Discussion Is there anyone who taught him/herself japanese and is now able to read light novels?

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  1. WhiteWolf42

    WhiteWolf42 Well-Known Member

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    Is there anyone who taught him/herself japanese and is now able to read a light novel? If so, I really would like to hear from the experiences.​
     
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    Really smart to make a thread!
     
  3. WhiteWolf42

    WhiteWolf42 Well-Known Member

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    Well, if there is, there is then also the hope to learn it by yourself, that it's actually possible.
     
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    Sakuraid Active Member

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    I have chatted with people who have self learned so of course it's possible.
     
  5. LysUltima

    LysUltima Read novels at https://ebisutranslations.com

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    I'm in the middle of learning Jap by myself...

    So far, it's working.
     
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    I Eat Monsanto He who courts death

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    I don't mean to brag but... I know at least 5 Japanese words (oh yea, you read that correctly. Five. Whole. Words.)
     
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    WhiteWolf42 Well-Known Member

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    And how far are you? How did you begin?
     
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    I also heard self-taught people, I heard that person was good in written language but have a really bad accent.
     
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    I've mastered most of hiragana & katakana. With some furigana app/add on and a little google translate for complicated words it's kinda working
     
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    Khatulistiwa An Egg

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    I know... Ikeh... Ikeh... Kimochi~~
     
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    I think the guy from the yt channel AbroadInJapan did it mostly by himself. Think it took him a year or two.
     
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    I know some words myself. Like 私(Watashi, female I) and 愛(Ai, love)
     
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    LysUltima Read novels at https://ebisutranslations.com

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    I translate Jap w/o translating software (but with an online Jap dictionary), so I'd say pretty far?

    How I started?
    Learn kana (Chinese mom, so know some kanji already) -> learn particles and grammar -> translate with google translate and Jap dictionary -> translate w/o gt.
     
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    LysUltima Read novels at https://ebisutranslations.com

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    Probably 可愛い、ありがとう、こんにちは、土下座、です
     
  15. BPLeon

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    First I think you should learn the lettering. Then maybe slowly translate something small and simple and slowly build up.
    If you were learning Korean I would recommend Invisible Dragon its really simple and straightforward, Japanese on the other hand I haven't found the right one yet. :D
     
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    LysUltima Read novels at https://ebisutranslations.com

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    私 can also mean private. (pronounced shi)
    Just a random fact.
     
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    UselessWastrel Procrastinating Suicidal

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    Saying different variations of curses is all I need in order to communicate well with anyone.

    Fuku Yu

    Shito

    Kurim Pai
     
  18. WhiteWolf42

    WhiteWolf42 Well-Known Member

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    You really know a lot. I'm in the middle of learning hiragana. Some are really easy to remember, others are not.
     
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    I can read Hello, thank you and Desu but not the other 2. (Because I haven't learned much Kanji)
     
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    ..... :blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn:you want to know how? Just watch subbed anime first(just watch slice of life not fantasy),try to translate by hearing or if you hate anime then just visit Google Translate and try to learn hira and kana then go kill those kanji.. ..(I already have 500 of them remembered and this kanji shit is the most pain in the ass to learn:blobtriumph:)