Talking to strangers?!

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As anyone would tell you when learning a language, whether its Japanese or something else, it is important to not only learn vocabulary and grammar, but to put it into use. I may not be the best person to give advice on this, since I have been lax in this part of learning myself. I get so caught up wanting to memorize everything and learn more that I forget how important it is to actually speak to someone. Now talking to strangers can seem intimidating especially in the beginning, when your just starting to learn, but don’t let that hold you back. When I first started learning Japanese, I didn’t want to talk to anyone because I didn’t think that I knew enough Japanese to have a conversation. Which, looking back now doesn’t make sense. Of course you can’t have a conversation if you never talk to anyone right? And if you never try how will you learn to? Continue reading

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Learning while gaming!

 

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My old sticker filled DS Lite!

Who says that you can’t learn while playing video games! There sadly aren’t a whole lot of video games out there made specifically for people learning Japanese, but there are some games out there targeted to Japanese learners. The system I’ll be talking about today is the DS Lite which is an older system I know, but if you have a 3DS these games will also work on it even though the new 3DS is region locked. If you don’t have a DS Lite and  want one you can get a used one on eBay for about 20$, now with that out of the way on to the games! Continue reading