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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.
Founded 3 Years ago
Jul 6, 2012


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Learning Japanese

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Click here to link to our Facebook page!

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!


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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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    LeaTenshi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Hi there !
    I need help to understand something in Japanese, I absolutely know nothing about it ;v;"
    Can someone help me translating this ?
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    ochanomizu2014 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
    Nice to meet you !
    I'm from Tokyo .To tell the truth I'm totally newbie here.

    LittleMissToto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Can someone teach me Japanese? Everyone who tried to teach me lived in Japan and couldn't properly teach me because of time zone differences. I don't just want to learn about the language, I also want to learn everything from cooking or etiquette to what's culturally correct or how to behave. If you're interested we can do it via Skype or the Line app. Kk thanks!
    utoran Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
    Hi  I joined the group,t I hope that I can Take advantage as much as possible from this group  SO I HOPE YOU HEP ME LEARNING JAPANESE
    aquakitty101 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    Can I join
    MEGA1126 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
    And I am Japanese.
    UltraLulzz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    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?
    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! ;)
    ritusakuma Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
    Thank you for accept me! I'm Japanese.
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