At 3/6/13 03:46 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/5/13 06:13 PM, saqwert wrote:
It also depends on what your goals areThe primary goal is being able to watch anime/movies without subtitles. After that, who knows, interacting with Japanese people, traveling to Japan, /?). In first hand I'd just like to understand Japanese when I hear it, I haven't actually considered reading anything but if the written part makes it easier to learn/memorize the rest, I'll start with that.
In this case, you don't really *need* to learn the Kana firsthand, but it only takes 2 days at most and there's really no reason to *not* learn it. You could probably scamp on Kanji, as that is a true hand full.
At 3/5/13 08:51 PM, DeIirium wrote:
Kanji, etcSo.. the most complex form first? Not Hiragana/Katakana? Thanks for the link btw.
I don't see any reason at all to learn the Kanji first. You're going to be burning the Kana into your mind anyways when you memorize all the Kanji readings, and memorizing the readings in romaji is just plain silly. Learn the Kana first.
I used this to learn the Kana. I would recommend drawing them on a paper and pronouncing them as you memorize. Makes for a much more engaging learning experience.
Read this too, so you know what the hell Kanji is.