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bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 17:13
And it's really hard, can any1 give me any advice on how to learn another language. ;)

Draco
10-01-04, 17:17
Japanese is an excellent language to learn, especially if you are venturing into the business world...

As for tips, all I can say is jump in and immerse yourself in it, that is the best way...

Miss60
10-01-04, 17:19
First of all, make yourself thoroughly familiar with the alphabet and how the letters are pronounced(and if it's a different alphabet than the western, then practise the letters by writing and then pronouncing them).....and don't go over to anything else before you know this pretty much by heart. Then go over to learn simple glossary and gradually increase level of difficulty in words and sentences. I'd recommend you to do grammar as you go along, after you've learnt some basic phrases http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif And of course speaking the language with native speakers always helps ;) I'm currently trying to learn Romanian and Gaelic myself, it's hard, but so beautiful to listen to once you know it properly http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 10. January 2004, 18:22: Message edited by: Marianne ]

AnotherLara
10-01-04, 17:20
Japanese is tricky, bubble (I'm studying it at the moment too). Best thing I've done so far is to hook up with a couple of Japanese online buddies - they can not only help you with your language development but also provide some first-hand insight into the Japanese culture (which is pretty fascinating).

Try this web site (http://www.yesjapan.com/index.mv?&code=gga) for some fun and helpful guidance. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 17:27
Arigatou gozaimasu. thankyou very very much im really excited and hopefully in a few years i can go to Japan with a few of my friends that are learning to.
in primary school i had a Japanese friend called Ayumi, i helped her to learn english but i lost contact with her and now i think she is in Japan again.
thankyou!!!!!
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

Capt. Murphy
10-01-04, 17:34
Learning Japanese eh? Cool. :cool: I'd love to learn that if I had the time. :( Good Luck BubbleBlaster. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

BTW: Is "Sorry" pronounced - (Doh' Mena Sai) or (Goh' Mena Sai)? :confused:

Don't touch the mustache *LOL* <--That's an old one. :rolleyes:

[ 10. January 2004, 18:38: Message edited by: Capt. Murphy ]

bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 17:37
thankyou Capt!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

i think sorry is ( Sumimasen ) ;)

[ 10. January 2004, 18:40: Message edited by: bubbleblaster ]

justin
10-01-04, 17:38
Cool bubble, I'm lookin to learn German, it's such a cool language, and every other level editor is German :D

bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 17:42
Cool bubble, I'm lookin to learn German, it's such a cool language, and every other level editor is German cool, good luck http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Annacia
10-01-04, 17:47
I am impressed with your bravery. I have enough trouble with Spanish.

Kurtislover101
10-01-04, 17:48
i'm learning Italian from my poppey

Chow!

AnotherLara
10-01-04, 17:48
Hi J! I speak a bit of German (I have family in Frankfurt and studied in my spare time at uni). :cool:

German is incredibly easy to learn, because the grammatical structure is similar to English and many of our words have similar roots. Good luck J - and try to take a trip to Berlin (it's well worth the air-fare). http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Miss60
10-01-04, 18:08
I agree Jiao, German is quite easy http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I had English, German, Spanish and Italian in school + I attended a course in Arabic http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Next academic year I'll start studying languages and linguistics in the uni, but I don't know whether I'll choose Spanish or Russian as my major....any opinions on that one guys???

bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 18:18
mmmmmmmm i think spanish because its cool and i think that the majority speak spanish ( am i right or am i just confused,lol)
i love Japan!

AnotherLara
10-01-04, 18:31
Spanish would probably be more useful if you're Stateside, Marianne, but I must admit that I have a romantic preference for Russian (way more mysterious - and you get to learn a whole new alphabet). ;)

But it really depends upon the practical usage you'll get out of either. Personally, I'd go for Russian (then sign up with the NSA http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif ). http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 18:35
hi Jiao, i have been researching the japanese culture and its really interesting, i have written down the 2 alphabets to and now im gonna keep on researching.
thankyou for your advice. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif :D

bumb1ebee
10-01-04, 18:35
I like Spanish too, I've learned so much about the English language through Spanish (stuff that's only useful in an English class and no where else, of course ;) ).

