Beginning Japanese and Beginning Japanese Workbook

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I picked these books up in Singapore before leaving for the Philippines so I can start my adventure with learning the Japanese language.  I’ve also been using Smart.fm to help build vocabulary and familiarize myself with hiragana, katakana, and some basic kanji, but you can’t learn a language without understanding the grammar, conjugations and particles.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg of course, but you get the point.

I haven’t had time yet to crack them open and get started on studying them.  Things have been pretty hectic around here.  Later on, after I’ve gone through them both a few times, I’ll post a review about how effective they are.  In the meantime, has anyone used these books before?  Thoughts?  Opinions?

8 thoughts on “Beginning Japanese and Beginning Japanese Workbook

  1. Troy

    No probs i can read it if its highlighted! Also glad i can officially say I was the first to comment! good luck with your studies Japanese is definitely not the easiest languages but one of the most rewarding… in my opinion!

  2. Troy

    No probs i can read it if its highlighted! Also glad i can officially say I was the first to comment! good luck with your studies Japanese is definitely not the easiest languages but one of the most rewarding… in my opinion!

  3. Well, managed to get the text problem fixed.

    I agree that Japanese seems like a very rewarding language to learn. When I was in high school in the US I took 3 years of Spanish. I had even signed up for a 4th year of advanced Spanish but the course was dropped. I suppose that's ok. I was learning Spanish just in case it might be useful at some point, but it never really was and I've forgotten most of what I learned. It just couldn't hold my interest. There's just nothing much that the Spanish have done in the past or present that I find interesting. Japan on the other hand is very interesting to me.

  4. Well, managed to get the text problem fixed.

    I agree that Japanese seems like a very rewarding language to learn. When I was in high school in the US I took 3 years of Spanish. I had even signed up for a 4th year of advanced Spanish but the course was dropped. I suppose that's ok. I was learning Spanish just in case it might be useful at some point, but it never really was and I've forgotten most of what I learned. It just couldn't hold my interest. There's just nothing much that the Spanish have done in the past or present that I find interesting. Japan on the other hand is very interesting to me.

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