Learn Japanese: The Easy and Fun Way to Become Fluent.
Learning a new language is not as hard as it seems. It can be a lot of fun and is an excellent way to learn more about the world and explore different cultures. Learning Japanese can also help you in your career. Japan is one of the most interested countries in the world, and knowing their language can give you a competitive edge over others who don't. In this blog, I'll teach you how to learn Japanese with some easy tips that will make learning fun!
The Benefits of Learning Japanese
Learning Japanese has many benefits. The most obvious one is that you'll be able to communicate with someone who speaks the language. This will help you in your career and personal life immensely. Knowing a different language can give you an advantage because it makes you stand out from other applicants or coworkers. You'll also be able to explore other cultures and become more knowledgeable about them, which is great for curiosity seekers.
Another benefit of learning Japanese is that it's not as hard as it seems, which I'll show you how to do in this blog! Almost anyone can learn Japanese by using some easy methods and techniques that will make the process fun and enjoyable. You don't have to go overboard with learning vocabulary and grammar rules right off the bat, but rather take it step by step and start with speaking first. After speaking for a while, move on to reading and writing vocabulary words and sentences next. Lastly, try reading the Kanji alphabet if you're interested in learning how to read!
Phases of Learning Japanese
Learning a new language can be done in some easy phases.
Phase One: Get started with the basics
The first phase of learning a new language is to get a handle on the basics. The basics include vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. You can start by reading a children's book in Japanese, or you could use apps like Duolingo to learn the basics.
Phase Two: Find your motivation
The second phase of learning a new language is finding your motivation. Motivation will help keep you going when you hit those inevitable walls. Do something that interests you or find an app that helps make it fun for you! Try out apps like Memrise, FluentU, Rosetta Stone or HelloTalk!
Phase Three: Expand your vocabulary
In order to communicate effectively in Japanese, it's important to have a broad understanding of vocabulary and how these words are used in everyday life. You can use sites like Jisho.org to look up difficult kanji characters and words, as well as using flashcards to test yourself on your newly-learned vocabulary words.
Phase Four: Learn basic phrases
In order to have effective conversations in Japanese, it's important to not only know vocabulary but also basic phrases as well as how they fit into everyday life situations. For example, if someone asks "are you OK?" the appropriate answer would be "yes" or "no." However if someone asked "where do I go?" the appropriate answer would be "to the nearest intersection."
Tips for Learning Japanese
In phase one you will learn basic alphabet and pronunciation. In this phase, you should practice your pronunciation as much as possible to get it right. You can do this by listening to Japanese music and seeing how native speakers say things like "thank you" or "hello".
In phase two, you will learn the basic vocabulary: nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. This includes useful words and phrases like “I’m hungry” and “I love you”. Practice these words in everyday conversation with people who also speak Japanese.
In phase three, we start getting into grammar. The grammar basics include nouns (what is a noun?), verbs (what is a verb?) and adjectives (what is an adjective?). This phase also includes sentence structure and special words such as "to be" and "to have". Practice writing sentences in Japanese so that you can better understand how it works!
Kanji is the next step in learning Japanese. It's important to learn because kanji actually replaces the letter system of most languages. Learning kanji will help you read more fluently since there are many characters that represent just one word! Kanji takes some time to master but is not difficult with practice!
Watch Japanese Movies and TV Shows
Another useful and fun way to learn Japanese is to watch Japanese movie and Japanese TV shows. This is a fun and useful way to learn because you can watch the show as many times as you want, pause it if you need help understanding something, or rewind it back. Watching TV shows in Japanese will also give learners a feel for what everyday life could be like living in Japan. Many Japanese movies and TV shows are available online. You can also use a Japan VPN to watch those TV shows that are only available in Japan. You can find some good VPNs by visiting VPN review and resource sites. When watching movies or television programs from other countries that speak another language than your native one, focus on how they say things rather than just trying to understand all of their words.
Find a language partner or tutor
The best way to learn a language is to find someone who speaks the language you are learning. This will give you an opportunity to practice your speaking skills and it will go so much faster than studying on your own. I recommend having a Skype conversation with someone who speaks Japanese every day for about 20-30 minutes. That will also be a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about the language or culture.
Learning Japanese may be difficult, but it can also give you an edge over other people who don't know the language. In this blog post I've showed you how to learn with some easy tips and hopefully it will help you!