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View Poll Results: How much Japanese do you know from watching anime?
None 0 0%
A few words 14 21.54%
A few phrases 33 50.77%
I can watch some anime without subtitles 10 15.38%
I can watch most anime without subtitles 5 7.69%
Fluent 3 4.62%
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Old 2011-11-03, 17:44   Link #1
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How much Japanese do you know from watching anime?

How much Japanese do you know from watching anime?
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Old 2011-11-03, 17:49   Link #2
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A few phrases.

Seriously, if you watch enough of anything from any language you're bound to pick up on a few things, but if I wanted to be fluent I'd just take a few classes.
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Old 2011-11-03, 17:56   Link #3
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<- Being native Chinese speaker has the most influence really(lol kanji), but watching so many series/VNs helps the hearing.
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Old 2011-11-03, 17:59   Link #4
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I can watch most anime without subtitles.

My MAL stats explain it all:
TV: 313, OVA: 36, Movies: 42, Spcl.: 18, Eps: 5,782, Days: 96.22 (That's 2309.28 hours)

After that much anime, you'd be hard-pressed to not understand anime without subs.
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Old 2011-11-03, 20:52   Link #5
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None of the above? I knew Japanese phrases and basic conversation long before I started watching anime from the family and from taking classes.
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Old 2011-11-03, 21:04   Link #6
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Well, in very approximate Romaji, and off the top of my head...

Gomen, Gomenesai (Sorry! Very Sorry! (?) )

DoughSTA? (What's wrong?)

Nanio? (What is it?)

Sugoi! (Wow!)

Yuki (Snow)

Ringo (Apple)

"Sayonara" I already knew from other types of media before I became an anime fan.

So, I could apologize to a Japanese person and express 'wow!' to him or her. Not a whole lot else, lol.
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Old 2011-11-03, 21:08   Link #7
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Shine! XD
Kawaii!

Also, Sugoi
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Old 2011-11-03, 21:22   Link #8
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Only a few phrases/expressions that show up in a lot of anime and perhaps in real life as well.
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Old 2011-11-03, 21:33   Link #9
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I'm not sure, but I know a lot of kanji and several conversational phrases and words.
The problem is I suffer when it comes to complex and compound-complex sentences, i.e. more complicated sentence structures.
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Old 2011-11-03, 21:43   Link #10
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i can catch some phrases whenever i watch anime w/o sub. how? i know quite a lot of jap words and when i hear a character say something, i put those words together and that would be my key to understand what they're talkin about.
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Old 2011-11-03, 22:27   Link #11
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I know a few words but other then that it hard to learn japanese from anime
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Old 2011-11-03, 23:08   Link #12
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baka baka
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Old 2011-11-03, 23:31   Link #13
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A few phrases.

Nya!
mirai(future)
negai(wish)
negi(leek or green onion)
yuki-onna(snow woman)
zettai ryouiki(literally absolute territory but used to describe area of uncovered thigh)
yaha
tsundere
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Old 2011-11-04, 12:28   Link #14
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Oh my kami! I suki anime totemo. It is my kiniiri shumi desu. The onna are totemo kawaii, and my kiniiri is Suiseiseki desu! Anyone who kirai anime is a baka. Miru anata in sugoi Nippon. Sayonara nyaa!

...I feel sorry for anyone who speaks or types like that. Anyways, I voted 'a few phrases'. It's nothing I can use in a decent conversation. I don't think I'll learn any substantial Japanese from anime alone anyhow. It's like trying to learning fluent English from The Powerpuff Girls.
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Old 2011-11-04, 15:37   Link #15
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I probably should have picked "a few phrases" instead of "a few words", as I can recognize some phrases when I hear them. Either way, it's by far not enough to understand anything without subtitles.
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Old 2011-11-04, 16:59   Link #16
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Oh my kami! I suki anime totemo. It is my kiniiri shumi desu. The onna are totemo kawaii, and my kiniiri is Suiseiseki desu! Anyone who kirai anime is a baka. Miru anata in sugoi Nippon. Sayonara nyaa!

...I feel sorry for anyone who speaks or types like that. Anyways, I voted 'a few phrases'. It's nothing I can use in a decent conversation. I don't think I'll learn any substantial Japanese from anime alone anyhow. It's like trying to learning fluent English from The Powerpuff Girls.
Ouch... I may keep that for future reference
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Old 2011-11-04, 19:11   Link #17
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Sumimasen.
Gomenasai.
Daijyoubu
Honto!
Daisuki
BAKA!
HENTAI!
hidoi

And of course...

URUSAI! URUSAI URUSAI!
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Old 2011-11-04, 19:34   Link #18
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Oh my kami! I suki anime totemo. It is my kiniiri shumi desu. The onna are totemo kawaii, and my kiniiri is Suiseiseki desu! Anyone who kirai anime is a baka. Miru anata in sugoi Nippon. Sayonara nyaa!
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Old 2011-11-04, 19:47   Link #19
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tough sometimes i can watch anime without subtitles, but i'm still considering my japanesse is very bad, because i'm still unable to read their moonrune yet
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Old 2011-11-04, 23:32   Link #20
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I know a lot of phrases, verbs, words, expressions and such but since 99% of in is in plain and impolite Japanese I never get to use it in Japanese class.
Like, the teacher asks us to translate something, and I'm like OH OH I KNOW.. oh wait what is it in formal Japanese... I always have to translate from plain to formal in my head.
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