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11 February 2009 @ 07:27 pm
damn me for being a monolingual American  
Reading knowledge of one foreign language upon entry.

Errr, I need to be able to read Japanese by January 15th. Any suggestions?
Current Mood: scaredOH MY GOD PANIC
Olliesaber_rider on February 12th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Rosetta Stone. I used it for a month and it taught me enough Japanese to get around. It's worth what they charge for it. See if you can get certain discounts.
One Who Wanders: contemplativeabiona on February 12th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. I honestly don't know what kind of discount I could get, though, as I'm not a student, a senior citizen or something. But it doesn't hurt to try!
Olliesaber_rider on February 12th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Stuff like that which sells for a lot, but has virtually zero point-of-sale cost (what, a box and some cds) can often be found for cheap. Very cheap. It takes a bit of looking, though. Either way, even at full price it's well worth it. The demo is free so you can see if you like it. It's also fully immersive. You don't learn to translate, you learn to think in Japanese.
Mehrspeed on February 12th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
…three weeks ago?
One Who Wanders: amusedabiona on February 12th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
What do you think? : P
hypertechiehypertechie on May 2nd, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
total japanese immersion
my fiance is learning it right now, when i can get him to stop playing ffxi I can get him to tell me how and pass it on to you. but playing that game is part of the formula to talk to the Japanese speakers. he also plays some kanji game a lot. It was a formula shared by a friend here that taught himself Spanish and Chinese in a matter of months and is even going to china soon. I am sure that it will work for you. email me with your current phone number, unless you get the message that I left for you today meaning that the number is still current. I would love to hear why you are learning Japanese. Also I hope that your grandmother is feeling better, I am shocked by the uncaring nature of people from your story.