Learning Kanji is a good sign that you’re a serious learner, well on your way to improving your Japanese and not diddling around forever in romaji and anime. People say you need to know 1,945-2,000 Joyo Kanji in order to comfortably read. So, how do you learn all that Kanji, Kanji, Kanji? Here’s a big…Read More Japanese Pro-Tips: 7 Different Ways to Learn Kanji
Hello Junkie! So, there was an interesting audio experiment done. And this can seriously help you learn Japanese by “listening” first. Here’s the basic premise of this 50 second experiment. A person listens to a “garbled” audio message that they don’t understand. Then, they get it’s true meaning. And then, they begin to understand what…Read More 50 Second Experiment Shows: Hear Japanese First So You Can Master It
This really isn’t a language learning hack. It’s damn good advice. When you start learning a language, any language, one of the first few things you need to do is, not run out and buy yourself a book, but… “Prepare Your Elevator Pitch or Self Introduction” Why is this so important? Because who are you?…Read More Beginner? Start With Your Elevator Pitch or Self-Introduction.
So, there’s this whole idea going around that kids learn language better than adults. You can read more about that here. But how about adults. Surely, with the experience they’ve had in this world… they can learn better, right? Nope! That’s what this article’s all about. Adults try and fail (and by fail i mean…Read More Can Adults Learn Language? Here’s Why Adults FAIL at Languages.
Kanji. The one word that causes headaches for Japanese learners. There’s too many. Kanji have different readings, translations and meanings depending on how they’re used. Kanji stroke orders. They require lots and lots of practice and memorization and are the source of much pain and despair. In short, learning kanji sucks. Is it possible to…Read More Association: Learn Japanese Kanji with Stupid Examples and without Awful Pain of Memorizing