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Ukulele For Beginners: Hobbies in Japanese

Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Learn Japanese, living in japan | 8 comments

How can I make Japanese friends? This is something that people ask me constantly and is something that can be difficult when learning Japanese. Even living here in Japan, it can be difficult to make Japanese friends. And having friends will help you learnt he language even faster.

So what does ukulele for beginners have to do with learning Japanese. Everything! It’s how you make Japanese friends. You find people with common interests.

The biggest problem I see with those that are having difficult making Japanese friends is that they look for anyone who they can speak Japanese with. Rather than a friend, they tend to view people as Japanese speakers. By joining a club or participating in something you are interested in, you will find people who have the same interest and friendship becomes much more natural.

Recently, I have been learning to play the ukulele and joined an ukulele for beginners group. Some of the people I already knew, but I ended up making a couple new friends as well. I didn’t have to work at it. We just started talking about ukuleles and Hawaiian music, and pretty soon we were friends. I don’t think of my friends as ways to practice Japanese, but as interesting people who I can talk about things that I enjoy.

So go buy yourself an ukulele and join your local ukulele group (that is a metaphor for joining your local club to meet knew Japanese friends)!



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    ahh.. I see.. is it hard to play the ukulele?

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    a japaniss version is a prt of word for me

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    can friend’s with japanese?

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    i like japan because it is so dump

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    I make Japanese friend

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    i hope i learn more japanese words

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    No. Quite easy actually, and a lot of fun.

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    gusto ko matutu ng japanese

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