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Old 2013-05-28, 09:12   Link #3681
Franco's Phalanx is next!
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Little England, Europe and Asia
It would help if you buy (or illegally download) those books (Genki series for introductory/elementary Japanese)... nevertheless let me put it this way... when learning anything from a language to quantum mechanics to financial thievery it's more efficient to get the basics from a more experienced person (be it a teacher, friend, etc.), then study by yourself, until you reach some level of mastery (e.g. JLPT/N1 exam), when a specialist can guide you through it again... On the other hand if you want to use in real life a language skip all the official exams and textbooks and hang around with locals, watch films and read books... it works a lot better then the money-leeching systems each country (including Japan) have set up to certify our waste of time

In between the most encouraging note ever

EDIT: I wish that Americans, French and Germans (probably more) could show a similar appreciation to the time and effort that it takes to learn their languages, like Japanese, Koreans and Chinese

Last edited by AmeNoJaku; 2013-05-28 at 09:26. Reason: nagging ;)
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