Anyone trying to learn Japanese? Any audio recommendations?
Thread poster: Larisa Migachyov
Larisa Migachyov
United States
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Russian to English
Mar 9, 2006

I needed a new linguistic challenge, so I picked up a Japanese textbook; it's certainly proven to be a challenge so far. I'm trying to learn entirely on my own, and I'm OK as far as books and reading materials are concerned, but I lack audio - can someone recommend a good audio resource for learners of Japanese? I'd like to make sure I'm pronouncing everything correctly.

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xxxvrede
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Teach Yourself Japanese Mar 9, 2006

Larisa Migachyov wrote:

I needed a new linguistic challenge, so I picked up a Japanese textbook; it's certainly proven to be a challenge so far. I'm trying to learn entirely on my own, and I'm OK as far as books and reading materials are concerned, but I lack audio - can someone recommend a good audio resource for learners of Japanese? I'd like to make sure I'm pronouncing everything correctly.


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Michele Fauble  Identity Verified
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Pimsleur Mar 9, 2006

Pimsleur Japanese. Pimsleur language courses are very good for a quick start in developing speaking skills and oral comprehension.

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Anders Olsson
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NHK Japanese lessons Mar 9, 2006

Check the following link. I haven´t listened to it myself but since it´s NHK I suppose it´s rather good quality of the lessons.
http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/

Good luck!

/Anders


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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Pimsleur Mar 9, 2006

is quite good. If you want a copy, sent a mail...

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Larisa Migachyov
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Thanks! Mar 9, 2006

That's great; I'll definitely check out all of those.

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Timothy Takemoto
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Japanese vocabulary Apr 9, 2006

http://www.tangoriki.com/
is a site for Japanese learners of English, but it is fun to test and bursh up your knowledge of Japanese vocabulary, perhaps when you get a bit better.
Tim


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Kootvela
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Japanese Aug 1, 2007

Yesterday I discovered http://www.japanese-online.com/ and I already signed up (free). They have short audio you can listen to in every lesson. It's very neat.

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Attila HORVÁTH-MILITICSI  Identity Verified
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About Japanese language learning Aug 21, 2007

Larisa Migachyov wrote:

I needed a new linguistic challenge, so I picked up a Japanese textbook; it's certainly proven to be a challenge so far. I'm trying to learn entirely on my own, and I'm OK as far as books and reading materials are concerned, but I lack audio - can someone recommend a good audio resource for learners of Japanese? I'd like to make sure I'm pronouncing everything correctly.


In Hungary you can find very good videos, by this time also DVD's for the Japanese language.
For begginners you can buy for 1200 Fts (cca 5 euros) a picture dictionnary for 2000 words. The editor is USBORNE. The same book exist in about 3-4 dozen languages. Only problem with it - you have to learn Hungarian to understand it...
On the French side there is a very good Robert dictionnary (two-way dictionnary).
You can try also the Internet, for learning Japanese - you will learn that way with the prononciation in the 20-24 lessons a basic conversation about yourself, the colors, numbers, weather, family, books...
There are some difficulties for people who are not speakers of Hungarian language:
1/ the Japanese like Hungarian is a language which has a lot of suffixes.
2/ the numbers or counting in everyday's life and those for counting precious gems or diamonds, gold are not the same:
For example: Mitsu bishi (3 diamonds -like in the game of cards) in place of Djü bishi.

There is also a PC-game with Asterix & Obelix - and you have there the texts in Japanese, between other languages.

[Edited at 2007-08-21 14:13]


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noriooo
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nice site Oct 19, 2007

Try this: www.hesjapanese.com

Regards


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