I’ve been into learning Japanese writing and language. My Japan Idol fandom is what kickstarts me to learn it again. 6 years ago, I did the same thing for the same reason too.
A few things I took note when learning Japanese writing and language,
Katakana – primarily used for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words.
Hiragana – used to write native words for which there are no kanji.
Kanji – the adopted logographic Chinese characters (hanzi) that are used in the modern Japanese writing system.
Rōmaji – The word rōmaji literally means “roman letters”, and in Japan it is more often used to refer to the Roman alphabet itself (as used in English and other European languages) than to any specific form of romanized Japanese.
Learning Japanese, my own way
Learning Hiragana and Katakana was simple and easy to memorize (although still time consuming), but Kanji is an entire different thing. I learn both Hiragana and Katakana by watching the characters that pop out from the screen in any Japanese shows I saw.
Example scenario, I watch a Japanese variety show video, I look up the Japan characters that pop out from the screen. I pause the video and write down whatever is on the screen, then I take my time to look up for the character meaning using the Katakana and Hiragana table.
The product of my learning is the pic to saw earlier, today, I relearn the basics again. Tried writing Kanji, to my dismay of how ugly it look afterwards.
I guess I’m better off learning Hiragana and Katakana for now. 😛
By the way, here’s Hiragana and Katakana table for reference, just in case you also eager to learn like me.
Happy learning! 🙂
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