimasen
    V.I.B ~~~very important........ baka-chan

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    Ginichiwa

    Its Sam from Australia,
    Started with me getting interested in the Japanese culture and people, Now im thinking of learning Japanese so I can come and work next year in Japan as Software and system developer....

    I have a friend who is helping me with Japanese, we go out for some lessons and she is doing a good job..
    So wish me luck with my quest for a new language....

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    I'm kind of new here. Heheheh.
    Wow, so many different stories why people chose to learn Japanese! Mine probably isn't too interesting. I was forced to learn it. Not that I minded in the least! But it was part of my school's program, every one in primary year levels learnt Japanese. I discovered I was good at languages, and I really enjoyed learning it. ;)
    Then when we got to secondary year levels, we had a choice of four languages, and we had to choose two. I chose to go on with Japanese, and pick up Indonesian (thus i ditched the idea of french and german which were the other two languages). Again, when we reached year 9, we had another choice. This time, we could go on with both languages, drop one, or drop both. Unfortunately, I had to move schools at this point. My new school only offered Chinese or German. I picked up neither.
    So now I've been self teaching myself, with help from a friend who still learns Japanese, and try keeping myself in practice for both Japs and Indon. Japs more so, as I don't have the same intrest in Indonesia.
    I plan to take up classes again, although that won't happen for at least another twelve months.

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    I want to learn the language cuz:::

    I love it. [it just sounds good]
    for the girls [duh!]
    and for anime [yea!]
    and because one day i'm gonna visit, now for how long is another story.
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    I am "learning" japanese cause I want to travel to Japan one day, and so that I can understand Anime and Manga! ^^ and I also just want to... haha... and I also want to be able to speak to some japanese ppl Iknow!
    *~Mayura~*

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    I started 'attempting' to learn japanese because the girl i've been seeing has gone to Japan for a year teaching english. I'm going to go over to visit next year and i think it would be cool to know how to say some things in japanese in case i get a little lost and stuff...i'll be travelling on my own.

    I've wanted to learn japanese since i first got into Manga and Anime when i was in secondary school but never properly looked it up.

    Now i've started reading the lessons on japanese-online...and i've been picking up random words from any place i can.

    I've having fun learning something new!

    Porl''

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    I did judo when I was a kid (must admit the only sports I participate in now is watching them on tv), but I never made the connection between judo and Japan. We never used Japanese terms.

    But when I was a teenager I read James Clavell's Shogun, and that set me off... memorizing the few Japanese words in the book (not knowing anything about how to pronounce them of course), and it got me hungry for more. I decided to study Japanese at the university.

    Like Coolguy, in Holland English, French and German are mandatory, with Dutch being the native language of course. Latin and ancient Greek are also given at the highest level of high school and at some high schools you can also choose Spanish. But Asian languages or cultures aren't taught in schools here... if you want to learn anything about them, you need to go to the university.

    I've spent 2 years in Japan now, and I can hold my own in Japanese... though specialist words and complex conversations are still way beyond my abilities

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    kara wakarimasen

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    - i have some relatives in japan, and my father moved there
    - my friends in brazil are i/ni/sansei, or descendant
    (and are studying too)
    - i want to visit japan, really love the culture

    sooo...

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    no reason just very cool langauge

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    Im learning japanese cuz i like everything about japan and the japanese culture

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    Japanese sounds great and it's so nice to learn the writing system. I'm also interested in Chinese, mainly because of the same reasons. But Japanese is more simple because once you know hiraganas it'll get much easier. This language just need to be adored.
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    i'm learning Japanese since it is my dream to teach English in Japan.
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