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This is a group dedicated to learning Japanese and Japanese culture. It's easy. Everyone and anyone who is willing to learn is welcome :) PLEASE NO ANIME OR MANGA! This is not what the group is about, and there are many other groups dedicated to anime/manga.
There will be kana charts (hiragana, katakana and kanji), grammar notes etc. and we're always happy to help.
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Founded 2 Years ago
Jul 6, 2012

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A page based on the group in deviantART, #Learning-Japanese. I mean, everyone else has a facebook page, so why shouldn't we?
The only lessons I will post on facebook will probably be those that involve listening because I don't know how to upload videos on dA.

I figured it's easier to comment, practise and share stuff on Facebook than it is on dA. So yeah! LIKE THIS GROUP IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN LEARNING JAPANESE!

Oh, and most of the stuff there may be unrelated to learning Japanese. But it's still fun to create a page!

Woohoo~

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Currently, we have a guide for:
    • Windows


    If anyone out there can write one for another operating system, just leave it as a comment and I'll add it to the journal, with credit. Thanks :)

    On a Windows computer, follow these steps:



    :bulletpink: Go to the Start menu > Control Panel001 by mystichuntress
    :bulletpink: Open Regional and Language Options
    :bulletpink: Open the Languages tab and click Details002 by mystichuntress
    :bulletpink: There's a list of installed devices. Click Add003 by mystichuntress
    :bulletpink: Under the Input Language drop-down menu, look for Japanese
    :bulletpink: Make sure the Keyboard layout/IME is selected004 by mystichuntress
    :bulletpink: Click OK


    You've now got Japanese installed on your computer. To use it, open the language toolbar. Usually, it's docked at the bottom on the taskbar somewhere.
    005 by mystichuntress

    006 by mystichuntress

    I find it easier to display the language bar at the top of my screen so that I can change between the different input modes faster.

    Characters are typed in based on their sound. So to type in し you would select Hiragana as your input mode and just type "shi" and then press enter.

    For Ubuntu 12 (under Unity) it's pretty easy.

    Written by :iconstormshadow07:

    1. Click on the system icon on the upper right corner of the screen and select "System Settings."
    2. Click on "Language Support" then click the button that says "Install/Remove Languages..."
    3. Place a check mark in the box for "Japanese". You may have to scroll down some in order to see it.
    4. Click on "Apply Changes," and the necessary packages are downloaded and installed for you.
    5. Select "scim-bridge" in the keyboard input method drop down list, then click close.

    To switch between Japanese and English press CTRL+Space while you have a flashing text cursor.
    Typing in Japanese under this setup is similar to the way it's described in the Windows tutorial above. As you type in Romaji it gets converted to hiragana. Pressing space will allow you to switch the character (or characters) underlined between ひらがな, カタカナ, and kanji as appropriate.


    For Mac

    Written by :iconkalteeinsamkeit:

    For a Mac, you go;
    (on Finder (when you click the desktop)
    Edit>Special Characters> on the 'View' drop-down arrow, select Japanese>Scroll down for Hirigana, Katakana and Kanji Numbers


    Hope this journal and the accompanying pictures help.
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    :iconmega1126:
    MEGA1126 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student Interface Designer
    承認ありがとうございます!!
    And I am Japanese.
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    UltraLulzz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    親切なおもてなしありがとうございます。
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    SeraphimBeatz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Hi! I am thinking about joining this lovely group here, but I'm in the midst of learning Swedish and German so I don't know if I want to take on another language yet, is it okay to take on a 3rd whilst already learning two or what? Should I possibly wait?
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    ReddSkye Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
    I am a beginning learner of Japanese, but I know most of the basics. Groups like these are very helpful for those of us who want to learn, not just because it's "cool" or because they draw anime and manga! I don't think that's a good reason to learn it at all! ;)
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    ritusakuma Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
    Thank you for accept me! I'm Japanese.
    よろしくおねがいします+fav
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    KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Thank you for joining me to the group! I'm self-learning Japanese, but I thought it would be useful to be connected with other students, so I'm happy to be part of the group. I've been interested in Japanese for few years, but last summer I can say I really started studying more intensive way.

    I'm learning by using flashcards, but at the moment I only know hiraganas and a little over half of kataganas. The aim though is to learn as much kanjis as possible :)
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    AxMongrel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
    Anyone interested in being Japanese learning partners via skype? I feel like interacting is the best way. I'm not an otaku, although I do like anime and manga, but generally I'd like to learn with someone who has other motives ^^ send me a note if interested! Sorry if I'm not allowed to post this here....
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    mystichuntress Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    I would love to do that, but I don't have a web cam or a microphone :(

    It could be something I look into if there are enough people interested.
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    AxMongrel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
    They are nice to have~

    I'd definitely be up to it : )
    I've tried the language exchange thing with actual Japanese people, but it is a little embarrassing and hard to communicate since both of us are not very advanced orz;
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    Maemi-Kuma Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
    どぉよろしく。はじめまして、わたしわさまんさです。
    I can only read Hiragana, and some of カタナナ。
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