How effective is this site?

アダム
Asked 1 year ago

How effective is this for a first time Japanese learner?  I've never spoke a word of Japanese before, yet I would like to learn the langauge, although from what I've done so far I am learning the hirigana .. characters? though I have no idea how to construct them into sentances, is there any chance that if I carry on with this website I could become fluent or semi-fluent without any other resources ?

 

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Griffith
Commented 1 year ago

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I'm just going to copy my answer from https://www.nihongomaster.com/groups/topic/125/questions?p=2 :

You can definitely become fluent/semi-fluent with this website, but I don't think it should be your only resource. I have found the lessons to be very easy to understand. I would break it down like this:

  • Use the lessons to learn hiragana/katakana/grammar. The lessons will also teach you some kanji and quite some vocabulary, but especially for speaking Japanese the grammar is so important! The lessons assume you have no prior knowledge of Japanese, and it's hard to find the grammar better explained anywhere!
  • After finishing the lessons continue to learn more Kanji through study lists available on this website.
  • While learning more Kanji, learn more words through study lists aswell. Especially ones you can write with the Kanji you've learned.
  • During your studies, constantly put yourself in contact with Japanese through media. Listen to songs, watch Japanese series (without subs if you can) or whatever suits your needs. Listening and repeating = learning.

I'm sure that during your studies here you will find yourself being able to read/understand much more as time passes. It's a long road but Nihongo Master is definitely the right resource!

plebaap
Answered 1 year ago

Ok, I think I understand, so, this site will teach me basic vocabulary and sentance structure along with the hirigana/katakana/kanji? Because I'm having no trouble remembering the kana but I have no idea what the majority of the words mean (Only some I have learned by taking in mass amounts of anime)

アダム
Commented 1 year ago

Anime is good to improve your vocabulary! This site will definitely teach you the words you don't know yet. The lessons provide a very good basis and the study lists (or just the dictionary on this site) will help you finish it!

plebaap
Commented 1 year ago

Ken Cannon has a Japanese Through Anime course that goes over the top 300 I think Japanese words said inside Naruto. It's mostly always spoken in casual Japanese in Anime... something you don't get much of from NihongoMaster.

Griffith
Commented 1 year ago

And if you learn 'the top 300 I think Japanese words said inside Naruto' you'll only know the top 300 or so Japanese words on Naruto and if you've no interest in Naruto whatsoever then that's no good, is it? Stick around long enough - admittedly Nihongo Master does hold your hand maybe more than's welcome for the Beginner lessons - and do things like Plebaap has said above (which is what I do, with the added caveat of trying to study an hour every day) and the Advanced lessons are more than worth the price of admission.

番長
Commented 1 year ago