BlogArchive by Category "Learning Japanese"
10 Oct 2017
What are the similarities and differences between Japanese, Chinese and Korean, and how should we go about learning them? To what extent can learning one help you with the others? Let me share my experience in learning these three Asian languages. Mandarin Chinese: Intense and Structured I spent almost a year studying Mandarin full time […]Read more Differences Between Chinese, Japanese and Korean
18 Mar 2017
If you are going to learn Japanese, you need to decide why you are learning the language. I learned Japanese because my work took me there in 1971. I lived there for nine years, mostly during the 1970s. I learned in Japan, surrounded by the language, on my own, largely by listening and reading and using […]Read more 5 Tips to Help You Learn Japanese
This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today, I want to give you a very brief introduction to Japanese. I was asked to do this in Chinese from one of my Chinese-speaking viewers, […]Read more Learning Japanese Is Not Difficult
Fluent Japanese in three months? What is the hurry? In my experience, it takes a long time to get used to a new language, and the cultural context of that language. To me it is an enjoyable process of discovery, and one that cannot be rushed. On the other hand, Benny’s mission may encourage people […]Read more Fluent Japanese in 3 months?
We had a lively discussion at my YouTube channel about how to say “I” in Japanese. In my recent video Learn Japanese an Introduction, I used the following sentence to illustrate how the Japanese language works. 私はカナダ人です. (I am Canadian) . I pronounced ”私” わたくし rather thanわたし。A number of people who follow my YouTube channel, all of them non-native speakers, […]Read more Language details: How to say “I” in Japanese?
http://www.nihongo-yomu.jp/ is part of the Tadoku group of resources for language learners that I mentioned in an earlier post. I gave the wrong URL so I have posted it here again. The stories are easy, interesting, delightfully illustrated (remin...Read more A great site for Japanese reading material