Nicky
10-01-04, 18:44
Originally posted by Marianne:
Next academic year I'll start studying languages and linguistics in the uni, but I don't know whether I'll choose Spanish or Russian as my major....any opinions on that one guys???They are totally different. I have learned Russian in the past, but haven't gone really far. But I think it's a rich and worth-studying language. As for Spanish, I have done some serious studies (I'm pretty fluent ATM, only problem is I have noone to speak Spanish to, so I can't practice enough :rolleyes: ) and I can assure you that it's awesome - not only the official language, but also the dialects that are spoken in the South and Latin America.

bubbleblaster
10-01-04, 19:21
wow id love to beable to speak a language ( apart frm my own,lol) fluently. ;)
i learn french at school, ive been doing it for 4 years and im not very good. :rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

galaxia2999
10-01-04, 23:11
watch lots of japanese anime with original sounds! i learned some jap from that all by myself! *proud*

Isabella
11-01-04, 01:10
Originally posted by Marianne:
I agree Jiao, German is quite easy http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I had English, German, Spanish and Italian in school + I attended a course in Arabic http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Next academic year I'll start studying languages and linguistics in the uni, but I don't know whether I'll choose Spanish or Russian as my major....any opinions on that one guys???Arabic! Wow, that's impressive Marianne. It sounds like you must have a good grasp on a wide variety of languages already.

As for you question, I have to agree with Jiao. Russian has such a lovely, strong thick sound to it. There is something very mysterious and attractive about it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Spanish is a beautiful language. I think it would be possible to buy some tapes or cd's and teach yourself while driving to work, or whenever you have some free time.

NatEcho
11-01-04, 01:24
I want to learn more languages too! I'm tired of only knowing swedish and english fluently... I do understand norwegian both spoken and written, and I understand danish when written, sometimes spoken. However, I can't speak them myself. :(
I studied french, spanish and german a few years ago but I'm afraid all that I learned has mostly been forgotten... :rolleyes:

Any tips on which one to choose?

andromeda_eats
11-01-04, 01:27
My marmee speaks Japanese, my sister French and my Dad Vietnamese.

Yet me, in this culturally diverse family knows nothing! Except a few french phrases. :rolleyes:

Good Luck bubbleblaster, fluency in languages is highly respected and a good asset. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Isabella
11-01-04, 01:32
Originally posted by NatEcho:
I want to learn more languages too! I'm tired of only knowing swedish and english fluently... I do understand norwegian both spoken and written, and I understand danish when written, sometimes spoken. However, I can't speak them myself. :(
I studied french, spanish and german a few years ago but I'm afraid all that I learned has mostly been forgotten... :rolleyes:

Any tips on which one to choose?Hi Nat! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

If I remember correctly, you learned how to speak english by watching the 'X' Files. This is quite an accomplishment and perhaps that is an indication that you have an ear for languages. If this is true, then why not try all of them? ;)

NatEcho
11-01-04, 01:35
Hi!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
I did learn the basics in school though! I just picked up the pronounciations and "mindless chat-ability" from that. :D
And as you already know, I'm a terrible speller! lol

Isabella
11-01-04, 01:38
Originally posted by NatEcho:

And as you already know, I'm a terrible speller! lolThere are no terrible spellers, only chiskens.

NatEcho
11-01-04, 01:40
Oooh, good one!!! Thx!! Now I know what to blaim! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Miss60
11-01-04, 02:14
Originally posted by NatEcho:
I want to learn more languages too! I'm tired of only knowing swedish and english fluently... I do understand norwegian both spoken and written, and I understand danish when written, sometimes spoken.Ah yes, I can also understand Swedish and Danish, both spoken and written and speak a little bit myself....thanks for the reminder Nat ;)

bubbleblaster
11-01-04, 08:19
Ohayou gazaimasu. thanks for all ur help every1 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

Kaminari
11-01-04, 10:02
Hi Bubble,

Japanese grammar is quite straightforward, of course the writing is a whole different beast. The main issue you'll have when learning Japanese is time. It takes an awful lot of time to learn kanjis (both the writing and the onyomi/kunyomi pronounciations), especially if you're on your own. But don't let it discourage you.

You may be interested by those links:

News on Japan (http://newsonjapan.com/)
Nova Group (http://teachinjapan.com/)
Language Learning (http://www.language-learning.net/)

bubbleblaster
11-01-04, 10:06
hi, thankyou for the lnks im going to do some more research today, your help is much appreciated. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif this is something i really want to do, so hopefully with alot of hard work and patience i can do it. ;)