Learn Japanese!

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Mar 17, 2008

Learn Japanese! by leavemealone347 at 5:19 AM (1,391 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. leavemealone347
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    Is there a program for English speakers to learn Japanese? I know that a game is not the best teacher but I've wanted to learn for a long time and basic stuff would be fine. I know they have learn English games in Japan but is there a game like this in reverse for English speakers?


    Thanks much!
     
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    Rosetta Stone is supposedly very good. It costs money though (unless you pirate it).
    I've tried it before.
     
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    I think Rosetta Stone sucks. Maybe it's better after you learn the Kana... I haven't went back to it...
     
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    Oh sorry. I meant for the DS I know about Rosetta Stone
     
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    Stanford University Press has made some great textbooks on the subject. They're highly technical and go really in-depth, as a lot of the language is strongly influenced by Japanese culture itself. In-groups vs out-groups, keigo, honne/tatemae, on/giri and the like.

    But for just learning the language the Genki textbooks are wonderful and very friendly!
    http://www.genki-online.com/


    If you are going to learn a language, it's gotta be academically, sorry.
    For the kana there was an old free pc game called slime forest. Might want to try that.
     
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    RS rocks you go gtfo my friend !!!!
     
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    i only know some kanji trainers and they are all in plain japanese.

    a really good learning program with lots of speech samples (2gbit) and kana/kanji trainers would AWESOME!
     
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    theres a homebrew that suppose to supplment as a japanese english dictioanry with a sort of quiz function it's called Project JDS.

    from the the website: Project JDS

    Learn from one alphabet to the other and back. Learn how to write the character and how it's pronounced.

    Hiragana
    Katakana
    Romanji
    Dakuten
    Handakuten
    Writing
    Speech option
    Repeat option
    Selectable sets
     
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    I hope there is one too... there were only stuff that hardly has any use... because it is like teaching how to write japanese to a person that is already fluent in japanese...

    Those japanese learning for the japanese people... doesn't just seem quite right [​IMG]

    They even got an english learning thing!

    We need a japanese teaching program for the DS. (thats of course for American/Korean people [​IMG] )
     
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