Learning order

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Asked 1 year ago

Is it best to learn the Kanji, Hirigana and Katakana characters before actually learning how to speak the japanese language, so that I have knowledge on the characters and how to build the words that I learn in romaji

 

Or something like that... I'm bad at explaining things, sorry!

 

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I've used this site and wanikani  (wanikani teaches only kanji/vocab/radicals) for about a year.  I started using wanikani once i was able to understand hiragana/katakana.  

 

For me, I liked this process because nihongo master taught grammar along with vocab and some kanji and wanikani helped exclusively with kanji reading and vocab. While I was starting out, I wrote the romaji of the words so I could get used to how it would sound, now I don't write romaji out beside it anymore.  (Katakana, for some reason, still gives me trouble.  Maybe because I don't see it as often? So I will still write those out in romaji.

 

I may not have answered anything at all but... I think it is good to learn hiragana/katakana first, then kanji after that.  Nihongo master has a very good system because you learn vocab every lesson and you start grammar at a certain point.  It costs money to do more lessons after you finish the introduction stuff.  You might as well get through introduction and see if you want to put money down!

Thuper
Answered 1 year ago

But if you don't think you need to know how to read it.... you could find a native speaker and learn to speak! haha

Thuper
Commented 1 year ago

How would I go about finding a native Japanese speaker without actually going to Japan? :P

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Commented 1 year ago

How indeed!

Thuper
Commented 1 year ago