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Offline honouji

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2010, 01:00:58 AM »
Every impatient fan probably tried to learn japanese...but for me it's just such a long process and I still have to master English that I'll probably just settle into extorting japanese fluent people to translate stuff for me...of course I can't go on extorting people....sad.

Offline TH-kun

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2010, 04:49:33 PM »
Yes, I took up japanese 'cause I got reeeally tired of translation errors, waiting for tls to be done, searching for tls and so on so forth. Plus it really bothers me not to be able to get even the gist of what's being said or written (control freak, I know...)

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2009, 09:53:20 PM »
can't really say it's "JUST" for the raws, but I can't deny that they are important for me either ;)

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2009, 02:11:18 PM »
its been some time before i started to learn it then dropped it and then started again, hell i dont even know now but i guess i pick somethin up each time i read/watch anime/manga :ronin:

basics you must master the basics first :banzai:

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2009, 01:36:16 PM »
japanese is a seriously screwed-up language.  as are japanese people.  i never thought that until i went to japan, but trust me, the deeper into it you get, the weirder it gets.  don't do it unless you're ready for some serious brain agony

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 01:11:47 PM »
I went to study japanese because of the songs, games, animes and all that stuff, and I also found it intriguing XD

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2009, 03:50:13 AM »
2. this thread should probably be in the Jculture section
Yes, jCulture is the better place.

And I once took Japanese language course after reading a lot of mangas, but not so I can read manga in Japanese but because I think Japanese culture is fascinating.
I stopped because I didn't have enough money to continue.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2009, 12:16:00 AM »
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As for whether it's weird or not, no I don't think it is.  I'd bet that the majority of people in scanlating/sub groups were at least initally motivated to pick up Japanese so they didn't have to wait and hope that someone else would translate their favorites.
I'm a living example of that. You can traces my notions of Japanese back to readingmanga/watching anime and manga+a general interest in foreign languages.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2009, 05:07:46 AM »
almost..
intro plox you damn leech.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2009, 11:48:31 PM »
Here's a good site to start picking up Japanese:
http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/all-japanese-all-the-time-ajatt-how-to-learn-japanese-on-your-own-having-fun-and-to-fluency



As for whether it's weird or not, no I don't think it is.  I'd bet that the majority of people in scanlating/sub groups were at least initally motivated to pick up Japanese so they didn't have to wait and hope that someone else would translate their favorites.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 04:04:58 AM »
actually alot of ppl try to learn japanese so they can read more mangas and watch more animes i tried to myself but its a long process

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 07:28:03 AM »
 :rapeist:

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 06:26:20 AM »
Hey, what happened to French being the flirting language?
Way overdue man, I think Portuguese or Spanish or Italian would give you better results. Or it's because I live in a country where half of the population speaks French and we're able to understand it pretty well that it doesn't work that well. Understanding it takes away its charm, no?  :rapeist:

(wait, what, that smiley is known as "rapeist"? That's not what I meant, so don't take it litterally, okay?)

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 05:42:03 AM »
no...

But I would like to master Portuguese for hitting girls.

Im portuguese and i don't have that luck :yay:

ah well yes.. the hardest part of japanese are those kanji.. >_>
you must at least know 500+ kanji to be able to read most of raw mangas..

Can i see your ass please :trala:

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 05:25:54 AM »
need to pop my jghost cherry, so...

is it unusual to start learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?

hear japanese is one of the harder languages to randomly learn.



ah well yes.. the hardest part of japanese are those kanji.. >_>
you must at least know 500+ kanji to be able to read most of raw mangas..

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 08:57:08 PM »
Portuguese & French = flirting language?

Only if the Girls could understand you.


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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 09:57:19 AM »
no...

But I would like to master Portuguese for hitting girls.

Hey, what happened to French being the flirting language?

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 09:04:16 AM »
no...

But I would like to master Portuguese for hitting girls.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 08:38:18 AM »
Learning some Japanese was a byproduct of me watching anime. Not the cause.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 04:36:06 AM »
make the intro here: http://www.jcafe24.net/index.php?board=2.0 just click on new topic and tell us a little about yourself and get a avatar.

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 04:33:34 AM »
1. make a noob intro
this new face woulda prolly turn to a wtfanothernobody the next day. so i kinda skipped that.

 :but: my apologizes fer not lookin for a better place to post. :veryplease: :veryplease:

self teachin is one thing, wonder how'd i introduce myself on a jp college class.
hi! im a overaged otaku and i wanna learn japanese only to read mangas?
i'd prolly get this :wbl: response eh?

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Re: learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 03:55:10 AM »
1. make a noob intro

2. this thread should probably be in the Jculture section

3. to answer your question: no it's not unusual imo

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learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 03:49:43 AM »
need to pop my jghost cherry, so...

is it unusual to start learning japanese just for the sake of readin/watchin raws?

hear japanese is one of the harder languages to randomly learn.