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How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by thebluekirby on 2008-06-06 19:51:36
There are people I've met who can speak fluently in Japanese JUST from watching subbed anime

I never got around to asking how much anime it took them to watch to become fluent in japanese...

so i'm wondering @_@;; do you have to watch like... 500 series of anime to start becoming fluent at Japaneses or what? @_@;


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by on 2008-06-06 19:52:44
hmm..
I watch about 50 I learn basic japanese.
so what you think? XD
and try watching sub and goes to RAW it'll help. :P
but better way to learn is study japanese or take classes. haha~

Ohai. I HAZ RETURN AS OF 18-APR-2020!

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by thebluekirby on 2008-06-06 20:07:34
yeah XD you pick up on so much japanese really quick just from watching anime!
and when you turn off the subtitles, you're surprised with how much you understand lol


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by devils-angel on 2008-06-07 07:12:49
I agree, just take a class and enjoy anime without having to think so much while watching.

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Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by mewarmo990 on 2008-06-07 16:06:02
I guess it really depends on how you define fluency. Just from watching anime, it is possible to pick up common phrases and informal grammar, which will help when watching other anime and TV but less so when needing to actually use that Japanese in real life, where you will need to know the proper way to say things before addressing people informally. Most people who have "learned" Japanese from anime are laughable IMO. Yes, yes, you watch a ton of anime and then you think you can follow the exaggerated cartoon voices. Then you meet a real Japanese person and realize you can't understand anything unless they slow it down to kiddie speed/grammar for you. I mean really, imagine a foreigner learning English from watching Scooby Doo.

Just take some classes! It may be hard at first but given a few years of effort you will assuredly find yourself with a far deeper understanding of Japanese language and culture than any self-proclaimed Western 'otaku.'

Maka here is an wonderful example of why it's a bad idea to home school your children. Maybe also a good example of why inbreeding is a bad idea, although the paternity test has not been done to say for sure. -Gendou

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by In Silico on 2008-06-07 16:38:05
I spent about 1.75 years taking 20-50 hours a week of fansubs/subbed animes and using several good books I found, I taught myself enough to speak/read/write at a conversational level. I started to learn it just because I was tired of waiting for the fansubs and it was easier to just watch the show straight away.

- Rob / IS

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by Brianma on 2008-06-09 07:46:24
Just by watching anime it will be hard to learn cuz of its complicated sentences you will encounter from time to time.


The best way is by taking a romaji lyric (for people who are weak in kanji like me) and translate it. It works for me.

Also one more way is to get a tape from a japanese language center and listen to it..it is design for jlpt exam lvl.

Make sure you have the script in front of you if you are new to it so you can back track when you miss an entire sentence or can't catch up with the dialogue.

Then watch anime to see how much you have improve.

:)


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by Kasaguri on 2008-06-10 04:32:55
I can hold a small conversation in Japanese just from watching anime but I wouldnt say that Im fluent.

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by sasuke0099 on 2008-06-17 15:56:16
I know basic Japanese thanks to Anime!


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by Sikitari on 2008-06-24 16:19:54
While people think that anime will teach you basic Japanese, it really does not. I assure you, nobody "learning Japanese" from anime can pass any level of the JLPT. I attempted to learn Japanese from anime once, and all it did was kill my grammar, limit my sentences, and cause me to butcher the language. If you want to learn Japanese, find a teacher.

(How do I know? Experience. This is my third year taking Japanese formally, so I would know.)

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by on 2008-06-24 16:56:56 (edited 2008-06-24 17:01:19)
You should not count the animes,and wait until you can speak japanese (at least the basics).I study japanese at school,and even if i love animes, i cant say you can study much japanese from them.The basics like [good morning] or smth are right,but there are a lot of slangs in them.Thats a good thing if you recognize a word,but the grammar will be wrong,and probably the meaning of the sentence too.The 1st time I was just sitting on the lesson was like.."@_@ wtf.thats not how i heard in animes."
Thats y you should find a normal japanese teacher.


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by hina28 on 2008-06-28 23:46:33
I watched 20 and more anime' when I get used to some basic Japanese phrases.
In order to learn more, I'm studying Japanese then compare it to how it is being
said in the anime'.

Hina-faye

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by Kimiko on 2008-07-07 00:03:53
hmmmm id say no...

the only thing that annoys me and my friends here in japan are the ppl who act like anime characters when they speak japanese...like trying to do the chibi voices and everything.

i started off picking up japanese from anime like sailor moon, dragon ball, and Ranma1/2 when i was like 6. i got in to high school and had to start from complete scratch. the only thing i had right was Ohayou {good morning} and arigatou {thank you}... i have taken about 4 years of formal japanese classes and im still not fluent at all.. altho i can sit and watch a RAW naruto episode and kinda understand wat is going on for pickign out words here and there.

but to test your full potontial in japanese is to really go to japan. I did that this summer and lets say i was the top kid in japanese at my school (in america)... and I had to tell the people i was talkin to in japan to repeat them selfs 3 or 4 times and say it slowly. it was only a problem for me during my first week there... after the first week everything was fine.

some tips that were givin to me by my host family was to watch everything in japanese with out subtitles... listen to all kinds of japanese music and continue to take formal classes.

and one more thing, please excuse my spelling... japanese keyboards are complicated, and my grammer if it is messed up.. i think i have been here in japan too long and my english is starting to get all messed up.

~*YATTA*~

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by spoone on 2008-07-07 05:54:14
Well, it's one thing if you're like Younha and started watching Japanese drama at a very young age, but trying to learn from anime is a totally different thing.
Although watching anime has helped me learn/remember a lot mroe vocabulary, I haven't actually picked up any new grammar or phrases or anything. Just take lessons, it's much faster and easier. =)

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by sensui90 on 2008-07-12 03:12:43
wey...ivew met some people that started to learn and speak very well japanese but since i started watching(2 years)i can barely say a fgew words
guess it depends from one to another

仙水


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by dorapot on 2008-07-12 17:40:36
I study Japanese


Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by dragoon21 on 2008-07-13 16:28:53
i dont remember but i watched anime all the time in japan and after a bit i started to understand it... darn ppl didnt speak english so i couldnt get my freakin cubiropu!!!! .... or didnt know what mayo was in japanese *shiver* that was a experiance....

banji no yume...

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by master on 2008-07-17 02:47:02
well i study but it took me around x1 diffrent kinds of episodes to understand it a bit more time watching them than studying it but i do both in equal time

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by on 2008-08-03 21:00:19
I watched about 30..and now know most of the basic japanese..thanks to animes..
and it lets me starts in fond of japanese songs...mostly animation song
now i know more japanese

COOL...

Re: How much anime does it take to learn Japanese?
Link | by anime_mangafan on 2008-08-06 14:24:30
i've learned all my japanese so far by watching anime. :P yay me

When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, and watch the whole world wonder how you did it.

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