Hello dear visitors of this blog, I've been thinking the last couple of days how I've learned how to speak Japanese myself and what kind of progress I made the past years in how to speak Japanese. That's why I wanted to give you guys a couple of tips how to learn Japanese.
Know what you like about Japanese language.
The most important of learning a language is the connection you have with the language. As for myself, I have interest for Japanese language because of the music. I've learned Japanese through watching like hundreds of anime's and listening a song I like for dozens of times. Through 8 years of listening music and watching lots of anime, I can translate a song, I might not even like, in like an hour.
My motivation were my interest in anime and music. Yours could be a crush that speaks Japanese and you need to know what she/he is saying, or maybe you like Japanese drama's. Just find something of your interest, that makes learning a language much and much easier.
Keep track of your progress.
Once you speak a language, it's easy to forget meaning of words after not using the language for less than one year. I've experienced that my French has got worse than ever after not having French class for like 2 years. Exposure to language is so important!
My way of keeping up my Japanese is by making translations through this blog. If you want to know why I started this blog, put a comment in the comment section below. I'll create a page for that some time, at least if there's interest to know it.
Know your language skills
I know it sounds stupid, but you need to know what your difficulties are in learning Japanese. For western people like I am, it might be difficult to learn use a new writing system like the Japanese. That's why I still find some difficulty in writing Japanese. Though my understanding of Japanese words is my forte. When you understand where the difficulty lies, you can start working on it.
Start as soon as possible
Japanese was the language I partly teached myself, when I was 12 years old. When you want to start learning it, don't wait until you're like 30 years old. Start as soon as possible, the most ideal is a bilingual education. That's not possible for everyone though. Starting to learn the language when you're a child or a teenager is the more favourable than when you're older.
4 simple though very important things when you want to learn a language. The most important is to keep it up. From a simple thing like "This is me" (これが私です), you'll be able to learn Japanese. Through connecting words you know and unknown words, you'll surely learn using it bit by bit.
You ready? Are you excited? Ikou You ready? Are you excited? Let's go Ichibu wo shitte high Itowazu starlight Mujun wo tanoshim...
Aruku hodo ni kutsuzoko ga yogoreteku Sonna fuu ni bokura no tamashii mo suri hereba kage tte shimau yo Sonna toki ni omoidashite kimi ga ...
Kono sekai no hi genjitsu tada suikomareta vision The false reality of this world, is only an absorbed vision. Mugenenten kachikan wo i...
I know what I have to do now It's my life one and only Nanzenkai mo namida fuitemo jamenaishi Kantan na hibi da to kitai wa shitenai...
Tatoeba me ga samete subete wa maboroshii datte Kisekimeita mousou kanaete hoshiinda For example my eyes are opened and everything is an i...