Tips for a Beginner

Asked 2 years ago

こんにちは!I am looking for some tips on how I should go about learning Japanese. I've already learned Hiragana and Katakana before signing up, so I'm currently learning new vocabulary as I review these two writing systems on this site. However, I'm not exactly sure how to start learning Kanji since there are 2000+ Kanji to learn. I've also been wanting to learn the basic sentence structure and grammar as well, but then again, I don't know where to start. Please let me know and respond if you have any tips on this or any other additional advice you may have. よろしくおねがいします。

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3 Answers


The best thing i can advise is to continue with the lessons. Nihongo master is great when it comes to going over things like sentance structure. Keep at it and it will be worth it!

Answered 2 years ago


The best tip I can give you is do a little bit of Japanese every day... even if it's just for 10 seconds, jump on do one drill if need be.

This goes with any educational platform that requires self motivated pushes...

I would also recommend if you don't already to read some of a book every day.

You'll be amazed at the end of the year how much you accomplish because of this habit building.

If you still need some help with this, I recommend going and listening to 67 Steps by Tai Lopez and use that as a platform to build these habits and understanding how powerful they are.

塵も積もれば、山となる - ちりもつもれば、やまとなる

Even dust piled up becomes mountains... that's on the front of Japanese from Zero (George Trombley)... I always remembered that.

Habits are power bro! And it looks like since you last posted this you've not done much... Find something and stick with it until you find something better.
You won't learn Japanese in idle mode.

Nihon Scope
Answered 1 year ago


In my opinion, the best way to improve fast is by using the language, even if you don't feel you know enough Japanese to talk with someone. By doing this you'll be forced to use the knowledge that you've acquired, and you will be less likely to forget the vocab you learned. I did this when I was learning English, I know that English and Japanese are two completely different languages but it fits anything you're learning. By talking to native speakers your self-esteem will increase and you will feel like you actually learned what you were trying to. Finding a native speaker is easy, and conversation classes are really cheap. I use italki to find teachers.

Answered 2 months ago