It’s been a while since I updated this blog. I’ve been more focused on my main blog and all things k-pop. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been studying though! I last updated my Japanese status a month ago and I was level 9. As of now I am level 13. I’ve learned a total of 260 radicals, 439 Kanji, and 1,127 vocabulary words. ♥
For me that is quite a lot. In about a week it’ll be 4 months since I decided to learn Japanese again. I’m pretty happy with how far I’ve come, but I know I have so much more to learn.
I usually do vocabulary list updates, but with the amount of vocab that I have accumulated in the last month…that would be a very long post. I might make a master post of all the Kanji/vocabulary I’ve learned instead. That way I don’t spam you guys with multiple posts and I don’t cram a giant list down your throat. I haven’t quite decided how I want to do it yet, but I will post it when it’s done. I will, however, start doing small vocab updates again. Most likely to be words I like/have trouble with/need advice on. Things like that. Sorry for being away so long. I promise not to leave for so long next time!
Just pictures of my study area. :>
Not much at the moment. I’m planning on putting more things up on the walls soon.
My wall is probably going to be even more full of things like these soon.
I’ve created this extra blog to log all the things that I’m learning in Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean. I have a love for many languages and I started learning these three recently. So, I thought I’d share my adventure with people. 🙂
I started studying Korean 2 months ago.
I studied Japanese for 2 years in high school, which was 7 years ago. You know what they say, “use it or lose it”. So I’m back to square one. I picked it back up 2 months ago as well.
I started Mandarin around the same time as Korean. This is the harder one of the three for me. I’m working hard to learn it though.
Wish me luck!
- Avoid music, movies, etc., while you’re studying. I don’t care who you are, multitasking isn’t a good way to learn something (quickly).
- Try to only study Japanese here. I understand if it’s a multi-purpose area, like a desk, but the more you can associate Japanese learning with this area, the better!
- Don’t allow yourself to get on Facebook, Twitter, Farmville, etc., while you study. At the very least, wait until you’re between things!
- Turn any notifications off on your computer / phone (this includes e-mail, Twitter, text messages, and so on).
I have to admit…I can’t avoid any of these things. (╥﹏╥)
I think a common answer is “anime”. I’m not saying that is not my reason, but it’s not my only reason. I do love the Japanese language. I was introduced to it when I was a kid and I have always wanted to live there. So of course I would need to learn the language. Although my plans in life have detoured, I am still determined to learn as many languages as possible with Japanese being the first.
I’m trying out textfugu and they’re guide asked this question. What’s holding you back from learning Japanese? Since this is my language blog I’ll answer it here.
- Feeling like I won’t be able to learn it
- I’m not smart enough
- There’s too much to learn
- I can’t concentrate
- It’s too hard
- Some people tell me I won’t be able to do it, so why do it at all
These are just some of the things that ran through my mind before I decided to start studying Japanese again.
What about you? What holds you back?
I also blog about the same things on tumblr.
I’ll blog some things there that probably won’t be here and vice versa.