I learned to speak finnish fluently in like 7 years, really hard language too, started to learn it school, had finnish friends that also helped
If your goal to learn a language is watching media without subtitles then drop it before starting. That won't motivate you enough down the line.
Also would be mostly useful for unsubbed 1970-1980 titles (which a surprising amount are subbed anyway, so mostly quite obscure titles or long-runners aren't), I doubt you're into those.
How do they decide what’s hardest to speak? Is there an index somewhere you can link? I’m curious
Don't think that's possible without moving to Japan. The culture of Japan is so hermetic that it will be hard to immerse yourself in it to maintain your ability (took Japanese A1 and A2 years ago - a waste of time).
Japanese is not a hard language to learn, especially compared to languages that are hard to learn like mandarin or Finnish. Either way, it is kind of a dumb reason to learn a language. Just learn to read faster.
It's not that hard actually, the big challenges is to learn 2 whole alphabets and then Kanji
But once you know it, it's not as hard as people think it is
If you really want to learn a language you should move there for about 6 months (More is obviously better)
Read up on the basics such as "Hello", "Thank you" etc. etc. and be able to speak good english.
Even though watching movies and such can be effective, it has a hard limit. Especially in the case of japanese were you have multiple different ways of saying the same thing with 2 alphabetes and depending on how polite you are and what dialect you speak etc.
Is understanding 50 words not enough? You want to understand all of them? I have thought about trying to learn japanese but it just seems like such a waste of time because it would take years to become decent and wont ever amount to anything meaningful
i wish i havent opened this thread
it takes a long time to become decent at speaking and understanding japanese, even more to become fluent. it really isn't worth it since you'll never put it to good use regardless.
just watch anime with sub/dub ffs
If you are not familiar with traditional or simplified chinese, it might be hard for you. There are three scripts in Japanse language. Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. Kanji is adopted from chinese characters and it is hardest among three. Hiragana and Katakana are more common in writing but in rare cases you will come across Kanji characters.
In my case, Japanese was not that hard to learn as Mandarin is my native language. It is even easier for people whose native language is Cantonese.
Even some of my friends who are Japanese, they can't remember all the Kanji letters.
For westerners I think Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese are hardest languages to learn among all the Asian languages.
If you learning Japanese for more job opportunities, I would recommend to learn Mandarin rather than Japanese.
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i can stay silent in japanitzu, it didn;t take long for me, just half a second, you lose bro, you lose, i am already better in japanitzu than you
I already had an advantage and was semi-fluent but I learnt to write and read hgana/kkana through youtube tutorials. It's a good first stepping stone to learning to be fluent
I would want to learn Japanese but weebs made it weird for every other person who was actually interested in learning it.
tbh watch 50-100 animes and you'll be good enough to understand most animes without sub. from there if you want to learn non-anime serious japanese it'll take some other effort but not hard at all
I've just been binging anime for the past 7 year so I can't speak Japanese but I'm quite fluent in weeb. I can watch raw anime and understand, around 80-90% of what's being said if it's a basic anime or closer to 50-70% of what's being said depending on how technical or in depth it is.
Though I did also study it for a bit on my own time just for fun.
did BrazilianKawaii (your main) get 10 yeared or what