LWIF EP111: Why I Still Suck at Japanese After Living in Japan for 5 Years

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In this episode why Japanese I consider Japanese to super super hard to learn for me. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring the video. I’m really happy to be able to recommend a service I’ve been using for years.

How’s your language learning quest going?

Some Learning Resources I’ve Used

  • Japanesepod101.com
  • Genki
  • Tae Kim’s Grammar Guide
  • Anki SRS
  • NHK Web Easy News
  • Rikaikun
  • Pimsleur Japanese
  • Wanikani



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One comment on LWIF EP111: Why I Still Suck at Japanese After Living in Japan for 5 Years

  • Doug Copp

    Hi Greg,
    Not mentioned, in addition to learning hiragana, katakana and kanji there is also romaji as well as the differentiation between male and female speech patterns. No wonder Japanese is considered difficult. Love your subject matter. Keep on keeping on.

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