Guide to Self-Studying Japanese
A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.
When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.
The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.
[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)
[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site]
[Kana Invaders Game]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….
The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.
While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.
[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through Mnemonics.[WaniKani] by the same people ho make TextFugu (below) can help you learn Kanji from scratch.
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….
The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.
If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.
[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.
[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.
The Fun Parts: Using Japanese Online Media
So you probably have learnt Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your learning advantage!
Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in. Try translating Japanese songs, etc.
The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!
For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List
Any more tips? Comment below!
is this why the show was taken off nick?
So this is what air benders can do. Sucking the air out of people’s lungs. Just as cool as lightening bending if you ask me
No I don’t think you guys understand this is frightening
Airbenders are pretty much the most powerful benders. A firebender has to create fire. A waterbender is most powerful on the open seas as much as an earthbender is on land. But air is literally everywhere.
The Air Nomads weren’t dangerous because they chose not to be.
you’vE GONE TOO DEEP
Hey, HOLD UP.
While I agree that Airbenders do have a lot of power at their exposure, they aren’t the only ones.
Waterbenders can bend any type of fluid containing water, even blood inside the human body! That’s pretty fucking metal.
They can also take the water vapor out of the air, use their own sweat or even drain the water out of every living thing nearby.
Imagine that ^^ happening to a person..
Next we have fire, the element of destruction. Like Airbenders, they can use the air around them, and transfer it into energy. Firebenders can bend or generate anything fire/ heat related. That means lightning, flames, or extreme heat that has the potential to shape its environment (such as melt molten rock and metal.) Even fire breath!
Next we have Earth. Earthbenders can bend anything related or comprised of Earth, such as metal, rock, dirt, sand, etc. EVEN LAVA. Anything mineral related? You got it. Admittedly, minerals- although extremely easy to come by, are not as present as water or air. But there sure is enough to make use of, and we can’t say Earthbenders aren’t powerful!
This guy just stopped a volcano.
Not only are they powerful, but they are also graceful.
And I mean look at this! Avatar Kyoshi Earthbends a freaking continent in HALF!
In conclusion, fear all benders.
1.Do not mix the truth with falsehood (2:42)
2.Order righteousness to people only after
practicing it yourself(2:44)
3.Do not commit abuse on the earth (2:60)
4.Do not prevent people from mosques (2:114)
5.Do not follow anyone blindly (2:170)
6.Do not break the promise (2:177)
7.Do not engage in bribery (2:188)
8.Fight only with those who fight you (2:190)
9.Keep the etiquettes of war (2:191)
10.Protect orphans (2:220)
11.Do not have sexual intercourse during
menstrual period (2:222)
12.Breast feed your children for two complete
13.Choose rulers by their merit (2:247)
14.No compulsion in religion (2:256)
15.Do not invalidate charity with reminders (2:264)
16.Help those in need by finding them (2:273)
17.Don’t consume interest (2:275)
18.Grant more time to repay if the debtor is in
hard time (2:280)
19.Write down the debt (2:282)
20.Keep the trust (2:283)
21.Do not spy and backbite (2:283)
22.Believe in all prophets (2:285)
23.Do not burden a person beyond his scope
24.Do not become divided (3:103)
25.Restrain Anger (3:134)
26.Do not be rude in speech (3:159)
27.Think deeply about the wonders and creation of
this universe (3:191)
28.Men and Women have equal rewards for their
29.Wealth of the dead should be distributed among
his family members (4:7)
30.Women also have the right for inheritance (4:7)
31.Do not devour the property of orphans (4:10)
32.Do not marry those in your blood relation (4:23)
33.Do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly
34.Family should be lead by men (4:34)
35.Be good to others (4:36)
36.Do not be miserly (4:37)
37.Do not keep envy (4:54)
38.Judge with justice between people (4:58)
39.Do not kill each other (4:92)
40.Do not be an advocate for deceitful (4:105)
41.Standout firmly for justice (4:135)
42.Cooperate in righteousness (5:2)
43.Do not cooperate in sin and aggression (5:2)
44.Dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine are
45.Be just (5:8)
46.Punish for crimes in an exemplary way (5:38)
47.Strive against sinful and unlawful (5:63)
48.Avoid intoxicants and alcohol (5:90)
49.Do not gamble (5:90)
50.Do not insult others’ deities (6:108)
51.’Having majority’ is not a criterion of truth
52.Don’t reduce weight or measure to cheat
53.Do not be arrogant (7:13)
54.Eat and Drink, But Be Not Excessive (7:31)
55.Wear good cloths during prayer times (7:31)
56.Forgive others for their mistakes (7:199)
57.Do not turn back in battle (8:15)
58.protect and help those who seek protection
59.Keep Purity (9:108)
60.Never give up hope of Allah’s Mercy (12:87)
61.Allah will forgive to those who have done wrong
out of ignorance (16:119)
62.Invitation to God should be with wisdom and
good instruction (16:125)
63.No one will bear others’ sins (17:15)
64.Be dutiful to parents (17:23)
65.Do not say a word of disrespect to parents
66.Do not spent money extravagantly (17:29)
67.Do not kill your children for fear of poverty
68.Do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse
69.Do not pursue that of which you have no
70.Speak to people mildly (20:44)
71.Keep aloof from what is vain (23:3)
72.Do not enter others’ house without seeking
73.Allah will provide security for those who believe
only in Allah (24:55)
74.Do not enter parents’ private room without
asking permission (24:58)
75.Walk on earth in humility (25:63)
76.Do not neglect your portion of this world
77.Invoke not any other god along with Allah
78.Do not engage in homosexuality (29:29)
79.Enjoin right, forbid wrong (31:17)
80.Do not walk in insolence through the earth
81.Lower your voice (31:19)
82.Women should not display their finery (33:33)
83.Allah forgives all sins (39:53)
84.Do not be despair of the mercy of Allah (39:53)
85.Repel evil by good (41:34)
86.Decide on affairs by consultation (42:38)
87.Try for settlement between people (49:9)
88.Do not ridicule others (49:11)
89.Avoid suspicion (49:12)
90.Do not spy or backbite (49:12)
91.Most noble of you is the most righteous (49:13)
92.Honor guests (51:26)
93.Spent wealth in charity (57:7)
94.No Monasticism in religion (57:27)
95.Those who have knowledge will be given a
higher degree by Allah (58:11)
96.Treat non-Muslims in a kind and fair manner
97.Save yourself from covetousness (64:16)
98.Seek forgiveness of Allah. He is Forgiving and
99.Do not repel one who asks (93:10)
100.Encourage feeding poor (107:3)
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