Studying Japanese

I have been on and off studying Japanese since college. I took actual lessons once (~2011) at Nihongo Foundation (Elem 3), but stopped attending because work was hectic back then. After that, I only picked up further knowledge from watching anime and Jdrama. I mentally matched the words and grammar structure to the subtitles I am seeing on screen. It’s not the perfect way to learn, I know, but it kept me immersed.

Fast forward to more than 10 years later, my Japanese is not significantly better than it was maybe 3 years ago. I have forgotten all of the Kanji I learned in preparation for N4 back then.  So I decided to try pushing for N4 again this July and will do my best to learn enough within the next 4 months.

If I’m really serious about Japan, I will aim to make it to N3 within this year.  I hate myself for not putting in enough effort in the past years but there’s no use regretting over what was. I just need to move forward this time around.

I’ll try to share some of my resources, some tips or even some lessons in future posts. We’ll see how it goes!

これからがんばります!

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