Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The challenges of a japanese student

Even though I really can't find that much particularly difficult about japanese, one way or another it tends to suck a lot of my day away from me. Especially the kanji. It's like a bittersweet learning process, being a westerner and all. one alphabet, no cool characters that people laugh at if you can actually read it. I have seen quite a few people with mis-written kanji on their bodies forever, but can never have the heart to tell them "i actually know japanese, you got that completely wrong". Even if you do read some things with out a japanese native there to verify, most people will say you make it all up anyways, but honestly, who really cares... But of course, nobody wants to hear about school while clearly slacking off on blogger, but I'm certified addicted to this blogging nonsense and I need to give you guys something to comment on everyday so hopefully you will come back everyday and click all of my posts and things I have to offer (if any) on my blog to keep our well oiled blogosphere economy running! so if you got this far into reading this, I applaud you.

***************If TL;DR -
Japanese is hard, so is kanji, I laugh at people with wrong japanese tattoos, stickers, etc., my blog is boring, comment NAO.

Peace, till next time. Most likely tomorrow. I'll get some cool stuff up soon I promise. Any requests? I can do pretty much anything.


38 comments:

  1. Yeah, kanji is the only hard thing about the language, and I guess finding someone to practice it with. There are lots of Japanese people here where I am, but they all seem stuck up o.O

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  2. Asian languages are very difficult to learn in general. Good luck.

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  3. cool blog! yeah i've had a bit of problem with learning japanese myself. check my blog out too !

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  4. I would most certainly like to visit Japan one day and learn to speak Japanese.

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  5. Japanese is a tough one for people with our alphabet, but I hope you learn it !

    Following (:

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  6. I dont always understand letters, BUT when i do I choose Kanji.

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  7. Yeah to lazy to learn a new language. I can count to 13 in Spanish tho.

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  8. at least your surrounded by hotties :D

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  9. that's a pitty I can't enlarge that pic well I wanna learn japanese !!

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  10. Good luck bro, is very difficult, a worthwhile achievment ;D

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  11. lol, you should tell them about the tattoos, just to see their reaction

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  12. the japanese are almost extinct aren't they?

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  13. I actually hate learning languages, never really appealed to me.

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  14. Many languages look so difficult to learn and understand, I'm glad I'm taking spanish right now, I heard it is the easiest language to learn.

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  15. Japanese is freakin awesome, post more about it

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  16. your a nerd. and yet you hate school.
    you are a paradox.

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  17. Yeah, I took five years of Japanese when I was in school. It was a very fun and difficult part of school. I'm thinking about retaking it through Rosetta Stone or something.

    I do agree with on the tattoo thing although usually I laugh at their misinformation and how smug they are about it.

    "No, this definitely means love. I asked the tattoo artist"

    "No, I got this handy little dictionary and it does not love. It means house. I don't know why they tattoo'd house on you bu-"

    "NO SHUT UP YOU'RE WRONG YOU LOSE AND KEVIN BACON WASN'T IN FOOTLOOSE!!!"

    "..."

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  18. Friend of mine just got a Japanese symbol tattoo on the back of her neck, laughed at her because though she said she knew what It said.
    There really isn't anyway for her to know.

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  19. Definitely not going to try learning Japanese anytime soon!

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  20. japanese is an epicly hard language.

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  21. Kanji is a pain in the ass to learn. I try not to cram it all, but rather, just take it one step at a time. My kanji vocabulary is pretty crappy, but i really see no reason to learn to a kanji or kanji compound for a word that I never use. Stick with it, it takes practice.

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  22. Thats why Id never get anything tattoo'd that I cant read myself...

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  23. I've always wanted to learn japanese. Is it possible to get enough practice/experience with hearing it spoken by watching anime to at least make progress on it (while studying kanji of course, not just "watch anime learn japanese") or would I be out of luck if I have no one to speak it with?

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  24. japan scares me a bit ... at the moment.

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  25. Already know portuguese and english and would like to learn japanese, because then i would basically understand most people.

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  26. Jap is such a cool language! Following and supporting. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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    Hey I have been following your blog for quite sometime and would love feedback on mine from a such an expert blogger and poster.

    I really love all this stuff, I hope you feel the same way about mine.

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  28. Japanese is so damn complicated, Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana... It would be bad enough if these was just one symbol set!
    Following

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  29. I have friends who learn Japanese language - they say it's pretty hard.

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  30. Always wanted to study in japan, but the language is the major problem...

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  31. I've been learning Mandarin and let me tell you - the characters make this language really hard...I am getting the language, it's just that the characters are doing me in ...

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