Comments on: Common Japanese Words: You Need to Know http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/ From Japanese Words to Japanese Fluency Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:05:20 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: Eder http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35824 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:04:36 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35824 Oh really? I cant believe that you went to sierra college. Maybe some teachers still remember you. I will have to ask just for the fun of it. Well regarding your question, no im not. This semester its just Yurina-san and me. I was thinking about taking an official class next semester but Imay not be able to,because the class ends at 6:30 and I have to work at 6:00. So I’m not sure what im going to do yet.In the meantime, I will stay tuned to hear this info. of yours. Thanks a lot I appreciate it.

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By: Nick http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35822 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:50:11 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35822 Glad that you found it helpful. Good luck.

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By: Nick http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35821 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:49:46 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35821 Hi Eder,

I actually went to Sierra College myself! Are you taking Japanese classes there in addition to learning from Ootsusan?

There are a lot of places to learn in Japan and more are offering English courses. I may actually be looking at a postion with a Japanese University, so stay tuned. I may have more information for you soon.

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By: EDER http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35772 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:55:11 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35772 OOh and by the way, I tried out that website and how they teach is understandable.and very helpful. THANKS!

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By: Eder http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35771 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:51:35 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35771 Yes, I go to Sierra College. The one thats in Rocklin. As for my Japanese teacher, her name is Ootsu Yurina. She is actually a student but agreed to teach me Japanese. The good thing about atending this college is that there are many students who come from Japan, and I can talk to them. My primary goal is to be able to understand what people are saying and be able to answer back even if it isnt that politely. Later I can learn how to be more polite and show respect to my superiors. I kinda got Hiragana down but I still need some practice in order to write it faster. Kanji can wait because if I know how to talk I can ask someone in Japan what something says….Currently, I am majoring in Mechatronics and trying out Technical Drafting, and I would like to know If I could study a semester or two over there or maybe, get a job in any of those departments. And, is there like a place were students can go to learn Japanese in Japan?

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By: Nick http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35768 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:11:01 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35768 Hi Eder,

Are you at Sierra? Who is your Japanese teacher?

There are a lot of options to study abroad, but I do recommend having a goal before you decide. It will make everything much more attainable. It sounds like you are on the right track. Keeping yourself surrounded by Japanese will definitely make you learn faster.

Think about what your goal is for Japanese and that should help you decide how you want to study. Do you need enough to communicate simple conversation, business level, do you need to be able to read Japanese? All of these require different levels of dedication and time.

Also, here is the link to Japanesepod 101 I was talking about: http://www.japanesewords.net/bv9b

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By: Eder http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35761 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:20:43 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35761 HI NICK. Thanks for responding. Well actually Im already in a College in Roseville CA. and in a month or so I finish my first semester. I really want to go to Japan one day but im not sure what to expect. Im also not sure how life is there for a foreign student. For now, im studying Japanese with some native japanese girls that I met at College. My English teacher knows Japanese and gave me a little book to practice my Hiragana but Ive pretty much got it down. I also try to Read mangas, watch Anime, Dramas,and movies in Japanese with English or Spanish subtitles. The only problem with my study plan is that I dont have one. I just went to these girls and asked them if they could teach me out of the blue. Im also.trying to see what are some common words and phrases they use so that I can learn them and know that im spending my time on something that im gonna use when I start making sentences and later, have conversations. My goal is to understand enough Japanese to know what they are talking about by the end of this year. One more thing, I have been studying Japanese about 3 months now and I think im not learning enough. What do you recomend I study and how much time each day? How was it for you when you first started learning Japanese?

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By: Nick http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35759 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:14:03 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35759 Hi Eder,

Thanks for leaving a comment. One program that is pretty good is the Japnesepod101 suite. They have a lot of free podcasts and some videos as well. For the paid service you get a bunch more materials. Also, don’t forget things like movies and anime and study tools, and of course the internet.

You mentioned that you just graduated high school. Are you planning to go to college? Have you considered studying in Japan?

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By: Eder http://www.japanesewords.net/1195/common-japanese-words-you-need-to-know/comment-page-1/#comment-35755 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:50:52 +0000 http://www.japanesewords.net/?p=1195#comment-35755 Mari!!(or anyone else) If your still out there, could you tell me if you learned Japanese since your post in 2010. If you did, what did you end up doing to learn. The reason I want to know is because IM CURRENTLY studying nihongo and I also can speak Spanish and English fluently. It would be very helpful to know your experience. So please respond back. If it helps, I just graduated High School and im serious about learning nihongo. Nihongo wo oshiete kudasai.XD

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