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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 12:35 AM

How I Learnt JAPANESE (Mikan)

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 01:08 AM

1. I have enough trouble with...

...Texan. Y'all.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 04:02 AM

2. Whenever I see the spelling "learnt" I assume it is written by

someone from England. That is one of the words that separates "English" from "American". So is the use of words like Hospital and Holiday not getting "the" or "a" infront of them as a definate article.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 09:38 AM

3. What Japanese I know, I learn(ed/t) from my sister-in-law (nihonjin desu!) or in Japan

For a westerner, the sentence structure is almost backwards and the adjectives have time, so it takes some getting used to. I know enough to place simple orders in a restaurant, or explain that I am Japanese (draws looks of skepticism), or explain that I understand nothing (far more credible). Wakaranai!

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