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  1. Dirtie
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    Dirtie :'D

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    ^^ndsrelease-1059^^
     
  2. Dirtie
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    Dirtie :'D

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    Supposedly this is similar to "Typing of the Dead".
    Except you write kanji on the touchscreen.
     
  3. Akotan

    Akotan Mathematical!

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    Oh, well... Kanji is so hard to learn... (T_T)
     
  4. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Yes indeed, the Japanese language is a bitch to learn. I'd discourage anyone from trying, it's just that difficult. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tuxedo Kamen

    Tuxedo Kamen GBAtemp Regular

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    Japanese isn't THAT hard, your main problem may be trying to remember all the kanji...
     
  6. OrR

    OrR Rice-megatron Expert

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    Yeah, seeing that this is a game for Japanese people to learn their own language, you are probably right... [​IMG]

    (It's not really that difficult, though...)
     
  7. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Three alphabets and all those symbols? Sounds difficult to me. [​IMG]
     
  8. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

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    Kanji is basically all the Chinese characters, I belive, plus the three alphabets... Damn. But Kanji doesn't look that hard to learn.
     
  9. tedbutts

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    Abandon all hope.
     
  10. Blebleman

    Blebleman GBAtemp Old-Timer

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    Having done the whole "learning Japanese" thing, I can tell you that Japanese is actually simpler than English!.... at least... the grammar is.
    The hardest part is the reading/writing.

    Katakana and Hiragana are easy. Kanjis are.....well...special. The first 100 you learn are a bitch, since you can't base yourself on anything else you know.

    Once you've learned a couple, you can actually DEDUCE a bunch of them.

    For example, in those first 100, you should have "Fire", and "Child".

    You encounter a new Kanji! *cue battle theme*. The new Kanji is Fire right next to Child....What would be a fire's child??? A spark. Hence, the kanji means Spark!

    It's really that cool.

    Fun to learn. Hard, but fun.

    [EDIT]

    On second thought, I discourage the very scary otaku kids to just grow up and find themselves a REAL reason to learn Japanese. There aren't any giant robots in Tokyo, y'know.
     
  11. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    How long did it take you? I'm curious, because I have alot of free time on my hands, and the ability to watch anime without subs would suit me just fine. [​IMG]
     
  12. Blebleman

    Blebleman GBAtemp Old-Timer

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    How's 7 years for ya?

    I actually started learning Japanese on a whim. I grew up a gamer, and was pissed I couldn't play some games. So I just started like that, then fell in love with the language and the culture (the REAL culture of Japan).

    Honestly, a single month of learning Hiragana/Katakana can get you navigating through most Japanese game menus.

    I can't really say it took me seven years, since I'm still not done learning it. I know about 500 kanji, while most adult natives know around 2000. (Chinese people a lot more...around 6000, or so I've been told).

    Honestly, I say seven years, but I was pretty young seven years ago, and so I had learned only very basic stuff. It wasn't seven intensive years, more like the last 3-4 were.

    I can watch anime without subs (although I rarely watch anime, most don't catch my eye), I play Japanese games most of the time (currently playing .Hack//GU Saitan, and FFXII [​IMG]), and navigate the Japanese web (which isn't that big). Of course, I don't read perfectly, but I understand around 80% of what I read.

    [EDIT]

    If you really wanna give it a try, I'll help you out. [​IMG]
     
  13. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    3 - 4 years sounds like a large commitment. So let me ask you this: how long did it take you to understand the vocal part of the language? Not counting the reading or writing. Just the speaking and hearing.
     
  14. Blebleman

    Blebleman GBAtemp Old-Timer

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    Not very long. I see you're an anime fan...you probably caught a few phrases already. Vocabulary is easily obtainable. It all depends on how well you want to understand... A month or so could get you understanding basic verbs and nouns.
     
  15. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Hm, a month for the basics. That sounds acceptable. Although I'm curious as to how someone would go about learning something that way. It's not like a have any books on tape on the subject. [​IMG]
     
  16. Blebleman

    Blebleman GBAtemp Old-Timer

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    Tapes might not be a must, but books are always useful. I have a couple, and I -highly- recommend a JapaneseEnglish dictionnary.
    The "Interweb" is a source of much knowledge [​IMG]

    If you have a DS flashcard, Rakubiki Jiten saved my butt multiple times.
     
  17. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Hm. I'm intrigued. But I have this sneaking suspicion it will be more difficult than I hoped. [​IMG] It would be nice not to have to wait for subtitled series though...
     
  18. Blebleman

    Blebleman GBAtemp Old-Timer

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    It is a challenge which ensnared me in spending high school with my nose constantly in my dictionnary, and reading charts. =)
    Like I said, it's up to you, and if you want, I can give you some pointers.
     
  19. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Well, I'll definitely think it over, and now back to your regularly scheduled topic~! [​IMG]
     
  20. multiboy2k

    multiboy2k Newbie

    Wow.
    This was a great topic. We need more like this. [​IMG]
     
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