Trying to Learn Japanese, Episode 1Aug 1, 2020
I've always wanted to learn Japanese.
For one thing, learning a new language is always a good idea for bettering yourself as a member of society.
For another thing, I don't believe in fan translations.
This isn't the first time I've tried to learn the language. I've used DuoLingo, I've used a generic website, and I even downloaded an app called "KawaiiNihongo", a visual novel featuring a furry that's supposed to teach you Japanese.
However, all of those methods fell flat in my opinion. I wrote down why a few months ago for school.
(Yes, it's in the context of Spanish class, but it still applies.)
However, I think I found a video series tailor-made for me: JapanesePod101.
I watched the first thirty minutes of their four-hour video and now I'm ready to learn. Yes, the first lesson started by throwing up the definition of "arigatou" (thanks), but by the second lesson, it had already fixed all of my issues.
Here's what I learned.
Ten percent of Japanese was taken from English.
Japanese has the verb after the DO.
The subject can be cut off half the time.
"Watashi" means "I".
I have a bad case of STML.
Anime was a mistake.