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sethnintendo said:
the-pi-guy said:

Japanese is very simple in terms of sound.  

Learning the characters is hard, but it's not as difficult as it's cracked up to be.  

How come Japanese men usually sound angry when talking.  Same with Germans and can be said of Arabic.  One time at work two Iraqi's at my work were having a conversation and someone thought they were arguing.  They went up to them and asked what was wrong.  They then replied they were just having a conversation.

You should consume more media in those languages. They can be just as gentle as any other language. It's just that most of the media portrays them like that. It has nothing to do with language at all.



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いつか日本に行きたいです。
でも、日本語が難しです。



the-pi-guy said:
いつか日本に行きたいです。
でも、日本語が難しです。

If you know enough Japanese to write that you're already more prepared to visit the country than 99.99% of tourists. Unless you mean immigrate, then yes, it's muzukashii as fuck.



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今年、「Kodansha Kanji Learner's course」 をよみたいです。

My new years resolution is to go through all the Kanji in the book this year.  Learning about 20 words a day, for the full 365 days, will mean I will see the ~7200 words in the book.  Day 3.  Hasn't been too bad.  



I learn 2 kanji per workday, should mean about 500 kanji per year, and thus I will be able to get through all the essential kanji by year 4. I hope to be able to read books and talk fairly naturally by then. Of course kanji isn't everything so I have a lot of other studies too.



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Farsala said:
I learn 2 kanji per workday, should mean about 500 kanji per year, and thus I will be able to get through all the essential kanji by year 4. I hope to be able to read books and talk fairly naturally by then. Of course kanji isn't everything so I have a lot of other studies too.

I recommend Wanikani. I currently learn on average 20 new vocab and Kanji every day, which is quite a fast pace but surprisingly manageable thanks to SRS. And even at that pace it still takes about 2 years to finish 2000 kanjis and about 6000 vocabs.



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今週、私は日本人に会いました。一緒に日本語を話しました。

It felt really awesome. I still have so much to learn, but seeing the kind of progress I've made was just unbelievably awesome. Made me feel like I hadn't wasted my time.