Hajimemashlte [How are ya?!] Watashiwa Jimudesu!! Yes, the title is correct. I've been learning Japanese for a few weeks now, and I'm loving it. It's very hard, but it really enjoyable knowing that when I visit Japan I will know abit of the language before speaking fluently. I've been always interested in speaking another language, and Spanish was completely boring, and I don't like French. I've been watching Japanese television for about 7 years now, and have been wondering what they have been saying, why not know now? I've always been interested in Japanese culture also, and it would help with Japanese games too, I've seen many games that only release in Japan that look extremely good. I've read that it also helps to watch Japanese television with subtitles, well, my two favorite shows on tv are Ninja Warior and Unbeatable Banzuke, so thats good. And I have a incredible band for you's to listen to, they're called Seikimatsu (SA-EE-KEY-MOTS), but are called Seikima II. My favorite songs are:
Fire after Fire
Big Time Changes
Mansion of 99 Walled dolls
Yea, they're Heavy Metal, and remind me of Iron Maiden. I think they're one of the greatest bands I've listened to. Anyways, I've been learning the Japanese alphabet so I can read Japanese, after that I have to know what the words are. The alphabet is abit complex though, its well over 250 letters. It'll take probably all summer, but in the mean time, I'm going over pronounciatation and well known words and sayings. I plan on learning a great deal in the next 5 years, and plan on visiting Japan after college for about 3 months (I'm saving up now.) Next summer, I'm going to take a Japanese II course. And this is what I'm use as of now for my Japanese language software:
It costed roughly $40, but is great. Comes with 7 CDs, 5 audio and 2 interactive dvds for quiz tests and etc. Thats about it, leavea a comment please, and wish me luck, have a good day. 後で会おう!