So it’s been a while since I posted about studying Japanese, and the reason for that is…I haven’t been doing much.
I haven’t stopped or given up. So that’s a positive. In the past, I’d have stopped completely.
But I’ve still been using Duolingo and WaniKani. I’ve still been trying to read Japanese, listening to Japanese music and watching Japanese videos. I’m starting to recognise more kanji, which is excellent, but my vocab hasn’t really been growing by that much. I’ve learnt phrases from Duolingo, but I want my vocabulary to grow.
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2022 was the year that I finally decided to sit down and start learning Japanese properly. I’d tried before, multiple times and I had things I could use because of it, but I was fed up with always giving up. I’ve been writing about my experience to encourage me to keep going and I have!
I’ve been learning Japanese for a few months now and that’s a success.
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This post does feel kind of pointless as it doesn’t feel like much has changed since my last post. But I said I’d do this to hold myself accountable, and it’s kind of working. I’ve been keeping up with my Japanese for weeks now when usually I’d have given up by now.
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I know it’s not been that long since my first post went up. But honestly, the learning has been going on for about a month at this point. So I just wanted to catch you up on how I’m doing.
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I know this sounds like a somewhat random post, and I doubt many of you will be interested. But this post is a declaration for me to hold myself accountable.
You can see from my blog and my social media that I’m very interested in Japanese stories. Whether it’s in books, manga or games, I want to be able to read them. Translations are great, but not everything gets translated. And on top of that, it would be fun to be able to understand the source material.
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