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I've been learning Japanese for a few months now.

 

おはいよ、ももです。私は学生の日本語です。

 

On 2016-6-19 at 8:15 AM, Starry Sky said:

Forming sentences in Japanese is so difficult!!

 

Personally, I haven't found this the case. Japanese is structured very differently to English or German but so far I've found that it's very rigidly structured which means you don't really need to guess much. の keeps screwing with my head though. I keep sounding like Yoda in English if I decide to change my wording a bit without rereading everything to make sure it makes sense.

 

I have a laundry list of things in English that annoy me now though since I started learning Japanese. Like the fact that there's no way to distinguish, without being overly verbose, between things like 「日本人の学生」(a student who is Japanese; ie. a Japanese student) and 「学生の日本語」(a student of the Japanese language; ie. a Japanese student).

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On 2016-6-20 at 11:42 AM, Nowhere.girl said:

, I mean people from Germany and the Nordics are practically bilingual while here I've seen people not knowing how to use the past simple at 18...

 

As a 30 year old native English speaker, I have no idea what you're talking about and that is somewhat upsetting since I tend to pride myself in my English skills. It's interesting how native speakers of a language tend to know less about the actual mechanics - it tends to just come more naturally so they don't need to know about it.

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18 hours ago, Momo said:

I have a laundry list of things in English that annoy me now though since I started learning Japanese. Like the fact that there's no way to distinguish, without being overly verbose, between things like 「日本人の学生」(a student who is Japanese; ie. a Japanese student) and 「学生の日本語」(a student of the Japanese language; ie. a Japanese student).

A Japanese student vs a student of Japanese?

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4 hours ago, BionicPi said:

a student of Japanese

 

This sounds awkward to me. You wouldn't normally say "a student of physics" or a "student of literature". People would understand you without any trouble, but I don't think I've ever heard that particular phrasing.

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On 6/22/2017 at 5:26 PM, Momo said:

 

This sounds awkward to me. You wouldn't normally say "a student of physics" or a "student of literature". People would understand you without any trouble, but I don't think I've ever heard that particular phrasing.

It's more formal, but I'm fairly certain its actually more proper.

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7 minutes ago, BionicPi said:

It's more formal, but I'm fairly certain its actually more proper.

 

That's an interesting point; I don't have the background with Japanese to know if I'm speaking in a way that would be unusual in Japanese too. But I can speak for the English side. As you say, it's more formal. Academic, even. It wouldn't be what most people would say in regular conversation. 

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3 hours ago, Arocalypse said:

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Ah, but no one knows which encoding you're using and so it's all for naught.

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3 hours ago, Momo said:

 

Ah, but no one knows which encoding you're using and so it's all for naught.

The fact that you do not know my binary, despite coming on to me daily, is very insulting and i may never get over this. You've made my index feel so cold with your words.

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Native Polish (Cześć wszystkim!) here :)  Learning English (Hello everyone!) since the kindergarden, taking Spanish (¡Hola a todos!) for 4 years, on Monday I'm starting a French (Salut! Okay, I don't know much more yet :P) course. 

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Native german speaker here, too.

I learned english, french and spanish in school, though I did a lot more studying outside of school for english because it intrigued me more.

My interest for spanish was gone after half a year (but I had to keep it for 3 years) because I had really crappy teachers.

Currently I'm trying to learn japanese (:

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English is my first language, fluent in French and learning Spanish and German.

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I'm a native spanish speaker. I know English, portuguese and sign language, but i'm still learning those. And i'd love to learn italian one day.

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I speak only English, but I have studied a few different languages and so I can read/write/understand some spoken language (to different degrees) Chinese, French, Japanese and Jangkundjara/Yankuntjatjara

It would be nice to actually try and pick up one or more of these languages again just to get some more active comprehension happening. 

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My native language is Polish. I live in UK and using english most of the time. I wish to learn Russian and polish (haha) my German. 

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あたしはなんか…たぶん六年ぐらいで日本語を勉強してると思うんだ。でもまだまだだよねww

 

I have too many books I keep meaning to translate, but then I forget about them or get bored... Poor FMA Chronicle has been sitting on my shelf for like, 8 months now, lmao.

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I'm English and I've been learning Spanish for a few years.

 

I'm currently attempting to learn Japanese. Saying the words with the right pronunciation is fine but trying to learn the script is so difficult, it feels like I'm double translating!

 

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On 27/02/2018 at 7:06 PM, Jot-Aro Kujo said:

あたしはなんか…たぶん六年ぐらいで日本語を勉強してると思うんだ。でもまだまだだよねww

 

I have too many books I keep meaning to translate, but then I forget about them or get bored... Poor FMA Chronicle has been sitting on my shelf for like, 8 months now, lmao.

 

日本語上手いですね!外国人で「w」って使うの初めて見ましたwww

 

I'm half Japanese, half Lithuanian-American and fluent in English and Japanese. I'm currently learning Polish and Russian (when I have the time) and I also "learn" Japanese for easy XP lol

I want to learn Lithuanian but Duolingo doesn't have it yet...

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Ich liebe die deutsche Sprache, aber ich habe kaum Gelegenheiten zu üben. Glücklicherweise aber ist  mein bester Freund ein Deutschmuttersprachler ^_^

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私も日本語できますよぉ~ 四年間日本に住んだことあって、今忘れないように毎週会話クラスに行ってます。

 

Je comprends aussi le Français, mais maintenant je ne l'utilise jamais et ça me prend beaucoup de temps pour l'écriver 😅

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I can speak Spanish and French fairly well (Italian and Portuguese to a lower extent), but haven't had many opportunities to practice. I would love to return to Europe to practice, though.

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My native tongue is german and I learnt english and french in school

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Ah, languages 💜

 

I'm native in Finnish and I speak English fluently. I have a B2 level (upper intermediate) in French and Swedish, and I've lived in Norway so I know a bit of that too (Swedish and Norwegian are really similar). I'm conversational in Hungarian and I've studied tons of languages. Right now I'm taking a course in Georgian and I think I'll study some Wolof and/or Mandinka as I'm planning to spend some time in West Africa soon.

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I'm a native English speaker and I'm trying to learn French on Duolingo and in school(I'm in French 2 right now)

 

 

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